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Ports, Harbors & Waterways
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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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Source: World Dredging & Mining Construction 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...
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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...
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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....
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