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Two Ellicott® brand dredges were used in combination to help open the navigation channel into Grand Traverse Harbor in Michigan, a project that was completed in July 2020. The harbor was clogged with stamp sand, black and dark grey rock waste leftover from the historic processing of ore. During the 19th and 20th centuries, stamp mills on the Keweenaw Peninsula produced 25 million tons of waste, which was legally deposited near Lake Superior. Erosion and currents over the years caused the stamp sand to slowly drift south along the peninsula in Gay, Michigan, creating a black shoreline and clogs in...
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An Ellicott® 670 Dragon dredge was recently purchased by Suffolk County for inlet dredging, and was used to clear a spit of beach that had narrowed an inlet near Louise Point. East Hampton Town Trustees said excess material made it difficult for boats to navigate the inlet.
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Access to ports is critical to the import and export of goods around the world. When traffic is slowed due to sedimentation and other build-up, Ellicott Dredges is the solution. An Ellicott 670-42 Dragon® Dredge was purchased and is now being used to dredge Palermo Port in the Magdalena Department of Colombia.
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Logistics and Assistance S.A., a dredging contractor from Cotonou, Benin, was awarded a tendered contract by the Ministry of Living Environment and Sustainable Development to help control seasonal flooding in the region.
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Grand Popo, Benin: The Ministry of the Living Environment and Sustainable Development recently awarded a contract, funded by the World Bank, to West African dredging contractor Logistics and Assistance S.A. to remove over 100,000 cubic yards of sediment from the Mono River in Grand Popo, Benin. The World Bank approved $210 million in financing to fund a regional project known as the West Africa Coastal Areas (WACA) Resilience Investment Program. The program is designed to protect against coastal erosion through a range of activities, including restoring wetlands, replenishing beaches, and building seawalls. Grand Popo, known as a popular fishing community,...
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January 16, 2020 – Crews representing the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay are onsite awaiting permission to begin dredging the Siuslaw River marina. The Siuslaw marina, operated by the Port of Siuslaw, contains several tons of sediment, mud, and silt that have compiled over ten years, making it challenging for vessels to navigate a five-mile span connecting the Siuslaw River to the Pacific Ocean. The Port of Siuslaw is a publicly charted special district that depends heavily on tourist attractions, such as sport and commercial marinas, a boat launch, an industrial park, and an RV campground for economic development....
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The Edgartown dredge committee has agreed to remove over 20,927 yd³ (16,000 m³) of sand from the Sengekontacket Pond near Martha’s Vineyard using an Ellicott® Series 370 Dragon® Dredge. The committee has agreed to sell the dredged materials to the neighboring town of Oak Bluffs, who will be using the sand as part of a beach nourishment project to replenish thinning public beaches in the local community. Edgartown is the only island town in the region to own a dredge. Over the last few years, the dredge committee has used the Ellicott dredge to contract work with other neighboring island...
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In 2018 the Millennium Challenge Account of Malawi (MCA-M) awarded Ellicott Dredges a tendered contract to supply an Ellicott Series 1270 Dragon® dredge for the Kapichira hydropower plant in Malawi. The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), a U.S.-based government agency, has been working directly with government officials from Malawi over the last several years to establish a strong foundation on which the country’s power system can successfully sustain itself over time. A majority of Malawi’s residents rely on hydropower as their primary source of energy. In recent years, silt and sediment buildup has increased in the Shire River near the Kapichira...
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The Altamira port complex in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico, is one of the four largest ports in Mexico. Altamira is part of a large industrial complex dedicated logistics of items such as LNG, petrochemicals, industrial components, and commodities. At the moment, two Ellicott dredges are operating or about to begin a port dredging project in Altamira.  An Ellicott Series 670 Dragon® dredge is currently being used to perform routine maintenance on the navigation and access channel for a private industrial terminal.  In fact, the medium-sized cutterhead dredge contains a 14”x14” pump with a total installed power of 800 HP...
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Ellicott Dredges will be one of more than 90 exhibitors attending the 2019 Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Dredging Summit and Expo from June 4th -7th at the Chicago Hilton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Representatives from the dredge manufacturing, marine, and environmental communities along with other industry professionals, will be in attendance at this year’s event.
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