River Dredging Machines

Every year the need for river dredging increases around the world. Communities that surround the natural flow of a river are susceptible to annual flooding during the rainy season. If the river is not properly maintained, silt, sand and debris can accumulate and form a bottleneck. If a major rain event occurs then the bottleneck will restrict flow and the river will rise above its banks and flood local businesses and dwellings, causing millions of dollars in property damage and possible loss of life. River dredging is necessary to maintain the natural flow of rivers and limit the potential for disaster.

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IMS Versi-Dredges Maintaining Rivers Around The World

Two IMS 5012 LP Versi-Dredge units clean out a polluted river in Colombia.

An IMS 5012 HP Versi-Dredge cleans out a river in the Philippines.

An IMS 7012 HP dredges sand from a river in Malaysia.

An IMS 5012 HP Versi-Dredge performs river maintenance dredging for the Brunei Government.

One of eight IMS Model 7012 HP Versi-Dredge units operating on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in Iraq.

Two IMS Model 7012 HP Versi-Dredge units on the Niger River.

An IMS 5012 HP Versi-Dredge performing maintenance dredging on the River Thames.

An IMS 7012 HP Versi-Dredge works on the Kishon River project in Israel.

An IMS 7012 HP Versi-Dredge deepens a river in India.

An IMS 7012 HP cuts an emergency channel through a sand bank in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. The project was so successful that the government purchased a second 7012 HP Versi-Dredge.

A 7012 HP Versi-Dredge works in conjunction with several amphibious excavators to create a new river route. The amphibious excavators were used to lower the overburden level and remove large bushes.

An IMS 5012 HP Versi-Dredge performs maintenance dredging of a river in North Dakota and discharges into geotextile tubes. The dredge was propelled using the secondary cable drive system.

The Philippines Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) uses their IMS 5012 LP Versi-Dredge to deepen a river in Pampanga as part of the governments flood mitigation program.

A contractor in the Philippines uses their IMS 7012 HP Versi-Dredge to deepen a river.

A contract in Mexico uses their IMS 5012 LP Versi-Dredge for a maintenance dredging contract with the government. The contractor also used the WeedMaster cutterhead to remove a dense vegetation cover.

An IMS 5012 LP Versi-Dredge performs maintenance dredging of the Golden Horn River in Turkey.

An IMS 7012 HP Versi-Dredge performs a river maintenance dredging contract in the Philippines.

Versi-Dredge Capabilities

The Versi-Dredge has been utilized for various river dredging activities around the globe, including flood mitigation, sand mining, navigation channel deepening, and environmental dredging. The Versi-Dredge’s one-truck transportable design allows municipal governments and contractors to quickly deploy the dredge to a trouble spot and open it up to maintain proper depth and hydraulic flow. The dredge can then easily be removed by a single crane and stored off site until it is needed for river maintenance again.

In the case of environmental dredging, the Versi-Dredge can be outfitted with a customized pump that can cut and pump cans, bottles, plastic bags, ropes, rice sacks, etc. without clogging like normal hydraulic dredges do. This allows operators to remove silt and mud from rivers where dense populations have used the river as a trash can.

In the case of pollution clean-up, the Versi-Dredge can be put into cable drive mode and a GPS system and environmental cutterhead can perform surgical dredging in a precision grid format to remove layers of contaminated materials from rivers and pump them to a water treatment plant on shore.

An IMS Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge® cleans silt, sand, and debris from river flowing through the City of Marikina, Philippines.

An IMS Model 7012 HP Versi-Dredge® deepens a river in the Philippines.

An IMS Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge® cleaning the contaminated Bogota River in Colombia.

An IMS Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge® uses the IMS Broadcaster Discharge Attachment to spray nutrient rich mud onto mangroves in Trinidad.

An IMS Model 7012 HP Versi-Dredge® with a Dual Broadcaster Discharge Attachment dredges a river channel in Iowa to prevent future flooding.


Brunei Dredging For Monsoon Season

Brunei Gears up For Monsoon Season

In preparation for the rainy season, which may cause flooding, a specialised sophisticated dredger machine was deployed in several major channels at the Menglait and Kedayan rivers.

Dredge in water

Brunei Receives A Dredger To Control Flooding

Brunei might have just found a solution to “better control” flood situations, as a new, efficient and economical dredge has arrived in the Sultanate to deepen and de-silt rivers, lakes, coastal areas and marinas.