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  • 18 December 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Study (DSEIS) of the Port Everglades Harbor deepening project for public review and comment. The DSEIS considers new information, and updates previous evaluations of potential effects on the human environment due to implementation of the Port Everglades project. The Everglades deepening project […]

  • 18 December 2020
    Regulation & policy

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced yesterday that after many years of thoughtful deliberation and preparation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted the state assumption of the 404 program (the federal permitting program to regulate the discharge of dredged or fill material into wetlands and other waters of the United States). […]

  • 17 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Foyle and Marine Dredging (FMD) recently shared the latest photo of their dredger ‘Dinopotes’ working in the Port of Dundee. Following the recent dredging campaign in the North East of Scotland, the ‘Dinopotes’ is now at work in Dundee for main contractor GRAHAM, providing dredging and revetment works. During this campaign, the ‘Dinopotes’ will carry […]

  • 17 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    BAM Nuttall, working on behalf of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, has completed the installation of sea defences in Withernsea, helping to protect the town from the threat presented by North Sea coastal erosion. Work on the £7million South Withernsea Coastal Defence Scheme, which began April 2019, has extended the existing defences southwards with 400 […]

  • 17 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Jan De Nul Group today signed a contract with Payra Port Authorities in order to maintain the depths of the existing port access channel. “Our vessels Diogo Cão and Henry Darcy are mobilizing to Bangladesh in order to start the works in January 2021,” the company said in their official announcement. During the project, Jan […]

  • 16 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The City of Windsor, Ontario, yesterday released this beautiful video on their Peche Island Shoreline Protection Project. In the Detroit River, the City’s Peche Island has long been a refuge for endangered species. It offers pockets of calm water in the fast-flowing river and wetlands with submerged vegetation beds. Over time, strong waves from ship […]

  • 16 December 2020
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) has announced the successful delivery of another trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) to Jan De Nul Group with a perfect safety record. The 6000m3 TSHD Ortelius is the fifth dredger that Keppel O&M has delivered to Jan De Nul Group, following the delivery of three 3500m3 TSHDs and […]

  • 15 December 2020
    Business development

    Construction specialist GRAHAM has won a contract to construct a new wharf and make land upgrades in the Port of Dundee to service the offshore renewable energy and oil & gas sectors. The work includes the construction of a new wharf and the preparation and upgrade of over 15ha of land. Under the contract, a […]

  • 15 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    South Korean Samsung Construction & Trading, EPC contractor for the construction of the new 2.4GW Fujairah F3 gas-fired combined-cycle power plant, awarded the marine subcontract for the intake and outfall installation to Jan De Nul Group. The Fujairah F3 Independent Power Plant (IPP) will be built between the existing Fujairah F1 and Fujairah F2 Water […]

  • 14 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Scottish Canals yesterday released this very interesting video named ‘Dredging works on the Caledonian Canal’, highlighting importance of these cleanup works. The Scottish Government recently awarded £1 million of additional funding to Scottish Canals to undertake vital dredging works in the Highlands this winter. In fact, dredging will take place across the Caledonian and Crinan […]

  • 10 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Scottish Government continues to invest in the islands’ expanding infrastructure with £49 million package for new Stornoway Deep Water Terminal. Secretary Fergus Ewing confirmed £49 million investment from a number of partners to strengthen transport links and support a range of diverse industries in the Western Isles. The project includes a facility for berthing […]

  • 10 December 2020
    Equipment

    Straatman BV – specialized in fabrication of hydraulic presses, heavy winches and custom build projects for dredging industry – recently secured an order for the production of a bow discharge installation for a well-known American dredging shipyard. According to the company, the bow discharge installation will have an inside diameter of ø762 mm and a […]

  • 10 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins said in his latest release that he has commended House passage of S. 1811, the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA), which authorizes improvements to America’s ports, waterways, and water management infrastructure. The bill includes Congressman Higgins’ amendment to expedite access to sediment disposal sites for dredging work on the […]

