Highlights of the Week – Readers’ Choice









VIDEO: MegaPEX Experiment on the Sand Motor

By depositing a large amount of sand in a single operation, between March 2011 and November 2011, Rijkswaterstaat together with contractors and the provincial authority of Zuid-Holland created the hook-shaped peninsula, the Sand Motor.

Damen Upgrades Van Oord’s Stornes

Van Oord’s flexible fallpipe vessel Stornes has recently been in Damen Shiprepair & Conversion Rotterdam for a scope of work which allows the vessel to operate at greater water depths in future.

Dutch F-16 Inspects Vecht River Levees

At the request of the regional water board Groot Salland, an F-16 fighter aircraft of the Royal Netherlands Air Force inspected the levees of the river Vecht on 4 June.

Royal IHC Plans Workforce Reduction

Dutch shipbuilder Royal IHC has announced its plans to cut 1,100 temporary and 487 permanent jobs as a direct result of the rapidly deteriorating market.

VIDEO: Finish of the Suez Canal Project in Sight

The finish of the New Suez Canal dredging project is in sight. This mega-project, to dredge more than a million cubic meters of sand a day, is unprecedented in terms of speed, manpower and equipment used for the works.