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Rose City Yacht Club, a long-standing private marina and social club along the Columbia River in Portland, Oregon, recently took delivery and startup of a new 8-inch Badger Class dredge from Reserve, Louisiana-based DSC Dredge, LLC. The Badger dredge was a much-needed replacement for an older dredge the club had purchased used and had operated for more than 20 years. After extensive research into its options, the yacht club’s members decided in early 2015 to order the Badger Class dredge, which is manufactured at DSC’s Greenbush, Michigan, facility. 

Louisiana-based DSC Dredge, LLC, will have its experts on hand in booth #1725 at AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo, March 22-24, 2016, in Nashville, Tennessee, to discuss customers’ specific dredging challenges, learning their unique stories and offering DSC’s customized dredging solutions.

DSC believes that every dredge begins with a story. Every dredging application is different, and every dredge operator works under unique conditions. DSC’s dredging solutions are rooted in a number of base models that are then customized to match the customer’s goals. Prior to making any recommendations, the company executes a rigorous process of talking with customers to establish the immediate and long-term application parameters and obtain the necessary information to recommend the right dredge. 

J.F. Brennan Company, Inc., based in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, recently completed the inaugural project for its newest, fully customized Barracuda Class dredge from DSC Dredge, LLC. The Quad Cities Generating Station, a two-unit nuclear power plant located on the Mississippi River near Cordova, Illinois, requires biennial dredging of siltation near the secured water intake area of the plant. The newly commissioned 12-inch by 12-inch swinging ladder cutterhead Barracuda Class “Victor Buhr” was ideal for this project, which began in late April and was completed in late May 2015.

Safety Stand Down

For years, the traditional approach to safety in industry has focused primarily on addressing physical hazards of the job. But a growing trend in safety initiatives, and one that has drastically reduced incidents in numerous industries, now addresses human behavior as key to instilling best practices.

DSC Dredge Receives 2015 Lantern Award

DSC Dredge, LLC, a Reserve, Louisiana-based leader in global dredge manufacturing, was locally recognized last month, receiving the 2015 Lantern Award for the Bayou Region from Louisiana Economic Development. DSC received the Lantern Award for demonstrating excellence in manufacturing and outstanding service to the community through the involvement of its business and employees. DSC was honored on June 16 during a private reception at the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion.

The Marlin Class underwater pump mining dredge, manufactured by DSC Dredge, LLC, is designed to meet the needs of deep mining and aggregate deposits by providing a more efficient tool for material excavation. Every Marlin Class dredge is specifically designed to handle a particular deposit—from sand and gravel to industrial minerals—to ensure maximum efficiency. Deep digging capability is made possible by the use of an underwater pump system with a high torque cutter drive assembly to complement the rigorous demands of the deep mining industry.

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.

With its hydraulically driven underwater pump assembly, the portable Moray Class dredge from DSC Dredge, LLC, is ideally matched to the current dredging industry trend of pumping low flow rates with higher-percent solids. The Moray Class is suited for applications where flow rates need to be minimized, such as for pumping into geotubes or retention areas that do not accommodate large volumes of water. The Moray Class is also well suited for shallow waterway maintenance, lake revitalization, aquaculture, environmental clean-up, erosion control and irrigation projects.

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.

DSC Dredge Wins Export Achievement Award

DSC Dredge, LLC, based in Reserve, Louisiana, was recently awarded the inaugural Gulf Coast Trade Alliance Export Achievement Award for the state of Louisiana. The Gulf Coast Trade Alliance honored DSC with the award on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at a luncheon during the 15th Annual Gulf Coast Trade Alliance World Trade Conference, which took place April 21 and 22 in Point Clear, Alabama.

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