By Janet Kirkton, Dredging Industry Steward
As a leading infrastructure company, Caterpillar is committed to sustainable progress worldwide. It’s what we’re built for. That said, there is perhaps no better example of sustainable progress than land reclamation.
As such, I’ve been spending some time exploring the term “reclamation” in a three part series. In case you missed the first two posts, here is a quick summary and the links to them.
- In my first post, I asked industry professionals what the term reclamation means to them and also shared what it means to me as the Dredging Industry Steward at Caterpillar.
- In my second post, I shared an impressive, inspiring, and comprehensive example of reclamation in action across the economic, environmental, and cultural co-benefits for the city of Rikuzentakata, Japan.
In this third post, I am taking a deeper dive into land reclamation by describing some of the major activities it entails and how Cat® products and services can be used to support it.
Please keep in mind that every project is different and the scope of activities required will vary. However, the main activities are generally the same and these are the ones I focused on while creating the infographic below. I hope you’ll share it and reach out to me with questions or comments. In addition, I am always looking for ways to help celebrate and showcase projects and successful outcomes. So, please don’t hesitate to share what you have been up to.
Caterpillar has what it takes to support land reclamation projects every step of the way, no matter where you are in the dredge cycle. You can find out more about our dredging customers, products, and additional resources at cat.com/dredging. I would also love to hear your questions, comments, or suggestions for future posts. Email me at HMS_solutions@cat.com.
We’ll be at the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Dredging Summit this month with a team of Caterpillar representatives representing the jobsite solution for dredging, coastal protection, and reclamation – so come visit us in booths #25 and 26. Stay tuned for more information.