Bell 100 Double cutter head, IJmuiden

Bell Dredging Equipment rented out the BELL100 with double cutter head to two major construction companies in the Netherlands, which are building the biggest sea lock in the world. They will remove a meter of clay from the appendix on the caissons, something that has proved impossible with other pumps and water jetting.

Thanks to the double cutter configuration, the pump can be used free-hanging from a cable, which is impossible with a normal, single cutter.

This set-up is the only free-hanging tool on the market that can both cut and pump simultaneously. In addition, the double cutter is also equipped with water jet nozzles in and around the rotating heads to keep them free of clay.