Ellicott Dredges, the leading portable dredge equipment manufacturer with over 130 years of experience recently finished building a Series 370 HP “Dragon®” dredge for a customer in West Africa. The customer is using the small 250mm cutterhead dredge for sand mining purposes.
The customer trust our team to build their dredge for 3 three simple reasons. 1. As a leading dredging company, we have a reputation for making durable dredges that are built to last. 2. The 370 HP is a small dredge that is simple to operate and easy to maintain even for the first- time dredge owner. 3. Finally, this 370 “Dragon” Dredge is vintage dredge that possesses a maximum digging depth of 50 ft. (15.2 m)
A local team of trained Ellicott Dredges technicians where on site to help assemble the “Dragon®” dredge. The technicians also offered instructional dredge training. The training is designed to help the customer’s crew learn to operate and care for the dredge in a remote tropical environment.
Ellicott Dredges, the Baltimore-based dredge manufacturer with over 133 years of experience, recently built a Series 1270 “Dragon®” dredge for an oil company in West Africa. The dredge recently launched and will be used for channel dredging in swamp regions. The customer has worked with our team before and owns two Series 670 “Dragon®” dredges and appreciates the simplicity of the dredges operating systems, rugged design and high performance.
Ellicott was awarded the contract based on the customers’ interest in the 1270’s shallow dredging optimization feature that is built into Ellicott’s 16 – 20 inch dredges, with an option to adjust the dredges ladder to a maximum digging depth of 50 ft (15.2 m). This is feature is extremely appealing to the customer because there are times when they will have to transition to a land reclamation project that requires efficient work productivity in both shallow and deep working conditions.
The portable cutterhead dredge includes two diesel engines that enables the operator to adjust both the cutter and slurry pump power separately to efficiently meet West Africa’s varying working conditions and yield maximum production rates. The 1270 also includes wide pontoons offering optimum stability and additional workspace for crew members working below and on deck.