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  • 7 December 2020
    Equipment, Vessels

    System integrator Alewijnse recently won a contract for the complete electrical and automation installation on board the sister vessel of trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Anchorage. The innovative vessel is currently under construction at Barkmeijer Shipyards, part of Thecla Bodewes Shipyards. TSHD Anchorage was successfully handed over earlier this year and delivery of the sister […]

  • 7 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    In support of its ongoing development of Al Dhafra Region, Abu Dhabi Ports has announced the completion of the second phase of development at Delma Port. A key focus of the second phase of the development was the construction of a dedicated 315-metre quay wall. It was designed to specifically satisfy the demands of Delma […]

  • 4 December 2020
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    DEME Group has just announced that their new twin split barges ‘Bengel’ and ‘Deugniet’ are undergoing final sea trials before entering the service. Earlier this year, the 3.500m³ twin sisters were successfully launched in Batam, Indonesia. According to DEME, these barges are much bigger than those in the existing fleet. At the moment, the vessels […]

  • 4 December 2020
    Environment

    CSIRO and the Western Australian Marine Science Institution will next week, Friday 11th December, hold an information webinar to outline the Guideline on Dredge Plume Modelling for Environmental Impact Assessment. The guideline provides current best practice for dredge plume modelling in the context of Australia’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) processes and is intended as a […]

  • 3 December 2020
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    FSUE Rosmorport has taken delivery of the self-propelled hopper barge Morskaya, the Russian company reported yesterday. Built by Onezhsky Shipyard in Petrozavodsk, the new vessel will join Taman subdivision of Rosmorport’s Azov-Black Sea Basin branch. As reported, the 600 m3 hopper barge – with the homeport of Novorossiysk – will be involved in works as […]

  • 1 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Territory Labor Government has released the technical concept design for the new marine facilities at Mandorah, a locality in the Northern Territory of Australia. The release of the final technical design will provide more certainty for the construction industry and deliver much-needed infrastructure in the Top End, supporting more than 270 jobs. Local company Cardno […]

  • 1 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    In conjunction with a major dredging operation currently underway in the Eastern Channel of the Lower Myall River to remove 120,000 cubic meters of sand, MidCoast Council is in the process of placing 20,000 cubic meters onto Jimmys Beach to renourish and provide a buffer for upcoming storm events. June and July’s storms and large […]

  • 1 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Members of the Thames-Coromandel District Council’s Coastal Panels recently toured the district, looking at areas of current and future risk of coastal inundation, erosion and sea level rise. The site visits followed on from the initial orientation workshop last month, where coastal panelists came together as they start working as advisors on the Shoreline Management […]

  • 30 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Dewberry has just released this very interesting video named ‘What is a Living Shoreline?’. “A living shoreline is a hybrid approach to shoreline management, as it provides multiple benefits. It incorporates hard structural measures, as well as natural elements,” said Alaurah Moss, Dewberry Project Manager. “It can be used for erosion control, flood protection, and […]

  • 30 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Public Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones (OPAZ) has awarded a tender for the development, management and operation of a multipurpose fishing port and related projects at the Special Economic Zones at Duqm to a strategic alliance of Oman and international companies led by Fisheries Development Oman. The alliance is a state-owned […]

  • 27 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The USACE Buffalo District’s contractor Ryba Marine Construction Co. dredged 55,000 cubic yards of dredged material from the Upper Cuyahoga River/Cleveland Harbor this Fall. Subject to the availability of funds, Cleveland Harbor is dredged twice every year, once in the spring and once in the fall. Natural sedimentation within the federal channel from upstream erosion […]

  • 27 November 2020
    Business development, Project & Tenders

    DEME has secured a major contract for the Abu Qir port project in Egypt – the largest ever dredging and land reclamation contract in its history. The project will see the deployment of DEME’s giant new cutter suction dredger ‘Spartacus’. According to DEME, this vast project includes the reclamation of 1,000 hectares of new land. […]

  • 26 November 2020
    Vessels

    Dredge Yard recently tested and delivered a customized electric cutter suction dredger ECO 200 for potassium chloride brine mining. According to the company, the delivery follows successful water testing at Dredge Yard facility in The Netherlands. As common in mining industry, the dredger is electrically powered from the grid and onboard installations on dredger will […]

