Highlights of the Week – Readers’ Choice









Order Placed for World’s Largest Cutter Suction Dredger 

Jan De Nul Group has placed an order for a large self-propelled cutter suction dredger JDN8069 with the Croatian shipyard Uljanik Brodogradiliste.

Boskalis, Van Oord Sign Rio de Janeiro Dredging Contract 

Edinho Araujo, head of the Special Ports Ministry in Brazil, has signed a $70.54 million contract with Boskalis and Van Oord to deepen the navigation channels to the port of Rio de Janeiro, according to the Journal of Commerce.

GLDD to Use Fleet of Dredges for SHEP 

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD), the largest provider of dredging services in the United States, today confirmed that it has won a $134.5 million contract to deepen the Savannah Harbor federal shipping channel.

New Hamad Port Project Ahead of Schedule 

Last Thursday, 26 February 2015, the Deputy Emir of Qatar His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Thani officially started the controlled flooding operations for the new Hamad Port Project in the presence of His Highness Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Prime Minister and His Excellency Jassim Saif Al Sulaiti, the Minister of Transport.

Scientists Question Nicaragua Canal 

A consortium of environmental scientists has expressed strong concern about the impact of a controversial Central American canal across Nicaragua.