Sand Mining / Dredging

Sand mining and dredging is critical to infrastructure development around the globe. It is used in the manufacturing of abrasives, concrete and is mixed with salt to use on icy roads. Sand dredging can extract various minerals that contain useful elements like titanium. Sand mining can also be used in the replacement of eroded coastline.

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Versi-Dredge Capabilities

IMS is a major supplier of one truck transportable sand mining dredge systems to private sector buyers. The IMS Model 7012 HP Versi-Dredge is ideal for sand mining, as the system is the deepest digging one-truck transportable ladder pump dredge available at 9.1m (30 ft.). The Versi-Dredge is self-propelled, so there’s no need to set and reset anchor cables.

The maximum 305mm discharge line makes the discharge manageable when dewatering space is limited. The optional GPS system allows the operator to maneuver the dredge cutter into the existing channel design and remove no more than is necessary to fulfill the maintenance contract. The cuts can be tracked against the pre-dredging survey to show the client that the contract has been completed within scope.

With a 10” (254mm) x 12” (305mm) hi-chrome GIW Industries sand mining pump ladder mounted behind the cutterhead, solids intake between 20-25%. The easy to use joystick controls with CAN Bus diagnosing system and back up lever controls insuring minimum downtime when sand mining. The SolidsMaster will convey more sedimentary sand to the pump intake than any dredge in its class. Basket cutters will have reduced solids on the return swing as they take in more water.

For more compacted sand deposits and sand bars above the water line, the IMS JetMaster system can be added to the Versi-Dredge or Depth Master to enhance excavation capabilities and increase overall production output.

An IMS Model 5012 HP Versi-Dredge® dredges sand from a sand mine in Florida.
A Model 5012 HP Versi-Dredge® mines sand at a sand pit in Deleware.
A Model 7012 HP Versi-Dredge® undercuts dense sand deposits in Martinique.

An IMS Model 7012 HP Versi-Dredge® cuts a river channel in India to prevent flooding of a village during the rainy season.

Two IMS Model 7012 HP Versi-Dredges® being used to dredge sand out of the Niger River.

An IMS Model 5012 HP Versi-Dredge® dredges sand from a sand mine in Florida. The 5012 HP is equipped with an 8×10 GIW sand dredging pump.

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District dredges Marina del Rey Harbor in Western Los Angeles County.

Discharge from an IMS Model 5012 HP Versi-Dredge® replenishing sand on Victoria Beach.

Am IMS Model 5012 HP Versi-Dredge® with Patented Starwheel self propulsion in the Phillipines. 

An early 1990’s IMS 5012 LP Versi-Dredge® produces impressive solids at a sand mine in Texas.

Murjan Al-Sharq for Marine Services (MSMS) performs maintenance dredging at a major oil producer’s sea water plant in Saudi Arabia.

A late 1990’s IMS 5012 LP Versi-Dredge® produces high solids at a mine in Holland, Michigan.
A Model 7012 HP Versi-Dredge® discharges sand and gravel from a river site in Asia.
An IMS Model 7012 HP Versi-Dredge® dredges sand and sea grass from a real estate development in the Caribbean.


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Silica Dredger Finds Success with Unique Dredge

After a number of unproductive attempts with other equipment, a search led to the IMS Versi-Dredge® which promised a higher concentration of solids and a more economical operation.