Nu Compact

Cutter Suction Dredge

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Nu Compact Cutter Suction Dredge

The Nu Compact Cutter Suction Dredge is a Neumann Series 250 Series 300mm dredge built by Neumann Equipment in the 1980s.  Since then it has undergone numerous refurbishments, upgrades and improvements.  The operational expertise built on our contract dredging experience enables us to constantly improve our equipment. This culture of innovation gives us the leading edge as dredging contractor of choice.

The Nu Compact has evolved into a high technology cutting and recovery machine and has a well-earned reputation for performance and reliability in channel maintenance dredging, capital works marine dredging and in mining and resource dredging. 

The dredge is demountable and can be cost effectively transported to remote sites around Australia and overseas. The use of this dredge has proven to be a safe and cost effective method on mine sites for the relocation or reprocessing of tailings.

The Nu Compact Cutter Suction Dredge has been successfully used for the removal of sand, gravels, clays, muds, silts, slimes, weathered rock, and mine tailings.

In harbour and river works, where a variety of natural and dumped materials might be encountered, Neumann dredges have proven their versatility.

Neumann’s extensive dredging experience also makes our dredges highly suited for a variety of material types often encountered in flood prevention and environmental rehabilitation works.

Dredge 8 - Nu Compact Cutter Suction Dredge
Dredge 8 - Nu Compact Cutter Suction Dredge

Nu Compact Cutter Suction Dredge Specifications

Nu Compact CSD Specifications

Length Overall26.8 m
USL Class2E (smooth waters)
Owners NameNeumann Dredging
Owners AddressNuban St, Currumbin Qld 4223
HomeportCurrumbin, Qld
BuilderNeumann Equipment
Nominal Production Rate250m3/hr
Total Power597 kW (800 hp)
Power to Pumps373 kW (500 hp)
Pipeline Diameter300 mm
Digging Depth (min/max) 2.0m/7.5m
Bucketwheel Diameter 1.5m
Hull MaterialSteel
Superstructure MaterialSteel/Aluminium
Gross Weight75.0 Tonnes
Ship TypeDredge – Non Self-Propelled
Hull/Deck ColourGrey/Grey
Superstructure ColourWhite with Blue Trim
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The Nu Compact has worked on the following Projects:

Canaipa Passage Channel Dredging

Navigational Channel Maintenance,
River and Waterways,
Coastal Protection /Beach Nourishment.

Canaipa Passage is a 13 kilometre secondary navigation channel between North Stradbroke Island and Russell Island in southern Moreton Bay. We use the cutter suction dredge Nu Compact to dredge the navigational channel to a navigable depth. The clean sand was used as beach nourishment at a beach at Slipping Sands.

Swansea Channel Dredging

Navigational Channel Maintenance,
River and Waterways,
Coastal Protection/Beach Nourishment.

Swansea Channel is the marine gateway to Lake Macquarie on the NSW Central Coast. Creating and maintaining a more reliable boating access to the lake was considered desirable for social and economic reasons. A large scale “once off” maintenance dredging campaign to achieve this, with smaller subsequent campaigns for ongoing maintenance.

Ernest Henry Mine Tailings Dredging

Tailings Removal/Transfer,
Tailings Reprocessing,
Re-Mining.

Our 300mm CSD Nu Compact was commissioned by Ernest Henry Mining to reprocess/remine the tailings from the Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) to recover magnetite. The Nu Compact pumped the reclaimed tailings via a 1000 metre long HDPE pipeline directly into a process circuit in which the magnetite was concentrated. The dredge operated on a 24/ basis while maintaining a consistent feed density to the processing plant.

Broadwater Parklands

Nav. Channel Maintenance,
River and Waterways Dredging,
Reclamation Works,
Beach Nourishment.

We were engaged by the Gold Coast City Council and the Gold Coast Waterways Authority to undertake reclamation works required for the Broadwater Parklands Stage 3. Clean sand was dredged from nearby navigational channels in the Gold Coast Broadwater for the Reclamation Works. The cutter suction dredges Nu Enterprise and Nu Compact were used for this dredging project.

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