Highlights of the Week

Image source: Van Oord

Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (April 3-9, 2017).

 

Kingston Harbor Dredging Project Half Way Done

The Kingston Harbor dredging scheme, undertaken by concessionaire Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL), is now 50% complete, according to the minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr Horace Chang.

 

Van Oord: Access to the Port of Rio de Janeiro Improved

Dutch dredging contractor Van Oord has just shared this interesting photo of the company’s backhoe Simson and split hopper barge Pieter Caland working in the Bay of Guanabara, Brazil.

 

Factory Acceptance Test for JDN 8069 Takes Place at Bakker Sliedrecht

The AMS Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) for the the world’s largest cutter suction dredger JDN 8069, being built for Jan De Nul Group, is taking place at Bakker Sliedrecht this week.

 

Eastern Shipbuilding Launches TSHD Magdalen for Weeks Marine

The new 6,540m³ trailing suction hopper dredger Magdalen was officially launched last Friday at Eastern Shipbuilding Group’s Allanton Shipyard in Panama City, FL.

 

Boskalis Wins Jawaharlal Nehru Port Dredging Contract

Boskalis, in joint venture with Jan De Nul, has acquired a contract with port operator Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust for the deepening and widening of the access channel towards Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Mumbai, India.

 

Bakker Sliedrecht to Deliver Generators for Jan De Nul TSHDs

Bakker Sliedrecht has received an order from Jan De Nul Group to deliver ten IP 44 class Cummins generators.

 

 

 

 

 

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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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