3 Things to Know About Deep Water Dredging

October 3rd, 2017 by Javeler Marine Services

When you decide to conduct deep water dredging, there are several things you need to know. This will help you to find the right company as well as to ensure that the procedures are followed properly.

The Process

The more you know about the process, the easier it will be to figure out why deep water dredging is important. You need to identify what makes your project unique. It will allow you to talk details with the company so they can determine the equipment that needs to be used.

Some of the questions to discuss include:
– How deep is the water?
– What needs to be done?
– Where should the material be diverted to?

Once you can answer these questions, it will allow you to move forward. Plus, there are going to be many questions asked of you by the company. When you can provide more insight into the inner workings, you can get more accurate pricing. If they have to do the research to answer the questions, it will increase the services and costs.

The Equipment

The equipment will vary based on what needs to be done. Some of what will be used includes submersible dredge pumps, hydraulic power units, and other components.

Another set of equipment that will be used includes sonar and live video feed cameras. This will provide a visual to what’s going on in the water, regardless of how deep it is. In many instances, it’s not possible to send a person down there to see what’s going on. As such, the teams rely on what the cameras see in order to move the equipment into place and complete the job.

Depending on where the dredging is needed, a mini barge might also be utilized. This serves as a platform to carry all of the equipment. It might provide its own power or depend on the power from another boat. In many instances, the barges will be used to ensure that the job is done – especially when there’s nothing else out there in the water.

The Costs

There are always going to be costs associated with deep water dredging. When you contact a company to do it for you, it’s important to find out what the final costs will be. It ensures that you don’t receive any surprise bills in the mail.

The cost should include the services, labor, and tax. You should also ensure it covers going as deep as needed. If there’s suddenly a need to go another 20 feet or 50 feet, you don’t want to incur any additional expenses.

With the process, the equipment, and the costs, you will know more about everything that will take place. It will allow you to plan more effectively and get your crew into position so that they can help however it is needed.

In the end, when you know more about deep water dredging, it will allow you to get the service that you need. You can focus on your operations and know that the service isn’t something you have to do on your own.