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Ultimate Trenching Tool Delivered

Ultimate Trenching Tool Delivered

Long-standing SMD customer DeepOcean has now received delivery of their new 1000hp QTrencher, the QT1000. The recently upgraded T-3200 heavy duty trenching tractor is set to sit alongside the industry‐leading free flying, jet trenching ROV on DeepOcean’s Havila Phoenix vessel. Paul Davison, SMD’s Deputy MD said: “The QT1000 now has a proven presence in the trenching […]

Singapore: IADC Seminar Approaches

Singapore: IADC Seminar Approaches

For (future) decision makers and their advisors in governments, port and harbor authorities, offshore companies and other organizations that have to execute dredging projects, the International Association of Dredging Companies organizes the International Seminar on Dredging and Reclamation. The IADC Seminar will be held from Monday, 27 October, through Friday, 31 October, 2014, at Grand […]

Chesil Beach Repair Work Completed

Chesil Beach Repair Work Completed

Emergency flood defense repair work to damage caused this year by a succession of winters storms on Chesil Beach in Portland, Dorset, will be completed on 2 October 2014 by the Environment Agency and Weymouth & Portland Borough Council. The storms caused significant damage and cumulative impacts to the system of beach defenses at Chesil […]

VIDEO: Depoe Bay Dredging Underway

VIDEO: Depoe Bay Dredging Underway

Long-overdue federally funded dredging of Depoe Bay’s harbor has officially commenced and will continue for two weeks. Currently the Coast Guard is unable to leave the dock at low tide and must keep a motor lifeboat on ready alert outside the harbor. The dredging will allow free access at all times and improve safety for the […]

Dredging International, Van Oord Praised by MUA

Dredging International, Van Oord Praised by MUA

The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) today slammed the anti-union intentions of an Australian royal commission into trade unions. ITF affiliate the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) appeared on Monday at the Conservative government’s royal commission into trade union governance and corruption. Paddy Crumlin, MUA national secretary and president of the ITF, confirmed that while […]

Haddiscoe Dredging Starts Next Month

Haddiscoe Dredging Starts Next Month

The Haddiscoe New Cut dredging program will be undertaken from Monday 3rd November 2014 until Friday 19th December 2014. During this period dredging will be in operation between 08:00 and 16:00 daily, excluding weekends. During each period of operation delays of up to 2 hours may occur. Mariners must await clear instructions from the dredging […]

French PM Backs Construction of Seine-Nord Canal

French PM Backs Construction of Seine-Nord Canal

French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls announced officially, on September 26th in Arras, the government’s commitment to the building of the Seine-Nord Canal linking the Greater Paris area with the major ports of northern Europe, including Dunkirk Port. This long-awaited project is estimated to be worth around €4 billion, and will be funded by the European […]

Partnership Formed to Improve Water Quality

Partnership Formed to Improve Water Quality

A program to monitor and improve the health of North Queensland waterways from the rivers to the Reef was launched in Mackay today. Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Michael Roche, who was at the launch, said that the QRC was proud to be a financial contributor to get off the ground the […]

Manson Construction Secures Oak Harbor Gig

Manson Construction Secures Oak Harbor Gig

Seattle-based Manson Construction Co. has been awarded big government contract for the replacement of a fuel pier breakwater at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The company was awarded a $8.74 million firm-fixed-price task order 0002 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N44255-14-D-9004) for the replacement works. Works under the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island […]

Picture of the Day: Sabetta Dredging Program

Picture of the Day: Sabetta Dredging Program

Dredging works in Sabetta are being implemented in more challenging environment than a year ago. The dredging vessels arrived within the planed period on August 1, 2014, while the marine survey and full package of environmental engineering survey had been completed by that time so that the vessels could immediately embark on dredging operations at […]







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