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            Dredging - custom-made

            Custom-made cabins for Dredging

            Good equipment is a necessity that allows dredging work to be carried out smoothly and efficiently. The operator cabin is the focal point with respect to these activities. The operator determines both the accuracy and speed of the work activities. Specifically for the dredging sector, Merford developed plug-and-play operator cabins for backacters and cutter-section dredgers.


            Ergonomics and components
            Merford has a lot of experience with designing a cabin that works in exactly the right way in relation to its environment and operator. By precisely analysing the crane and the surrounding situation, the shape of the operator cabin can be designed such that the operator is guaranteed a good view. In addition, Merford has different ergonomic operator seats that make it easy for the operator to sit in an ergonomic position and thus avoid physical complaints. Fitting components to the cabin, such as the Industrial Climate Unit, provides additional contributions to the realisation of a pleasant work climate in the operator cabin.

            Customisation and production in series
            Merford has the knowledge and expertise to design operator cabins completely as desired. Our experienced engineering team can fine-tune a cabin completely to its future situation. This becomes matter of course in attaining a good view of important places on machinery like the cutter-section dredger and loose components. Merford has the facilities to manufacture cabins in series. We are happy to hear your needs for delivering a cabin that is harmonised completely with its permanent environment and can completely fulfil its intended role.

            Relevant cases

            • Damen Dredging Equipment
              Accommodation units and pilot houses for Damen Dredging Equipment

              Merford Cabins has been producing pilot houses and accommodation units for Damen Dredging Equipment’s cutter suction dredgers (CSDs) for several years. When Damen Dredging Equipment delivers a cutter suction dredger with accommodation, the pilot house is placed on top of the accommodation unit. This creates a unique living and working environment for the crew on the ship. The cabins are finished in the distinctive Damen style and can be designed to meet the client’s wishes in many areas.

            • Boskalis - Manu Pekka
              Custom-made cabin for backhoe dredger Manu Pekka

              In 2014, Merford supplied a cabin to Boskalis for its Manu Pekka dredger. In 2014 and 2015, a new backhoe dredger was installed on the ship and Merford was asked to develop an operator cabin for this crane. This type of crane is normally used in the mining sector. Therefore, a standard cabin was not an option. Merford produced a cabin that improves the crane’s dredging performance and also equipped the cabin with several useful extras.