Top News – April 8 to 14, 2013

News of the Week

Van Oord: Dredger “Artemis” Commissioned (The Netherlands)

Van Oord’s newest addition to its fleet, the self-propelled cutter suction dredger Artemis, will be moored in Rotterdam until 14 April 2013.


Germany: Boskalis Wins Elbe River Dredging Contract

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has acquired a contract from Wasser- und Schifffahrtsamt Cuxhaven to maintain part of the shipping fairway of the River Elbe in Germany spanning a distance of 110 kilometers.


Australia: Hundreds Pledge to Stop Terminal Construction

Over 600 people have used text messages to express their dismay and outrage and many others have pledged to stop a new coal terminal going ahead in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.


Maldives: Preparations Underway for Hulhumale Reclamation Project

The second phase of the Hulhumale reclamation project will commence within the next month, the Hulhumale Development Corporation (HDC) announced.


Spain: “Joseph Plateau” Delivered to Jan de Nul

After the completion of the sea trials, the Spanish shipyard Construcciones Navales de Norte in Sestao has delivered the Fall Pipe & Mining Vessel “Joseph Plateau” to Jan de Nul.

Dredging Today Staff, April 14, 2013