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How does dredging the Salado River impact Buenos Aires? Recent history has proven that a tremendous amount of rainfall in the low-lying region has caused the Salado river to repeatedly flood threatening the agriculture community. Until recently the river had not been properly maintained. This has caused prior floods to occur. Recent funding now makes it possible to pay for improvements to the river and surrounding areas and having access to the proper dredging equipment that will help control potential floods by restoring the river to its natural state. The Salado River and its Impact From 2000 to 2017, more...
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Source: World Dredging & Marine Construction Perhaps one of the leading examples of dredging’s direct impact upon a nation’s economic growth can be seen in Venezuela. The annual maintenance dredging in Lake Maracaibo and on the Orinoco River has exceeded 70 million cubic meters. Over 70% of the national product of Venezuela comes from petroleum extracted from the zones lying under Lake Maracaibo, thereby creating heavy traffic in tankers in and out of the Lake. The Instituto Nacional de Canalizaciones (INC) has the responsibility, as a government agency, to engineer and carry out all dredging and related research and engineering...
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Source: World Dredging Mining & Construction An Australian dredging and earthmoving contractor is using a recently purchased 14-inch Ellicott® Brand B890 dredge to clear access channels for six isolated island communities in the remote Torres Strait between Northern Australia and New Guinea. Hall Contracting Pty. Ltd., headquartered on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, won a tender for the Torres Strait job from the Australian government. The contract involves dredging channels for large landing barges to supply six island communities direct from Cairns instead of off-loading to smaller barges and awaiting tides. The logistics of working in this remote region prompted Hall Contracting to...
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Source: Excerpted from Bay Weekly On-Line Publication Deale is the biggest Western Shore port of call between Annapolis and Solomons. But to get to its protected waters, boaters have had to pass Scylla and Charybdis. The modern-day incarnations of those Odyssean monsters have grounded many a boater. Scylla, the rock, is the 900-foot stone jetty protecting the harbor from the north. If you get through Scylla, you’ve still got to tackle Charybdis. A whirlpool in her native Straits of Messina, Deale’s Charybdis is the shoal water of Rockhold Creek, the channel into Deale harbor. Scylla is firmly entrenched, but every...
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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 River Lagoon. The $2 million project includes closing the Jack/Kent canal from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday over the next four to six weeks, according to Brevard County Natural Resources Management Department. The project will progress south, dredging five other canals. Central...
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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 installed power, has been working at this port for over six months. This 370 dredge was recently joined by a Series 670 dredge, with 14″x14″ (350 x 350 mm) pump and 800 HP (597 kW) of total power. Ellicott was recently able to capture aerial footage of the 670 Dragon...
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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 Port Manager Ted Fitzgerald. The dredge, an Ellicott® brand 360 Swinging Dragon® Dredge, is in Bandon this week, dredging 40,000 cubic yards of debris at the port.  The new dredge will be used to remove debris such as silt, rocks, and slime that collect in...
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The largest of its current projects involves East Port-Said Axial Port. The design and construction of a new port to the east of Port Said By-pass will meet the expected demand for marine transportation. Phase one of the project will include the construction of the access channel, a turning basin, a berthing basin, a short cut channel, and widening of Port Said By-Pass. Bids were received in late 1998 and an award is expected by the end of the year. Port-Said Axial Port The planned dredging amounts to over 100M m3. The zone is about 20 km2. That is why...
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The Norfolk District, VA, of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has declared the Lynnhaven Inlet Federal Navigation Channel fully navigable after a $2 million maintenance dredging project to remove critical shoaling conditions exacerbated by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The Corps contracted the project to Southwind Construction Corporation, which came in ahead of schedule and within budget, said Andy Reid, Norfolk District’s contract office representative. Southwind used their 16″ Ellicott Series 970 cutter dredge, pictured above, to perform the work. The maintenance dredging also featured beneficial reuse and placement of approximately 112,000 cubic yards of sand on 6,500 feet of...
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The dredging of Harbour Town Yacht Basin on Hilton Head Island seems to be proceeding as planned, despite mechanical failures, leaks and pipeline repairs, according to daily inspection reports. Work began Dec. 4 to unclog the yacht basin. Gull Point and South Beach marinas and Braddock Cove creek inside Sea Pines also will be dredged. So far, about 56,000 cubic yards of sediment has been removed from the entrance channel and outer basin, according to lead inspector and project manager Larry Setzler of GEL Engineering. Crews were back at work Friday after a four-day break around Christmas and were clearing...
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