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Ellicott Takes On Rohr-Idreco Line in Latin America

Rohr-Idreco RISD 600 (24") 100' digging depth dredge for removal of sedimentation behind the Inga dam in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Photo: Ellicott Dredges)

Ellicott Dredges LLC & Rohr-Idreco Dredge Systems, which are owned by Ellicott Dredge Enterprises, LLC, has  announced that Ellicott's Latin American Sales Manager, Andres Borasino, will be adding the Rohr-Idreco deep digging dredge product lines to his area of responsibilities. The three product lines complement each other by offering customers multiple dredging options based on the their material and digging depth requirements. Andres has been with Ellicott for over four years successfully expanding the brand throughout Latin America.

US Treasury Secretary Visits Ellicott Dredges

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew (L) and Senator Ben Cardin (R) take a tour of Ellicott's facilities in Baltimore (Photo courtesy of Ellicott Dredges)

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, together with U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (D- Md.), visited Ellicott Dredges March 9 at the company’s Baltimore plant for a discussion about U.S. export policies, the U.S. Government financing entity Eximbank and infrastructure investment programs. Lew met with senior management from Ellicott including, as well with shop floor employees assembling Ellicott dredges. The Secretary chose Ellicott for its century plus of leadership in dredge design and manufacturing and involvement in engineering projects around the world…

Ellicott Dredges Adds Parts Distributor in Mexico

Ellicott Dredges, LLC appointed MAKISUR S.A. de C.V. as its distributor for dredge parts in Mexico. Makisur will distribute parts and provide technical and onsite support for all of Mexico’s existing and new Ellicott dredge owners. Makisur will maintain a stock of critical spare parts for the 370 Dragon and 670 Dragon model dredges and does have capacity for growth as demand increases. Ellicott has 15 years of collaboration with Makisur having placed dozens of Ellicott Dredges into the Mexican market and now has the ability to locally supply stock parts in Mexico. The Ellicott/Makisur Parts Depot is located in Tabasco, Mexico, and has the capability to ship parts to all of Mexico. makisur.com  

Ellicott Dredges Receives Four Awards

Ellicott's President Peter Bowe (right) and Vice President-Sales, Paul Quinn (middle), and WEDA Exec Dir. Larry Patella (left).

Ellicott Dredges, LLC-a unit of Ellicott Dredge Enterprises, LLC-and its management have recently received multiple awards from international and national organizations for its technical innovations, leadership in the dredging industry, organizational growth, and community contributions. Ernst & Young, one of the "Big Four" accounting firms, has announced that Ellicott Dredges' President Peter Bowe is the recipient of its 2009 "Entrepreneur of the Year" award for Maryland in the manufacturing category. An independent panel of seven judges selected Bowe from the nominee pool.

Ellicott Dredges Receives Export Achievement Award

The U.S. Commerce Department awarded Ellicott Dredges, a Division of Baltimore Dredges, LLC, its 2006 Export Achievement Award on September 8. The Award was presented by Congressman Ben Cardin (Democratic nominee for US Senate in Maryland) and Commerce Deputy Assistant Secretary Colleen Litkenhaus. New Contracts in Iraq Bill Burwell of the Commerce Dept. said "Ellicott earned the award for its outstanding track record over the past several years in increasing its exports dramatically..."

Double Milestone for Ellicott Dredges

Ellicott employees gather at the company’s Baltimore plant following a celebratory lunch in front of a Series 370 Dragon dredger (Photo: Ellicott Dredges)

The employees of Ellicott Dredges LLC in Baltimore had two reasons for celebration this week, the company announced. First, Ellicott's Baltimore plant recorded a safety milestone of 1,000 consecutive working days without a lost time accident. In addition to this achievement, Ellicott is celebrating its 130th year of business. Founded in 1885, Ellicott first gained global recognition in the dredge business by building all the dredges used in the original construction of the Panama Canal.

OPIC Awards Ellicott for Dredge Work in Iraq

Congressman Mark Meadows (NC) and Ellicott's Peter Bowe

In a ceremony at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation’s (OPIC) President and Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth L. Littlefield presented Ellicott Dredge Enterprises, LLC and its Ellicott Dredges LLC entity with OPIC’s inaugural “Impact Award” for Ellicott’s work in Iraq. Ellicott was one of only eight organizations across the country receiving this award from OPIC, the U.S. Government’s development finance institution. With the assistance of political risk insurance from OPIC…

Ellicot Dredges 2008 Annual Report

Ellicot Dredges’ New Plant in Wisconsin

In 2008 Ellicott Dredge Enterprises and its product units Ellicott Dredges, Mud Cat, IMS dredges, and Liquid Waste Technology (LWT) sold close to 100 dredges in over 20 countries. The company introduced new dredge products with more underway. The company's new plant in Wisconsin near Minneapolis is in full production. Egypt: Sale via a Bechtel affiliate of two LWT remote-controlled dredges to maintain power plant intake cooling water access channels at two power plants, Nubaria and El Tebbin. The Nubaria sale is itself a follow-on order.

