Three U.S. Government Contracts for Ellicott Dredges

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Ellicott Dredges has just announced that they were recently awarded three significant contracts with the U.S. government.

The first contract is for a customized Ellicott 860SL Swinging Dragon® dredge and support boat for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR).

This dredge will be used to increase depth and restore water flow in the Colorado River and to create wetland habitats. One of the primary objectives of this program is multi-species conservation, including birds, fish, turtles, insects and plants.

Ellicott has already supplied multiple dredges to the USBR for the Colorado River management project.

Barnstable County

Ellicott designed a new dredge – the 14” Bay Dragon – for Barnstable County, Massachusetts.

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The Bay Dragon® series is a modernized line of Ellicott’s 10-20” portable cutter suction dredges. This dredge will be used to maintain small harbors and inlets with beneficial reuse of the sand for beach restoration.

It is a step up from their smaller Ellicott dredge, a Series 670 model named the “COD FISH,” which Barnstable has reliably operated for over 20 years.

Barnstable requested several customized features, including an integrated spud carriage, which allows for better positioning and therefore more precise and efficient cutting. Additionally, the dredge has a raked bow and tow points, which allow for convenient low-drag towing.

The dredge is capable of being lifted once fully assembled, and was customized for Barnstable’s crane to allow the dredge to be launched by crane rather than a slipway.

State of Ohio

Ellicott will supply two fully customized booster pump stations for the State of Ohio.

These boosters will be used to support the multiple state-owned Ellicott 460SL swinging ladder dredges. They are equipped with remote wireless automation and a monitoring station for use on the dredges.

Features of the booster pumps include:

  • 12” L-36 hard iron dredge pump with adjustable liner;
  • Caterpillar Engine – 540 HP (400 kW), bio-diesel compatible;
  • Inline marine gear transmission;
  • Double-walled fuel tank;
  • Local analog gauges and controls;
  • Advanced controls and vibration monitoring system.

 

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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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