Coulee Frac Sand, based in La Crosse, Wisconsin, recently took delivery of a 10-inch Wolverine Class cutter suction dredge by DSC Dredge, LLC. The dredge, which was designed and manufactured at DSC Dredge’s Greenbush, Michigan, facility, is mining sand at the PineCrest Mine on the site of Doc’s Bunkhouse campground, near the town of Merrillan in central Wisconsin. As groundwater was encountered 6 feet below ground level, the company proposed mining the material through the use of a hydraulic dredge, with an onsite processing plant.
At DSC Dredge, we believe that every dredge begins with a story. As leaders in the field of dredging solutions—from the simple to the most complicated custom dredges for special utilization, we strive to understand the unique characteristics of every operation’s application. We talk to you, learn every aspect of your application, to develop the right solution to ensure your experience is a success story.
Every dredging application is different, and every dredge operator works under unique conditions. It’s variables like these that create your dredge’s own unique story.
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The General Authority for Fish Resources Development (GAFRD) is responsible for Egypt’s fisheries management. Lakes Al Burullus, Al Manzalah and Al Edku are economically important to the country, supporting a large fishery and fish farming sector. Unfortunately, over the years, these lakes had become inundated with silt from construction runoff, and were deteriorated further due to lack of proper channel flow, natural vegetation decay and the effects of man-induced drainage.
J.E. Borries Inc. is a 22-year-old, family-owned, full-service marine construction and dredging company based on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The company was awarded a project by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources to complete the dredging of three bayous in and around Gulfport, Mississippi, in an ongoing reconstruction effort following Hurricane Isaac in 2012, which caused siltation along that section of the Mississippi coast. J.E. Borries had previously completed all of its dredging work by mechanical means, using a long-reach excavator or a clamshell friction crane.
The Lake Panorama Rural Improvement Zone, located in Panora, Iowa, about 45 minutes west of Des Moines, maintains the largest private lake in Iowa. With 1,400 acres of lake surface, more than 30 miles of shoreline, 1,000 homes and approximately 200,000 to 300,000 cubic yards of silt to dredge each year, Lake Panorama was in need of upgraded equipment to meet the specific dredging needs of the area.
Barrick Gold Corporation is a global company, located on five continents and involved in projects such as mine operation, advancing exploration and project development. The company acquired the mining rights to the largest operation in Pueblo Viejo, in the Sanchez Ramirez Province of the Dominican Republic. The mine was an open-pit operation, which produced minerals such as gold, silver, copper and limestone.
Veit & Company, Inc., is a specialty contracting and waste-management company, which was originally founded in 1928. In an effort to expand its range of services, Veit started a dredging group in 2012, following the acquisition of Adventure Divers Inc. (ADI Marine). The company had an immediate need for a dredge that was not only suitable for a variety of different dredging jobs, but could also be moved to and from various jobsites with ease.
A Nigerian contractor purchased a second 18-inch x 18-inch Marlin Class dredge, along with a DSC multipurpose workboat, after its original DSC dredge provided excellent service at the lowest cost of operation. The Marlin Class dredges were primarily needed for channel dredging, land development and reclamation, as well as mining sharp sand out of the Nigerian rivers.
J.F. Brennan Company, Inc., is a specialist in marine construction and environmental remediation for inland waterways throughout the United States. Founded in 1919, the company has worked with government agencies, as well as providing services for private owners, including dredging, diving, dam repairs, pile driving, railroad bridge repairs, in-situ capping and more.
In 2012, the Loup Power District commissioned its new electric-powered DSC dustpan dredge, the Pawnee II, and retired the dredge it had been using for the past 75 years. As you can imagine, technology had advanced significantly since the early days of the original Pawnee, allowing the crew modern amenities and computer-based technology.
In 2007, the city of Villahermosa in Tabasco, Mexico, experienced a devastating flood. Since then, the federal and state governments—with the assistance of private industry—have launched a program designed to help prevent future flooding in and around the city.