Top News – June 9 to 15, 2014

Van Oord Strengthens Its Position in UK

Van Oord, a leading international contractor specialising in dredging, marine engineering and offshore projects, has reached an agreement in principle on the acquisition of UK specialist marine civil contractor J.T. Mackley & Co Ltd. 

 

UK: Person Missing after Yacht Collides with Dredger

The coastguard is searching for a missing person after a yacht and dredger collided one mile off Felixstowe, announced MCA Press Office.

 

Panama Canal Expansion: New Gates Arrive

In another step forward for the Panama Canal Expansion Program, the second shipment of four rolling gates for the Third Set of Locks arrived recently from port of Trieste, Italy, to the waterway’s Atlantic side on board the semi-submersible vessel STX Sun Rise.

 

PROGROUPE: New Video about Dredging and Dewatering Process

PROGROUPE sediment removal company has introduced new animation to explain how their technology works in practice.

 

Obama Signs WRRDA Into Law (USA)

With the president Obama’s signing of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) is authorized to begin construction. 

Dredging Today Staff, June 15, 2014

 

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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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