Italdraghe has recently delivered 2 Cutter Suction Dredgers type SGT 250 and a Dredging Pump type PD 250R sold to the Kashmir Irrigation and Flood Control Department, a notorious government agency of Jammu and Kashmir, India.
The dredgers will be working on the river Jhelum, which originates in the Himalayas and flows through J&K, is the lifeline for the entire region. It carries lots of silt from Himalayas and settles it in lower areas of the river making it shallower. Thus, the river starts flooding cities and villages around, damaging fields and livelihood. Recently in 2014 Kashmir saw devastating floods in the state mainly due to this siltation problem. This is the main reason why the Government has invested in the two Italdraghe dredgers so that the depth in the river at critical places is maintained and the downstream is kept clear for water to flow as part of “the flood control system” in the state.
In this occasion, as for every client, Italdraghe dredges, our pièce de resistance, have been personally designed and manufactured by our team of high-experienced and qualified engineers in order to satisfy the specific customer need. Italdraghe has been in charge of every step of the operations, from designing to manufacturing, from installing to testing.