Readers’ Choice: Dredging News That Marked 2017

As we enter the New Year, Dredging Today is bringing you a recap of the most popular stories from 2017.


Boskalis Part of Dover Western Docks Revival Project

The first stage of the Port of Dover’s flagship Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development project is now officially underway. The port recently appointed this £115 million contract to VSBW, a joint venture between VolkerStevin and Boskalis Westminster, to deliver the marine structures and bridge works.


Damen Achieves Milestone in Russia

In 2016, Damen delivered 250 vessels including 16 vessels delivered to Russia, IAA PortNews correspondent cited Olivier Marcus, Product Director Dredging at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem.


DEME Orders World’s Largest Cutter Suction Dredger from Royal IHC

Royal IHC and DEME have signed a contract for the design, construction and delivery of the 44,180kW self-propelled cutter suction dredger (CSD) SPARTACUS.


Wartsila Engines and Propulsion for the World’s Most Powerful CSD

Wartsila has been contracted to supply a comprehensive package of engines and propulsion machinery for a new cutter suction dredger (CSD) vessel.


USPA and CHEC Pen Yuzhny Dredging Deal

The state enterprise Ukrainian Seaports Authority (USPA) and China Harbor Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC) have signed a contract for carrying out dredging operations at the Yuzhny seaport in Odessa.


The Largest Dredging Project in Gold Coast’s History Starts

The City of Gold Coast just announced that the biggest offshore dredging program in the city’s history will start today, shifting millions of cubic meters of sand onto the beaches.


Nigerian Senate Investigates $3 Billion Worth Dredging Deals

he Nigerian Senate will look into the alleged improprieties of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) related to the spending of $3 billion for the dredging of the Calabar, Lagos and Bonny channels 11 years ago.


USACE Awards Final Contract for Delaware River Dredging

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded final contract for Delaware River deepening project – Upper Reach B – to Norfolk Dredging Company in the amount of $50.2 million.


Van Oord’s Costa Verde Kicks Off Aberdeen Dredging Operations

The construction program supporting the expansion of Aberdeen Harbor into Nigg Bay has passed a significant milestone with the beginning of dredging operations.


Jan De Nul: Amador Cruise Port Scheme Kicks Off

The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) yesterday held a kick-off ceremony for the construction of the new Amador Cruise Port, Jan De Nul said in their latest announcement.


NMDC, CHP Sign The Challenge Deal

National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) from Abu Dhabi has signed an agreement with Canal Harbor and Great Projects Company (CHP), a subsidiary of the Suez Canal Authority, to become shareholders in a newly incorporated Egyptian company, named The Challenge – Egyptian Emirates Marine Dredging Company.


Damen Wins Contract for First European TSHD LNG/MGO Conversion 

Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has won a contract to undertake the conversion of a dredger to dual-fuel capability combining LNG and MGO.