The Louisville, KY-based Nugent Sand Company has placed order for a new Marlin Class electric dredge with DSC Dredge, LLC. A purchase agreement was signed between the two companies at the NSSGA 2018 Annual Convention and AGG1 Expo, held in Houston, Texas.
Tom Nugent, President of Nugent Sand Company, who also serves on the NSSGA Board of Directors, explained, “NSSGA provides an excellent setting for aggregate producers and suppliers to engage and generate solutions for their requirements. DSC Dredge listened to our needs, evaluated our production specifications and helped us make the right choice for Nugent Sand Company.” DSC Dredge team members Lyn Condict, Bill Wetta and Charlie Johnson participated in and exhibited at the recent NSSGA expo and convention. “The NSSGA environment is conducive to networking, exchanging of ideas, thus creating opportunities for all who attend and actively contribute,” said Lyn Condict. He continued, “We are eager to deliver this new DSC Marlin Class electric dredge in early 2019 and help Nugent Sand Company accomplish their specific production goals.”
DSC Dredge will produce a fully electric powered cutter head suction dredge that will mine to a depth of 80 ft, with estimated production of 700 tons/hour. This new Marlin Class dredge will be delivered to a mine site, which has been operated by Nugent Sand Company for over 30 years. Other areas of the property were previously dredged, but this DSC Marlin dredge will operate in a pit currently being dry-mined down to the water table. The dredge will feed a de-watering wheel before material is conveyed to the processing plant.