Africa

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 […]

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 […]

Waterways Development Projects Continue in South Sudan

Waterways Development Projects Continue in South Sudan

Egypt’s Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel-Motleb said that his ministry is continuing the development projects in the fields of water resources and irrigation in South Sudan to clean up the main waterways in the Bahr El-Ghazal area. The projects include establishment of a number of river ports to link together all main cities […]

Overcoming Opposition for Dredging Projects Through Strategic Campaigning

Overcoming Opposition for Dredging Projects Through Strategic Campaigning

Al Maiorino, President of Public Strategy Group Inc., has submitted an article exclusively for Dredging Today about how dredging projects can properly combat opposition through strategic campaigning. As a vital aspect of social and economic development, dredging is essential for the successful implementation of numerous infrastructure projects. The demand for dredged materials is growing, and […]

Namibia: Marine Mining Moratorium Still in Force

Namibia: Marine Mining Moratorium Still in Force

Namibia’s Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources Bernard Esau said last week that his ministry has not changed its position regarding the moratorium on marine mining activities in the country. In September last year, Cabinet decided to place a moratorium on marine phosphate mining to enable the line ministry to conduct a strategic environmental assessment. […]

Top News – April 7 to 13, 2014

Top News – April 7 to 13, 2014

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.   Nautilus Minerals: First of Three SPTs Assembled (Canada) Nautilus Minerals Inc. has assembled the Bulk Cutter (BC), which is the […]

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 […]

Top News – March 31 to April 6, 2014

Top News – March 31 to April 6, 2014

Van Oord Nabs Surabaya Dredging Contract (Indonesia) Van Oord, a leading international contractor specialising in dredging, marine engineering and offshore projects, has been awarded a contract for dredging and maintenance work for the western access channel to the Port of Surabaya in Indonesia.   Dredger “Albatros” Delivered to Dutch Dredging After successful sea and dredging trials, […]

Phase II of Kribi Deepwater Port Project to Include Dredging (Cameroon)

Phase II of Kribi Deepwater Port Project to Include Dredging (Cameroon)

CHEC and Kribi Industrial Park Project Committee signed Kribi Deepwater Port Phase II Project EPC business contract on January 28th. Kribi Deepwater Port Phase II Project includes construction of a 675m breakwater, two 715m-long container berths and dredging. This project is an important component of Kribi Deepwater Port and Kribi Integrated Industrial Park. Once the […]

Cote d’Ivoire: Preperations Underway for Abidjan Port Expansion

Cote d’Ivoire: Preperations Underway for Abidjan Port Expansion

On February 27, the preliminary field investigation of Abidjan Port Expansion Project officially commenced. This project is the largest port construction program in Cote d’Ivoire at the moment. On January 11, 2013, CHEC and Cote d’Ivoire signed the EPC business agreement with a contract amount of over USD 0.9 billion. This development project will include […]







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