Ocean Dredging Wins New Prix International Award

At the Gala des grands prix d’excellence en transport on June 18, Ocean Dredging DSM was awarded the new Prix International for the project “Dredging of the Port of Dos Bocas in Mexico”.

This prize is important to us, it is a tribute to our audacity and also the efforts of our development team over several months,” said François Lessard, General Manager of Ocean Marine Works, when receiving the prize.

It all started in March 2011 when Ocean won the maintenance dredging contract for the Traverse du Nord. The latter is a vital link for marine transportation since over 6,000 ships transit through it annually. In order to realize the contract within schedule, Ocean had to build, at a cost of $25 mln, the largest trailing suction hopper dredge of Eastern Canada, the OCEAN TRAVERSE NORD.

Unable to use this equipment in winter conditions, it was essential to find other contracts elsewhere in the world, in order to obtain a return on its investment.

There are few dredges such as the OCEAN TRAVERSE NORD in the world. Our development team got to work in order to identify business opportunities and become known in the south,” added Lessard.

In the fall of 2013, after more than two years of intensive approaches, the team obtained, through a Mexican partner, its first contract at the Port of Dos Bocas.

The contract was completed successfully and since then, the company has secured contracts for the Port of Veracruz in Mexico and also in the Dominican Republic, for the dredging of the Port of San Pedro de Macoris and the Port of Rio Haina, the largest in the country.

The Gala des grands prix d’excellence en transport which brings together over 200 professionals from the transport sector every year is an opportunity to highlight more than 20 projects and announce the winners in 10 categories, in addition to giving the Distinction Award and the Coup de cœur du jury d’honneur award.

Press Release, June 20, 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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