Australian dredging and civil construction company Hall Contracting has added a $1.3 million amphibious dredge to its fleet, with CEO Cameron Hall announcing plans to purchase an additional four of the European machines over the coming months.
Hall said the dredge, christened Mooloolah River, is the only vessel in the company’s fleet of 11 dredges with the ability to operate both on land and in water. He further said the mobile and compact design would enable the company to undertake a wide range of shallow water projects. The dredge can be transported on a standard trailer with accessories moved on a support trailer. It is self-propelled so launches easily and has a rake tool for removing invasive vegetation and clearing trash.
The Mooloolah River will travel to a coal mine in Central Queensland to undertake tailings dredging works.
Hall Contracting intends to use the machine in deepening shallow waterways; cleaning urban canals, rivers and mine tailings ponds; and undertaking flood mitigation works.