With more than 25 years of experience in the dredging industry, the HYPACK team can provide a complete and integrated dredging solution using our DREDGEPACK® software and a variety of positioning devices, rotation sensors, inclinometers, pressure sensors, and other devices to meet all your needs from complex environmental dredging to simple channel maintenance projects.

DREDGEPACK® is designed to save you time and money. It keeps your crew working in the dredge cut and prevents them from digging too deep or outside the channel. DREDGEPACK® also versatile, and is designed to work with cutter suction, hopper, bucket, and excavator operations.

Using tools in DREDGEPACK®, your SURVEY data is loaded into a color-coded matrix. Acquire your data from single or multibeam sonar, or from multiple transducers. DREDGEPACK® will monitor the exact position and depth of the digging tool and keep track of the 'As Dredged' surface. See exactly where your digging tool is in plan view and in profile view. You’ll also be able to see the channel design depth and channel overdepth in profile view.

Dredging plans can be created for simple channels or complex surfaces in our Advanced Channel Design program.


For a cutter suction dredge, DREDGEPACK® typical inputs are a directional DGPS and an inclinometer to determine the angle of the ladder arm. DREDGEPACK® integrates with several commercially available inclinometers, but can also read from existing equipment using OPC Network Interfaces or analog/digital cards.


For a hopper dredge, DREDGEPACK® also needs to be able to determine the exact draft of the vessel. Typical inputs for a hopper system include DGPS, the ship’s gyro, and a bubbler system that provides forward/aft draft information along with depth information at one or two points on each ladder arm.


DREDGEPACK® is used on many excavator operations. Typical inputs are a DGPS (or RTK DGPS), heading sensor, and 3-axis inclinometer systems.


The HYPACK® Crane System was added to the available tools to work with DREDGEPACK®, providing a cost-effective way to track depth and position of the bucket on a clamshell dredge. The HYPACK® Crane System consists of a series of sensors tied in with GPS positioning to determine the location of the bucket. There is an angle sensor used to determine the boom angle, a rotation sensor to determine the rotation of the lifting drum, and a switch box to calibrate the depth of the bucket and mark the bucket positions. After installation, the system can be calibrated by the operator with a single push of a button.


  • Real-time dredge monitoring system
  • Precise dredge positioning
  • Real-time surface visualization and updates
  • Ability to track multiple dredges simultaneously
  • Fast and easy recalibration
  • Custom development available
  • Compatible with HYPACK® and other third party survey software
  • USACE DQM compliant
  • Worldwide support from our knowledgeable and experienced team
  • Remote support available