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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 […]

USA: JAXPORT Dredging Means More Jobs, Says Congressman

USA: JAXPORT Dredging Means More Jobs, Says Congressman

Congressman Ander Crenshaw, Chairman of the House Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee, said the signed Army Corps of Engineers Chiefs Report means a path is paved for congressional approval of JAXPORT dredging. “What a ‘giant step’ forward for the Northeast Florida economy,” said Crenshaw after learning that the Chiefs Report had been signed. […]

Luka Koper Takes Presidency of NAPA

Luka Koper Takes Presidency of NAPA

According to presidency rotation, from the 14th of April until the end of the year 2014, the presidency of North Adriatic Ports Association (NAPA) is taken over from Venice Port Authority by Luka Koper. Confirming that there is a very challenging year in front of them, especially in terms of European issues, starting with the new […]

UK: “Environmental Aspects of Dredging” Takes Place in June

UK: “Environmental Aspects of Dredging” Takes Place in June

HR Wallingford, Central Dredging Association (CEDA) and International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) scheduled their training course named “Environmental Aspects of Dredging” for 18-19 June 2014, in Howbery Park, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK. This two day training course will cover the scope and importance of the environmental aspects of dredging projects, the management of dredged material […]

VIDEO: Contractor Removes Silt from Peel Marina, Isle of Man

VIDEO: Contractor Removes Silt from Peel Marina, Isle of Man

After continuing concerns over a build up of silt, the Peel Marina dredging project is finally underway. This area was last dredged in 2012. “Silt is carried down the River Neb, particularly after heavy rainfall. This is a natural process,” said Ann Reynolds, Director of Ports at the Department of Infrastructure. “The works are always […]

USA: Harbour Town Yacht Basin Dredging Wrapped Up (VIDEO)

USA: Harbour Town Yacht Basin Dredging Wrapped Up (VIDEO)

The Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head’s most celebrated leisure retreat, announced that the Harbour Town Yacht Basin dredging program is successfully completed and ready for boaters attending the PGA TOUR RBC Heritage. The project deepened the entrance channel and entire basin to an approximate depth of 8½ feet at mean low tide. “We are looking […]

Coast Guard Boat Basin in Need of Dredging (USA)

Coast Guard Boat Basin in Need of Dredging (USA)

According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, a dredging project at the U.S. Coast Guard Boat Basin on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River will soon commence. Approximately 56,000 cubic yards of material will be dredged and placed at Fort Mifflin Area B, the Government-furnished disposal area. The solicitation will be […]

UK: Llandudno Sea Defence Project Progresses Well

UK: Llandudno Sea Defence Project Progresses Well

Work is currently taking place at North Shore Beach, Llandudno, to help shore up sea defences following this winter’s severe storms. These defences have been in place since 2000 and this work is taking place to bring them back up to their design standard; a total of 30,000m³ of beach material is being delivered to […]

New Zealand: Officials Plan to Remove Mount Maunganui Reef

New Zealand: Officials Plan to Remove Mount Maunganui Reef

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has decided the Mount Maunganui surf reef is to be partially removed to remove the risk to swimmers near Tay Street. Regional Council Deputy Chief Executive Eddie Grogan said the Mount Maunganui Reef Trust obtained resource consent in August 2000 to construct the pilot offshore submerged reef about 250 m […]

Deltares: Water Management Training for Colombians

Deltares: Water Management Training for Colombians

Policymakers from a range of national Colombian government authorities visited Deltares last week for a knowledge-exchange program about water management. The emphasis was on governance aspects, the planning process and the use of information from model studies. The participants included Claudia Pineda, the water director of the Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development, and […]







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