Ellicott Dredges Bags Three US Govt Contracts

Ellicott 860SL Swinging Ladder Dredge  (Photo: Ellicott Dredges)

Ellicott Dredges announced it was recently awarded three contracts with the U.S. government. The first contract is for a customized Ellicott 860SL Swinging Dragon dredge and support boat for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR). This dredge will be used to increase depth and restore water flow in the Colorado River, and to create wetland habitats. One of the primary objectives of this program is multi-species conservation, including birds, fish, turtles, insects and plants. Ellicott has already supplied multiple dredges to the USBR for the Colorado River management project.

Ellicott Dredges 125th Anniversary

 Photo courtesy Ellicott Dredges, LLC

Ellicott Dredges, founded in 1885, celebrated its 125th anniversary by taking a dinner cruise around the Port of Baltimore aboard the turn of the century paddlewheel riverboat The Black-Eyed Susan. The Port (which Ellicott's predecessors helped create in the 1700s with the first dredge, a two horse power-driven machine) has written a feature story about Ellicott Dredges in the latest edition of its magazine. The article appears in the September/October 2010 issue. Almost 150 people celebrated Ellicott's 125th anniversary including employees…

Ellicott Dredges Acquires Rohr Sand & Gravel Dredge Operations

Ellicott 370 Dragon® Dredge in sand mine

Ellicott Dredge Enterprises, LLC of Baltimore, Md. USA has acquired selected assets of Rohr Corporation (USA), including its current backlog, and all associated intellectual property, as well as the shares of Rohr Bagger GMBH, based in Mannheim, Germany. Through a newly formed subsidiary, Rohr International Dredge Co., LLC, Rohr will operate as an independent, wholly-owned subsidiary of Ellicott. The Rohr companies are leading manufacturers of automated floating clamshell and bucket ladder dredge systems for the sand & gravel and aggregate industries…

Ellicott Dredges Federal Expansion Grant

Pictured (right to left)  Ellicott's Director of Manufacturing Robert Thomas with Plant Manager Alexander Green in front of 670 dredge currently under manufacture. (Photo courtesy Ellicott Dredges)

The U.S. Department of Transportation (Maritime Administration) has announced that Ellicott Dredges, LLC of Baltimore, Md. has won a grant for $1.75m to help finance capacity expansion for manufacturing dredgers. Ellicott's project, entitled "Efficient Dredge Building," will create and retain over 20 jobs and will increase Ellicott's crane capacity and modernize its machining capabilities. It will also help pay for modern welding equipment and state-of-the-art IT systems for manufacturing and engineering.

Ellicott Tallies Three Custom Dredger Contracts

B2190E (Image: Ellicott Dredges)

Ellicott Dredges, LLC announced contracts for three new custom-designed dredges, all scheduled to be delivered before the end of 2017. In the first instance a major international chemical company selected Ellicott to build a custom electric bucketwheel dredge to mine salt in a very hard digging application. The new dredge, which will increase the mine’s output per operating hour and reduce its cost per ton of salt produced, will become the mine’s primary dredge. The salt will be used as feedstock for various chemical products such as chlorine based PVC.

Ellicott's ROHR Acquires IDRECO Assets

IDRECO 32 m (100 ft) digging depth, 400 TPH sand mining dredger.

ROHR, an Ellicott Dredge Enterprises, LLC Unit, Acquires IDRECO Sand and Gravel Dredge Design & Manufacturing Operation. Ellicott Dredge Enterprises (EDE) is pleased to announce that its subsidiary Rohr International Dredge Holdings, Inc. acquired the principle business assets of IDRECO GmbH , including its current backlog, inventory and all associated intellectual property (IPR), on June 29, 2012. IDRECO, which is based in Heerenberg, the Netherlands, approximately 100 km from Amsterdam…

Delaware Officials Commission 2 Ellicott Dredges

Ellicott Dredges announces several significant new orders from three state governments in the USA, as well as for multiple U.S. federal government agencies. One project is an EPA-approved PCB Superfund project. Ellicott has delivered the final dredge of a previously announced precedent-setting four dredge order for the State of Delaware, a Series 670 "Dragon" named the "BROADKILL". The State has named its new MC-2000 Mud Cat the Indian River. Delaware Secretary of State Harriet Smith Windsor commissioned the Broadkill and the Indian River for Governor Ruth Ann Minner at a formal ceremony on November 4 , at the State’s newly dredged Indian River marina.

