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 container port. VSBW Joint Venture, a consortium of VolkerStevin and Boskalis Westminster, has been appointed as the lead contractor to extend the port’s Berth 9 by 190 metres.

 

Corps: Oregon Inlet Too Shallow for Dredging (USA)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, said that their side-cast dredger Merritt is unable to open Oregon Inlet at the navigation span of the Bonner Bridge.

 

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.

 

Australia: Padbury Mining Secures $6.5 Billion Port Funding

Padbury Mining has secured the funding necessary to construct a $6 billion deep water port and associated rail network at Oakajee.

Dredging Today Staff, April 20, 2014

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