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Rowan/OEM to Build New Corps Dredge

Rowan Electric Inc. (dba Oilfield Electric Marine -- OEM) will build a 20-inch cutter suction dredge to replace the Dredge Thompson for the Corps of Engineers St. Paul District.The company was awarded the $9837500 contract by the Philadelphia District Marine Design Center on September 30 with an expected Notice to Proceed at the end of October 2003. Read More

CEDA to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

All members of the Central Eastern and Western Dredging Associations (CEDA EADA and WEDA) are invited to CEDA's 25th anniversary reunion reception at 5:30 p.m. Thursday November 20 2003 during CEDA Dredging Days. The reception will be held at the Park Restaurant at the Amsterdam Rai Congress Centre. Read More

Titan Lifts 4000-ton Wreck

March/April 2003Titan Maritime has lifted the forward section of the Delta Conveyor a converted T-2 tanker that sank in the Mississippi River adjacent to Delta Bulk Terminal in Convent Louisiana. The Titan crew cut the ship into two pieces using chain cutters. The 300 x 90 barge Marmac-300 was partially submerged and the wreck was pulled onto the inclined barge using Titan Linear Chain Pullers. The lift was approximately 4000 tons believed to be the heaviest single salvage lift ever completed on the Mississippi River. Read More

W&S Introduces Rugged Small Dredge

March/April 2003 issueW&S Dredge Manufacturer in Greenbush Michigan has been in business for 35 years designing and manufacturing small dredges. The company has built several dredges for small projects such as one eighth of an acre or larger ponds but these units ended up too heavy too bulky and too time consuming and costly to move in and out of the job site locations. The company has solved all these problems with a new dredge Model D-16-2. Read More

W&S Introduces Rugged Small Dredge

March/April 2003 issueW&S Dredge Manufacturer in Greenbush Michigan has been in business for 35 years designing and manufacturing small dredges. The company has built several dredges for small projects such as one eighth of an acre or larger ponds but these units ended up too heavy too bulky and too time consuming and costly to move in and out of the job site locations. The company has solved all these problems with a new dredge Model D-16-2. There are three or more characteristics that helped achieve our goal said Tom Stojsik company president. First W&S and Pekor Pumps Inc. have developed a completely new lightweight heavy-duty six-inch dredge pump. This Ni-Hard pump is designed much like the larger sand and gravel pumps with a head capability of 250 feet. The main reason W&S choose Pekor Pumps Inc. is due to our experience over the last 25 years in receiving excellent product quality and service. Second a lightweight dredge pump was needed to achieve the quality and performance as in our larger dredge models. This has been accomplished. Third we achieved dredge mobility with the specially designed undercarriage and axle assembly which provides a roll-in roll-out system he said. The dredge is perfect for golf courses shrimp farms small marinas small sand slurry operations fishponds small clean up projects and much more said Stojsik.The new dredge model weighs less than 20000 pounds and is equipped with a powerful little cutterhead. We have referred to the word little as this dredge has been downscaled from our larger dredging units in order to handle smaller jobs said Stosjik. During our testing period of this unit we deliberately placed the dredge in severe conditions to find its weaknesses. The testing site was a sand and gravel pit containing large stones. Keep in mind this dredging unit has no business being placed in this type of dredging condition as its size does not allow for the passage of large stones. The dredge has been manufactured only for sand and small stones. However the performance during the testing phase in this particular situation went far beyond our expectations he said. Other unique and special features are the removable engine house cover and control cabin. The control cabin has been well insulated for noise reduction. This model is also equipped with lightweight aluminum side tanks which can be easily handled by one man. There are 10 side tanks and two main hull (full length) foam filled compartments. Three additional compartments have been placed under the engine pump and control house for a total of 15 individual compartments. Package prices for the Model D-16-2 vary between $127000.00 and $158000.00. Read More

NovAtel Developing Galileo Receivers

January/February 2003 issueNovAtel Inc. has announced a 220000 euro (US$ 235400) contract award for the initial development phase of the ground reference receiver for the European Galileo program. Work is to be completed by February 2003.The contract was awarded by the European Space Agency (ESA).Galileo is the European Unions global navigation satellite system expected to be in operation by 2008 with up to 30 satellites orbiting the earth. NovAtel and ESA are working toward replacing this interim agreement with a full contract worth 500000 euros. Work under the additional contract would be completed by the end of 2003. Read More