  • 26 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Planning and design works are underway for a new pontoon and jetty at The Spit as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s multi-million-dollar strategy to improve the promote the Gold Coast icon in the future. According to Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles, designers are already hard at work developing concepts for a […]

  • 25 November 2020
    Business development

    A consortium including DEME’s subsidiary Dredging International and Italian construction company Consorzio Stabile Grandi Lavori has won a contract for the construction of the Ravenna Port Hub in Italy. The first phase of the project includes: excavation of 5 million m3 of sediments in the outer and inner channels; deepening the port up to -12.5 m; […]

  • 25 November 2020
    Business development

    An Independent Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC) will provide a virtual update to the public on the Port of Townsville’s $193 million Channel Upgrade project on December 2, 2020. This public session will cover: Progress toward water quality thresholds; Baseline status of seagrass and coral in Cleveland Bay; Drafting of the Port’s Dredge Management Plan. The […]

  • 25 November 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    With navigation through Belle Pass compromised due to siltation, the Greater Lafourche Port Commission (GLPC) has taken the proactive step to contribute funds to the Corps of Engineers to procure a dredge contract to bring portions of Belle Pass back to their appropriate depth. This work, being performed by Crosby Dredging under the direction of […]

  • 24 November 2020
    Business development

    The Port of Trelleborg/Trelleborgs Hamn recently released this amazing video of two backhoe dredgers “Grete Fighter” and “Margrethe Fighter”, working on the ongoing construction of two new ferry berths in the port. Construction work, conducted by Peab, started in June 2020 and the project is expected to be finished at year-end 2021/2022. In order to […]

  • 24 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Work on the Hdh. Nellaidhoo Harbor Development Project is well underway, the Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) reports. The scheme is reaching its halfway mark, with overall 42% of project wrapped up so far. Installation of precast concrete blocks required for quay wall construction is currently ongoing, with 53% of work completed at the […]

  • 24 November 2020
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) will next month hold a virtual public meeting for the New York & New Jersey Harbor Deepening and Channel Improvements Draft Feasibility Study. The public meeting will take place on Thursday, December 3, 2020, with […]

  • 23 November 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    Last month, Rohde Nielsen A/S successfully completed cable lowering of two 150kV live cables for TeslaN BV, a service provider of high voltage for Tennet. As reported by Rohde Nielsen, the company executed approximately 1km of cable lowering within one week. The project was done without conflicting the clients’ core task of delivering electricity in […]

  • 23 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Baggerbedrijf de Boer – Dutch Dredging has just released this beautiful video from the the Kiel Canal dredging project in Brunsbüttel. At the moment, the trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Van de Graaf Sr and bed leveler/ploughboat Bertus are working on this maintenance dredging scheme. Maintenance dredging is being conducted to ensure uninterrupted access to […]

  • 23 November 2020
    Business development

    Consortium ETERMAR/MOTA-ENGIL has won a tender launched by PSA for the extension of Terminal XXI in Port of Sines. According to an official announcement, this project will extend the actual quay to a total length of 1150m until the end of 2021, representing a private investment of 16.5 million euros. This is the first expansion phase […]

  • 20 November 2020
    Collaboration, Outlook & strategy

    Royal IHC has successfully completed a pre-feasibility study (PFS) for a proposed mobile concentrator plant that will be based at Eramet’s Grande Côte operation in Senegal. The objective of the PFS was to design and develop cost estimates for a 1,000tph relocatable process plant, capable of producing a heavy mineral concentrate, while recovering the required […]

  • 19 November 2020
    Business development

    Michels Corporation’s Foundations operations rebuilt 1,250-feet of the South Breakwall in the harbor of Sheboygan, WI, earlier this year. Steel sheet piles were used in an underwater internal bracing system. Also, the new structure was filled with a few thousand tons of clear stone and scour stone. Furthermore, all equipment was placed on barges for […]

  • 19 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Gothenburg City Council passed a resolution recently to grant more than 1,2 billion kronor (€120,000,000) to finance the Skandia Gateway project, which is aimed at deepening the fairway leading into the Port of Gothenburg. The sum was matched by the Swedish Transport Administration as part of the national infrastructure plan, and as a result the […]