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Amphibious Excavator

Dredging project in Sweden | Big Float E15

Gävleborgs Sjösanering AB is working outside of Gävle, Sweden using a Remu Big Float E15 amphibious pontoon undercarriage with a Volvo ECR145EL house. 

Living near a body of water has always appealed to many, however, some areas may require maintenance such as dredging and erosion control to keep up with the ever-changing environment.  Sweden has dozens and dozens of rivers and an estimated 101,000 lakes, not to mention the coastal areas and several small islands and reefs which keeps dredging companies quite busy.

 

One of those companies,Gävleborgs Sjösanering AB is working outside of Gävle, Sweden using a Remu Big Float E15 amphibious pontoon undercarriage with a Volvo ECR145EL house. This amphibious excavator is being used to dredge the underwater soil and sediment to clean the area near the shore and move the dredged material closer to the shoreline to form and strengthen the yard around the structure.  An additional excavator is used to help spread the material on the ground to speedup this process.  

Remu Big Float E15

 

As we know, erosion is consistent, so keeping up with the dredging process is imperative to maintaining the shoreline,especially where you have buildings and homes.