ESCO Excavates from Spud Barge

ESCO Construction Company used a Series S-50 Flexifloat spud barge to dredge silt from Evergreen Lake in Colorado that had accumulated when record rains and flooding pummeled the mountain area in 2013. A 30’ x 80’ x 5’ assembly supported a 65,000-pound hydraulic excavator and two spoil containers. A hydraulic winch system raised and lowered the two 40-foot-long spuds. The streamline, rectangular barge design allowed the contractor to work in confined, shallow areas while maintaining sufficient stability and buoyancy.