DSC Dredge engineers were busy in Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria, in August, starting up the country’s largest dredge to date. The 24-inch (600 mm) Marlin Class dredge from DSC features two dredge pumps – a 24-inch pump located on the ladder and another 24-inch pump located on the dredge’s stern. The dredge has a 23-meter (76-foot) digging depth capability, and is outfitted with spuds for use in waters with a strong current.
At DSC Dredge, we believe that every dredge begins with a story. As leaders in the field of dredging solutions—from the simple to the most complicated custom dredges for special utilization, we strive to understand the unique characteristics of every operation’s application. We talk to you, learn every aspect of your application, to develop the right solution to ensure your experience is a success story.
Every dredging application is different, and every dredge operator works under unique conditions. It’s variables like these that create your dredge’s own unique story.
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In February 2017, DSC delivered its first-ever dredge equipped with a Tier 4 Final C32 ACERT Caterpillar engine to a minerals company located in the United States. This Shark Class Dredge features an 18-inch hull-mounted dredge pump and 300 hp cutter drive assembly, and has a dredging depth capability of 56 feet. DSC supplied stainless steel hydraulic fittings and used anti-corrosion building practices, as the dredge will be working in a corrosive environment.
DSC recently shipped one (1) of three (3) new 18-inch Shark Class portable cutter suction dredges to contractors in Bangladesh. The first dredge unit left DSC’s Louisiana facility in June, and the second unit will leave DSC’s Mississippi facility later in July. The third unit is scheduled to be completed and shipped in February 2018.
Harbor Town Raises Money, Purchases New Wolverine Dredge after Government Funding Falls Short
Leland, Michigan, on the shores of Lake Michigan, is one of the jewel communities of the state’s Northern Lower Peninsula. Originally developed in the 1800s as a port for the iron mining and lumber industries in the area, which used Lake Michigan as a water route to the Port of Chicago, Leland was an important cog in the Michigan economy. Over the past century, Leland’s role along Lake Michigan changed, and it became a summer boating Mecca and a harbor...
Two local contractors in Delta State, Nigeria, recently took delivery of 10-inch Wolverine Class Dredges, designed and manufactured by DSC Dredge at its Greenbush, Michigan, facility. A Delta State government plan has been put into motion to provide multi-millions of cubic meters of sand to be used for infrastructure improvement, while alleviating flooding problems. Dredging is the perfect solution to capture this sand as a valuable resource, and put it to use in the Asaba city center and outlying areas.
The winter of 2016 was an unusually harsh one for the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor in Santa Cruz, California. Four years of drought was followed by an El Niño season that brought storm water runoff, high tides, high surf and swells – rapidly creating a complete shoaling of the federal entrance channel to the harbor and blocking all boats from entering or leaving. The dredge “Seabright” that had served the harbor for 30 years labored to keep up, and frequent breakdowns only compounded the problem.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation recently took delivery of a new, fully customized cutter suction dredge, which it christened the Dredge Manteo in a ceremony held April 28, 2016, at the at the NCDOT State Shipyard in Manns Harbor, North Carolina. The 154-foot state-of-the-art pipeline dredge, designed and built by DSC Dredge, based in Reserve, Louisiana, will work to keep North Carolina’s state-maintained intercostal ferry channels clear, from the Cape Fear River near Wilmington to Currituck Sound near the North Carolina-Virginia state line.
Desarrolladora La Ribera, S. de R.L. de C.V., La Ribera, Baja, Mexico, developers of the area’s new Costa Palma private beachfront resort community and marina, recently took delivery and received training in the operation of a 10-inch Wolverine Class Dredge, designed and manufactured by DSC Dredge at its Greenbush, Michigan, USA, facility.
Rose City Yacht Club, a long-standing private marina and social club along the Columbia River in Portland, Oregon, recently took delivery and startup of a new 8-inch Badger Class dredge from Reserve, Louisiana-based DSC Dredge, LLC. The Badger dredge was a much-needed replacement for an older dredge the club had purchased used and had operated for more than 20 years. After extensive research into its options, the yacht club’s members decided in early 2015 to order the Badger Class dredge, which is manufactured at DSC’s Greenbush, Michigan, facility.
J.F. Brennan Company, Inc., based in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, recently completed the inaugural project for its newest, fully customized Barracuda Class dredge from DSC Dredge, LLC. The Quad Cities Generating Station, a two-unit nuclear power plant located on the Mississippi River near Cordova, Illinois, requires biennial dredging of siltation near the secured water intake area of the plant. The newly commissioned 12-inch by 12-inch swinging ladder cutterhead Barracuda Class “Victor Buhr” was ideal for this project, which began in late April and was completed in late May 2015.