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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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Ponce de Leon Inlet, FL– Crews have been granted permission by the U.S. Army Corps of Army Engineers (USACE) to begin dredging on the Ponce de Leon Inlet. This should make it more secure for anglers to navigate. In addition, the dredging will offer additional beach nourishment for the nearby coastline. The Inlet itself has not been maintained to this extent in over ten years according to the Corps officials. Those working on the project have already begun the mobilization phase of the eight-month-long hydraulic dredging project. In fact, crew members working on the project are expected to remove nearly...
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Anglers navigating Sea Dog Creek near the Town of Hempstead, New York, are now able to safely travel the creek with relative ease in shallow areas this summer; however, this hasn’t always been the case. In 2012, clogged floodwaters created by Superstorm Sandy made it almost virtually impossible for large commercial vessels to navigate charted waters between the eastern end of Sea Dog Creek and nearby Long Creek. Recently local workers from the Department of Conservation and Waterways used an Ellicott 460SL “Swinging Dragon®” dredge, known as the “Hempstead Bays” to remove 8,000 cubic yds³ (6,116 m³) of sand from...
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In 2017, a petrochemical customer approached Ellicott Dredges about building a customized electric Bucketwheel dredge. The customized dredge had to be designed to withstand desert-like conditions.  The customer chose Ellicott Dredges based upon Ellicott’s experience and reputation for designing and building dredges to work in difficult and challenging environments. Discovering the Solution to a Challenging Problem The most significant challenge facing the team from Ellicott was the ability to transport a 1MM lb. (453,592.3 kg) dredge halfway around the world. During the beginning stages of the project, a team from Ellicott’s Major Projects division sprang into action and discovered a...
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Ellicott Dredges Hosts EGENCO Dredge Training Ellicott Dredges recently hosted a team of officials from Malawi’s Electricity Generation Company (EGENCO, LTD). During their two week visit, our distinguished guests participated in dredge operation, engine care, hydraulic control systems, and other dredge training programs that prepared them to independently operate a dredge that Ellicott Dredges is currently building for them. Malawi’s Newest Dredge Ellicott Dredges is building a Dragon® Series model 1270 18-inch dredge for EGENCO under contract from the Millennium Challenge Account-Malawi. During their visit, our guests got to see the dredge in the final stages of preparation. The 1270...
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Residents of Barnstable County, Massachusetts waited patiently for the newly minted Sand Shifter Dredge to arrive.  Well their wait is finally over. The brand new $2 million dredge built by Ellicott Dredges of Maryland has finally reached Falmouth Harbor. Everyone is really excited about the project. In fact, harbor officials are ready to unveil their brand new aquatic masterpiece to the general public. The Sand Shifter to Undergo One Final Test A team of representatives from Ellicott Dredges are performing preliminary tests this week.  Our team is working around the clock to make sure that everything is in working  order...
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Superior Dredging of Illinois has announced that their Fall 2017 dredge projects on Jimmerson Lake, Indiana, are underway. The work, conducted by their brand new Ellicott Swinging Dragon® dredge “JENNY-KAY”, started at Site 1 by the dam on West Bachelor Road last week. It will continue its work on the channel towards the east. This area is expected to take 3 weeks to complete. From there, work will move down to the south end of the lake for three separate projects. Next up, will be the nearly silted in channel along Lane 101D referred to as Site 8. From there, the...
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