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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.

Charlie Johnson Speaking

DSC Dredge, LLC, a world leader in customized dredging solutions, is hosting its 11th annual Dreducation™ Class, taught by industry expert Charles Johnson, on Friday, May 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in New Orleans, Louisiana. This class is industry-specific but not brand-specific, and is open to the general public. The class has been designed to educate both industry newcomers and current dredge operators on how to become more productive, and enable them to work more efficiently.

The Badger Class 8iinch x 8-inch Cutterhead Dredge is manufactured by DSC Dredge, LLC, at its Greenbush, Michigan, facility, and is ideal for smaller dredging jobs where more compact equipment is required due to work area limitations. With a working width of just under 10 feet and an overall length of 54 feet, including the ladder, the Badger Class dredge can be maneuvered by dredging contractors into harder-to-reach waterways not accessible by larger crafts, yet still dig to a depth of 20 feet at a 60-degree down angle on the ladder.

The Wolverine Class dredge, manufactured by DSC Dredge, LLC, is a compact dredge ideal for sand and gravel producers and construction contractors. Fully functional with just one operator, the Wolverine can dig up to 25 feet below the surface and allows for maximum particle clearance of 6 inches. This tough yet portable design measures 68 feet long and is offered in a 10-inch discharge configuration. The Wolverine offers single-truck portability in almost every geographical location.

The Barracuda Class dredge from DSC Dredge, LLC, features a swinging-ladder design and is easily transportable, making it ideal for navigational, recreational or restorative projects, such as waterway maintenance and lake revitalization. Offering the option of two front-swing winches, the Barracuda Class is a two-in-one dredge that easily converts from a swing ladder dredge to a conventional dredge without sacrificing portability. Available in either diesel or electric power, the Barracuda Class discharge sizes range from 10 inches to 18 inches (250 mm to 450 mm).

Shark Dredge Oil Sands

Available in either diesel or electric power, the Shark Class cutter suction dredge from DSC Dredge, LLC, features a conventional dredge-operating configuration with a modular design for ease of transportation. With standard discharge sizes ranging from 10 inches to 36 inches (250 mm to 900 mm), the Shark is ideal for sand and gravel producers and construction contractors. Its rugged design offers the full features of larger dredges in an exceptionally portable design.

Published in Mining World magazine, March 2015

Not many people understand the importance of dredges, the major role that they have played in the development of the world’s economic trade system, and the role that they continue to play in our global economy. However, dredges are used for a number of essential processes such as waterway navigation, aquaculture, environmental remediation, land restoration, land development, and many other applicationsincluding mining.

DREDGE CLASSIFICATIONS—HYDRAULIC OR MECHANICAL

Marline Cutter Head

Louisiana-based DSC Dredge, LLC, will have its experts on hand in booth #1558 at AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo, March 17-19, 2015, in Baltimore, Maryland, to discuss how its customized dredging technology ultimately results in precisely the right dredge for each unique application, boosting efficiency and lowering cost. For more than 20 years, the company has focused its expertise on the design and manufacture of customized portable cutter suction dredges of all sizes and applications for the dredging markets.

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.

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