Louisiana builder launches new dredger series

Photo: DSC Dredge

Louisiana-based DSC Dredge has introduced a new series of compact dredger.

The vessel will be designed to accommodate engines that comply with EPA Tier IV standards or higher. It can also be easily assembled and disassembled for transport.

The dredger will be equipped with a spud carriage apparatus that will allow forward or reverse dredge positioning without ever losing contact with the bottom. Each of the four spuds can individually and automatically reposition itself after stepping, which will allow for almost uninterrupted excavation.

DSC Dredge said the design is suited for applications where flow rates need to be minimised, such as pumping into geotubes, filter presses, or retention areas that do not accommodate large volumes of water. It is also well suited for shallow waterway maintenance, lake revitalisation, aquaculture, environmental clean-up, erosion control, and irrigation projects.

Each dredger in the series may be customised to fit exact applications and production requirements. Customisation options include swing winches for conventional mode operations, traveling spud carriage, dredge automation, larger or smaller dredge size, extended digging depths, and production instrumentation.

Examples of the series will be available for purchase starting mid-2021.

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