Jenkins Marine has just announced investment in new Prolec dig control system for dredging works.
Supplied and installed by locally based James Fisher Prolec, the new electronic dig control system can be programmed with a customer’s detailed dredge design profile and existing seabed survey.
The excavator operator can control the bucket with much greater accuracy and has a visual display in the cab to show where they are, and progress over the area, said the company.
“Significant benefits are found when dredging with Prolec installed by ensuring optimum accuracy and efficiency covering the target site. Digging slopes and pockets is made simpler, and there is a greater level of control when dredging near contaminated or sensitive material,” according to their official release.
Regular progress information can be sent to clients and any isolated points of significance, such as underground obstructions, cables and outfalls, can be marked and displayed to the operator to assist identification and positioning.
The duel hemisphere GPS receivers are even sensitive enough to automatically adjust for changes in tidal levels throughout the day.
The updated technology is already being put through its paces on dredging works in Cowes and Portsmouth Harbors, said the company.