For 36 years, I have been the owner of Dredging Specialists in Mattoon,
For 36 years Dredging Specialists was a dredging contractor and builder
of dredgers, completing more than 150 projects.
have provided consulting services throughout the U.S. and seven other
countries, including Nigeria.
do dredger inspections [surveys] to determine the condition and value of
dredgers and support equipment.
am widely sought as an expert witness in lawsuits involving all aspects
of dredging, as well as construction, marine and farm equipment.
In 2010, I decided to retire from contract dredging, and sell my
equipment. I received many inquiries from people in Nigeria who wanted
to purchase dredgers for dredging sand. My dredger was suitable for
dredging soft mud, industrial and municipal sludge, and I refused to
sell it for dredging sand, no matter how much people wanted to buy it. I
sold my dredging plant in Jamaica to dredge red mud as a result of
refining bauxite, for which it was ideally suited.
From my involvement with people in Nigeria wanting to get into dredging,
I learned the following:
Many people do not know what type of dredger to purchase for dredging
sand. Many times they buy the wrong dredger.
Many people do not know the size or type of dredger for dredging in
rivers, harbors, inland lakes, or in the open ocean. Many times they buy
the wrong dredger.
Many people do not know the horsepower required, the size of the dredge
pump needed, or other technical matters, which they must know to
purchase the correct dredger to get the production they need. Many times
they buy the wrong dredger.
Many people purchase used dredgers, without an inspection by a
knowledgeable person, and thus, they know nothing about the condition of
the dredger. This leads to disputes, lawsuits, and great financial loss.
With the above in mind, I offer my 36 years of knowledge and experience
in dredging, to Nigerian buyers considering purchasing a dredger.
Advice on the correct dredger to purchase for the intended application.
Advice on technical matters to assure buyers that they purchase a
dredger that will provide the production required and give long life.
Make inspections [surveys] for buyers of used dredgers and support
equipment, in the USA or Canada, to determine the condition, production
capabilities, and value. Rule number one. Inspect what you expect.
To work as an agent for buyers, in dealings with sellers, in the areas
of price, contracts, payment, and delivery. My legal experience as an
expert witness and experience in international trade will be very
helpful in protecting the buyer in contracts, payment, and delivery
After purchase, provide advice on preventive maintenance procedures to
get long life from dredgers and support equipment.
My services can save you millions of nairas, avoid worry, and give you
peace of mind as you purchase a dredger. Using my services is like
buying insurance against the high risk of a bad deal.
To discuss your needs and the cost for my services, contact me at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone
at 1-217-259-2229: My time is Nigerian time -5 hours. When you contact
me I will send you my 100 point dredger survey check list.