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08
Oct

Ellicott Series 1270 Dragon® Dredge is Being Used to Remove Silts and Sediment from a Hydroelectric Power Plant Reservoir

In 2018 the Millennium Challenge Account of Malawi (MCA-M) awarded Ellicott Dredges a tendered contract to supply an Ellicott Series 1270 Dragon® dredge for the Kapichira hydropower plant in Malawi. The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), a U.S.-based government agency, has been working directly with government officials from Malawi over the last several years to establish a strong foundation on which the country’s power system can successfully sustain itself over time. A majority of Malawi’s residents rely on hydropower...
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04
Jun

Cutterhead Dredges Begin Altamira Port Dredging Project – Ellicott Dredges

The Altamira port complex in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico, is one of the four largest ports in Mexico. Altamira is part of a large industrial complex dedicated logistics of items such as LNG, petrochemicals, industrial components, and commodities. At the moment, two Ellicott dredges are operating or about to begin a port dredging project in Altamira.  An Ellicott Series 670 Dragon® dredge is currently being used to perform routine maintenance on the navigation and access channel for...
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28
May

Mechanical Dredging vs. Hydraulic Dredging

Are you trying to determine if mechanical dredging or hydraulic dredging is best suited to meet your mining requirements? Some advocates may argue that mechanical dredging is an easier and less complicated process for crews. However, hydraulic dredging is cost efficient, offers increased flexibility, and is best suited for challenging environments where excavators are limited. In addition, hydraulic dredging is best for environments when acquiring finely grained materials is required. There is more than one approach to dredging....
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2019 Tradewinds Indo Pacific Forum & Mission - Ellicott Dredges
14
May

2019 Tradewinds Indo Pacific Forum & Mission

Ellicott Dredges International Sales Manager, Phil Grove, recently attended the U.S. Commercial Service’s “2019 Tradewinds Indo-Pacific Forum & Trade Mission” to New Delhi, India and Dhaka, Bangladesh.  Throughout the week he learned about business opportunities in the Indo-Pacific region and was able to discuss his prior experience of doing business in Bangladesh with the group. The 2019 U.S. Commercial Service Trade Winds program, an Indo-Pacific focused business forum, consisted of regional and industry specific conference sessions as well...
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Marina Dredging Equipment
16
Apr

Swinging Dragon Dredge Used To Dredge Marina Near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

In 2017 Ellicott Dredges, a Baltimore, Maryland (USA) dredge manufacturer delivered a Series 460SL Swinging Dragon® dredge to a customer near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The heavy-duty dredge is currently being used to remove sediment from a local marina and navigational channel that connects directly to the Pacific Ocean. The customer selected the 460SL Swinging Dragon® dredge because of the small dredge’s ability to operate in and narrow and limited spaces. in areas such as boat slips and maintain...
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