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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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.
A giant sewage dredger has begun extracting sediment from the Kishon River, kicking off the latest stage of rehabilitation efforts in what was once Israel’s most polluted waterway.
Marikina City’s IMS Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge has been successfully operational since early 2014 in Marikina River.
The dredging of the Kishon River has officially begun, with the ultimate goal of eliminating the pollution that has plagued the riverbed for decades.
The town Mayor Mario Magno has announced that the San Enrique dredging project will begin in the fall, probably October.
BAM International, a Dutch construction company, was awarded a contract by APM Terminals to operate a 25-year concession at the Port of Monrovia by the Liberian Government.
FEMA funded the purchase of the IMS Model 7012 HP Versi-Dredge® which will allow a local irrigation district to minimize damage to infrastructure and private property during the rainy season.
Mayor James “Bong” Gordon, Jr. proudly announced the arrival of the first Olongapo City-owned dredging machine to the residents of Abra St., Brgy. Barretto at the Gordon HELPS Caravan.
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.
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.
IMS Division of LWT, LLC has been active in the maintenance of Iraqi waterways from 2006 to present as part of Iraq reconstruction.