The General MacArthur will be one of the most efficient and technologically advanced dredges to ever enter the USA dredging market.
The new General MacArthur will join the Callan Marine cutter suction dredge fleet in 2020.
Callan Marine, LTD. is a Texas-based company offering comprehensive dredging solutions for waterways and ship docks, major construction and expansion projects. Founded in 2009, Callan Marine performs dredging projects for both private and public clients by providing services to restore berthing depths for ship docks, navigation channels, or otherwise facilitate transportation in US waterways.
This is one of the largest deck pump motor applications in dredging.
The motors built by Marelli Motori will be used to operate the large deck pumps that carry the slurry from the cutter to the shore.
These motors have the highest kW/kg ratio ever realized on 710 frame sizes.
As overall size is vital in marine applications due to the limited space available for onboard equipment, the motors also have improved two sided ventilation using 4 auxiliary fan motors and 2 custom air to water heat exchangers to give superior cooling of the stator and rotor core.
These special heat exchangers reduced the overall height to make for an easier installation and maintenance on the vessel have been implemented.
Static and rotating elements have been optimized by numerical simulations to guarantee mechanical reliability and thermal efficiency of the alternators. The alternators have been designed and build-on matching the historical experience of Marelli Motori with the latest technologies.