U.S. Department of Interior’s New Model 860SL Dredger Now Operating

New Model 860SL Dredger

The Bureau of Reclamation of the U.S. Department of Interior (Burec) has a new Ellicott dredge.

The Bureau’s most versatile dredge, the 860SL , is being used to maintain settling basins on the lower Colorado River near Yuma, Arizona. The dredge has biodegradable oil, an engine certified by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a fully self-contained system environmentally sound for water, air, and noise pollution.

It is operable in a wide range of conditions from cold to hot climates, in narrow creeks or channels, as a swinging ladder dredge, or in open water in conventional swing mode.

Some highlights of this state-of-the-art Ellicott® 860SL dredger include:

• Capable of operating in either Swinging Ladder or Conventional dredge mode

• 800 HP (600 KW) Caterpillar C27 diesel engine

• 14″x14″ (350 mm X 356 mm) Ellicott® Pump

• 30 ft. (9 m) Digging Depth dredging

• Ergonomic electronic controls and automation system in the large operator’s cab

• Full dredge position monitoring system

• Remote booster, controlled directly from the dredge operator’s cab.

• Anchor Booms for self reset of anchors increasing dredge efficiency

• Spud carriage increasing dredge efficiency.

This dredge for Burec marks the 5th consecutive Ellicott dredge, dating back over 50 years, that the agency has chosen for its dredge needs.

Dredging Today Staff, June 6, 2012; Image: dredge

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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