Top News of the Year 2013

Top News of the Year 2013

UAE: Van Oord Bags New Project in Dubai

Meraas Development LLC has again contracted Van Oord to build an island in the emirate of Dubai. Jumana Island will lie 500 metres off the coast and will be used for urban development.


Panama Canal Completes Culebra Cut Dredging

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has completed the dredging to deepen and widen the navigational channels along Culebra Cut as part of the Expansion Program.


Boskalis Wins Dredging Contracts in Australia and Vietnam

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has acquired dredging contracts in Australia and Vietnam with a combined contract value of approximately EUR 70 million.


Damen: Partnership with Van Oord (The Bahamas)

Following a six-year acquisition program, the Government of the Bahamas has announced the signing of a Letter of Intent to acquire 9 vessels for the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and construction work for their naval bases.


USA: President Obama Visits Ellicott Dredges (VIDEO)

President Barack Obama visited Moravia Park Elementary School, local manufacturer Ellicott Dredges and The Center for Urban Families in Baltimore last week as part of his Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour.


Lithuania: Klaipeda Port Dredging Completed

May 2013 is a historical date for the port of Klaipėda as a record breaking dredging works of the port channel were accomplished, which shifted the port to a new qualitative level.


DEME Announces New Contracts Worth EUR 250 Million

Within the DEME group recently, a great many assignments for large, energy-related projects have been awarded to a range of different companies.


Peel Ports Appoints BAM – Van Oord JV for Liverpool2 Container Terminal

A joint venture comprising BAM Nuttall and Van Oord has been awarded a contract valued at £75 million by Peel Ports as part of its £300 million scheme to create to new container terminal on the Mersey estuary in Liverpool.


Ravestein to Build Dredger for ETERMAR SA (The Netherlands)

Ravestein has been awarded the contract for the design and construction of a backhoe dredger type Ravestein 750 B for ETERMAR SA.


Vinci, AvH Seal Deal to Take Full Control over DEME

Ackermans & van Haaren NV (AvH) and VINCI S.A. (VINCI) have reached an agreement relating to a new industrial project for Compagnie d’Entreprises CFE NV/SA (CFE) which would enable CFE to acquire full control over D.E.M.E. NV (DEME), one of the largest and most diversified dredging and marine engineering companies in the world.


DAMEN: Another Cutter Suction Dredger for Nigerian Customer

Another CSD500 has been delivered to William Lloyds Co by Damen Dredging Equipment. This is the second Damen cutter suction dredger for the company, which deploys both dredgers for deepening and maintaining one particular stretch of the Niger River.


IHC Merwede Confirms Deal with Boskalis (The Netherlands)

IHC Merwede has been awarded the contract for the design, construction and delivery of a 23,684kW self-propelled cutter suction dredger (CSD) from Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis). The innovative new dredging vessel will be one of the largest CSDs of its kind in the world.

Dredging Today Staff, January 1, 2014