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  • 19 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Van Oord’s trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Vox Amalia successfully started its first project this week. At Den Helder, the Netherlands, the brand-new vessel is reinforcing the coastline by placing more than 3.5 million cubic meters of sand in a deep trench just off the coast. The contract was awarded by Rijkswaterstaat, the operational arm […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Deltares, in cooperation with the World Bank, is working on a study in the Caribbean to assess the impact of sea level rise and resilience potential of 17 countries in the region. The aim of the study is to derive proxies to estimate the resilient potential of each country in the region and their potential […]

  • 17 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Damen Marine Components has won an order for three sets of steering and rudder systems for three dual-fueled trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs) currently being built at Keppel Offshore & Marine’s shipyard in Singapore for Van Oord. The vessels will be 138-meters in length and have a hopper capacity of 10,500 m³. They will represent […]

  • 17 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The SA Department for Environment and Water continues sand movement works from the Semaphore South breakwater and the beach between the Semaphore and Largs Bay jetties, to West Beach and Henley Beach South. According to the City of Port Adelaide Enfield latest update, sand will continue to be moved from Semaphore South this week, then […]

  • 17 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Ducks Unlimited’s Phil’s Cut Marsh Enhancement Project is currently under construction in Terrebonne Parish.  This project will enhance 2,700 acres of fresh and intermediate marsh in the Terrebonne Basin, where rates of coastal land loss are high. The project includes the installation of a new flap gate water-control structure and construction of earthern terraces along […]

  • 16 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Work on the £12 million Exmouth tidal defense scheme will stop over the summer holiday period to minimize disruption for residents and visitors, informs the Environment Agency. According to the update, construction will restart in September with a focus on Alexandra Terrace junction and the improved road layout, providing benefits to reduce flooding and also […]

  • 16 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Townsville’s $193 million port upgrade is underway with the first rocks laid this month for its new protective wall, the Queensland Government reports.  Construction is already moving ahead on the 2.2km protective rock wall, which will ultimately pave the way for up to six new berths. Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, Alan […]

  • 13 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a modification of the existing EPA designated ocean dredged material disposal site (ODMDS) offshore of Port Everglades, Florida. The primary purpose for the site modification is to enlarge the site to serve the long-term need for a location to dispose of suitable material dredged from the Port Everglades […]

  • 13 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    At the end of 2019, Royal IHC was awarded a contract for the design and delivery of two mining screen towers by the family-owned company Spaansen. The towers will be installed on the hopper dredger YED PRIOR. Spaansen is currently converting the GERD container vessel into a gravel hopper dredger with a hopper capacity of […]

  • 12 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Ten IHC Beaver cutter suction dredgers were offloaded in Egypt earlier this week, according to the company’s latest announcement. The company also added that the team of Royal IHC Middle East started the commissioning of the cutter suction dredgers for the Egyptian Ministry of Defense (MOD). “Our colleagues are working hard to finish the job […]

  • 12 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Work is progressing well on the latest phase of a scheme which will reduce the risk of coastal flooding for more than 4,500 homes and businesses on Portsea Island. The £58m North Portsea Island Coastal Defense Scheme, which is being delivered by the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership on behalf of Portsmouth City Council, is being […]

  • 12 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    As of yesterday, Manson Construction has dredged around 100,000 cubic yards of sand from the entrance channel of Oceanside Harbor, the city officials reported on social media Wednesday. They also added that Manson had been expecting 9′ swells and moved the dredge HR Morris vessel back into the harbor to dredge shoaling that has been […]

  • 12 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Sacramento District recently awarded a $64 million construction contract to Maloney Odin Joint Venture of Novato, California, for nearly three miles of levee improvements along the Sacramento River East Levee. This project will kick off major construction in the region to complete approximately $1.5 billion of work to upgrade […]

  • 11 March 2020
    Business & Finance

     Dredge Yard’s cutter suction dredger ECO 300 was successfully delivered to their client in Dubai in the last quarter of 2019. This dredger was specifically designed and customized for challenging projects involving hard soil. “Recently, we have received some updates on the project. The dredger ECO 300 is performing to the highest standards, despite […]

  • 11 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The City of Oceanside Harbor, CA, yesterday released the latest update on their dredging project, saying that Manson Construction began dredging operations on Friday, March 6th at approximately 6:30pm. As of March 9th, they have dredged 49,000 cubic yards of sand. According to the update, the discharge pipe is currently just north of the pier. […]

  • 10 March 2020
    Business & Finance

     Eko Atlantic has just released this amazing video, named ‘How Does Eko Atlantic City Get Its Sand?’ Eko Atlantic is a new coastal city being built on Victoria Island adjacent to Lagos, Nigeria, to solve the chronic shortage of real estate in the world’s fastest-growing megacity. It is a focal point for investors capitalizing […]

  • 10 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    One of the latest additions to the FSUE Rosmorport fleet – the self-propelled hopper barge of project HB 900 named Rabochaya has been handed over to the company’s Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch (ACBB). According to the company, the hopper barge was used earlier by the North-Western Basin Branch. The Rabochaya – built by Onezhsky Shipbuilding and […]

  • 10 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    This month, dredging work in the area around Vancouver Container Terminal will continue, informs the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. In their latest update on the Centerm Expansion Project, the port authority announced that they have received federal approval to continue dredging in the western expansion until April 5, 2020. “Dredging in the western expansion will […]

  • 10 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, USACE Commanding General and the 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, has signed the Chief’s Report for the “Delaware Beneficial Use of Dredged Material for the Delaware River Feasibility Study” — a key milestone for the proposed project. The signing of the report advances the project to Congress for authorization. […]

  • 9 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Deugniet, a twin vessel of DEME’s other newbuild split barge Bengel, was successfully launched in Batam, Indonesia, today. The 3.500m³ split hopper vessels, designed and built by Royal IHC, are intended to be used in combination with DEME’s large cutter suction dredgers, such as the Spartacus, also built by IHC. DEME’s Spartacus was launched on […]

  • 9 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    TenneT, with the help of Van Oord, is building the Hollandse Kust (South) offshore grid to the north of the Maasvlakte, to connect new wind farms. The cables have to be buried more than 5 meters in the seabed for the first ten kilometers of the offshore cable route, as to be able to cross […]

  • 9 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Yard number 864 was successfully launched at shipyard Royal Niestern Sander in Farmsum, the Netherlands, on March 7, 2020. In April 2019, Royal Niestern Sander and Geo Plus BV signed the contract for the construction of the hydrographic research vessel Geo Ranger – yard number 864. “After the start of construction in September 2019, the […]

  • 6 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Karlshamn in southeast Sweden has received a clearance from the Environmental Court to launch a new expansion project, the port announced today.  The development program will include a completely new RoRo berth with adjustable ramp for 230 meter long ferries, widening of RoRo berth no. 2 and the dredging works. Under the […]

  • 5 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is accepting project applications for $11.5 million in funding to help coastal cities and towns recover from hurricane damage. The deadline to submit an application is April 30, 2020. The funding comes from Session Law 2019-224 which allocated $11.5 million to the Division of Water Resources’ Coastal Storm Damage Mitigation […]