Highlights of the Week
Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (January 15-21, 2018).
The launching ceremony of new multi-purpose 5.450m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) DC Orisant took place earlier this week at the Royal IHC’s shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, the Netherlands.
The hopper dredger Brasinho, owned by the Faro based dredging company Sofareias, has overturned off the Ria Formosa island of Armona, Portugal.
The land reclamation operations for new airport development project at Funadhoo island of Shaviyani Atoll are now underway, local media reports.
It is expected that the Flinders Ports’ Outer Harbor Channel Widening Project will begin in Autumn 2018, avoiding dredging in summer when seagrass is more susceptible to damage from turbidity impacts.
The Turkish Government has announced the final route of a new waterway aimed to reduce shipping traffic on the busy Bosphorus Strait – the Kanal Istanbul Project.