There has been a lack of shallow water dredging equipment for use in different industry, but that is now past tense, with Aquamec Ltd’s innovation.
Aquamec Ltd is a Finland-based company that manufactures the Watermaster, a multipurpose solution for shallow work, includingSuction dredging, Backhoe dredging, Raking & Pile driving – all from dry ground to 6 meters depth. This is very useful for construction activities in water environment.
Watermaster reduces investment, operational and maintenance costs since one machine does the work of many separate machines.
Typical Watermaster applications include:
- Restore shallow waterways and shores
- Prevent floods and clean the environment
- Utilize in construction projects
- Maintain and clean industrial ponds
Watermaster is truly amphibious in all work modes, capable of operating in water, wetlands and on dry ground – able to reach and work at the most challenging sites. It can be used for removing vegetation in a muddy bottom, maintenance of industrial pools, reconstruction of shorelines, deepening water passages, embedding cables and pipes in the bottom,
Mobilizing Watermaster is easy. Transport on a standard trailer, unload and walk independently into water without crane assistance.
Watermaster has its own propulsion system, four stabilizers and a flexible boom so moving, anchoring and operating in water is also quick and independent. Watermaster is operated by one man, no assisting vessels, extra labour, separate anchors, wire-cables or winches are needed.
Watermaster technology is currently solving shallow water challenges with hundreds of units in over 60 countries worldwide, including many African countries.
Africa is fast growing market in shallow water dredging in flood control, vegetation removal and mining applications. Watermaster is a serial product manufactured in Finland. Concept has been continuously developed since 1986.
Aquamec has the ISO 9001 Quality certificate and the ISO 14001 Environmental certificate. The technology features a Caterpillar C7 engine, cutter pump suction dredging attachment, excavator, hydraulics, cabin where the instructor seats, self loading and offloading system, hullage compartments, and anchorage for additional vessels.
Watermaster is the best solution on the market for demanding environmental restoration and construction projects in shallow waters. According to Vuokko, South Africa’s regional sales manager for WaterMaster, the machine combines functions which long reach excavators, single purpose dredging equipment and others could do separately.
Antti Kalliola of Aquamec advises customers. “Consider the advantages which versatile, mobile machines can offer.”
Regional Sales Manager
Watermaster Southern Africa