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.
IMS Versi-Dredge for River Maintenance
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.
If you would like to speak with someone about Versi-Dredge equipment and your river maintenance & dredging needs, call (866) 483-0014 or fill out our Project Information form.