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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pier Damaged Over Weekend at Port Canaveral (USA)

Pier Damaged Over Weekend at Port Canaveral (USA)

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a weekend incident that caused pier damage and scattered concrete debris in the Port Canaveral harbor on Sunday. No injuries occurred and cleanup continued on Tuesday. The Port Canaveral harbor is undergoing widening and deepening to accommodate larger cruise and cargo ships. A bollard structure south of North Cargo […]

USACE Gives Contract for Geotechnical Services

USACE Gives Contract for Geotechnical Services

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, awarded a small business contract in the amount of $106,871.81 to Quaternary Resources Investigations LLC for core drilling, soil sampling and laboratory testing at Freeport Harbor’s Dredging Placement Area One. The contract will allow for drilling of suitable material for levee raising and repair to increase the […]

USA: Comments Invited on Olympia Shoreline Program

USA: Comments Invited on Olympia Shoreline Program

A program to manage approximately 31 miles of Olympia marine and freshwater shorelines is open for public comment through the Washington Department of Ecology. The city’s proposed shoreline program will guide development along Olympia’s marine and freshwater shorelines: Percival Creek, Black Lake Drainage Ditch, Capitol Lake, Chambers Lake, Ward Lake, Grass Lake and Ken Lake. […]

Dragflow: Sand and Gravel Extraction Project in Nebraska (VIDEO)

Dragflow: Sand and Gravel Extraction Project in Nebraska (VIDEO)

Dragflow has been chosen by Werner Construction Inc for the supply of a new dredge for sand and gravel operations. Werner Construction, established in 1936 is specialized in asphalt and concrete paving, sand & gravel operations and redi-mix operations. Scope of supply was the hydraulic pump HY400 complete with cutters EXHY35, the Diesel driven Hydraulic […]

Symposium on Sediment Dynamics Set for December (USA)

Symposium on Sediment Dynamics Set for December (USA)

The International Symposium on Sediment Dynamics: From the Summit to the Sea (December 11-14, 2014) is part of a series of symposia organized under auspices of The International Commission on Continental Erosion (ICCE), which is one of ten commissions of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS). The ICCE 2014 Symposium will be held in […]







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