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Source: Dredging Today By DAN MINER UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) – In two years, you’re going to start seeing restaurants, retail shops and possibly a hotel pop up at the Utica Harbor. Dredging of the harbor started in September and was supposed to continue into the new year. However, the City of Utica and state officials got an early Christmas present on Thursday. “They did it in record time, folks,” said Carmella Mantello, Director of the Canal Corporation. “We had estimated approximately four months to dredge. They did it in less than two months.” “It didn’t take a private contract,” said Assemblywoman...
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Cape Coral, Florida Source: Cape Coral Daily Breeze The city and a dredging firm have completed the first phase of a master plan to dredging management throughout the city’s canal system. Michael Ilczyszyn, city business manager, and Jack Adams of Gator Dredging made a presentation to City Council during its workshop Monday at City Hall to its plan to dredge the Southeast quadrant. The entire presentation, all 179 pages, can be seen online. Adams and Ilczyszyn gave the council the highlights. The southeast quadrant, with 349 named canals on 115 miles, is located south of Hancock Bridge Parkway and east of...
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20 July 2011 Source: Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE – About 50 Moses Lake residents and dignitaries walked up a steep incline to see sediment pumped from the lake’s bottom into a holding pond. A large pipe stretched from the lake to a pond, dumping water. The water’s color changed from clear to dark, some onlookers started taking photos to document how the technology works. Dredging, using an Ellicott 370, officially started July 1 for the first time in Moses Lake to improve water quality. The Moses Lake Irrigation and Rehabilitation District invited the public to the demonstration Monday to learn more about...
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Source: Ellicott® International In April 1984, the SAS Trapnell, an Ellicott® Brand Series 370 dredge, was launched in Noxontown Pond near Middletown. Now in its thirteenth year of service, this dredge has provided means to restore and provide maintenance to ponds and other bodies of water in both New Castle and Kent counties. The past year was a very busy one for the SAS Trapnell and its crew. The project at Moores Lake was completed after more than 75,000 cubic yards of sediment were dredged from the lake. Dredging was performed in a manner sensitive to the needs of the...
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Florida based dredging and marine contractor Piedroba Marine Construction (PMC) announced today the successful completion of its portion of the Manatee Pocket Dredging Project. PMC was hired by Dickerson of Florida earlier this year to dredge several tributaries surrounding the main channel. PMC’s 2009 8″ Ellicott® brand swinging ladder dredge was used to dredge canals as narrow as 20-feet wide. The dredged material was transferred via two booster stations over a maximum distance of 14,000 feet. PMC’s CEO and principal, Dr. Prieto-Portar is extremely pleased with the successful completion of the work and praised the teamwork of both crews: “It...
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Source: Dredging Today U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, the contractor began the second phase of maintenance dredging in the Moriches Bay reach of the Long Island Intracoastal Waterway federal channel this week. Paul Howard Construction, of Greensboro, N.C., was awarded a $1.45 million contract to perform maintenance dredging in the Moriches Bay area of the channel to its authorized depth of 6 feet. To accommodate sensitive marine resources, this project was split into two phases with two separate mobilizations. Phase one, which focused on areas in the Moriches Bay section with the most severe shoaling, was completed earlier...
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Source: Ed Bierschenk / TCPalm.com SEBASTIAN, Florida – As the waves of applause washed over George Koraly as his decades-long mission to remove muck from the St. Sebastian River came to fruition Wednesday, he tried to divert the attention to others he believed deserved recognition. Crewman of SubAqueous Services, Inc. of Orlando ready a dredge in the C-54 Canal at the Indian River-Brevard County line just north of Sebastian in preparation for a dredging project to remove about 1.8 million cu yds of muck over the next several years from the St. Sebastian River in Indian River County. (The dredge...
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4 December 2000 Source: ENR by Sherie Winston Although two U.S. construction firms signed contracts during President Clinton’s historic trip to Vietnam November 17-20, the floodgates are not expected to open for new U.S. firms. Companies that already have done business there may be the ones with a leg up. “To be successful in Vietnam you need lots of patience, active support from your government, a Vietnamese representative who understands both the western and local ways of doing business and a bit of luck,” says Ellicott® International Representative. Ellicott® International has designed and built dredges for over 100 years and...
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Source: World Dredging Mining & Construction Australian dredging contractor, Hall Contracting Pty Ltd has recently completed dredging at the new Mackay Small Craft Harbour on Queensland’s central coast. The new harbor, which will ultimately consist of a 590 berth marina accommodating tourist vessels which service the Great Barrier Reef, has been constructed adjacent to the existing deepwater grain and sugar port at Mackay. Construction of the new harbor precinct included: Construction of a 1,300 m dynamically stable breakwater, carried out by John Holland Construction. Dredging of 600,000 m3 of medium dense sand to depths of RL-4.5 m Lowest Astronomical Tide,...
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