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DSC Wolverine dredge working on the Niger River Delta.

DSC Wolverine dredge working on the Niger River Delta.

Two local contractors in the Delta State, Nigeria, recently took delivery of 10-inch Wolverine class dredges from DSC Dredge.

As the political capital of Delta State, Asaba, is a rapidly expanding city along the banks of the Niger River Delta, there is a growing demand for infrastructure improvement projects, including roads and livable space along the Niger River. Yet, this fast-flowing river brings sand down-stream from the interior of the nation. Because of this, much of the riverbank area is prone to seasonal flooding, which causes disruption to the lives of many. A government plan has been put into motion to provide multi-millions of cubic meters of sand to be used for infrastructure improvement, while alleviating flooding problems. Dredging is the perfect solution to capture this sand as a valuable resource, and put it to use in the city center and outlying areas.

The availability of spare parts is an issue in Nigeria. Many manufacturers that claim to have spare parts, only offer filters, or limit customers to a single parts source. DSC’s spare parts policy can provide all necessary OEM spares information, so customers can purchase parts at local shops.

This is the second Wolverine dredge delivered to the Delta State in Warri for dredging river sand.

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