USA: Barnstable County to Purchase New Dredger
The Barnstable County Commissioners introduced a plan for the purchase of a second dredging machine.
They are trying to include a $2 million bond authorization for the realization of this project, reports barnstablepatriot.com.
The Barnstable County currently owns The Codfish, an Ellicott® Series 670 “DRAGON®” Dredger, 14-inch hydraulic cutterhead pipeline dredging machine.
Regarding this plan, County Administrator Mark Zielinski, stated: “There will certainly be a period of time where we will have two operating dredgers,” and added that the second dredger is expected to be of similar size as The Codfish.
Dredging Today Staff, February 8, 2013; Image: barnstablecounty