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  • 9 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    To ensure safe crew changes on board dredgers and offshore vessels during the COVID-19 pandemic, DEME will charter a hotel ship for pre-quarantining as of this weekend. The ship is moored in Ostend, said the company in their latest release. Earlier, DEME took the measure to no longer change crews on board until 17 April […]

  • 19 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has just announced that the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) will be postponed to 30 June 2020. “In view of the recent developments surrounding the COVID-19 (corona) virus and Boskalis’ concern for the health of its shareholders, management, supervisory board members and employees, the AGM that was to be held […]

  • 4 June 2020
    Business & Finance

    Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has been following the Dutch Government’s advisory measures with regard to limiting the spread of the virus. IADC had plans to host two events in June in The Netherlands. Both of these events are postponed. The events schedule for this year […]

  • 27 April 2020
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Dredge Goetz, its crew of more than 50 men and women, support equipment and craft is continuing to march forward, getting everything ready to hit the Upper Mississippi in the next week and get to work keeping the river open for commerce. Like most other activities, normal routines from past dredge seasons have been altered […]

  • 22 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, and the consequent containment measures taken by national governments, the dredging industry has adapted quickly to the changing circumstances in order to guarantee the safety of their employees, and the direct project environment, and ensure that important (national) infrastructure projects can continue to be developed and maintained. According […]

  • 22 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Sandbridge Beach Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Project’s 2020 renourishment cycle kicked off sand-borrow and placement operations earlier this month. The project is crucial in lessening storm-damage risk to this section of Virginia Beach’s infrastructure, according to USACE. “The nourishment project at Sandbridge is a critical project for both the Corps and the city of […]

  • 21 July 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The WEDA Safety Commission will today, July 27th at 1 PM (EST), hold a Virtual Panel on how COVID-19 is driving better and safer dredging operations. The Safety Commission is honored to convene this conversation among industry executives, focusing on how their organizations are surviving and thriving in the COVID-19 era, WEDA announced in the […]

  • 10 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Falkland Islands Government has signed a contract with BAM Nuttall for the design and build of a new port in Stanley Harbor. It follows the announcement in February 2020 that BAM Nuttall had been selected as development partner after an extensive global procurement process. Development and Commercial Services portfolio holder, MLA Dr Barry Elsby, […]

  • 10 June 2020
    Business & Finance, Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    Aberdeen Harbour Board, after lengthy talks with Dragados UK, announced yesterday that they have reached mutual agreement to cancel contract for the construction of Aberdeen’s South Harbour. According to the joint statement, the mutual agreement has been reached for Dragados UK to withdraw as the principal contractor to complete the construction of the South Harbour. […]

  • 13 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    The first quarter of 2020 was above expectations for Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis). In light of the worldwide developments of the COVID-19 virus, Boskalis closed a good first quarter. According to the company, a modest increase in revenue was accompanied by a higher result compared to the same period last year. The order book […]

  • 24 July 2020
    Business development, Infrastructure

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will start construction later this summer or early fall on Segment 2 of the Portage Canal, located in the City of Portage. Dredging of the nearly three-quarter mile long portion of the Portage Canal was delayed earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic which prevented the necessary on-site […]

  • 7 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The annual spring shore based dredging operation at Buncrana Pier will take place between Monday, April 6, and  Saturday, April 11, Donegal County Council informs.  “This is to coincide with the equinoctial spring tides which is the lowest tide level of the year and is the best time for the work to take place,” said […]

  • 12 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (April 6-12, 2020).   CEMEX Go Innovation Almost Ready for Delivery The first of Damen’s new Marine Aggregate Dredgers, a 103.5 meter long CEMEX Go Innovation is almost ready for delivery to her new owner in the UK.   PHOTO: […]

  • 13 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The massive civil engineering project, which will see more than 300,000 cubic meters of silt removed from the iconic Queen Pool lake, was originally due to take place this month. “However, due to the current restrictions in place due to COVID-19 and the significant global disruption, the project has been postponed,” said Blenheim Estate in […]

