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16
Jan

The Port of Siuslaw Readies Ellicott 360SL Swinging Dragon Dredge for Marina Dredging Project

January 16, 2020 – Crews representing the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay are onsite awaiting permission to begin dredging the Siuslaw River marina. The Siuslaw marina, operated by the Port of Siuslaw, contains several tons of sediment, mud, and silt that have compiled over ten years, making it challenging for vessels to navigate a five-mile span connecting the Siuslaw River to the Pacific Ocean. The Port of Siuslaw is a publicly charted special district that depends heavily...
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06
Dec

Edgartown Uses Ellicott 370 Dragon® Dredge to Extract Sand for Beach Nourishment Project

The Edgartown dredge committee has agreed to remove over 20,927 yd³ (16,000 m³) of sand from the Sengekontacket Pond near Martha’s Vineyard using an Ellicott® Series 370 Dragon® Dredge. The committee has agreed to sell the dredged materials to the neighboring town of Oak Bluffs, who will be using the sand as part of a beach nourishment project to replenish thinning public beaches in the local community. Edgartown is the only island town in the region to own...
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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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