In February 2017, DSC delivered its first-ever dredge equipped with a Tier 4 Final C32 ACERT Caterpillar engine to a minerals company located in the United States. This Shark Class Dredge features an 18-inch hull-mounted dredge pump and 300 hp cutter drive assembly, and has a dredging depth capability of 56 feet. DSC supplied stainless steel hydraulic fittings and used anti-corrosion building practices, as the dredge will be working in a corrosive environment.
HULL PUMP CONVENTIONAL DREDGE
At DSC Dredge, we know designing and building the exact custom dredge that will boost your efficiency and lower your costs involves working with you and learning your story. The Shark Class, with standard discharge sizes ranging from 10 inches (250 mm) to 24 inches (600 mm)—customizable upon request—has a conventional dredge-operating configuration with a modular design for easy transport. Starting with the base model, we customize the Shark for your specific application, learning all details of your project, and involving you every step of the way.
The Shark Class conventional dredge offers the features of a larger dredge in an exceptionally portable design. Available with diesel or electric power, the Shark includes a PLC operating system, electro-proportional hydraulic circuits, high-capacity service water system and an inline direct marine-style transmission for dredge pump reduction. The Shark is customizable to exact application and production requirements.
Caterpillar diesel power or AC electric power.
Hull-mounted heavy-duty dredge pump.
PLC operating system.
Power up/down spud systems with API-rated winch drums for proper cable storage.
Customizations that may include extreme dredging depths, GPS dredging systems and production instrumentation.
Custom features, sizes and designs available.
|Transportable||Single to multi trucks|
|Dredging Depths||30–56 ft (9.1–17.1 m)|
|Discharge Sizes||10–24 in (250–600 mm)|
|Power Source||540–3,500 hp (403–2,610 kW)|
|Cutter Power||60–800 hp (45–600 kW)|
|Spud Lift Operation||Power up/down planetary winch|
|Swing Operation||Planetary winch|
DSC recently shipped one (1) of three (3) new 18-inch Shark Class portable cutter suction dredges to contractors in Bangladesh. The first dredge unit left DSC’s Louisiana facility in June, and the second unit will leave DSC’s Mississippi facility later in July. The third unit is scheduled to be completed and shipped in February 2018.
Japaul Oil and Maritime Services PLC (Japaul) is a rising star in the Nigerian dredging industry. Over the past several years, foreign dredging contractors have been replaced with Nigerian contractors, who have been busy updating their dredge fleets. Jegede A. Paul, Managing Director/CEO of Japaul, already owned dredges from Korea and Holland, and had previously taken delivery of his first DSC Shark (an 18-inch x 16-inch configuration) in 2007. Although the unit was used, DSC provides OEM parts information to all customers as an added benefit. Additionally, Mr.
PAL Technology is one of many companies owned and operated by the Royal Family in Abu Dhabi. In 2006, the company was faced with various projects, which included the development of artificial islands, deepening canals and land reclamation. Expected to be booked for projects through 2018, the company required extensive construction and navigational dredging capabilities in order to complete each job, so PAL was in need of a dredge with superior power that was also capable of performing in extremely high temperatures.