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The Initial Project At one time, over 4 million gallons (1,514 million liters) of toxic semi-treated sewage flowed into Palm Bay Florida’s Turkey Creek. As a result, Turkey Creek contained extremely high levels of harmful toxins and nutrients. During the spring of 2017, the team from Gator Dredging spent most of their time focused on...
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Source: World Dredging Mining & Construction & International Dredging Review On August 18, 1997, the Port of Los Angeles and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers celebrated the Pier 400 Project, the biggest dredging and landfill project in the USA, creating deeper channels to allow the world’s largest container and tanker ships access to the...
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Cocoa Beach, Florida Source: Florida Today Central Sands is using an Ellicott® brand Swinging Ladder dredge to deliver a milestone this week in the cure for Indian River Lagoon, sucking up decades of mayonnaise-like muck from a Cocoa Beach canal. On Thursday, dredging began as crews begin removing the built-up muck from a canal along the Banana...
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DNREC’s Divisions of Watershed Stewardship and Fish & Wildlife have announced plans for a cooperative dredging project on the Little River near Dover, from the Route 9/Bayside Drive bridge in Little Creek east into the Delaware Bay. Dredging is scheduled to begin in the second week of this month. Southwind Construction of Evansville, Ind., was...
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Two Ellicott cutter suction dredges are currently being used in the expansion of a major port in Latin America. This is part of a project to increase the port’s container handling capacity and accommodate Post-Panamax vessels. The first Ellicott dredge, a Series 370 with a 12″ x 10″ (300 x 250 mm) pump and 440 HP (328 kW) of total...
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Source: Curry Coastal Pilot The Port of Brookings Harbor is the operator of a new dredge purchased by the state of Oregon to serve south coast ports from Reedsport to Brookings. Brookings port officials spearheaded the effort to purchase the dredge and the state selected the port to oversee its operation along the coast, said...
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HARRISON COUNTY, OH (USA) – The dredging of parts of Tappan Lake have finally begun with the equipment actually in place and on the water, according to Barbara Bennett, director of administrative services for the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD). The matter was discussed at last Friday’s monthly meeting, which was held at Mansfield’s Charles...
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Owners – TiWest Joint Venture, Australia, and 50% owned by Kerr McGee Corporation, USA PRINCIPAL PARTICULARS: Hull Size – length in feet 195′ Maximum Digging Depth 82′ Suction Pipe Size – ID 24″ Discharge Pipe Size – ID 24″ Dredge Pump Horsepower 2000 Excavator Horsepower 900 Total Installed Horsepower 4100 PROJECT INFORMATION: After a thorough...
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The Lake Hermitage Marsh Creation – NRDA Early Restoration Project involves the creation of marsh within a project footprint known as the “Lake Hermitage Marsh Creation Project” developed for and funded through the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) Program. This project substitutes approximately 104 acres of created brackish marsh for approximately 5-6...
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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Historically, mining processes with poor recovery rates have resulted in tailings with significant amounts of recoverable material. The extraction of this material can be achieved using dredges. There are several factors that justify the extraction and re-processing of tailings: Tailings require fewer resources when compared to conventional mining. For example, a dredge...
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