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Jan De Nul Group has placed an order for a large self-propelled cutter suction dredger JDN8069 with the Croatian shipyard Uljanik Brodogradiliste.
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.
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.
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.
A consortium of environmental scientists has expressed strong concern about the impact of a controversial Central American canal across Nicaragua.