Two New Dredge Simulators from Ellicott

Cutter dredge simulator with three 42" (107 cm) screens

After two years of development, Ellicott Dredges announced the startup of two new dredging simulators, one for cutter dredges and one for auger dredges. Both are available for immediate use. These simulators are the most modern dredge simulator systems in North America, and will be used in conjunction with Ellicott's existing dredge training program. Auger dredge training is available at Ellicott’s Wisconsin, U.S. factory. The simulators are equipped with three large panoramic screens to replicate the actual view from the operator’s control room…

SEMCO Building Three Dredges

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.

Two Management Changes at Ellicott Dredge

Rob Schettle (left) and Gert de Vries

Ellicott Dredge Enterprises announced two personnel changes to its senior management team. Gert de Vries has joined as Senior Director of Engineering, in which capacity he will be supporting the engineering departments of all of Ellicott's brands, principally Ellicott and Rohr-Idreco. He will also be mentoring the company’s engineering teams. Additionally, Rob Schettle has been promoted to General Manager at Ellicott's subsidiary Liquid Waste Technology. He will now be responsible for running Ellicott’s plant in New Richmond, Wisconsin.

Video: Dredgers at Work in Latin America

Ellicott 670 Dragon dredge (Photo: Ellicot)

A major port in Latin America is in the midst of an expansion project to increase its container handling capacity and accommodate Post-Panamax vessels. Commissioned for this project are two Ellicott cutter suction dredges, which are both currently at work deepening the berthing area for the new terminal. The first Ellicott dredge, a Series 370 with a 300 x 250 mm pump and 328 kW of total installed power, has been working at this port for over six months. Joining the 370 is a Series 670 dredge, with 350 x 350 mm pump and 597 kW of total power.

Ellicott Refurbishes Cutter Dredger

Photo: Ellicott

While Ellicott is known primarily for dredge design and manufacturing, it also offers services for refurbishment and modernization of any manufacturer’s dredge. Ellicott said it has completed the refurbishment of the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD) 12” (300 mm) cutter dredge Commodore. After extensive flood damage, GLDD hired Ellicott to refurbish and modernize the Commodore, a non-Ellicott dredge, including hydraulics, electric controls and the booster pump. One of the main improvements was a comprehensive upgrade to the Commodore’s hydraulic system.

Ellicott Gets New Orders, Sells Business

Ellicott International received orders for four units of its new patented Mud Cat MC-2000 model auger dredge. Three will be going to Mexico where a local contractor will be desilting rivers in the State of Veracruz. The State of Veracruz specified the use of the MC-2000 for its high output and low turbidity with delivery slated for the first quarter of 2002. A U.S. contractor bought a fourth unit for cleaning fly ash ponds for a major utility, American Electric Power. The U.S. Patent Office has just awarded a patent to the MC-2000 for its innovative low turbidity excavation and pumping systems. In recent applications both the U.S. Environmental…

New Cutter Suction Dredge: Modern and Efficient

Image: Ellicott Dredges

Ellicott Dredges, LLC has debuted a new design 20” (500 mm) cutter suction dredge, the Series 2070 Dragon dredge. Aiming to take advantage of modern, up-to-date technology and advanced design techniques, the new dredger unit will eventually replace the Series 1870 Dragon as Ellicott’s standard and in-stock 20” dredge. “This is a truly modern and efficient design without any sacrifice of the versatility, long life and high production rates that owners of the 1870 have come to expect,” said Paul Quinn, Vice President of Sales for Ellicott.

Canal Corporation Awards Contract

New York State Canal Corporation announced that the contract for a new hydraulic cutter-head dredge has been awarded to Ellicott Dredges of Baltimore, Md. The acquisition of the new dredge is a part of the Canal Corporation's ongoing effort to upgrade its fleet and increase its dredging capacity, while complying with environmental regulations. The new dredge will be stationed in Utica, NY and will replace a 1927 DeLaVergne. The new dredge will have double the horsepower of existing dredge, which is aimed to provide less down-time for repairs and maintenance. Delivery is scheduled for May 24, 2006. The newest dredge in the Canal Corporation's fleet is currently a 1980 Ellicott based in Waterford, NY.

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