Vessels

Thorn-D® Antifouling: Great Results for Vessel “Willem B Sr”

Thorn-D® Antifouling: Great Results for Vessel “Willem B Sr”

 For 1,5 years now, the vessel “Willem B Sr” of the towage company BMS, has been using Thorn-D® antifouling. Thorn-D® is a worldwide patented, 100% environmental friendly protection for the boat bottom. By using micro fibers, Thorn-D® creates a physical barrier against barnacles, mussels etc. In the following interview Mr. Wout Bouwman, the owner, will […]

South Africa: IHC Merwede to Build Dredger for TNPA

South Africa: IHC Merwede to Build Dredger for TNPA

IHC Merwede has been awarded the contract for the design, construction and delivery of a 5,500m3 trailing suction hopper dredger to Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) in South Africa. The new dredger will join TNPA’s existing fleet of IHC Merwede-built vessels which features the 4,200m3 TSHD ISANDLWANA (ordered in 2008) and the grab hopper dredger […]

DP World: New Channel Opens New Opportunities for Vietnam

DP World: New Channel Opens New Opportunities for Vietnam

In a significant milestone, DP World has welcomed the very first vessel to navigate the new channel on the Soai Rap River to its Saigon Premier Container Terminal (SPCT) in Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam. The MSC vessel Xutra Bhum, with a nominal TEU (twenty foot equivalent container unit) capacity of 2378 and dwt of […]

Top News – April 14 to 20, 2014

Top News – April 14 to 20, 2014

Van Oord Takes Over Dravo S. A. (Spain) Van Oord, a leading international contractor specialising in dredging, marine engineering and offshore projects, has acquired all shares of its Spanish subsidiary Dravo S.A.   UK: Boskalis Begins Port of Felixstowe Dredging Work has started at the Port of Felixstowe on the latest expansion of the UK’s largest […]

Van Oord Takes Over Dravo S. A. (Spain)

Van Oord Takes Over Dravo S. A. (Spain)

Van Oord, a leading international contractor specialising in dredging, marine engineering and offshore projects, has acquired all shares of its Spanish subsidiary Dravo S.A. Dravo S.A. has been owned, since 1987, by Van Oord (50%) and the Spanish company Dragados S.A. (50%), a subsidiary of ACS, the largest Spanish infrastructure contractor. The company will continue its […]

Picture of the Day: Barnegat Inlet Dredging (USA)

Picture of the Day: Barnegat Inlet Dredging (USA)

The Barnegat Inlet dredging project is making progress. This area requires dredging to provide reliable maritime navigation for the U.S. Coast Guard and a large fishing fleet consisting of full-time commercial, charter and recreational vessels. Dredging Today Staff, April 17, 2014

Rosmorport, Krasnoye Sormovo Ink Contract for Three Dredgers

Rosmorport, Krasnoye Sormovo Ink Contract for Three Dredgers

FSUE Rosmorport and Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard, part of United Shipbuilding Corporation OJSC, signed a contract for the design and construction of three dredging vessels. Upon completion, the dredgers will be delivered to Ust-Luga Port, Big Port St. Petersburg and Tuapse Port. The agreement was inked with the active participation and assistance of MNP Group. MNP […]

Corps: Oregon Inlet Too Shallow for Dredging (USA)

Corps: Oregon Inlet Too Shallow for Dredging (USA)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, said that their side-cast dredger Merritt is unable to open Oregon Inlet at the navigation span of the Bonner Bridge. Even with favorable wind and tides, the Merritt cannot break through the two-foot depth with a pilot channel. The district’s most seasoned side-cast dredging master Ray Bleam […]

Bangladesh: BWDB to Expand Its Dredging Fleet

Bangladesh: BWDB to Expand Its Dredging Fleet

The keel laying ceremony of two units of 20″ cutter suction dredgers at the Meghna Yard of Ananda Shipyard & Slipways Ltd. was held yesterday. Earlier, the Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) signed two contract agreements with the joint venture organization Ellicott Dredges LLC. and Ananda Shipyard for the manufacture and supply of two sets […]

TID Conducts Training Program for Huta Marine Works

TID Conducts Training Program for Huta Marine Works

This month, the Training Institute for Dredging (TID) commenced an elaborate training program aboard several dredging vessels owned by Huta Marine Works, the leading marine contractor in Saudi Arabia. The program includes staff training and several weeks of intensive on-the-job training for the vessels’ crew members. It follows an agreement reached between Huta Marine Works […]







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