DSC Dredge and Deep Diggers Ltd Announce the Launch of 18” Shark Class Dredges Manufactured in Bangladesh

SOURCE: DSC Dredge | December 29, 2021

Reserve, Louisiana – In 2019 DSC Dredge LLC, a world leading manufacturer of cutter suction dredges, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Deep Diggers Ltd, Bangladesh with a project focus of providing an engineering design and component package. Deep Diggers Ltd imported all the dredge components from DSC including the Caterpillar diesel engine, dredge pump, gearbox, cutter assembly, winches, hydraulic system and lever room and controls.  All steel fabrication including the hull, side pontoons, ladder and spuds were built by Deep Diggers at their facility in Chattogram, Bangladesh. Deep Diggers installed all the DSC supplied components including the complete hydraulic and electrical systems.  After a year building and countless manpower hours, the two companies are proud to announce the successful launch of two 18” Shark Class dredges.   DSC provided Product Support for 30 days onsite to help commission the two new dredges and provide crew training in operations and maintenance.

A video of the launch accompanying this announcement is available by clicking here.

Director of International Dredge Sales at DSC Dredge, Charles Sinunu commented, “Deep Diggers Chairman Gauhar Siraj Jamil and his Directors had the wisdom and confidence that they could produce quality dredges with the support from DSC.  I expected some challenges with the first build but everything went very smoothly.  We have proved the concept to ourselves and to the local market.  We look forward to a very long relationship with Deep Diggers.”

The 18” Shark Model SH-10300-200-56D has the advantage to dig to 17m (56 ft) below the surface, deeper than most of the dredges in Bangladesh.  The dredges built in Bangladesh will use the same advanced components as DSC dredges built in the USA including variable displacement-load sense and variable displacement-closed loop systems.  They are powered by a single Caterpillar C32 diesel engine rated 1125 hp and features a 200 hp cutter drive. 

With the advanced DSC hydraulic system and fuel-efficient Caterpillar engine, this dredge will have a very low cost of operation which means more profits for the dredge contractors in Bangladesh.  This is a game changer for their industry.

One of the Deep Diggers Directors, Mr. Omar Sharif (Tuhin) stated, “We were pleased to partner with the premier dredge manufacturer from the USA, DSC Dredge.  I have known Charlie Sinunu for more than 15 years and we always hoped that we could find a project together.  Now as one of the Directors of Deep Diggers and the local representative of DSC, we can build as well as service all DSC dredges in the country.  We are factory trained and pride ourselves on providing 24/7/365 service to all DSC clients in Bangladesh.  We look forward to building many more dredges in the future with DSC.”  

DSC Dredge President and CEO, Bob Wetta commented, “I am extremely proud of the finished product, with all of the setbacks of COVID in 2020, the Deep Diggers manufacturing team stayed diligent in bringing this dredge to life. We look forward to the future and what it holds for our collaboration.”

DSC is 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 dredges. At DSC Dredge, we help customers make THE RIGHT CHOICE.  Quality, Innovation, Service, Commitment and Customization are key DSC attributes which explain why customers choose to work with DSC.  DSC Dredge operates from three manufacturing facilities located in Reserve, LA, Poplarville, MS, and Greenbush, MI.  For more information about the company and its products, services and customized solutions, please visit www.dscdredge.com and follow us on Social Media.

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  • We explore all of the details of your project, such as the materials being dredged, length of flow run, depths, discharge point elevation, engine and pump preference and any other relevant information.
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DSC Dredge offers numerous different and flexible training options for companies that are new DSC dredge owners. We also offer training to any company that seeks to educate its personnel on dredge operation, mine planning, dredge maintenance or maximizing dredging efficiency—even if the company operates other dredge brands.

All new DSC Dredge owners have access to a 2-day training course at DSC’s primary U.S. training facility in Reserve, Louisiana, as well as onsite operational training when the dredge is officially launched. The first day of training reviews the fundamentals of dredging, while the second day focuses on the specific operations and maintenance of the new dredge. For more information about DSC Dredge’s training options, please visit website.

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