Equipment & Technology

Panama Canal Opens Second International Maintenance Congress

Panama Canal Opens Second International Maintenance Congress

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) yesterday opened the Second International Maintenance Congress with the participation of 26 international and six local experts to promote reliability and sustainability in business practices, based on a maintenance culture. “Maintenance has been fundamental for the Canal to operate as it does today, after more than 100 years in operation,” […]

Picture of the Day: Right Machine for a Tight Job

Picture of the Day: Right Machine for a Tight Job

In order to complete dredging operations on the Parrett and Tone rivers on time, the Environment Agency is using all equipment available for the job. The floating plant on the picture has been used to excavate the remaining areas of the River Tone at Creeds Farm that otherwise couldn’t be reached with a traditional excavator. […]

USA: French Park Improvement Scheme Includes Dredging

USA: French Park Improvement Scheme Includes Dredging

The French Regional Park boat ramp improvements program will begin in early September, announced threeriversparks.org. Work will include dredging of material at the end of the ramp to increase the water depth and the replacement of the existing boat ramp. The boat ramp will be closed starting September 8, 2014 and is expected to reopen in mid-November. The […]

Qatar: Marine & Coastal Engineering Summit Approaches

Qatar: Marine & Coastal Engineering Summit Approaches

The 3rd Marine & Coastal Engineering Summit will take place in Doha, Qatar, from 14–17 September, 2014. The summit will look to highlight master planning marine structures and optimizing cost and time in project delivery and many other issues. This event will bring together government representatives, port authorities, oil and gas operators, consultants, contractors and […]

Water Institute Develops Sediment Capture Methodology

Water Institute Develops Sediment Capture Methodology

Water Institute scientists Mead Allison, director of physical processes and sediment systems, and Ehab Meselhe, director of natural systems modeling and monitoring, are leading research efforts focused on configuring river diversion projects in order to optimize sediment capture, which will help create and sustain coastal wetlands.  Their findings will be published in Water Resources Management’s […]

“Dredging without Boundaries” Set for November

“Dredging without Boundaries” Set for November

The CEDA African Section will be hosting an international symposium “Dredging without Boundaries” on 27-28 November 2014, in Casablanca, Morocco. Dredging works have an important role in the construction and maintenance of port infrastructure in the world and particularly on the North African coast. Dredging projects are based around the three key parameters of environment, […]

HHLA: Berth 5/6 Inaugurated (Germany)

HHLA: Berth 5/6 Inaugurated (Germany)

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) inaugurated the berth 5/6 at its Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB) today. State-of-the-art container gantry cranes make it possible to handle ships with a capacity of 18,000 standard containers (TEU) there. The CTB is thus prepared for the latest generation of mega-ships. Dr. Stefan Behn, member of the Executive Board […]

UPDATE: Upper Hudson River Dredging Project Underway

UPDATE: Upper Hudson River Dredging Project Underway

The upper Hudson River dredging project, administered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and General Electric (GE), will be in progress during the 2014 Navigation Season between Lock C-4 in Stillwater and Lock C-8 in Fort Edward. The dredging operations are lighted, have day shapes and arrow boards displayed. Additional informational signs have […]

Picture of the Day: UDDP Dredging Scheme in Full Swing

Picture of the Day: UDDP Dredging Scheme in Full Swing

Dhaka WASA Drainage (O&M) Circle has recently launched the Urban Dredging Demonstration Project (UDDP) as part of the Water Operators Partnership (WOP) between Dhaka WASA and Vitens Evides International (VEI). The launch is part of a recently started 10 years dredging program by Dhaka WASA to clean all canals in the capital of Bangladesh. August […]

Singapore: Temasek Fairway Dredging Moves Ahead

Singapore: Temasek Fairway Dredging Moves Ahead

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has informed the shipping, harbor craft and pleasure craft communities in Singapore’s waters that the Temasek Fairway dredging program has officially started. Dredging works will be undertaken by the grab dredgers which will be held by 3 spuds as anchors. These dredging vessels, with hopper barges in attendance, will […]







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