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  • 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

    Utilizing Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding under the EPA’s Great Lakes Legacy Act Authority, USACE continues remediation of contaminated sediment from Howard’s Bay in the Duluth-Superior Harbor at Superior, Wisconsin. “Construction started this fall and, once complete next calendar year, we will dredge approximately 132,000 cubic yards of material, 52,000 cy of non-contaminated navigation dredging […]

  • 4 December 2020
    Environment

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently began historic full-scale dredging of Gowanus Canal Superfund Site in Brooklyn, New York. This is a major milestone in the history of one of the nation’s most contaminated waterways. According to EPA, the dredging and capping will take place in the upper canal – denominated as Remediation Target […]

  • 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
    Environment

    As the environmental impact and regulatory constraints associated with water pollution become an increasingly growing concern, silt curtains are being used for a range of environmental purposes. Originally designed to contain the spread of sediment during dredging and reclamation, today, they are used for processes including dewatering, outfall containment to intake protection, stormwater management, agriculture […]

  • 24 November 2020
    Equipment

    The U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search Monday for a man who went missing after falling overboard near Blount Island, Sunday.  Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville received notification at approximately 3 a.m., Sunday from the Tugboat Pop, stating that a 42-year-old man fell into the water while transiting from a tug to the clamshell dredge barge New […]

  • 19 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Lundquist Urban Ecology Lab has just released this amazing video about the past, present and future of the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, NY. The dredging operations on the canal are currently underway. In fact, the dredging and capping are taking place in the upper canal – denominated as Remediation Target Area (RTA) 1 – which […]

  • 17 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 Administrator Pete Lopez, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, NYS Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon and other dignitaries yesterday marked the start of dredging operations in the upper portion of the Gowanus Canal Superfund Site in Brooklyn, New York. This is a major milestone in the history of one of the […]

  • 16 November 2020
    Business development, Operations & Maintenance

    This Fall, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District contractor Ryba Marine Construction Co. is working to dredge the Toledo Harbor shipping channel. The dredging is taking place from the Maumee River mouth, extending out into the Maumee Bay navigation channel. The contractor is pumping the material into a confined disposal facility in Toledo, […]

  • 16 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Waterways Ireland is undertaking a significant program of maintenance works on the Lower Bann over the winter period. The picturesque Lower Bann connects Lough Neagh to the sea at the barmouth, north of Coleraine and the river, its towpaths and banks are used for tourism recreation by a wide range of locals and visitors.  In […]

  • 13 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The USACE Jacksonville District, in partnership with Broward County’s Port Everglades, will conduct a virtual public presentation of its plan for deepening and widening the Port Everglades Harbor on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, online from 6-8 p.m. During the presentation, the Corps designers and managers will provide an overview of the project and discuss rock […]

  • 13 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    With last week’s signature of the Conowingo Dam Sediment Characterization Study Right of Entry, the first portion of the Conowingo Dredging and Innovative and Beneficial Reuse Pilot Project is moving forward, the Maryland Environmental Service (MES) reports. Work is expected to begin on the sediment characterization portion of the pilot project in December 2020. MES […]

  • 11 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Heavy equipment operators began work recently to dredge stamp sands north of Grand Traverse Harbor in Keweenaw County. According to a press release from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Copper mine tailings from the Wolverine and Marquette mines (stamp sands) were deposited at a milling site located in Gay, Michigan along Lake Superior. Since […]

  • 10 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Boston MP Matt Warman has called continued dredging in Wainfleet a ‘vital’ piece of the puzzle in preventing another disaster in the town. Nearly 600 homes were flooded last year after heavy rainfall saw the River Steeping burst its banks, Lincolnshire Live reports. Despite the challenges posed by Covid-19, targeted dredging in Wainfleet continues alongside […]

  • 9 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    After a delay due to bad weather, the dredger Sospan Dau is finally working at the Southsea Seafront shores. She already sprayed some 5,000m3 of gravel onto the foreshore between Clarence Pier and the Spur Redoubt. “We are currently levelling the dredged material to form the eastern temporary working platform,” Southsea Coastal Scheme said. “We […]

  • 4 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, is calling for capital dredging of all the country’s rivers to bring back the water flow.  She gave the directive at a meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) yesterday, local media reports. The Prime Minister took part in the ECNEC meeting via video conference […]

  • 27 October 2020
    Business development

    The South End Container Terminal extension at the Port of Halifax is now complete and is fully operational. The first vessel to call on this expanded piece of critical infrastructure, operated by PSA Halifax, is the Zim Tarragona which arrived on October 23, 2020. Furthermore, with the extension project finished, the South End Container Terminal […]

  • 26 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    Yannuzzi Group has won a $1.1 million contract to conduct periodic nourishment of the Lower Cape Meadows-Cape May Point project. The project is a joint effort of USACE Philadelphia District, NJDEP, Borough of Cape May Point, City of Cape May, Lower Township, the Nature Conservancy, and Cape May Point State Park. The contract calls for […]

  • 21 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    USACE Pittsburgh District has awarded a more than $1.4 million contract to remove sediment and repair a concrete structure within Mahoning Creek in Punxsutawney, Jefferson County. The district awarded the contract to Green World Contracting Corporation of Natrona Heights.  The work involves removing accumulated sediment and replacing the concrete slab underneath the East Mahoning Street […]

  • 21 October 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District has announced the closure of Albeni Cove Recreation Area for the 2021 season in order to stage materials for Strong’s Island bank stabilization work. Strong’s Island encompasses a mid-channel island of the Pend Oreille River in Bonner County, Idaho. The island is approximately three miles downstream from […]

  • 19 October 2020
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    Earlier this month, the self-propelled cutter suction dredger KRIOS, returned from successful sea trials on the North-Sea and the second Maasvlakte. According to Royal IHC, all planned tests were successfully completed under the supervision of Boskalis and Bureau Veritas. The newbuild is a sister vessel of the CSD Helios, taken into service in 2017. CSD […]

  • 16 October 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    Johnston Civil Ltd. of Lakeside, Canterbury New Zealand, has announced the successful completion of the Heathcote River dredging works. According to the company, this huge job spanned over 3 stages from 2018-2020. Johnston completed the works using their amphibious excavator, a barge and a long reach excavator on the bank. Over the course of the […]

  • 13 October 2020
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    Last week, the self-propelled cutter suction dredger KRIOS, under construction for Royal Boskalis Westminster, returned from successful sea trials on the North-Sea and the second Maasvlakte. All planned tests were successfully completed under the supervision of Boskalis and Bureau Veritas, informs Royal IHC. The newbuild is a sister vessel of the CSD Helios, taken into […]

  • 7 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    The USACE Kansas City District is currently performing multiple tasks to address priority areas of concern and damages on the Lower Missouri River. These obstacles in the waterway have accumulated during the last few years of high water. “The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, assets and crew, are en route to help […]

  • 7 October 2020

    The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) recently announced new details about their annual Dredging Summit & Expo ’20. Over the last few months, WEDA has been working hard to find a viable solution to postpone the 2020 Dredging Summit & Expo to the fall. “At present, we feel that with the uncertainty as to whether a […]

  • 6 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    Indiana Harbor dredging is underway and will continue through the fall of 2020, the USACE Chicago District reports. Equally important, this work is a continuation of the dredging that stopped in 2019 for the winter season. According to USACE, Kokosing Construction Company and O’Brien and Gere will dredge approximately 200,000 CY in 2020. The project […]