Around the world the need for river dredging is increasing annually. 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.
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 then 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. The Versi-Dredge’s one truck transportable design allows municipal governments and contractors do 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 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 constantly 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 industrial 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 and pump them to a water treatment plant on shore.
The Versi-Dredge can also be deployed in rivers for mining sand for infrastructure development projects. It can also be utilized to mine gold, diamonds and other precious stones if required.