  • 2 June 2020

    A shore based dredging operation at Magheraroarty Pier is getting underway this week, Donegal County Council reports. It’s to coincide with low tides which accommodate such operations, said the council. The dredged material will be re-utilized for beach nourishment at a nearby facility. Donegal County Council added that this is essential work to ensure the […]

  • 31 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Reconstructing and upgrading operations on the western section of the Port of Cres are being carried out as planned, with almost 50% of the planned work being completed to date, local media reports.  All engaged in the project are complying with the COVID-19 protection measures, the port authority in that northern Croatian island announced yesterday. […]

  • 1 June 2020

    Hansel Marine, a Chinese manufacturer of dredgers and dredging equipment, successfully completed the construction of a new Booster Boat 350 and delivered this piece of equipment to Tai Lake last month. The Booster Boat 350 is a customized design product, complied with Chinese ZC regulations and Chinese Shipbuilding Quality Standard (CSQS). The boat is equipped […]

  • 18 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Orion Group Holdings, Inc. (ORN) yesterday announced contract awards totaling approximately $24 million. According to ORN, the Company’s Marine segment has been awarded two separate contracts to construct energy-related infrastructure on the Gulf Coast. “These projects enhance the backlog of our marine operations and position our resources well to maximize utilization,” said Mark Stauffer, Orion’s President […]

  • 22 July 2020
    Authorities & Government

    Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has been following the Government’s advisory measures with regard to limiting the spread of the virus. To comply with these regulations, IADC has decided to postpone its 2020 Seminars on Dredging and Reclamation. In 2020, IADC had planned 1 seminar in Delft […]

  • 23 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Sealed proposals for the construction of the Phoenix Lake Preservation and Restoration Project will be received until Thursday, April 30, 2020, and will then be publicly opened and read, Tuolumne Utilities District said in their latest release.  The Phoenix Lake Restoration and Preservation Project consists of removing up to 470,000 cubic yards of sediment out […]

  • 24 June 2020
    Business development, Infrastructure

    Port of Tumaco, Colombia, has achieved a major milestone welcoming their largest ship ever, DEME Group said in its latest announcement. DEME’s TSHD Lange Wapper pressed on with a crucial maintenance dredging campaign along the access channel to the Colombian port, despite facing many COVID-19 restrictions. The team’s perseverance enabled the port to handle the […]

  • 28 July 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) recently announced their decision to postpone the annual Gulf Coast Chapter meeting until November 2021. “The Gulf Chapter Board has been diligently tracking the societal and functional impacts of COVID related restrictions to everyone’s personal and professional lives,” WEDA said in the announcement. “Ongoing restrictions associated with social distancing, PPE […]

  • 29 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Repair operations on the Muskegon South Breakwater Connector in Muskegon, Michigan will remain on schedule, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announced yesterday.  Additional armor stone placement, demolition of the structure’s surface and placement of a new concrete cap are taking place this spring. “The Detroit District has measures in place protecting our […]

  • 25 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    The largest port development in Cairns’ history is now complete, providing a much-needed shot in the arm for the tropical north city as it continues its COVID-19 recovery, Queensland Government announced today. Crews have wrapped up works on the final stage of the Palaszczuk Government’s $127 million shipping development project, putting the finishing touches on […]

  • 18 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    A dredging campaign at Buncrana Harbor in County Donegal, Ireland, started earlier this week and is set to be wrapped up by Friday, 26th June 2020, Donegal County Council reports. According to their official release, MV Otterbank will carry out plough dredging daily from 7am to 8pm.  “Access to the pier and movements within the harbor […]

  • 19 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The City of Oceanside Harbor, CA, yesterday released the latest update on their dredging project, saying that as of March 16, Manson Construction has dredged 191,000 cubic yards of sand. There is approximately 160,000 to 185,000 cubic yards left to dredge in the entrance channel. The dredge outlet pipe is currently located approximately 200’ north […]