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06
Jun

What It Takes to Build a Customized Dredge

In 2017, a petrochemical customer approached Ellicott Dredges about building a customized electric Bucketwheel dredge. The customized dredge had to be designed to withstand desert-like conditions.  The customer chose Ellicott Dredges based upon Ellicott’s experience and reputation for designing and building dredges to work in difficult and challenging environments. Discovering the Solution to a Challenging Problem The most significant challenge facing the team from Ellicott was the ability to transport a 1MM lb. (453,592.3 kg) dredge halfway around...
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15
May

Malawi Customers Receive a Dredging Education

Ellicott Dredges Hosts EGENCO Dredge Training Ellicott Dredges recently hosted a team of officials from Malawi’s Electricity Generation Company (EGENCO, LTD). During their two week visit, our distinguished guests participated in dredge operation, engine care, hydraulic control systems, and other dredge training programs that prepared them to independently operate a dredge that Ellicott Dredges is currently building for them. Malawi’s Newest Dredge Ellicott Dredges is building a Dragon® Series model 1270 18-inch dredge for EGENCO under contract from...
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03
Apr

Getting Rid of a Blocked Water Channel Once and For All

Tilghman Island Rich History Tilghman Island is nestled in the heart of Talbot County, Maryland. Formerly referred to as the “Great Choptank Island,” the island is only 3 miles long (4.83 kms) and a 1 mile (1.60 kms) wide.  According to historians, the first English settlers arrived over 360 years ago in 1656. During the early 19th century, two parcels of land were sold to a group of oysterman. The group wanted the land for its close proximity...
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08
Mar

Who Else Wants a Cool Custom-Built Dredge?

Residents of Barnstable County, Massachusetts waited patiently for the newly minted Sand Shifter Dredge to arrive.  Well their wait is finally over. The brand new $2 million dredge built by Ellicott Dredges of Maryland has finally reached Falmouth Harbor. Everyone is really excited about the project. In fact, harbor officials are ready to unveil their brand new aquatic masterpiece to the general public. The Sand Shifter to Undergo One Final Test A team of representatives from Ellicott Dredges...
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06
Mar

How To Get Rid of Muck

The Initial Project At one time, over 4 million gallons (1,514 million liters) of toxic semi-treated sewage flowed into Palm Bay Florida’s Turkey Creek. As a result, Turkey Creek contained extremely high levels of harmful toxins and nutrients. During the spring of 2017, the team from Gator Dredging spent most of their time focused on cleaning up the mess that once occupied Turkey Creek, removing over 236,000 yd3 (180,435 m3) of muck, nitrogen, and phosphorus contamination. The Right...
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