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.