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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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Are you trying to determine if mechanical dredging or hydraulic dredging is best suited to meet your mining requirements? Some advocates may argue that mechanical dredging is an easier and less complicated process for crews. However, hydraulic dredging is cost efficient, offers increased flexibility, and is best suited for challenging environments where excavators are limited. In addition, hydraulic dredging is best for environments when acquiring finely grained materials is required. There is more than one approach to dredging. Ultimately, your decision will probably boil down to how much it will cost and how long it will take to complete your...
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Ellicott Dredges International Sales Manager, Phil Grove, recently attended the U.S. Commercial Service’s “2019 Tradewinds Indo-Pacific Forum & Trade Mission” to New Delhi, India and Dhaka, Bangladesh.  Throughout the week he learned about business opportunities in the Indo-Pacific region and was able to discuss his prior experience of doing business in Bangladesh with the group. The 2019 U.S. Commercial Service Trade Winds program, an Indo-Pacific focused business forum, consisted of regional and industry specific conference sessions as well as pre-arranged consultations with U.S. Diplomats representing commercial markets throughout the region. More than 130 U.S. delegates from 32 states were on...
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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 a television crew from the  Discovery Science Channel MEGA MACHINES, SEA GIANTS  followed a team of Engineers from Ellicott Dredges in action as they raced against the clock to design, build, and ship an electric bucketwheel dredge for a customer in the Middle East. See how our team of engineering experts were able to accomplish this massive feet.
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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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