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.