Bean has operated a broad variety of dredging equipment types, managing them on single-vessel projects and coordinating them in multiple fleet projects. Most of Bean’s dredges were designed and built in-house.
Hopper Dredges: self-propelled ships which remove material from water bottoms and pump it into an on-board hopper;
Cutter Suction: barge-mounted dredges which use a cutter and pump to move material from water bottoms and pump it through pipe-lines to a designated area;
Booster Equipment: pumping units that are connected to pipe-lines and strategically placed to increase the distance the sediment will travel to a designated area;
Marine Excavator: barge-mounted excavator used to remove heavy material, including rock, which is typically loaded onto barges and off-loaded to a designated area;
Rock Drilling and Blasting: specially designed vessels which can drill into rock, place, and detonate explosives to break up rock bottoms;
Dustpan: barge-mounted dredges which use high-pressure nozzles to loosen and slurrify material from water bottoms;
Dragline: barge-mounted cranes which can use a variety of buckets for removing soils from water bottoms;
Specialty Equipment: equipment designed for specific uses, such as a transportable dredge and dredge support vessels.