Port Dredging & Maintenance
Global commerce does not have time for ports to silt up. If port channels and docks are silted up, vessels cannot dock to offload their cargo and move on to the next port of call. Port dredging is necessary to keep waterway traffic on schedule.
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The Versi-Dredge and Depth Master give port operators the opportunity to control depth on their own terms. No more waiting on large dredging contractors to mobilize fleets of equipment to manage an oversized offshore dredge in a port setting. The Versi-Dredge and Depth Master allow port operators to maintain their facilities and approach channels at 9.1m to 18m depth. When coupled with the proper dewatering setup, the IMS Versi-Dredge or Depth Master can provide significant cost savings over hiring a contractor on an annual basis for port maintenance.
The patented Starwheel Drive self-propulsion system makes sure that no vessels run into anchor cables, which have been known to wrap around ship propellers and cause damage. The Depth Master’s prop drive system allows the dredge to operate free of swing wires or cables. When the port dredging project is completed, the dredge can be stored on site as the overall footprint is the size of 1-2 ocean containers – depending on the dredge model.
If “water injection dredging” is an option for port maintenance, then the IMS JetMaster system can be added to the Model 7012 HP Versi-Dredge or Depth Master (DM-60). This allows the operator to bring the material into suspension and let the natural water current carry it away from the docks or channel.
One of three 7012 HP Versi-Dredge units delivered to the Indonesian Government on a single order.
Discharge from a Model 5012 HP Versi-Dredge operating at a marina in the U.K.
An IMS Model 5012 HP Versi-Dredge owned by the Town of Cobourg, Canada removes sand from Port Hope and pumps it onto an adjacent beach to restore sand levels.
As featured on the BBC News, an IMS Model 5012 HP Versi-Dredge cleans out the Gloucester’s docks in the U.K. to prepare for the local boat festival.
An IMS Model 7012 HP Versi-Dredge in Malaysia cleans out a luxury marina.
IMS Dredges is pleased to announce the sale of an IMS Model 7012 HP JetMaster® dredge to Matrix Reservoir Sdn. Bhd. for maintaining Tok Bali Supply Base (TBSB) in Kelantan, Malaysia.
In 2010 construction of a new port and sea wall in Grand Riviere, Martinique disrupted the natural sediment movement and transport patterns and resulted in beach erosion.
In a 2012 dredging project at Gloucester Docks and the nearby canal, almost 9,000 cubic metres of silt were removed from the mentioned area.
The sign at the entrance to Port Hope’s harbour advising boaters that the harbour is temporarily closed is expected to come down soon.
The dredger, with the aid of GPS guided software, is working through a grid pattern that will result in a full 12-foot deep entrance to the Cobourg harbour.
Land & Water were contracted with Carmarthenshire County Council to remove the build up of sand from the marina that had been washed in by the tidal currents.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, Los Angeles District, used an IMS Model 7012 HP Versi-Dredge® in a beneficial reuse project at Marina Del Rey, California, the largest man-made marina in the United States.
IMS Division of LWT, LLC has been active in the maintenance of Iraqi waterways from 2006 to present as part of Iraq reconstruction.