DSC Dredge LLC, a world leader in dredge technology, has delivered its second new 18-inch x 18-inch Marlin Class dredge along with a DSC multipurpose workboat to a contractor in Nigeria.
These Marlin Class dredges are being used primarily on channel dredging, land development and reclamation as well as mining sharp sand out of the Nigerian rivers. With a digging depth capability of 23 meters, the DSC Marlin Class dredge can operate year round, including during the wet season when the rivers rise and most other dredges must stop operations.
The Marlin Class dredge is designed to meet the needs of deep mining and aggregate deposits by providing a more efficient tool for material excavation.
Every Marlin Class dredge is specifically designed to handle a particular deposit—from sand and gravel to industrial minerals—to ensure maximum efficiency. Deep digging capabilities are made possible by the use of an underwater pump system with a high torque cutter drive assembly to complement the rigorous demands of the deep mining industry.
The dredge is powered by Caterpillar diesel engines which together provide over 1500 hp to the dredge. The twin screw and shallow-draft design is ideal for operations in creeks and rivers where both power and maneuverability are needed.
There is also a telescoping hydraulic crane for handling spares and pipeline, as well as pusher knees on the bow and tow-bits on the stern.
Press Release, December 9, 2013