Europe & Eurasia

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 […]

UAE: VOSTA LMG to Take Part at SMEM Conference

UAE: VOSTA LMG to Take Part at SMEM Conference

VOSTA LMG, a leading engineering and contracting company which serves the worldwide dredging industry, will attend the Seatrade Middle East Maritime (SMEM) conference. This event will take place in the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, from 28-30 October 2014. VOSTA LMG staff will be there to inform attendees about the company’s broad spectrum of […]

Gdansk to Host DredgDikes (Poland)

Gdansk to Host DredgDikes (Poland)

The second DredgDikes conference will be held in Gdansk, Poland, 5-6 June 2014, and will be devoted to recent developments in flood protection. Particular emphasis will be put on the application of the new materials (including anthropogenic ones), improved geo-engineering technologies for increased efficiency of dikes and other flood protection structures. Other important aspects to be dealt with include modelling and monitoring […]

UK: Transport Minister Inspects Flood Recovery Projects

UK: Transport Minister Inspects Flood Recovery Projects

Transport Minister Robert Goodwill has visited Yorkshire and the Humber estuary to discover how the areas are recovering from damage caused by the recent severe weather. At the Port of Immingham, the largest by tonnage in the UK, he spoke to owners Associated British Ports and viewed the ongoing works to improve its resilience to […]

UK: Dredger “Breughel” to Protect Lincolnshire Coast

UK: Dredger “Breughel” to Protect Lincolnshire Coast

Lincshore, the flagship scheme to reduce flood risk to thousands of homes and businesses on the Lincolnshire coast, commenced yesterday at Boygrift. The Environment Agency scheme played a vital role in helping to protect Lincolnshire’s coastal communities from flooding during December’s tidal surge. This year’s campaign will cost £8.4 million – an increase of £2.4 […]

UK: Port of Wells Dredging Starts Next Week

UK: Port of Wells Dredging Starts Next Week

The Port of Wells dredging scheme is scheduled to commence on the 21th April 2014. The port’s dredger “Kari Hege” will be engaged in dredging operations in the main channel north of number 4 buoy, between buoys 2 and 4. All material dredged from these areas will be placed on the berm which is marked […]

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 […]

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 […]







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