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09
Mar

Duncan Seawall Completes Sawgrass Lake Dredging

Duncan Seawall Dock and Boat Lift recently completed an 18 month, 200,000 cubic-yard hydraulic dredge project as a sub-contractor to Woodruff & Son’s Construction (Bradenton, Florida) for the Southwest Florida Management District at Sawgrass Lake in St. Petersburg, Florida. This sensitive hydraulic dredge project with partially contaminated material required Duncan Seawall to dredge the lake from -2 to -8 feet and required the use of one of its Ellicott hydraulic dredges. This machine was sized to match the...
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04
Mar

70+ year old Ellicott Dredge, “MINDI,” works round the clock, 24/7 on Panama Canal expansion

With about 18 months to go before the planned opening of the new third set of locks, the Panama Canal is leaning on its old work horse, the Ellicott dredge “Mindi,” built in 1941! The “Mindi” is currently working seven days a week near the famed Culebra Cut to widen a turning radius for the new bigger ships expected by 2017. The CEO of the Panama Canal, Jorge Quijano, invited Ellicott CEO Peter Bowe to his house for...
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08
Dec

Eight Ellicott Dredges Prevent Flooding in Veracruz, Mexico

Heavy rains in the state of Veracruz, Mexico between September and October of 2010 led to the overflow of the Jamapa and Cotaxtla rivers. This caused flooding and major damage in the surrounding urban areas
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11
Sep

Reprocessing of Mining Tailings (Gold & Silver) with Ellicott Dredges

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Historically, mining processes with poor recovery rates have resulted in tailings with significant amounts of recoverable material. The extraction of this material can be achieved using dredges. There are several factors that justify the extraction and re-processing of tailings: Tailings require fewer resources when compared to conventional mining. For example, a dredge can – in a single step – extract and transport the material to a processing plant located even kilometers away. This reduces costs...
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30
Apr

The Importance of Training Dredge Operators

The Importance of Training Dredge Operators Written by Andres Borasino, International Sales Manager. Dredges are expensive machines utilized for the purpose of extracting valuable material and performing various types of important projects. Some of the most common applications are sand dredging, mining, and navigation dredging. Dredge contractors invest enormous amounts of capital in to their dredging operation so it is critical to ensure the maximization of the operation. [soliloquy id=”112″]Ellicott has had the pleasure of meeting many highly...
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