GLDD Celebrates 125 Years of Dredging

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation is celebrating 125 years of successfully providing dredging and marine infrastructure services.

In honor of the occasion, GLDD team members will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square. Jonathan Berger, Chief Executive Officer, will ring the Opening Bell.

Founded in 1890 as Lydon and Drews Partnership, the Company completed its first project in Chicago, Illinois. Rapid regional growth prompted the founders to rename the Company as Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company in 1905.

Over the course of its 125-year history, the Company has grown to become the largest provider of dredging services in the United States, serving the East, West and Gulf Coasts, and is the only U.S. dredging company with significant international operations.

Great Lakes’ fleet of hopper dredges is performing much of the Superstorm Sandy coastal reconstruction work along the New Jersey shore while its cutter and mechanical dredges deepen many of the nation’s shipping ports, such as New York’s Kill van Kull, PortMiami and the Savannah Entrance Channel.

Internationally Great Lakes’ dredges are undertaking the widening and deepening of the Suez Canal.

The state-of-the art articulated tug & barge (ATB) trailing suction hopper dredge that is currently under construction will be the largest and most productive hopper dredge in the United States, enabling the Company to continue its leadership in the dredging industry as the low cost provider.

 

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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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