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Published in International Dredging Review (IDR) magazine, November-December 2013

Over the past seven years, Charles Johnson has developed a dredge operator training course that explains the basic functions of each dredge type, production and maintenance goals, and most important, how to achieve these goals.

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.   

DSC Dredge Participates In Overseas U.S. Trade Mission

DSC Dredge, LLC, a world class manufacturer of portable cutter suction dredges was invited by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) to join twelve other U.S. companies on a trade mission to the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand in September 2013. Charles Sinunu, International Sales Director for DSC Dredge, as well as DSC local representatives in Asia participated during this weeklong trip. The focus of the trade mission was on helping these countries address their growing energy and environmental needs.

Louisiana-based DSC Dredge, LLC, will have its experts in industry-leading customized dredge technologies available at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 for questions and discussion in booth 30040 in Central Hall 1. For over 20 years the company has been focusing its expertise on the design and manufacture of customized portable cutter suction dredges of all sizes and applications for the dredging markets. DSC Dredge units are in use throughout the world in construction, environmental, mining, navigational, recreational, restoration and specialty applications.

With diesel fuel prices expected to hold at $3.00+ per gallon through 2013, converting diesel dredges and booster pumps to electric power can result in a 50% to 60% savings in monthly energy costs. 

A DSC Barracuda Class electric-powered dredge is used to remove sediment in a settling basin for the Gila River in Arizona, an important source of irrigation water for the community.

Published in Pile Buck magazine, Vol. 29, No. 4, 2013

Dredging impacts our lives. Dredging is an excavation activity usually carried out underwater and out of sight. It nearly always involves gathering sediments from the bottom of a pond, lake, river or harbor and then disposing of these materials at a different site. While not particularly glamorous, dredging affects our everyday lives in ways we may not even realize. Dredges are used in a variety of applications that include marine construction, environmental remediation, aiding navigation, mining, aggregate processing, recreational improvement, beach and land restoration and even by municipalities.

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. 

The Gila River in Arizona is a very important source of irrigation water for the entire Gila River area south of Phoenix, including the Gila River Indian Community, but it carries quite a bit of sediment, which can cause blockage and separation.  The San Carlos Irrigation and Drainage District (SCIDD) addressed the sediment problem by redirecting the river water through the 1,800-foot long, 100-foot-wide Florence-Casa Grande Canal, near Coolidge, Arizona, where the sediment was then trapped in a 15-foot-deep settling basin.

DSC Dredge Marlin Class

DSC Dredge, LLC, a world leader in customized dredging solutions, continues to expand its international presence, with recent orders and deliveries into Nigeria, Republic of Congo and Alberta, Canada.

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