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Dredge Yard presents latest developments at WEDA Mexico 2015

Dredge Yard was the Gold sponsor of the WEDA Mexico 2015 Annual Meeting. That meeting took place in the Centro Asturiano de Polanco located in the heart of Mexico City’s bustling Polanco neighborhood. There Dredge Yard presented their latest developments at the WEDA in Mexico.

At the event, our Marketing Manager, Iulia Berchiu and the CEO, Basel Yousef presented our dredging equipment and dredging solutions. In addition, they provided information about Dredge Yards latest projects that are dedicated to achieving the highest performance while protecting the environment and cutting the costs. Some of these projects are:

  • Dis-mountable cutter suction dredger 450 that is under construction in the Netherlands;
  • The ECO200 dredger is designed to be compact, economic and therefore easy to transport;
  • The auger dredger is similar to ECO200 dredger but equipped with an auger head for sediment and sludge dredging. Presumably the auger dredger will be delivered at end of this year.

Dredging opportunities at WEDA Mexico

The WEDA Mexico Annual Meeting 2015 focused on the many dredging opportunities available in Mexico. These opportunities are a result of Mexico’s robust port infrastructure development and investment program. The meeting 2015 brought together professionals around the world to provide expert advice and share ideas. These professionals included Mexico’s Ministry of Transportation, Mexican port authority officials, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Panama Canal Authority.

According to Frederick Paup, Chairman of the Board Manson Construction Co., the event was informative. The company also appreciates the excellent turnout by the Mexican port authorities’ representatives.

Panama topic was brought up by the International Trade Specialist of the Panama Canal Authority, Javier Gilberto Carrillo Koo. He explained the impact and opportunities involved in the Panama Canal expansion.

Arturo Cors de la Fuente, Business & Institutional Relations Director of the CICE Group (Integral Foreign Trade Corporation) discussed the evolution of Mexican Ports. That evolution is considered a growth approach.

Open to private companies

Arturo Cors de la Fuente states: “Dredging in Mexico has changed during the last years. Before it was a Government activity and only large projects were subject of hiring private companies. Nowadays, the market has opened up to private companies and there are few exceptions. Only the Mexican Navy that holds the dredgers for their own purpose. In the last decade Mexican market has contracted an average of $90 million/year reaching a peak of about $260 million in 7 years. ”

Both foreign and local companies are getting many opportunities at the Mexican dredging market. Juan Ignacio Cruz Lomeli, the GM of Desazolves y Dragados, related that the dredging industry is an activity that demands specialization and therefore can’t be handled by companies without experience.
“The conference filled my expectations in terms of exchanging ideas and networking. And as Ricardo Hernandez, the President WEDA Mexico Chapter, said: I hope this is the first congress of many more because we need to establish a close group of dredging experience here at the WEDA in Mexico.”

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Dredge Yard is showcasing at WEDA Mexico Chapter

The WEDA Mexico Chapter, representing all regions in Mexico, will at its 2015 Annual Meeting bring together dredging contractors and manufacturers from across the globe, senior U.S. and Mexican government and port officials, experts in the infrastructure, energy and dredging sector.

Dredge Yard, the dredging and mining manufacturer, is participating in the Mexican Chapter held in Mexico City, as a Gold Sponsor of the event.

The event will be a great opportunity for Dredge Yard to exchange ideas and experiences, share projects related information and find solutions for the Mexican dredging and port infrastructure development programs.

Meet our support team at WEDA Mexico Chapter

Dredge Yard’s support team will be present at the event to give all the information needed about the latest dis-mountable EURO DREDGER 450 that is under construction.

The company will also present the ECO200 dredger that has been designed after the advice of several dredging companies that have a need for a compact, economic and easy to transport dredger; as well as the auger dredger which is similar to Eco200 dredger but equipped with an auger head for sediment and sludge dredging.