LUSCHI – 2014 Year in Review
LUSCHI, a service provider and product representative that operates in the Engineering, Sanitation and Environment areas, has become the fastest-growing dredging company in Brazil.
The year 2014 is proving to be a very successful one for the company with more than five hundred thousand cubic meters of sediment dredged so far.
Having this in mind, it’s no wonder that LUSCHI is aiming for growth of at least 40% in 2015.
When it comes to dredging, this can be pointed out:
Business Highlights of 2014
• In January, LUSCHI acquired a 2,000 m³ Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger “LUSCHI IX” (also called: Giovanella) to its fleet.
• In May, LUSCHI started a partnership with the French company CDO Innov, manufacturer of specific equipment for agriculture and sanitation. In July, this partnership became official. The first BPH boat is planned to be manufactured in the first half of 2015.
• In June, LUSCHI added a 1,330 m³ Hopper Dredger “LUSCHI X” (also called: Recreio do Bandeirantes) to its fleet.
• In August, LUSCHI became a Brazilian leader in dredging of contaminated and uncontaminated materials, comparing to other companies in the same sector.
• In October, LUSCHI relaunched its website. This new platform, available in Spanish and English, is a clear investment by LUSCHI to make its presence in the dredging and waterproofing world, seeking new markets in Latin America and partners all over the world.
• Dredging at Rio Grande Shipyard, phase 1 (dredging to open the gate for the platform, integrated part of Floating Production Storage and Offloading – FPSO). About 30,000 cubic meters of sediment were dredged in less than 20 days using a hopper dredge and a very powerful submersible pump.
• Second phase of Dredging at Rio Grande Shipyard (dredging work to deepen the mooring basin area for receiving the modules, integrated part of Floating Production Storage and Offloading – FPSO). About 40,000 cubic meters of sediment were dredged.
• Arcelor Mittal’s Canal Dredging. Sedimentation volume in the order of 46,000 cubic meters.
• Ports and harbors in general (dredging to deepen existing facilities in order to allow larger ships access and maintain waterways or channels navigable). Total of dredged sediments: 376,700 cubic meters.
• Henrique Lage Refinery, also known as Petrobras Revap – 8,000 m³.
• Braskem – 2,200 m³.
• Other projects – 2,400 m³.
Also worth mentioning is fact that approx 39,000 m³ of contaminated sediment has been treated through sludge dewatering solutions like geotextile tube and centrifuges, minimizing negative impacts on the environment.
Dredging Today Staff