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VIDEO: Kennet and Avon Canal Green Bank Restoration Underway

VIDEO: Kennet and Avon Canal Green Bank Restoration Underway

The Kennet and Avon Canal, a waterway in southern England, will soon have one mile of newly restored bank. Restoration works on the portion of a 87 miles long canal are in full swing. According to Oda Dijksterhuis from the Canal and River Trust, the “green method” being used to rebuild the bank was similar […]

Van Oord Bags Capital Projects in Brazil and The Bahamas

Van Oord Bags Capital Projects in Brazil and The Bahamas

Van Oord, a leading international contractor specialising in dredging, marine engineering and offshore projects, has won two orders in Brazil and the Bahamas. The activities involve dredging work for the construction of a new shipyard in Aracruz, Brazil. The client is Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz (EJA), a Brazilian subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine’s Jurong Shipyard from Singapore. In […]

WEDA’s Fall 2014 Conference Scheduled for October (USA)

WEDA’s Fall 2014 Conference Scheduled for October (USA)

The Board of the Pacific Chapter of Western Dredging Association (WEDA) will hold its Fall 2014 Conference from Wednesday, October 22nd, through Friday, October 24th, 2014, in Seattle, Washington. The projected agenda summary will be as follows: – Wednesday session will involve the Corps/Industry Meeting from 1-3 PM, 2014/15 Federal Dredging Program presentation from 3-5 […]

VVV-Spetstekhnika Hands Over New Dredger

VVV-Spetstekhnika Hands Over New Dredger

VVV-Spetstekhnika, a Kherson-based manufacturer of suction dredgers, recently delivered new dredger, the НСС 400/20-F-GR to a customer in Ukraine. The model, equipped with two removable suction nozzles on the suction tube and capable of dredging up to 10m, was produced in just four months. Control house of this dredging machine is equipped with a convenient […]

Dredge Yard Increases Its Capacity in Turkey

Dredge Yard Increases Its Capacity in Turkey

Dredge Yard recently acquired and installed additional new machines in its facility in Turkey. This equipment, CNC vertical lathes and CNC Pattern Maker, will increase their capacity in the machining and assembly shop and to align with the capacity of the casting and fettling. Dredge Yard with its subsidiary in Izmit city in Turkey is […]

Construction of Cowes’ New Breakwater Progresses Well (UK)

Construction of Cowes’ New Breakwater Progresses Well (UK)

Work on the construction of a new breakwater structure at the mouth of Cowes Harbour, which will transform the port into a true sheltered harbourage, has successfully moved into the third stage of this vital 18-month coastal protection project. Cowes Harbour Commission’s appointed contractors Boskalis Westminster, world leaders in the design and construction of breakwaters, […]

Virgin Islands Legislature OKs St. Thomas Dredging Plan

Virgin Islands Legislature OKs St. Thomas Dredging Plan

The Legislature of the Virgin Islands, during a special session held on July 21st, approved a Coastal Zone Management permit to dredge off the St. Thomas for larger cruise ships and legislation allowing the Virgin Islands Port Authority refinance bonds to save interest and fund the port improvements. Bill No. 30-0443, sponsored by the Senate President […]

Dredging Set for Tewkesbury Pinch Points (UK)

Dredging Set for Tewkesbury Pinch Points (UK)

The dredging/de-silting of two rivers in Tewksbury to help reduce the risk of flooding has been welcomed by Gloucestershire County Council. The work to remove silt from two places in the River Swilgate and Carrant Brook will help move water through the area faster and reduce the risk of flooding. The areas have been selected […]

Nicaragua Canal Project Presented to Private Entrepreneurs

Nicaragua Canal Project Presented to Private Entrepreneurs

Upon request of the Superior Council of the Private Enterprise (COSEP), a group of top managers and engineers from HKND and ERM recently made a four hour long presentation to more than 200 members of COSEP and the Nicaraguan Council of Small and Medium Enterprises (CONIMIPYME) on the Integrated Development Project of the Grand Canal of Nicaragua. […]

Picture of the Day: Virginia Beach Gets New Sand (USA)

Picture of the Day: Virginia Beach Gets New Sand (USA)

The Lynnhaven Inlet Federal Navigation Channel is fully navigable after a $2 million maintenance dredging project, managed by the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, removed critical shoaling conditions exacerbated by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The maintenance dredging also featured beneficial reuse and placement of approximately 112,000 cubic yards of sand on 6,500 feet […]







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