Coho Salmon Pens Installed Using an ICE® 14D Vibratory Pile Hammer

Fish Net Pens on the Seattle Waterfront in Puget Sound Installed Using an ICE 14D Vibratory Pile Hammer
Editor Alix Bemis

The Muckleshoot and Suquamish Native American Tribes conceptualized a project to enhance the Coho Salmon run in the Puget Sound. The purpose was to benefit their Tribes with their gill nets and to enhance the sport fishing in the Puget Sound region. 

Innovasea, a pioneer in developing end-to-end solutions for aquatic ecosystems, developed the design of the net pens that are along the Seattle waterfront which are secured with piling and anchors. These net pens hold juvenile salmon which are released when they mature.  

In early 2006-2007, Blackwater Construction installed 12 piles using an ICE® Vibratory Pile Hammer which secured the first juvenile salmon pen. Five of the piles driven for the first pen were in 30' of water and were driven 16' below mudline. To keep the net pens near the beach it is not possible to use standard Danforth anchors. 

In early 2021, the second salmon pen was completed. An ICE® Model 14D Vibratory Pile Hammer was used for two days on-site while driving 4"x20' inch pile. Although a minor hiccup happened when a pop-off valve came loose and a pin broke off on the Vibratory Hammer, an ICE® representative was on site during operations to fix the pile driving equipment and keep everything on schedule. 

Media Contact-
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc
Office - 704-821-8200
Email - marketing@iceusa.com

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ICE® Saves the Trout

ICE® Saves the Trout
Editor Alix Bemis

Caribou Springs, LLC provides sensible, sustainable, and economically viable watershed solutions which include planning, permitting, implementing, and monitoring of stream restoration and enhancement projects. Caribou Springs LLC is pictured here using an ICE® Model 14 Vibratory Pile Hammer and an ICE® Model 40 Clamp to drive inverted trees on the Connecticut Watershed at Israel River. These renewable timber driving efforts were done to increase river depth, maintain water temperature, and propagate Trout spawning. 

Freshwater systems have been slowly degrading globally. There is a growing awareness of the value of healthy water systems and the need to adapt to ongoing climate disruptions. Impairments in mainstream rivers and temperature warming trends may mean cold-water species like Trout are unable to be sustained year-round which has led to an increased focus on holistically enhancing and protecting freshwater systems to provide refuge and restore a natural and functioning ecosystem for these aquatic species. 

Construction equipment, like ICE® Vibratory Pile Hammers, can be utilized to make enhancing and protecting freshwater systems and habitats an easy and seamless process. 


Media Contact-
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc
Office - 704-821-8200
Email - marketing@iceusa.com

CT RIVER WATERSHED FACTS


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Stratton Lock and Dam Construction

50B Vibratory Pile HammerStratton Lock and Dam Construction
Editor - Alix Bemis

Project installs new dam gates and extend lock to reduce wait times for boat traffic and stop erosion issues

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is overseeing construction on a $16.7 million improvement project at the Stratton Lock and Dam on the Fox River in McHenry County.  Under the supervision of the IDNR Office of Water Resources, Kiewit Infrastructure Company of Chicago is managing the construction of the Stratton Lock and Dam Project in McHenry, IL.

Kiewit Infrastructure Company of Chicago is driving sheet pile using an ICE® Model 50B Vibratory Pile Hammer.

The Stratton Lock and Damn Life Extension Project improves three components of the lock and dam facility. Replacement of existing gates, extension of the boat lock downstream, and rehabilitation of berms on Fox River to correct erosion problems and helping the local wildlife population thrive including fish habitats.


Media Contact-
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc
Office - 704-821-8200
Email - marketing@iceusa.com



Official Press Release

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