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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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In 2017 Ellicott Dredges, a Baltimore, Maryland (USA) dredge manufacturer delivered a Series 460SL Swinging Dragon® dredge to a customer near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The heavy-duty dredge is currently being used to remove sediment from a local marina and navigational channel that connects directly to the Pacific Ocean. The customer selected the 460SL Swinging Dragon® dredge because of the small dredge’s ability to operate in and narrow and limited spaces. in areas such as boat slips and maintain the necessary channel depths required for larger vessels such as private yachts to safely travel back and forth without hitting aground. This...
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Since the companies inception, Ellicott Dredges has had several unique opportunities to build customized dredges for our customers that are considered beyond the scope of a traditional dredge. Our latest company video, “Ellicott’s Major Projects Group,” highlights Ellicott’s commitment to building a reliable heavy-duty dredge. In addition, viewers will have an opportunity to see our team in action as they work together to produce a dredge that exceeded our customer’s expectations. Purchasing a dredge can be overwhelming for some people. As a company, we take great pride in helping our customers find the right dredge. Our team works directly with the customer to help them...
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Earlier this year, Ellicott Dredges, a Baltimore, Md (USA) dredge manufacturer delivered a dredge to an aggregate customer. The Series 370HP Dragon® dredge is capable of digging up to 50 ft. (15.2 m). Also, the small dredge will be used to reclaim sand that is sold to various construction entities. The customer selected the Ellicott 10-inch (250 mm) hydraulic pipeline dredge for three simple reasons: 1. Ellicott’s strong reputation for designing and building durable, long-lasting dredges 2. The simple dredges design makes it very easy to operate and maintain making life easier for the first-time dredge owner 3. This versatile...
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