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DSC’s Newest Dredge - the SHARKUDA® - Now in Operation and Revolutionizing the Dredging Industry

With much talk surrounding DSC Dredge’s the SHARKUDA® both regionally and internationally, DSC proudly announces its first SHARKUDA® is now in operation and the building of its second SHARKUDA® underway.


The SHARKUDA® Dredge Class is designed to excel in areas otherwise difficult to access; it incorporates two newly patented technologies: the new walking carriages which allow the dredge to continually move forward without anchors for continuous, uninterrupted production; and the new swinging ladder which allows for wide deep swings to operate more efficiently than any other conventional dredge on the market.

According to DSC’s Director of Domestic Dredge Sales, Charles Johnson, the SHARKUDA® now changes the game with respect to hydraulic dredging. By successfully combining designs of both conventional and swinging ladder dredges, and adding the seamless movement of our patented new technology, the gliding spud carriage, DSC has created the most efficient dredge in the world. The SHARKUDA offers a wider cut width than a comparable conventional dredge of its class, it removes the loss production time caused by the repositioning of anchors, and its seamless advance is faster than both conventional and swinging ladder dredges of any kind. These features make the DSC SHARKUDA® the most efficient dredge available anywhere in our industry.

Available with diesel or electric power, the SHARKUDA® can reach dredging depths down to 43 feet (13.1 m). Standard discharge sizes range from 12 inches (300 mm) to 18 inches (450 mm).

It was also noted that the SHARKUDA® ideal dredging applications include aggregate mining, lake management, river dredging, contract dredging, environmental clean-up and coastal restoration.

DSC is in the process of building its second SHARKUDA®. Owner, Page Riley of Phillips and Jordan, stated “We selected DSC’s SHARKUDA® Dredge based on its innovative technology and increased production efficiency. DSC’s sales and service teams have been extremely attentive to our specific needs in order to provide a quality product for our project.”

DSC Dredge is the dredge and dredging equipment supplier of choice in countries all around the world, including India, all parts of Africa including Nigeria, Egypt, Bangladesh, Dominican Republic, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Canada, and beyond!  DSC has products and/or services represented in almost 50 countries.

DSC is also a global leader in the dredge manufacturing industry, engineering superior customized dredging solutions to meet specific application needs, while continuing to exceed customer expectations. DSC Dredge designs and manufactures high quality, durable cutter suction and underwater pump mining dredges. At DSC Dredge, we help customers make THE RIGHT CHOICE.  Quality, Innovation, Service, Commitment and Customization are key DSC attributes which explain the reasons customers choose to work with DSC.  DSC Dredge operates from three manufacturing facilities located in Reserve, LA, Poplarville, MS, and Greenbush, MI.

Source: DSC Dredge LLC