Vessels

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 […]

Dredge Yard Delivers Large Dredge Valves to Van Oord

Dredge Yard Delivers Large Dredge Valves to Van Oord

Several numbers of big sized dredge valves have been successfully handed over to Van Oord, a leading contractor in dredging, marine engineering and offshore projects. The dredge valves with inner diameter of 1100 and 1600 mm are going to control the flow of water and sand in the suction and discharge pipes from the trailing […]

IHC Merwede: Strong Order Book

IHC Merwede: Strong Order Book

IHC Merwede successfully increased its order book in 2013 across the main sectors of its business: offshore and dredging. The company received almost € 1.8 billion worth of new orders in the past year. At the end of 2013, the order book was valued at over € 1.7 billion, which is the equivalent of a […]

CSD “Qing Jiang” Commences Dredging Operations in China

CSD “Qing Jiang” Commences Dredging Operations in China

Damen has commissioned the cutter suction dredger “Qing Jiang” in China. This dredger has been delivered to CCCC Tianjin Dredging in 2013. As Damen cutter suction dredgers can be dismounted completely, transport by sea was straightforward. All components were hoisted into the transport vessel at Rotterdam harbour, and they were discharged at Guangzhou Huangpu Old […]

Brazil: LUSCHI Conducts Dredging at Rio Grande Shipyard

Brazil: LUSCHI Conducts Dredging at Rio Grande Shipyard

Petrobras recently commenced the removal of the hull of P-66 platform in the Rio Grande Shipyard, Brazil. The operation required dredging to open the gate, which was conducted by LUSCHI. “About 30,000 cubic meters of sediment were dredged in less than 20 days using a hopper dredge and a very powerful submersible pump for inaccessible […]







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