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Australia: Lake Cathie Dredging Nears End

Australia: Lake Cathie Dredging Nears End

Maintenance dredging work being conducted at Lake Cathie is nearing completion and is expected to be finalized next week. Port Macquarie-Hastings Council contracted Dredging Solutions to undertake the dredging for the purpose of beach nourishment. When completed, approximately 20,000 cubic metres of marine sand material will have been removed from within lower Lake Cathie and […]

Boskalis Keeps up Good Work in Cowes

Boskalis Keeps up Good Work in Cowes

Work on the new Cowes breakwater progresses extremely well with CHC’s contractors Boskalis Westminster currently on stage 4 of the 2014 programme, the installation of the breakwater’s gravel core up to approximately 4 meters above chart datum. The dredger Sospan Dau delivers up to to five loads of gravel per day which is then sprayed […]

Slovenia: Dredging Brings Benefits to Luka Koper

Slovenia: Dredging Brings Benefits to Luka Koper

At its session on 22nd August 2014, the Luka Koper’ s Supervisory Board was acquainted with non-audited report of the Group Luka Koper in the first half of this year and praised the work and efforts of all employees and the Management Board. “The Management Board is very satisfied with achieved results. The net profit […]

VIDEO: Launching of Backhoe Dredger Novadragamar

In this video you can see the launch of the “Novadragamar”, on which the new Liebherr P 9350 pontoon excavator is mounted. The Novadragamar is a Ravestein 750B Backhoe Dredger that was built by a Portugal-based company ETERMAR. The dredger, featuring an extensive range of attachments, is ideally suited for digging of drainage channels, the […]

20 Corals Protected Under Endangered Species Act (USA)

20 Corals Protected Under Endangered Species Act (USA)

The federal government has announced that 20 species of coral are now protected as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act because global warming, disease and ocean acidification are driving them toward extinction. This decision by the National Marine Fisheries Service responds to a 2009 scientific petition by the Center for Biological Diversity seeking the Act’s […]

Van Oord: Dredger HAM 317 at World Port Days

Van Oord: Dredger HAM 317 at World Port Days

On 5, 6 and 7 September 2014 Van Oord will be present with a stand and ship at the 37th World Port Days in Rotterdam. This year the trailing suction hopper dredger HAM 317 will be moored alongside the Parkkade. HAM 317 has a length of nearly 100 meters and is accessible to the public […]

VIDEO: GIS Plays Important Role in Resacas Restoration

VIDEO: GIS Plays Important Role in Resacas Restoration

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board’s Resaca Restoration Project is currently underway. This project is necessary because sediment, tires, trash, and other debris has built up over the years, impeding water flow in these waterways. The only way to return the resacas to their original depth is to dredge them. The Geographic Information Systems Department is […]

Greens: Minister’s Statement on Reef Dumping Is Full of Holes

Greens: Minister’s Statement on Reef Dumping Is Full of Holes

The Australian Greens placed a motion to the Senate yesterday to establish what the Environment Minister meant when he said he would ‘draw a line in the sand’ on dumping in the Great Barrier Reef. “Minister Hunt’s vague statement about drawing a line in the sand on Reef dumping is full of holes,” Senator Larissa […]

Dredging to Boost Traffic at Port Hueneme (USA)

Dredging to Boost Traffic at Port Hueneme (USA)

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. this week signed AB 2395 by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) into law. AB 2395 increases the Oxnard Harbor District’s borrowing authority from the current $1 million cap to $10 million, but retains key accountability standards, including a two-thirds vote by the district’s Board of Harbor Commissioners for any new borrowing. […]

UPDATE: Four Abducted Workers Released in Nigeria

UPDATE: Four Abducted Workers Released in Nigeria

Four Nigerian nationals, attached to Setraco Nigeria Ltd., who were kidnapped by unknown gunmen from the dredging site along the Nembe waterways on Saturday (August 16th) are free at last. Spokesman of the Bayelsa State Police Command, Mr.Alex Akhigbe, confirmed yesterday to the NGR Guardian news site that after ten days of captivity, four dredging […]







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