DSC Dredge wins U.S. Army Corps dredge bid

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 16, 2019

RESERVE – DSC Dredge, LLC, locally operated in Reserve, recently won a bid to aid the U.S. government in anti-terrorism efforts.

DSC Dredge was awarded a contract for a new, non-propelled, cutter suction head dredge advertised by The Marine Design Center of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. When completed, the new cutter suction head dredge will operate out of Astara, Azerbaijan to maintain the harbor depth and entrance.

Azerbaijan is a neighbor of Iran, and maintaining a functioning Coast Guard station is vital in the Coast Guard’s effort to patrol the Caspian Sea as a safeguard against terrorist activities.

Azerbaijan will join the many loyal customers of DSC, which now includes more than 45 countries around the world. The acquired Dredge is based on its 10” Wolverine Class dredge but will receive design modifications to meet the client’s specifications.

The Project will be handled in three phases.

Phase I: the Government will review the dredge design and confirm it complies with the requirements.

Phase II: involves DSC Dredge’s world-class team who, as they manufacture the vessel, will demonstrate its performance through successful testing at their Greenbush facility.

Phase III: entails DSC Dredge reassembling and reactivating the dredge at its final destination site in Azerbaijan. During this phase, full vessel performance with the dredge in the water will be demonstrated. A DSC highly trained specialist will perform training to the end user of the new dredge.

While the Wolverine Dredge is manufactured in its entirety out of DSC’s Greenbush facility, this customization venture provides the opportunity to have the Greenbush facility fabricate the flotation hull more closely in line with DSC’s southern facilities in Reserve and Poplarville, MS.

Bob Wetta, President & CEO of DSC stated “This is exciting for DSC Dredge for many reasons; not only because the Country of Azerbaijan surpasses our global reach of 45 countries that we supply Dredges to, but also, the design changes are believed to enhance the current design of the Wolverine Class dredge itself.”

For more information about the company and its products, services and customized solutions, please visit dscdredge.com.