Highlights of the Week

Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (November 27 – December 3, 2017).

 

Converting Platform Supply Vessels Into Dredgers

In the wake of the well-documented downturn in the oil and gas markets in recent years, an increasing number of platform supply vessels (PSVs) are currently under-utilized or languishing in lay-up, most notably in the US Gulf Coast region.

 

PHOTO: Construction of TSHD Ecodelta Progresses

Construction of Van der Kamp’s new trailing suction hopper dredger, the Ecodelta, is in full swing at a dock location commissioned by Barkmeijer Shipyards.

 

The Court Clears Way for Elbe River Deepening Project

Germany’s Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig has dismissed actions of the cities of Cuxhaven and Otterndorf and the Environmentalists against the deepening of Hamburg’s Elbe River.

 

VIDEO: Dredging the Açu Port in Brazil

Since 2011, Boskalis has been involved in the construction of the Açu Port in São João da Barra, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), one of the largest greenfield ports in the Americas.

 

Dredge R.N. Weeks Continues Pumping Operations in Buxton

The County of Dare (NC) has released an update on the Buxton Beach Nourishment Project, saying  hat the hopper dredge R.N. Weeks was able to operate about 75% of the time over the past week and completed 52 loads.

 

 

 

 

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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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