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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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The Barnstable County Dredge Program has launched a campaign giving the public the opportunity to pick the name of their newest dredge. The Ellicott vessel is currently under construction in Baltimore, Maryland and is expected to make its way to the cape sometime next month. Interim Assistant County Administrator Stephen Tebo explained the decision. “We figured we would bring it back to the residents of Barnstable County to have a fun campaign to see if we can name, and rather than just have us pick a name for it we figured it would be good bring some awareness of what...
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OHIO, USA – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) recently finished the 2016 dredging season, having removed more than 1 million cubic yards (apprx. 765,000 m3) of dredged material from state park lakes and other state properties. The State’s dredge fleet consists primarily of Ellicott Model 460SL swinging ladder dredges. The 1 million cubic yards of sediment is the most that has ever been removed in the history of the state’s dredging program. ODNR Director, James Zehringer, attributes ODNR’s dredging success to the dedicated staff and the strategic use of available resources, which serves to improve boater access and...
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On July 14, Ellicott hosted a field trip for Baltimore City middle school students in conjunction with Morgan State University’s summer program, which introduces young students to computer aided design (CAD). Associate Professor J. Kemi Ladeji-Osias, Ph.D., Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and her colleague LaDawn Partlow, visited Ellicott along with student mentors as part of the Verizon Innovative Learning Program for Minority Males. Paul Quinn, VP Sales, introduced the students to dredges, explaining what they do and how they operate. The presentation and brief video enabled the students to later identify parts of the dredge, such as the...
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Ellicott parent Markel Corporation moves up on Fortune 500 list The $1,000 stock club just welcomed another member. On the heels of Amazon.com and Alphabet passing the $1,000 mark, a far-less prominent company called Markel just crossed the threshold too. It hit a new all-time high of $1,000.06 early in Monday trading. For the year, Markel’s stock is up about 11%. According to the latest list of Fortune 500 largest US companies, just published, Markel has moved up from #486 to #460. Key achievements were revenues of $5.6 billion and market capitalization up to $13.6 billion as of March 31, 2017. The holding company primarily sells...
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USA – Ellicott Dredges is pleased to announce that they were recently awarded three significant contracts with the U.S. government. The first contract is for a customized Ellicott 860SL Swinging Dragon® dredge and support boat for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR). This dredge will be used to increase depth and restore water flow in the Colorado River, and to create wetland habitats. One of the primary objectives of this program is multi-species conservation, including birds, fish, turtles, insects, and plants. Ellicott has already supplied multiple dredges to the USBR for the Colorado River management project. 860 Swinging Ladder Dredge...
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Ellicott Dredges, LLC announced that it has received three significant contracts for custom-designed dredges. In the first instance a major international chemical company selected Ellicott to build a custom electric bucketwheel dredge to mine salt in a very hard digging application. The new dredge, which will increase the mine’s output per operating hour and reduce its cost per ton of salt produced, will become the mine’s primary dredge. The salt will be used as feedstock for various chemical products such as chlorine based PVC. Ellicott Series B2190E New features on the B2190E dredge include: A new hydraulic system, designed in-house, with...
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DELAWARE, USA – Two Ellicott 460SL dredges are currently being used in a large tidal marsh restoration project at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware. This is one of the largest marsh restoration projects ever in the eastern U.S. The project will restore a highly damaged tidal marsh/barrier beach ecosystem covering about 4,000 acres (1618.7 ha) within the former freshwater impoundment system on the refuge. This coastal wetland restoration improves the ability of the refuge marshes to withstand future storms and sea level rise and improves habitat for migratory birds and other wildlife. One of the two Ellicott 460SL dredges in operation...
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BALTIMORE, MD — Ellicott is pleased to announce a completely new design 20” (500 mm) cutter suction dredge, the Series 2070 Dragon® dredge. The new dredger takes advantage of modern, up-to-date technology and advanced design techniques. This unit will eventually replace the renowned Series 1870 Dragon as Ellicott’s standard and in-stock 20” dredge. “This is a truly modern and efficient design without any sacrifice of the versatility, long life, and high production rates that owners of the 1870 have come to expect,” says Paul Quinn, Vice President of Sales for Ellicott. “With over 18 months in development, this is the most thoroughly...
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Southwind Construction Corporation, an Indiana-based dredging contractor, will begin dredging operations within the Dismal Swamp Canal near marker No.22 on June 29, 2015. These dredging operations will take place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and the dredger ‘Kristi Joe’ and tender ‘Danny Joe’ will be involved in this dredging project. Floating rubber and polyethylene pipeline associated with the dredging operations will traverse both northerly and southerly along the western shoreline of Dismal Swamp Canal to the adjacent Upland Disposal Area located along the Lake Drummond Feeder Ditch. The Dismal Swamp Canal dredging scheme will last until July...
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