Middle East

Highlights of the Week – Readers’ Choice

Highlights of the Week – Readers’ Choice

Van Oord Paves the Way for Koper Port Growth The Group Luka Koper, one of the fastest growing ports in the Adriatic Sea, and Dutch-based company Van Oord have completed the first phase of the Port Koper deepening project.    CHEC Wins Ashdod Port Gig China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) has won the contract to […]

CHEC Wins Ashdod Port Gig

CHEC Wins Ashdod Port Gig

China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) has won the contract to build a new port in Ashdod. This new port, worth $930 million, will be built about 1km north of the current Ashdod Port, consisting of a 1,000m pier and 2,80m breakwater. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, made the following remarks at the signing ceremony for the new […]

New Initiative to Assess Flood Risks

New Initiative to Assess Flood Risks

The World Resources Institute (WRI), Deltares and three other Dutch research organizations launched a four-year initiative yesterday at the UN Climate Summit in New York. This initiative is supported by the Government of the Netherlands, that will assess flood risks and recommend practical steps to reduce these risks in different geographic and socio-economic settings globally. Aqueduct […]

Utilizing the Full Potential of Dredging Works

Utilizing the Full Potential of Dredging Works

Marine extraction sites alter the morphology of the seabed and in doing so offer unique opportunities to create a new environment in these locations, stated the article “Utilizing the Full Potential of Dredging Works: Ecologically Enriched Extraction Sites”, published in the September issue of Terra et Aqua Journal. A new physical lay-out means deeper waters and […]

Highlights of the Week – Readers’ Choice

Highlights of the Week – Readers’ Choice

Water Enters New Suez Canal Suez Canal Authority Chairman Mohab Mamish announced yesterday that water has entered the New Suez Canal waterway from the northern and southern entrances of the Canal. He added that this is a historical moment for the country. Read More   VIDEO: Dredging for Eko Atlantic City Off the coast of […]

UK Ambassador to UAE Tours Jebel Ali Port

UK Ambassador to UAE Tours Jebel Ali Port

DP World Chairman and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC), HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, today met with the new UK Ambassador to the UAE, HE Philip Parham, to discuss trade, business and maritime issues. During the introductory meeting, Ambassador Parham was given a tour of DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali facility […]

Iran: Ports Conference Set for November

Iran: Ports Conference Set for November

The 11th International Conference on Coasts, Ports and Marine Structures is scheduled for 24-26 November 2014 in Tehran, Iran, announced icopmas.pmo.ir. ICOPMAS, as one of the oldest and the most important scientific events in Iran and the Persian Gulf region, provides an appropriate ground for exchange of the latest scientific innovations and technical executive achievements by gathering […]

Highlights of the Week – Readers’ Choice

Highlights of the Week – Readers’ Choice

DEME: Sabetta Port Project (VIDEO) Arkhangelsk Branch of Rosmorport resumed the Sabetta Port dredging work in early August, as soon as the summer navigation period commenced.   Van Oord Completes Koper Dredging The Netherlands-based company Van Oord has completed the first phase of deepening operations at the Port of Koper increasing water depth of the port’s Container […]

CAT: New HDH System for Mini Excavators

CAT: New HDH System for Mini Excavators

The five compact radius Cat® E2 Series Mini Hydraulic Excavators—303.5E2, 304E2, 305E2, 305.5E2 and 308E2—will all be produced at Caterpillar’s new 850,000 square foot facility in Athens, Georgia, USA and will also use the new High Definition Hydraulic system. The E2 models are designed to carry on the solid performance of their E Series predecessor, […]

Picture of the Day: Lusail Marina Dredging

Picture of the Day: Lusail Marina Dredging

Dredging works are still in progress at Lusail Marina. The crew of the “Seaworks-19”demonstrates the cutting head and teeth of the dredger in action.  Located in the Marina District and designed to accommodate 10-40 m yachts across 93 spacious berths, the marina is supported by state-of-the-art eco-friendly facilities. September 11, 2014







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