U.S. Hopper Dredgers in Washington

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U.S. hopper dredge companies recently visited Washington, DC for a CEOs/Owners Roundtable with General Semonite and staff at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers headquarters, the Dredging Contractors of America said in its latest release. 

The Dredging CEOs also attended the December board meeting of the American Maritime Partnership.

Later in the evening, the dredging executives attended a holiday reception at General Semonite’s Quarters on Fort Lesley J. McNair, U.S. Army Post.

Owners/CEOs of Cashman Dredging, Dutra Group, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock, Manson Construction, and Weeks Marine attended several meetings this week in Washington.

“We appreciate the time extended by General Semonite and his staff to discuss regulatory matters important to the dredging industry and the mission of the US Army Corps of Engineers. We are honored to have been invited to the holiday reception hosted by the General and his wife Connie. We greatly appreciate the warm hospitality of the Semonite family,” said William P. Doyle, CEO & Executive Director of the Dredging Contractors of America.

L-R, Maj. Gen. Scott Spellmon, Richard Weeks (Weeks Marine), Frank Belesimo (Cashman Dredging), William P. Doyle (DCA), Harry Stewart (Dutra Group), Lasse Petterson (Great Lakes Dredge and Dock), Mark Sickles (Weeks Marine), General Semonite, Dan Hussin (Manson Construction), Fred Paup (Chairman, Manson Construction), Bill Hanson (GLDD), Bill Dutra (Dutra Group), Tom Smith (USACE), and Jay Cashman (Jay Cashman, Inc.) also attended the holiday reception.

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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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