Top News – November 25 to December 1, 2013

The Netherlands: Boskalis Orders Megacutter to Strengthen Its Fleet

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has ordered a new self-propelled megacutter from IHC Merwede. This self-propelled cutter suction dredger, with a total installed power of 23,700 kW and a pump ashore capacity of 15,600 kW, is a replacement investment.

 

Damen: Plug and Play Trailing Pipe for Russian Pontoon

Damen has delivered a complete trailing pipe including submersed dredge pump to a Russian pontoon. The multifunctional pontoon “Litsa” has been turned into a performing dredger overnight as Damen delivered an entirely prefabricated system.

 

Van Oord-GMB JV to Reinforce Dordrecht Island

The Van Oord-GMB joint venture has been awarded a contract by the Hollandse Delta Water Board to reinforce the dikes on Dordrecht Island.

 

Australia: Fast-Track of Reef Destruction Still on Table, Says AMCS

The Queensland government’s fast-tracking of industrialisation along the Great Barrier Reef coast is increasingly out of step with the downsizing and uncertainty from project investors following a downturn in coal prices and community support, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

 

Christensen: Dredge Claims Spoiled by Truth (Australia)

Alarmist claims by extreme Green groups and the misuse of a scientific report to shut down Abbot Point’s port expansion, were exposed as a gross abuse of science by Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen in parliament recently.

Dredging Today Staff, December 1, 2013

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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