Equipment & Technology

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nova RMF to Undertake Coronado Dredging Project

Nova RMF to Undertake Coronado Dredging Project

Nova RMF from Napa, California, has won a $9.3 million for firm-fixed-price task order under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract for maintenance dredging of piers at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. The work to be performed provides for maintenance dredging of surrounding piers in order to re-establish the minimum required harbor depths needed for […]

Little Narragansett Bay Dredging Set for November

Little Narragansett Bay Dredging Set for November

Maintenance dredging of a portion of Little Narragansett Bay in Westerly, Rhode Island and Stonington, Connecticut will be completed under the terms of a $1.4 contract awarded recently by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District. Work will be accomplished by H&L Contracting, LLC, of Bay Shore, N.Y. Construction is scheduled to start […]

HK&S Construction Bags Block Island Contract

HK&S Construction Bags Block Island Contract

Repairs to the east jetty of the Block Island Harbor of Refuge in Block Island, Rhode Island, will be completed under the terms of a $3.4 million contract awarded recently by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District. Work will be accomplished by HK&S Construction Holding Corp., of Newport, Rhode Island. Construction is […]







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