Middle East Dredging Co, situated in Beirut in the heart of Lebanon, was born of the
every-day dredging world. It was founded in 2001 to accomplish the Marine
Dredging projects all around Lebanon and Africa. The experience made before that
period by some Engineer partners in the company in the field of dredging
technology, was a big gain for the company, which resulted in the development of a
multitude of new sand and gravel dredgers and peripheral equipment.
The improvement of quality, efficiency, working life and maintenance-ease and
environmental standards of dredgers equipment is continually worked on. The quality
of work opened the Lebanese and African market for Middle East Dredging Co.
The principal feature of all dredgers used by Middle East Dredging Co is that the loosened material is raised from its in site state in suspension through a pipe system connected to a centrifugal pump. Various means can be employed to achieve the initial loosening of the material. If it is naturally very loose, suction alone may be sufficient, but firmer material may require mechanical loosening or the use of water jets. Hydraulic dredging is most efficient when working with fine materials, because they can easily be held in suspension. Coarser materials – and even gravel – can be worked but with a greater demand on pump power and with greater wear on pumps and pipes.