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Van Oord, Boskalis to Build Artificial Island Off Jakarta

Van Oord and joint venture partner Royal Boskalis Westminster have won a major land reclamation contract in Indonesia.

DEME Bags Major Contract in Singapore 

Dredging International, a subsidiary of Belgium’s DEME Group, and South Korean company, Daelim Industrial, have won a $650 million worth contract for the construction of Singapore’s new container port.

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.

GLDD Celebrates 125 Years of Dredging

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

DEME Orders Two ‘Green’ Dredgers

DEME has just confirmed its order for two new trailing suction hopper dredgers to enhance its fleet. Built according to a ‘green’ design, the two vessels will have a ‘Green Passport’ and a ‘Clean Design’ notation.

Royal IHC Launches TSHD ‘ILEMBE’

The naming and launch ceremony of the 5,500m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) ILEMBE took place this morning at Royal IHC’s shipyard in Kinderdijk, the Netherlands.

Damen Wins Dredger Order

Argentinian company Cooperativa De Trabajos Portuarios Limitada de San Martín has ordered two Damen ASD 2810 tugs and one Cutter Suction Dredger 500.

DEME at New Suez Opening

On Thursday, 6 August,2015, the Dredging International (75%) and Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (25%) consortium will participate in the opening festivities of the modernized Suez Canal in Egypt.

MAN Engines for World’s Largest CSD

Jan De Nul Group is set to further expand its modern fleet with a self-propelled, cutter-suction dredger to be built at Croatian shipyard, Uljanik in Pula.

Nicaragua Canal Receives Permit

The Government of Nicaragua yesterday officially approved the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the Nicaragua Interoceanic Grand Canal Project and issued the “Environmental Permit” for the project.

PortMiami Celebrates Deep Dredge Completion

The grand celebration for the completion of PortMiami’s -50/-52 ft. Deep Dredge project and On-dock Intermodal Rail will take place later today, September 18th at 2 p.m. local time at PortMiami, Cruise Terminal E.

Panama Canal Countdown Begins

The Third Set of Locks, the most important engineering project of the last ten years, which will expand the Panama Canal, has entered its countdown phase and as of today is 95% complete.

 

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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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