What Is Land Reclamation and Its Purpose?

What Is Land Reclamation and Its Purpose?

When growing populations find themselves in need of new land for roads or housing, they’ll turn to land reclamation. In some cases, communities use land reclamation as a means of additional protection against damaging weather patterns. But what is land reclamation?...
Mechanical Dredging & Hydraulic Dredging – What is the difference?

Mechanical Dredging & Hydraulic Dredging – What is the difference?

Whether you are trying to clear sediment and debris out a harbor, stream or other body, you’ll likely need the help of a dredging machine. Dredging is the process of removing sediment from bodies of water to restore them for better use. So, how does dredging work? The...
The Many Benefits of Inland Dredging

The Many Benefits of Inland Dredging

Lakes, harbors, streams, and other bodies of water provide means of transportation for goods and recreational purposes. Over time, these waterways will accumulate sediment and debris that can make them difficult to navigate and cause environmental hazards. On top of...

The Ellis Island

The Ellis Island recently commenced dredging operations on Phase 1 of the MSCIP Comprehensive Barrier Island Restoration Plan in the U. S. Gulf of Mexico offshore of Gulfport Mississippi. With a 15,000 cubic yard capacity Ellis Island is the largest hopper dredge in the U. S..

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Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD) is North America’s dredging industry leader, the largest provider of marine dredging, and the only U.S. company with substantial overseas operations. 

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