  • 10 December 2020
    Business development

    Port Freeport hosted USACE Southwestern Division Commander and Division Engineer Brig. Gen. Christopher G. Beck, Director of Programs for the Southwestern Division Pete Perez, Galveston District Commander Col. Timothy R. Vail, and other USACE officials last week to showcase growth and strategic initiatives being implemented at Port Freeport. This was the inaugural visit to Port […]

  • 9 December 2020

    We are all increasingly sensitive to the need for economic development compatible with environmental protection in managing our behaviour in relation to ecosystems. Approximately 80% of world trade by volume and over 70% of world trade by value is transported by sea and managed from ports around the world. Countries are increasingly faced with the […]

  • 9 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Hall Contracting has won the largest contract in Port of Townsville’s $232 million Channel Upgrade Project. The works include capital dredging to widen 14.9 kilometers of sea channels over two years and reclamation of 62 hectares of land through beneficial reuse of dredged material. Employing a local workforce of more than 70 full-time employees, the contract […]

  • 9 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    A $2.5 million dredging campaign in northern Gold Coast waterways will benefit boaties in one of the city’s fastest growing areas, Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) reports. Work is underway on dredging Main Channel (North and South) in the Jacobs Well area. The south east Queensland company Hall Contracting is conducting the dredging operations. The […]

  • 9 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District is working with the contractor, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, to place 2 million cubic yards of sand and conduct periodic nourishment along Absecon Island. The project – designed to reduce the risk of storm damages to property and infrastructure – is a joint effort with […]

  • 8 December 2020
    Business development

    The 60th IADC Dredging Seminar is now set to take place from 21-25 June 2021 at the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education in Delft, The Netherlands. According to IADC, to optimise the chances of the successful completion of a project, contracting parties should, from the start, fully understand the requirements of a dredging project. […]

  • 8 December 2020
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    The Port of Vancouver (BC) today released the latest update on their Centerm Expansion Project and ongoing works in the area. As reported, work in the water, on the terminal, and on the south shore continues in December. The land fill in the eastern expansion area continues to settle and will be removed in January […]

  • 8 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Three groynes (15m-30m length) have been constructed as a five-year trial at Flaxmill Bay to mitigate erosion of the dunes and assist with building up a high tide beach, Thames-Coromandel District Council informs. Work started last month and was completed on Friday, 4 December, one week ahead of schedule. This project involved filling 80 geotextile […]

  • 8 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    USACE’s Southwestern Division Commander Brig. Gen. Christopher G. Beck and Galveston District Commander Col. Timothy R. Vail met with the Port of Harlingen administration on December 1. Beck assumed command of the Southwestern Division in June 2020 and was visiting facilities in his division as part of an outreach initiative to improve communication and project […]

  • 8 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    A controlled explosion was carried out yesterday after an unexploded First World War artillery shell was found, Nottinghamshire Police reports. James Wilkinson, who works at Newark Marina, was dredging at around 11am yesterday when he uncovered the device in Farndon Road, Newark, and officers were called to the scene. The rusted bomb is an 18lb […]

  • 7 December 2020
    Equipment, Infrastructure

    Baggerbedrijf de Boer has just released this beautiful video of their water injection dredging tug Fregate, taken during her work on a twelve-year contract “Maintenance dredging at the ports of Cayenne and Kourou in French Guiana”. The consortium Boer Remorquage SARL, involving Dutch Dredging and Iskes Towage & Salvage, signed the contract with the Grand […]

  • 7 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Philippines‘ Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary, Roy Cimatu, has approved the dredging of sandbars in 19 priority sites along Cagayan River as one of the immediate solutions to prevent another destructive flooding in Cagayan Valley. “Removing these obstructions is the most immediate measure that should be undertaken to avoid a repeat […]

  • 7 December 2020
    Technology

    The dredging market still puts up with certain challenges when it comes to gate valves.   Take, for example, the high level of wear and tear. During an operation, material (such as sand) flows through this section of the vessel continuously. There is also the issue of space onboard. In current designs, clients have to […]