Plant and Equipment 
Dredge “Ruby K”.  Newly constructed to the highest standards and commissioned June 2001, this state of the art dredge features the latest computer operated GPS hydrographic dredge monitoring system, environmental safeguards wherein all fuel & oil refilling points are contained within the hulls eliminating spillage. Oil level and pressure alarms for rapid alert of oil leakage. 
Oil dispersant spray and absorption materials are carried on board. 
Sound proofed engine room minimises noise emissions.  Air conditioned cabin. 
Ruby K Specifications 
Length — 14.0m,  incl ladder — 19.0m 
Beam — 5.5m 
Moulded Depth — 1.2m 
Draft — 0.6m 
Weight 25 tonne 
Dredging depth — max 8.0m 
Main Engine - 855NTA Cummins (350hp) 
Gear Box 1:1.5 Twin Disc 
Keel Cooling 
Dredge Pump — KSB LCC 200/150 
Impellor Diameter — 500mm, 3 vane 
Cutter — Rosebud, 1.0m dia. 
Hydraulic power to cutter — Staffa B270 (100hp) 
Spuds — 2 x Hydraulic walking, 1 x Travelling spud carriage 
3 Anchor positioning hydraulic winches 
Anchors — 150kg Danforth 
Pipeline —  Up to 3.5 kilometres of 225mm OD  PN6.3 Black poly, 12m lengths, flanged and bolted. 
6m x 2.4m Aluminium Punt with anchor lifting davit & 40hp outboard. 
Dredge  “Coonawarra”  
Recently had complete refit to the same specifications as Ruby K. 
Booster Station 
Skid mounted, enclosed and soundproofed, 855NTA Cummins Engine driving an 8/6 Metso Pump. 
Work capabilities: 
The dredge requires a minimum dredging depth of 1.2m, and dredges to a maximum depth of 8.0m.   
Materials suitable to be dredged range from fine silts to sand and gravel.  
Maximum pump distance for the dredge (without booster pumps) is 1200m in sand & silt. 
Dredge output varies with material type and distance pumped. 
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