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  • 5 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    A community meeting to discuss dredging of local Sussex County waterways will be held at the Selbyville Fire Hall in Selbyville, DE, today from 7 to 8:30 pm. The meeting is sponsored by State Senator Gerald Hocker and State Representatives Ron Gray and Rich Collins. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) officials […]

  • 20 July 2020
    Business development

    Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company (GLDD) from Oak Brook, Illinois, has won an $8.8 million firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance dredging of the inland waterway Chesapeake & Delaware Canal federal navigation project.  Bids for this project were solicited via the internet with two received, according to the latest U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) release. Work will […]

  • 21 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Atlantic Division, has just released this picture of an amphibious digger constructed by Oliver Evans for the Philadelphia Board of Health in 1804. This was probably the first wheeled vehicle to move under its own power in America and the first mechanically powered dredging apparatus to operate in the Delaware‬ […]

  • 4 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    A contractor for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is set to begin work on an interim project to protect Cumberland County’s East Point Lighthouse – an icon of the Delaware Bay region and the state’s second oldest lighthouse – from storm surge and flooding.  The $460,150 project will be implemented by Cape […]

  • 21 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The New Jersey Water Supply Authority has announced a plan for dredging of the Delaware and Raritan Canal from Kingston to Amwell Road. Project Objective ■ Remove an estimated 240,000 cubic yards of sediment from the Canal in order to restore its flow capacity; ■ Remove and dispose of 45,000 cubic yards of sediment from […]

  • 13 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Work to restore the marshes at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is currently underway. This is the first phase of a $38 million project to build storm and sea level rise resilience into the natural landscape. The project will repair breached marshes and reconstruct severely damaged shoreline, including critical dune restoration. It will also restore approximately 4,000 […]

  • 17 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (January 10-17).   Deepening Scheme on Delaware River Enters Blasting Phase The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, and its contractor Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company began rock blasting operations last month as part of the project to […]

  • 11 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, has just released the latest photos from the Broadkill Beach renourishment program. This project will extend Broadkill Beach for additional 150 feet seaward and approximately 2 million cubic yards of sand will be added to the beach. The scheme, being performed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and […]

  • 26 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Norfolk Dredging Co., Chesapeake, Virginia, has won an $11.8 million firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance dredging of the inland waterway Delaware River to Chesapeake Bay. Work will be performed in Maryland with an estimated completion date of Feb. 10, 2015. According to the defense.gov, this was a competitive acquisition, and three offers were received. The U.S. […]

  • 6 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Coast Guard said in its latest announcement that the maintenance dredging operations on the Delaware River – Deepwater Point Range – have been completed.  The cutter suction dredger Illinois will begin pipe laying operations this week in Anchorage 5, southeast of Pea Patch Island. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the following safety […]

  • 18 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons, and U.S. Rep. John Carney (all D-Del.) yesterday highlighted the start of the Nanticoke River maintenance dredging project. Earlier this year, Delaware’s Congressional delegation of Sens. Carper and Coons and Rep. John Carney announced funding for engineering, design and construction of the dredging of the Nanticoke River. The […]

  • 10 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    State and federal officials are celebrating the successful completion of the $38 million restoration project at Delaware’s Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. It is being touted as the largest restoration project on the East Coast. Beginning in 2015, the federally funded project increased storm resiliency and remediated damage to the marsh from Superstorm Sandy in […]

  • 21 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Work on restoring a two-mile stretch of severely eroded shoreline along the Delaware River in Salem County is expected to begin in early November following the award of a project contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The $9.9 million contract to restore Oakwood Beach in Elsinboro was made by the Army Corps of […]

  • 4 February 2014

    The safety zone around dredging operations in Marcus Hook Range in the Delaware River remains in effect until on or about February 28, 2014. The Dredge ESSEX has transitioned to the downriver portion of Marcus Hook Range, south of the Sunoco Marcus Hook Refinery, to complete dredging operations. The safety zone includes all areas within […]

  • 21 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently constructed a 50-foot berm at Oakwood Beach in Salem County, N.J. reducing the risk of future storm damages. The two mile project involved pumping 350,000 cubic yards of sand from the Delaware River onto the beach. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company served as contractor and completed construction […]

  • 3 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    New Jersey Congressman Jeff Van Drew sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) R.D. James yesterday in support of the Maurice River dredging project. According to Van Drew, this critical project will expedite economic growth and coastal resilience in South Jersey and the […]

  • 6 August 2013

    DNREC’s Delaware Coastal Programs announced the awarding of the 2013 Coastal Management Assistance Program grants, with this year’s focus on projects that involve sea level rise and SLR adaptation planning. More than $126,000 was awarded this year through funding made available to the Delaware Coastal Programs by the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, […]

  • 29 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The 4-year-old daughter of a crane operator who was tragically killed in a December 2014 dredging accident will be taken care of for the rest of her life as a result of attorney Matthew Shaffer’s negotiation of a $2.5 million dollar settlement in a mere 60 days. The single father from Newport News, Va., was […]

  • 6 August 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (July 31–August 6, 2017).   USACE Awards Final Contract for Delaware River Dredging The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded final contract for Delaware River deepening project – Upper Reach B – to Norfolk Dredging Company in the amount […]

  • 11 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    DNREC’s Shoreline & Waterway Management Section is preparing for the upcoming dredging of a vital channel for Delaware boaters, Massey’s Ditch, which is the main waterway connecting Rehoboth Bay to Indian River Bay. The northern portion of the waterway – known as Baker’s Channel – will also be dredged as part of the project. Baker’s […]

  • 10 February 2012

    O’Brien & Gere was recently retained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Philadelphia District to support maintenance dredging of the Philadelphia Navy Reserve Basin, a semi-enclosed, tidal body of water located in the Philadelphia Naval Business Center (PNBC). O’Brien & Gere is providing engineering services for the project, which aims to remove approximately […]

  • 10 June 2012

    Governor Tom Corbett praised Pennsylvania’s U.S. congressional delegation for their hard work in securing additional federal funding for the dredging of the Delaware River and joining the state’s efforts in continuing this critical project for southeastern Pennsylvania. “By investing in the future of the Port of Philadelphia, we are saving existing jobs and creating tens […]

  • 30 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (September 25 – October 1, 2017).   DEME Holds Naming Ceremony for TSHD Scheldt River The trailing suction hopper dredger Scheldt River was officially named two days ago at the DEME head office in Zwijndrecht, Belgium. The dredger was named […]

  • 7 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Dredging operations at the New Castle Range of the Delaware River have been underway since October 1st and will continue until November 15th. The cutter suction dredge ESSEX is operating in New Castle Range, working from north to south in the channel, starting in the vicinity of Killcohook National Wildlife Refuge. Mariners are cautioned to […]

  • 22 October 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (October 16-22, 2017).   VIDEO: LNG-Powered TSHD Minerva During Sea Trials Royal IHC has just released an amazing video shot during the sea trials of DEME’s 3.500m³ LNG-powered trailing suction dredger (TSHD) Minerva.   CSD Charleston Ready for Upper Delaware River […]

  • 28 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co., LLC, Oak Brook, Illinois, has been awarded a $17.5 million firm-fixed-price contract for dredging and unclassified excavation at Naval Reserve Basin in the Delaware River. Work will be performed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of September 30, 2016. The dredging will be performed to a depth of 30 […]