In April of 2019 Pacific Dredge & Construction, LLC selected the Shearer Group Inc. to design and Corn Island Shipyard of Ohio to build a pair of ABS Load-Line, split-hull dump scows. PDC 2001 and PDC-2002 measure 200 by 42 feet and each has a capacity of 2,000 cubic yards. Previously, Corn Island Shipyard built a pair of 300 cubic yard dump scows for PDC which have been very successful in dredging operations in California.
The new scows utilize a steel camber bar system with a secondary rubber seal to maintain cargo integrity while transporting to destination. The hydraulic system for opening and closing can be operated locally from the barge or via remote from the attending boat for safety purposes.
PDC-2001 and PDC-2002 were launched in the spring of 2020.