Welcome to Karim Dredgers Ltd

About Us

Karim Dredgers Limited (KDL) is a concern of Karim Group established in December 2018 with the core objectives to participate in national development, renovation works and assist in keeping the large number of river channels navigable, increase the capacity of drainage system for protection of devastating flood every year by Dredging round the year. As of today Karim Dredgers Limited has nine most modern dredgers of Netherlands and P.R.C. China in its fleet. Karim Dredgers Ltd has moved forward to help the nation to recover its old heritage of river transportation by making all major rivers navigable round the year. Our experience in a govt owned project at BEPZA Land development project at Mirsharai, Chittagong, helped us to develop a skilled management team. With a well-established management and technical team, we are confident to undertake dredging project both in most rivers of Bangladesh and coastal areas. Our expertise and know-how of the dredging field enables us to look forward to a challenging journey ahead. KDL is already a full-service company for valuable contribution towards the river dredging and excavating needs of Bangladesh. The management is committed to continuous improvement and endeavors to meet the expectations of the clients in every project undertaken.


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Management Team

With the present experience, we are fully confident with our recent experiences that we have built a professional dredging team. The team is efficient with their experiences and equipment to undertake any kind of dredging works across the nation. The team is committed to work in the project with professionalism and timely service delivery. Karim Dredgers Limited is led by highly educated and experience management in the field of Dredging. Besides, KDL has experienced senior personnel, sufficient number of operators and workforce to assist dredging operations.


KDL Technical Team

The technical team is our strength, consists of good number of senior engineers with excellent background in Dredging Works having Marine Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Mechanical and Electrical engineering degree. More than 200 employees are employed in different dredgers and gradually the numbers are expected to increase in the coming years as the number of Dredgers will increase. KDL engineers, dredge masters and leaver men are trained by the DAMEN Experts and skilled in dredger operation.


KDL Project Events

Presently KDL is involved in land development project at Mirsarai, Chittagong under BEPZA. This project work started in January 2019 and is scheduled to be completed by December, 2020. Total volume of BEPZA Works is about 10.00 million cubic meters. Our second dredging project commenced in April 2020 at Bhola, BEDB in the Tentulia River and successfully completed in May 2020. It’s a Channel Dredging works and dredging volume was 0.75 million cubic meters. Another dredging project has just commenced in April 2020 at Mymensingh under BIWTA and it’s scheduled to be completed in next 2 to 3 years.

Besides, the company is also working on two more projects. Both of them are river digging projects. One of the concerned rivers  at “Four River Dredging”  project Bogura under supervision of Army while the other one is the Old Brahmaputra River of Mymensingh District. These two projects are supervised under BIWTA. We hope that gradually we will be able to slowly work towards revitalizing the entire river transportation network as well as reducing the  flooding problem of Bangladesh. A large project at “Jamuna Railway Bridge” project is in pipeline.

Project Name Location Work Particular Total Area Volume of Sand (m3) Start Date End Date
BEPZA Land development project at Mirsharai, Chittagong, Mirsarai, Chattogram – 4320. Land development of the project 935.5 Acres 9.8 Million m3 January 22, 2019 Ongoing
Protection of Tentulia River in Bhola District Under BWDB. Char Fasson, Bhola. Channel Dredging 1200 m 0.75 Million m3 April 1, 2020 May 15, 2020
Dredging Project Old of Brammaputra River Mymensingh Under BIWTA Channel Dredging 6 km 2.7 Million m3 June 1, 2020 Ongoing
Bogra four rivers re-Dredging project Sirajgonj Channel Dredging 7 Million m3 November 1, 2020 Ongoing

Dredging Fleet

Presently KDL own nine high-tech dredgers. Eight of them are CSD 500mm (20-inch) dredgers, and one is a CSD 650mm (26-inch) dredger with submersible dredge pump, the unique of it’s kind in Bangladesh. The CSD 500mm dredger is capable of dredging 4000m3/h within a depth of 14mto a distance of 3000 mtr. The stronger version, the CSD 650mm, can dig 25 meters underwater and dredge 7000 m3 solid to a distance of 6500 mtr in only one hour.

Sl Dredger Name Type/Model Brand Country of Origin Engine
1 Coastal Digger CSD - 650 XL/ 26’’ Damen Netherlands CAT
2 Channel Digger CSD – 500/ 20’’ Damen Netherlands CAT
3 Stream Digger CSD – 500/ 20’’ Damen Netherlands CAT
4 Shoal Digger CSD – 500/ 20’’ Damen Netherlands CAT
5 Bourn Digger CSD – 500/ 20’’ Damen Netherlands CAT
6 KDL-01 CSD – 500/ 20’’ China/Julong
7 KDL-02 CSD – 500/ 20’’ China/Julong
8 KDL-03 CSD – 500/ 20’’ P.R.China
9 KDL-04 CSD – 500/ 20’’ P.R.China

Technical Features of Dredgers

Dredger Type Technical Features
Cutter Suction Dredger 500 Production (m3/h)--4000
Dredging depth (metres)--14
Total installed power (kW)--1293
Total weight (tonnes)--140
Pipe diameter (mm)—500
Spud Carriage –Equipped
Cutter Suction Dredger 650-XL
with Submersed Dredge Pump
Production (m3/h)--7000
Dredging depth (metres)--25
Total installed power (kW)--3966
Total weight (tonnes)--580
Pipe diameter (mm)--650
Spud Carriage –-Equipped

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