DSC’s newest dredge class, the Sharkuda, now in operation and utilizing the new DSC Vision software.

By Mercedes Gabriel, DSC Dredge

For over fifty years, DSC Dredge has met the needs of the dredging industry in terms of designing and manufacturing quality dredges and dredge equipment. A three-generation family business, each generation has introduced new and innovative opportunities to better serve this unique community, it’s no surprise that DSC has continued to grow more innovative in addressing the technology gaps experienced by the dredging industry.

The most recent addition to DSC Dredge’s custom services is the launch of its new app for iOS mobile devices—the DredgeMaster Suite. This addition to DSC’s technology suite illustrates the company’s initiative in building the most comprehensive experience for dredge owners and operators.


“We get dozens of requests to do dredge evaluations on a weekly basis,” says William “Bill” J. Wetta, senior vice president and chief technology officer. “For years we have tried to figure out a way to allow customers to have access to this information themselves without giving away all of our trade secrets. From this desire to better serve our customers, the concept of the DSC DredgeMaster Suite app was born.”

The first comprehensive solution of its kind, the DSC DredgeMaster Suite app has been developed entirely in-house as a collaborative father-son effort. Bill’s youngest son, Nick Wetta, has spent the past two years working tirelessly to bring this concept to life.

This app is the first of its kind that will allow dredge owners and operators to take better control of their operations. “As time evolves, it is important to remember that it is not that we live in technology but that we use technology daily and the dredging industry should be no different,” states Nick Wetta, official creator of the DSC DredgeMaster Suite app. 


This digital tool is a comprehensive production toolbox that provides users with benchmarking data, operational information, and “what-if” options at their fingertips. When paired with DSC’s Dredge Rx system, it becomes part of a complete maintenance solution that allows users to view and track dredge performance and required servicing while on the dredge or while working remotely.

According to Bill Wetta, “We are living in an age where technology can offer enormous upsides, and Nick has brought to life an idea that my brother, Bob, and I have been talking about over the past decade. This app, in a nutshell, shows whether a particular dredge meets the conditions requested. We are excited to introduce this technology to the dredging community as it will allow for easy access to information in real-time.”

DSC DredgeMaster Suite is now available in the Apple AppStore and currently available for the iPhone or iPad. Additional versions to be released soon.


Over the years, DSC has focused its expertise on the design and manufacturing of customized dredges of all sizes and purposes for the dredging market. As a result, we have dredge units in use throughout the world and across an expanse of industries; aggregates, mining, construction, environmental, navigational, recreational, restoration, and specialty projects. This is all about customer service and helping make our product more user-friendly by putting the control in the palm of your hand. It can save time, increase operational efficiency and instill confidence in the day-to-date operation.


DSC is also a global leader in the dredge manufacturing industry, engineering superior customized dredging solutions to meet specific application needs. DSC Dredge designs and manufactures high quality, durable cutter suction, and underwater pump mining dredges. DSC Dredge operates from three manufacturing facilities located in Reserve, Louisiana; Poplarville, Mississippi; and Greenbush, Michigan. For more information, visit www.dscdredge.com.

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