Equipment & Technology

Fox River Dredging Sets Stage for Brighter Future

Fox River Dredging Sets Stage for Brighter Future

The ongoing cleanup of the lower Fox River – the largest removal of contaminated sediments ever attempted anywhere – is a momentous project, but it is also part of a larger story, environmental officials said. Major efforts are underway to restore near-shore fisheries and wildlife habitat in the lower bay of Green Bay; innovative approaches […]

Sacramento and Stockton Dredging Contract Awarded

Sacramento and Stockton Dredging Contract Awarded

Ross Sand and Gravel from Portland, Oregon, has won a $24 million firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance dredging on the Sacramento and Stockton Deep Water Ship Channels. The estimated completion date for this dredging project is May 31, 2017, according to defense.gov. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento, California is the contracting activity. September 18, 2014  

“The Protecting Our Great Lakes Act” Presented

“The Protecting Our Great Lakes Act” Presented

Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) yesterday introduced “The Protecting Our Great Lakes Act”, legislation to help mitigate harmful algal blooms by prohibiting the discharge of dredged material in the open waters of the Great Lakes. “The Protecting Our Great Lakes Act is one step we can take to mitigate the spread and growth of harmful algal blooms […]

Picture of the Day: Sabetta Port Dredging

Picture of the Day: Sabetta Port Dredging

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 […]

Nautilus 3rd Auxiliary Cutter Assembled and Ready

Nautilus 3rd Auxiliary Cutter Assembled and Ready

Secretary-General Nii Odunton accompanied by his Deputy and Legal Counsel, Michael Lodge, had the opportunity to visit the Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) facility in Newcastle upon Tyne on 4 September 2014, to get a look at Nautilus Minerals’ Polymetallic Sulphides Mining Technology. The newly assembled Auxiliary Cutter (AC), is the third and final seafloor production […]

Funding Secured for Zamboanga Dredging

Funding Secured for Zamboanga Dredging

The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has allocated approx. $2.2 million to undertake dredging project at the newly-expanded portion of the Port of Zamboanga wharf. With the depth of only 2.4 meters, the newly-expanded area of the wharf is not able to accommodate large vessels. Because of this, PPA has decided to dredge the place to a […]

Oxford and Abingdon: Reducing Flood Risk

Oxford and Abingdon: Reducing Flood Risk

Following flooding in early 2014, flood risk management options for Oxford and Abingdon are being reviewed and progressed as the Oxford and Abingdon scheme. Flood modelling completed in 2013, and increased local interest in finding flooding solutions, prompted the Environment Agency to begin a formal review of the Oxford flood risk management strategy recommendations in […]

VOSTA LMG to Take Part at SMEM Conference

VOSTA LMG to Take Part at SMEM Conference

VOSTA LMG, a leading engineering and contracting company which serves the worldwide dredging industry, will attend the Seatrade Middle East Maritime (SMEM) conference. This event will take place in the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center, from 28-30 October 2014. VOSTA LMG staff will be there to inform attendees about the company’s broad spectrum of […]

Panama Canal Expansion – September 2014 (VIDEO)

Panama Canal Expansion – September 2014 (VIDEO)

The Panama Canal Expansion is back on track with final completion of the project set for 2016. When this major construction project is completed, it will more than double the cargo capacity of the century old canal. The expanded Panama Canal will change shipping patterns and affect ports up and down the East Coast of the […]

Conservation Groups Push for Possum Point Cleanup

Conservation Groups Push for Possum Point Cleanup

Five coal ash ponds at Dominion’s Possum Point power plant have been illegally leaking toxic pollutants for decades into groundwater and two popular waterways near Washington, D.C., charged conservation groups in a notice filed yesterday. The Southern Environmental Law Center, representing the Potomac Riverkeeper and the Sierra Club, sent notice to Dominion and the Virginia […]







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