USA: DSC Introduces Wolverine Class Dredge

DSC Dredge LLC, has introduced the Wolverine Class dredge, a compact dredge ideal for sand and gravel producers and construction contractors.

Fully functional with just one operator, the Wolverine can dig up to 25 feet below the surface and allows for maximum particle clearance of 6 inches. This tough yet portable design measures 68 feet long and is offered in a 10-inch discharge configuration. The Wolverine offers single truck portability in almost every geographical location.

The hull of the Wolverine is constructed of three parts, the center which includes the engine and pump compartment and the two side tanks. The three sections are molded together to form a single piece hull. The dredge is equipped with a radiator cooled 440 hp Caterpillar diesel engine that provides power to the dredge pump, cutter drive and hydraulic winches.

Wolverine Class Dredge

The Wolverine comes standard with a Metso Minerals model J30 dredge pump and a service pump for flushing water to the dredge pump packing gland, sending water to the cutter drive bearings and for deck connections.

The cutter head is designed with six smooth blades that are constructed of cast steel and are driven by a hydraulic motor which has variable speed capability and is reversible. The hydraulic pump is a three-section pump that provides service to the cutter head motor, swing winches, spud winches and ladder winch. The hydraulic system holds up to 100 gallons, is protected by relief valves and is equipped with replaceable inline filters.

DSC Dredge LLC, advances the engineering, automation, manufacturing and quality of cutter suction, clamshell, and underwater pump mining dredges. The company operates from three major manufacturing facilities located in Reserve, LA, Poplarville, MS and Greenbush, MI.

Press Release, November 13, 2013

 

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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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