40m Water Injection Ship

The water injection dredger (WID) “Steubenhöft” rids locks, outer port areas and berths of sand and silt sedimentation using state-of-the-art technology, thus ensuring the necessary depths in these places.

A WID’s operating principle is based on water injection, whereby a water jet is injected into the fairway bed through a flushing pipe fitted with nozzles. The result is a density current with an increased proportion of sediment. These bottom sediments, which are washed up off the river bed, are then transported to remote deposit areas by the ebb tide.

40m Water Injection Vessel