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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

SEMCO Building Three Dredges

August 27, 1999

SEMCO, Inc., located approximately 15 miles south of New Orleans, is currently building three 28 in. Super Dragon cutter/suction dredges for Ellicott Machine Corp. International. The Ellicott dredges will feature a 28-in. cutter with 1,006 hp, a 3,100 hp hull pump and a 955 hp ladder pump. The dredges are designed to produce 1,060 cu. yds. of coarse sand through a 6,561.6 ft. pipeline. They will have a spud carriage system, which was pioneered by Ellicott, capable of exerting 44 tons of crowding force. The quarters will accommodate a crew of 10. All three dredges will be delivered in 1999.

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