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  • 7 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    PIANC, the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure, has introduced its publication named “Design Principles for Small and Medium Marine Container Terminals”. This report concentrates specifically on small and medium size container terminals and attempts to introduce current best practices and recommendations for ports and terminal operators setting up and developing new modern container handling […]

  • 18 July 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    One of the largest suction dredgers in the world, Inai Kenanga, is to be launched by Inai Kiara SDN BHD, the Malaysian shipping company. VULKAN Couplings has supplied six MESLU clutches for the shift gearboxes of the powerful sand pumps – these couplings are the largest that the company has ever built. The TSHD Inai […]

  • 20 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Ackermans & van Haaren, a diversified group active in 5 key segments: Marine Engineering & Infrastructure (DEME), Private Banking, Real Estate, Leisure & Senior Care, Energy & Resources and Development Capital, has announced their business results for the third quarter of 2015. DEME (AvH 60.40%) succeeded in maintaining the high activity level of the first six […]

  • 10 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Caterpillar has introduced its new Cat® 311F RR excavator, powered with a 70 net horsepower (52 kW) C3.4B engine that meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emissions standards. The new machine features a reduced radius that limits over-the-side tail swing to just 20 inches (508 mm). A massive 5,400-pound (2 450 kg) counterweight gives it […]

  • 5 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    IHC Merwede has been successful in securing orders worth € 350 million for a wide range of dredging and offshore vessels and equipment. The company’s Dredging division has confirmed new contracts for the delivery of a large custom-built trailing suction hopper dredger, 13 units that will be supplied by IHC Beaver Dredgers and a cutter […]

  • 1 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The Finnish company Aquamec Ltd. has launched its new Watermaster dredger – Classic V, with 50% more suction dredging capacity compared to the Classic IV model. Aquamec’s research and development work has also generated the Watermaster Urban dredging concept and new features for hard soil dredging. With a bigger Watermaster Cutter Pump, together with a more […]

  • 8 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Water lubricated Thordon Composite cutterhead shaft bearings have performed well for 9 years on one of the largest cutter suction dredgers in the world – Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering N.V. (DEME)’s D’Artagnan (28,200 kW total installed power). The vessel had a major dry docking at Drydocks World-Dubai in February 2014 where the shaft was […]

  • 28 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Caterpillar has introduced its new Cat® 311F LRR excavator. Powered with a 52-kW (ISO 9249) Cat C3.4B engine that meets EU Stage IIIB emissions standards, the new excavator features a reduced radius that limits over-the-side tail swing to just 508 mm, making it ideal for space-restricted job sites. A massive 2450-kg counterweight gives it the stability […]

  • 24 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    By David Pitt, Naval Architect at Offshore Ship Designers 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. Various proposals have been made for the repurposing of […]

  • 8 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    When designing the new Cat® M318F and M320F Wheel Excavators, Caterpillar solicited customer input for characteristics considered important. Heading the list were initial quality and reliability, low operating costs, operator comfort and safety, simplicity of operation and maintenance, durability, and environmental friendliness. The new models are designed around those goals, while retaining the best features […]

  • 31 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    As the CEDA-IADC Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure Conference is approaching very fast, we took an opportunity to speak with Mr. Erik van der Blom, Manager Development and Innovation at the conference’s gold sponsor – Royal IHC. In this interview, Mr. van der Blom revealed his expectations of the event, introduced the latest developments at Royal IHC and his […]

  • 10 November 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    DEME’s giant cutter suction dredger Spartacus has been successfully launched at the Royal IHC shipyard in Krimpen aan den Ijssel in the Netherlands. With a total installed capacity of 44,180 kW, Spartacus is simply the most powerful and environmental friendly cutter suction dredger (CSD) that has ever been built. Spartacus is the world’s largest CSD […]

  • 25 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The World Ocean Council (WOC) is part of a growing coalition of maritime leadership companies, industry organizations and knowledge institutes that has launched “Our Oceans Challenge” – a competition for innovation and solutions to address key issues affecting responsible ocean industry operations. One of the newest WOC members, Heerema Marine Contractors, has catalyzed “Our Oceans […]

