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. DSC Dredge units are in use throughout the world in construction, environmental, mining, navigational, recreational, restoration and specialty applications.
Every dredging application has unique characteristics, so DSC has honed its ability to customize its standard dredge platform lines to meet the challenges of each customer. Prior to making any recommendations, the company goes through a rigorous process of establishing the application parameters. This information may include factors such as dredging depths, types of materials, distance and elevation to discharge, portability requirements and access to power grids. Only then will the company recommend a specific solution based on the actual application and customer requirements. Units are then built to order in one of three manufacturing facilities to the exact specifications required. Customers are encouraged to visit the DSC facility at any time in the building process and to follow their unit through manufacturing, delivery, commissioning and on-site training completion.
DSC’s dredging solutions are based on a number of application-specific platforms that are then customized to match the customer’s specific needs. The Marlin Class deep mining dredge has been designed as an efficient method for excavating deep mining deposits with its underwater pump system and high-torque cutter drive. The Shark Class cutter suction dredge is a tough, yet portable design most commonly used in the sand and aggregate
production arena. Often called the contractor’s “dream machine,” the Barracuda Class dredge features a swinging-ladder design used most often in waterway maintenance and lake revitalization projects. DSC’s Moray Class conventional/swinging-ladder dredge was designed around the concept of a versatile design in a smaller portable package that is unmatched in the industry, and often used in the environmental cleanup and irrigation applications. Rounding out the line are the Badger Class and the Wolverine Class dredges, designed for the contractor with a compact, yet portable design that is fully functional by one operator. Several of the DSC platforms are available with electric power for applications requiring sustainable attributes.
DSC dredges are in use throughout the world, from Chile to the Canadian Oil Sands, from the rivers of Nigeria to the heartland of America, helping customers to achieve maximum dredging efficiency through customized dredge design to exacting specifications.