Year End Shipments Break Industry Record -- Sales to Over 25 Countries
Ellicott Dredges, LLC had a record-breaking Q4 of 2011, and a full year 2011. In fact over just the last 40 days of the year, the Ellicott team successfully shipped over a dozen new dredges to 7 different countries, including to every inhabited continent, setting an industry record. For the full year Ellicott made deliveries in over 25 countries. The dredges shipped in Q4 were both stock and custom designs, and ranged in size from a 300 SL 8" (200 mm) Swinging Ladder Dredge to several 1870 20" (500 mm) Cutterhead Dredges. The shipments required 87 truck loads from Ellicott's plants in Baltimore and Wisconsin!
Sample clients included:
a.) The Turkish Government for a Series 1870 Dragon® Cutter Dredger
b.) The Ministry of Water Resources of Iraq for multiple dredgers of different sizes
c.) The US Department of the Interior for an 860 Swinging Ladder dredge
d.) The Maharashtra Maritime Board in India for (2) Series 370 dredges for small harbors (a deal first announced by President Barack Obama during his 2010 trip to India)
e.) A marine contractor in California, USA, for a small swinging ladder dredge
Ellicott begins 2012 with several exciting orders including a custom, stainless steel, electrically powered bucketwheel dredge to be used by Mosaic in potash mining, and two 26" (660 mm) high-capacity dredgers each with a submerged ladder pump to be used by the Government of Bangladesh for river restoration. The Mosaic order represents a repeat order from a long-time client, one of the leading mining companies in the world with a market capitalization of over $15 Billion.
New Dredger Design Coming Soon
Ellicott has plans underway to introduce a new 1270 Dragon® model in 2012 with wider side tanks, 18" x 18" (457 x 457 mm) discharge, 190 HP (140 kW) cutter power, 1000 HP (746 kW) pump power, and 50 ft. (15 m) digging depth.
Vice President of Sales Paul Quinn said "this high level of shipments highlights the strength of Ellicott's manufacturing and financial resources. We anticipate an even stronger 2012 as we expand our customer base worldwide."
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