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    • Unit rate contract

      In a unit rate contract the contractor is paid for the dredged volumes at a fixed price per unit.

    • Velocity

      Velocity is the speed of the slurry in a certain direction.

    • Work boat

      Dredgers without any means of propulsion rely on work boats, push boats or tugs to position them in the dredging area. Work boats are also used for support operations, such as hoisting the cutterhead and pump parts, anchor handling, handling of floating pipelines and the transportation of people, fuel and goods. They are usually equipped with a hydraulic crane and anchor handling winches.