Sedimentation build-up reduces electric generation and water volume requiring dredging to maintain efficient operation.
Hydro dams & reservoirs, eroding sediment can gradually build and cause reduced water storage and water quality issues. This buildup can affect recreational activities as well as aquatic life. Industrial runoff can further contaminate the water.
EDE dredges have been used to maintain lake depths and contaminated material cleanup.
Removing silt, fines, sand, gravel and other material from behind a dam and around the intakes is a critical function in order to assure efficient operation of the power generation system, as well assuring maintenance of the proper water level supply.
The natural flow of water commonly causes the need for regular dredging of local waterways. Other than mining, the most common use for an EDE dredge is reservoir dredging.
Reservoirs provide drinking water and power to human populations around the globe. They are also the food source and habitat for many species of plants and animals. Natural erosion, pollution, and deforestation all contribute to the clogging of reservoirs with silt and other debris that threatens these resources.
Dredging is a necessary maintenance activity for reservoirs around the globe.
EDE offers custom pumping solutions and operating platforms for dredges, barrages, boosters, e-houses and substations configured to client’s requirements. We provide various products and services.