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 improve our equipment constantly. This culture of innovation gives us the leading edge as dredging contractors 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 mining and resource dredging. 

The dredge is demountable and can be cost-effectively transported to remote sites around Australia and overseas. In addition, 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 to remove sand, gravels, clays, muds, silts, slimes, weathered rock, and mine tailings.

In harbour and river works, where the cuitter suction dredge might encounter a variety of natural and dumped materials, Neumann dredges have proven their versatility.

Neumann’s extensive dredging experience also makes our dredges highly suited for various 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 Overall 26.8 m
USL Class 2E (smooth waters)
Owners Name Neumann Dredging
Owners Address Nuban St, Currumbin Qld 4223
Homeport Currumbin, Qld
Builder Neumann Equipment
Nominal Production Rate 250m3/hr
Total Power 597 kW (800 hp)
Power to Pumps 373 kW (500 hp)
Pipeline Diameter 300 mm
Digging Depth (min/max)  2.0m/7.5m
Bucketwheel Diameter  1.5m
Hull Material Steel
Superstructure Material Steel/Aluminium
Gross Weight 75.0 Tonnes
Ship Type Dredge – Non Self-Propelled
Hull/Deck Colour Grey/Grey
Superstructure Colour White 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 used the cutter suction dredge Nu Compact to dredge the navigational channel to a required navigable depth. The clean sand was used as beach nourishment at a beach at Slipping Sands.

Ernest Henry Mine Tailings Dredging

Tailings Removal/Transfer,
Tailings Reprocessing,

Ernest Henry Mining commissioned our 300mm CSD Nu Compact 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 processing circuit in which the magnetite was concentrated. The dredge operated on a 24/ basis while maintaining a consistent feed density to the processing plant.

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.

Broadwater Parklands

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

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

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