  • 30 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Deltares Annual Report for 2013 has been made public. It consists of three parts. The first part includes an overview of the main Deltares projects in 2013. It describes the Deltares’ knowledge development in the five social themes targeted by Deltares. The second part shows how Deltares shares that knowledge with others. The third […]

  • 28 April 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Ongoing Port Development Projects Introduced (India) 58 port development projects in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode have been awarded up to 31st March, 2013.   Damen: Partnership with Van Oord (The Bahamas) Following a six-year acquisition program, the Government of the Bahamas has announced the signing of a Letter of Intent to acquire 9 vessels […]

  • 14 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    A contract has been signed with the Tianjin Dredging Company, part of the China Communication Construction Company (CCCC) and the recently founded Dredging Group, under which Wartsila will supply the engines and all essential ancillaries for a new self-propelled cutter dredger. The vessel will be one of the largest and most advanced vessels of its […]

  • 8 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The new backhoe dredger Magnor, currently being built for Boskalis by Ravestein, will be the largest and most efficient backhoe dredger in the world. Two large deck cranes are fitted for work on- and changing of the equipment (boom, stick and bucket) of the excavator. The vessel includes all the necessary equipment such as a large […]

  • 9 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Our new Dredging Vessel Directory (DVD), featuring more cutter suction dredgers (CSD) than the last year’s edition, is now finished and available online! Being introduced for the first time today at the IRO-CEDA meeting in Voorschoten, the new directory, which will provide the dredging industry with a compact useful overview of operating CSDs, is now expanded with a […]

  • 25 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Van Oord, a leading international contractor specialising in dredging, marine engineering and offshore projects, published its annual report 2013 today. “Our company had a better year in 2013 than in 2012. We closed the year with the slightly lower turnover of EUR 1,641 million (2012: EUR 1,676 million). At EUR 130 million, our net profit […]

  • 23 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Since the beginning of 2014, DEME managed to  maintain its order book at a fairly high level of about 3.0 billion EUR thanks to new orders, well spread worldwide across dredging, energy related and environmental activities. The total value  of these new orders represents approximately 660 million EUR. Dredging and port construction In Porto Sudeste, Brasil, […]

  • 20 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Global marine terminal operator DP World today announced strong financial results from its global portfolio of marine terminals for the twelve months to 31 December 2013, delivering profit attributable to owners of the Company before separately disclosed items of $604 million, 26.6% ahead of last year on a like-for-like basis. “Our results reflect a very […]

  • 31 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Ensurge, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement with North American Resources Inc. Ltd. (NARIL) for management and eventual acquisition of commercial dredging operations in Guyana. NARIL is a Guyana mining company that has been conducting gold exploration and mining for over twenty years. They currently operate two cutterhead dredges on the Konawaruk river. NARIL […]

  • 1 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    In order to better promote the dredging industry, DredgingToday.com – owned by the Dutch media company Navingo BV – is working on a new product named the Cutter Suction Dredger Vessel Directory. The CSD Vessel Directory is aimed to provide the industry with a compact useful overview of operating cutter suction dredger vessels. This high quality printed reference guide […]

  • 8 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Dredge Yard – producer of mining/dredging components and equipment – has had a very busy year with the launch of a new dredger, supplying equipment and upgrading TSHDs and delivery of compact and economic sediment dredger for the Gulf region. The company also visited several dredging conferences and events, presenting its latest achievements in the production […]

  • 30 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders, Technology, Vessels

    Bakker Sliedrecht – designer and producer of electric machines and equipment – is now part of the mega-project to build the world’s largest cutter suction dredger for Jan De Nul Group. The company has been involved in this project from the very beginning, brainstorming with Jan De Nul about the electrical configurations. At the moment, Bakker Sliedrecht […]

  • 12 November 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The 12th China International Engineering Project Management Summit, namely, Experience Exchange Meeting between National Excellent Construction Project Managers was hosted recently by the China Construction Industry Association (CCIA) in Xi’an. At this meeting, CHEC’s Zawal Port EPC Project in Saudi Arabia, Hambantota International Airport Project in Sri Lanka, and Said East Port Phase II Hydraulic […]