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Nugent Sand Company Orders Electric Dredger

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

July 12, 2018

DSC Marlin (Photo: DSC Dredge)

DSC Marlin (Photo: DSC Dredge)

Nugent Sand Company of Louisville, Ky. has finalized an agreement to purchase a new Marlin Class electric dredge from DSC Dredge, LLC.

DSC Dredge will produce a fully electric powered cutter head suction dredge that will mine to a depth of 80-feet, with estimated production of 700 tons/hour.  This new Marlin Class dredge will be delivered to a mine site which has been operated by Nugent Sand Company for over 30 years. 

Other areas of the property were previously dredged, but this DSC Marlin dredge will operate in a pit currently being dry-mined down to the water table. The dredge will feed a dewatering wheel before material is conveyed to the processing plant.

Tom Nugent, President of Nugent Sand Company, explained, “DSC Dredge listened to our needs, evaluated our production specifications and helped us make the right choice for Nugent Sand Company.”

The order was confirmed following the NSSGA 2018 Annual Convention and AGG1 Expo, held in Houston.  

DSC Dredge team members Lyn Condict, Bill Wetta and Charlie Johnson participated in and exhibited at the recent NSSGA expo and convention.  “The NSSGA environment is conducive to networking, exchanging of ideas, thus creating opportunities for all who attend and actively contribute,” said Lyn Condict. He continued, “We are eager to deliver this new DSC Marlin Class electric dredge in early 2019 and help Nugent Sand Company accomplish their specific production goals.”

Nugent Sand Company dates back to 1896 when the Nugent family began mining sand. Today, Nugent Sand Company produces sand and gravel for commercial, residential and infrastructure projects. The company has seven locations throughout Kentucky and Indiana with the ability to distribute products by truck, rail or barge, serving customers with ASTM- and DOT-approved materials in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

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