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  • 13 December 2010
    Vessels

    Last week DSC Dredge LLC welcomed two guests from Colombia, Nestor Fabio Osorio of Buceo Industrail y Dragados de Urabá, S.A.S and Julian Lopez Palacio of CHEC. Both visited the company to inspect CHEC’s newly purchased 10” Wolverine class dredge, which will be used in an upcoming environmental dredging project. As a subsidiary of EPM, […]

  • 13 December 2010
    Vessels

    Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions provider, has been awarded the contract to supply the propulsion equipment for a new, state-of-the-art, research vessel. The vessel will be operated by the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and is to be built at the C.N.P. Freire S.A. shipyard in Spain. The NERC is the UK’s main […]

  • 6 December 2010

    SMIT Salvage, a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., has acquired two ship salvage contracts in India. The combined value of the contracts is approximately € 50 million. The first assignment involves the refloating of a container vessel off the western coast of India. The vessel was involved in a collision with another […]

  • 26 November 2010

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has signed an agreement with San Miguel Foundation (SMF) to clean up a 1.7-…   By MARVYN N. BENANING (mb) [mappress] Source: mb, November 26, 2010;

  • 18 November 2010
    Business & Finance

    Boskalis proposal to SMIT Pension Fund · One-off voluntary deposit of approximately € 30 million · No additional future obligations for further deposits · No reduction in pension entitlements as from 1 January 2011 · Deposit has no impact on Boskalis’ earnings Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. announces that it has today submitted a written proposal […]

  • 18 November 2010

    Boskalis Q3 2010 Trading Update – Revenue growth resulting from merger with SMIT – Sustained margin strength and good fleet utilization at dredging activities – Order book approximately € 3.2 billion – Earnings outlook raised to at least € 290 million Review of operations Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. saw further revenue growth in the third […]

  • 11 November 2010

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is set to begin in the next few days two dredge projects intended to help commercial marine traffic that has been impeded by shoaling in the channels. And one of those projects that is expected to begin Friday – deepening the Morehead City Harbor at the ocean bar – […]

  • 4 November 2010

    Recently Seatools of Numansdorp landed the largest order since its establishment in August 1999: Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. – the international provider of dredging services, maritime infrastructure and maritime services – commissioned the specialist submersible company to build a unique underwater robot that will combine the functions of a survey ROV (remotely operated vehicle) with […]

  • 4 November 2010

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has been awarded three contracts on the African subcontinent with a total value of approximately € 100 million. The largest contract was awarded in Nigeria by Saipem and involves dredging and equipment maintenance support work for an operational oil facility. Two other recently awarded projects located in Morocco and the Republic […]

  • 28 October 2010
    Business & Finance

    Further to earlier reports concerning the financial position of the SMIT pension fund, Boskalis announces that the board of the SMIT Pension fund Foundation (Stichting Pensioenfonds SMIT) has informed the Board of Directors of SMIT that it intends to reduce the pension entitlements by 13.2% from 1 January 2011 in order to strengthen the fund’s […]

  • 20 October 2010

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, contractor began the second phase of maintenance dredging in the Moriches Bay reach of the Long Island Intracoastal Waterway federal channel this week. Paul Howard Construction, of Greensboro, N.C., was awarded a $1.45 million contract to perform maintenance dredging in the Moriches Bay area of the channel […]

  • 17 October 2010
    Vessels

    Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC), Sri Lanka has been successful in securing repeat business from Van Oord, Holland one of the biggest Dredger operators in the world. Trailer Suction Hopper Dredger Sagar Hansa major layup and drydocking repairs were completed during September 2010. Colombo has been the automatic choice for Van Oord fleet placed in the […]

  • 14 October 2010

    Namibia’s port authority Namport plans to spend R2.7 billion (N$2.7bn) on upgrading the port of Walvis Bay within the next three to four years, says Walvis Bay Corridor Group CEO, Johny Smith. As has been previously reported in PORTS & SHIPS, Walvis Bay is to be expanded with a new container terminal that will double […]

  • 12 October 2010

    Fairstar Heavy Transport N.V. (FAIR) has been awarded a transportation contract by Van Oord Ship Management B.V. The Fairstar semi-submersible vessel FJELL will sail to the Sakhalin peninsula in Russia to load a cargo of split hopper barges, a cutter suction dredger and other related dredging equipment. The FJELL will sail to Sakhalin immediately after […]

  • 8 October 2010

    The city learned yesterday it will receive $1.275 million from the state’s Seaport Advisory Council to begin construction of the Salem Wharf… By Stacie N. Galang (salemnews) [mappress] Source: salemnews, October 8, 2010;

  • 5 October 2010
    Business & Finance

    Underwater noise and other forms of energy 1. Identify and review existing data and monitoring methods on underwater noise The work should be based on a review of experiences within MS for different sources and the knowledge within the scientific community in this field. It should be related to the two identified indicators in the […]

  • 4 October 2010

    The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said it has dredged more than 70 percent of its annual target for waterways in the metropolis as of last month, although it admitted it could have done more if the agency is not hamstrung by budgetary constraint, limited manpower and heavy equipment. “To date, the agency has completed […]

  • 23 September 2010

    California American Water filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on September 22, 2010 requesting permission to remove San Clemente Dam on the Carmel River in order to resolve seismic safety concerns associated with the dam and restore critical habitat for the steelhead trout. “From an engineering and environmental perspective, this is […]

  • 1 September 2010

    Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore announces that dredging works period on Sungei Pandan has been extended. Dredging works will be carried out by the grab dredgers, “Syunkai” and “Draco”.  The grab dredgers will be held by 4-point anchoring system and each anchor position will be marked by a yellow buoy, Fl Y 3s.The dredger, […]

  • 29 August 2010

    Dredging is scheduled to begin today on parts of the Shrewsbury and Navesink rivers. U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., announced the dredging… By Bill Bowman (app) [mappress] Source: app, August 29, 2010;

  • 25 August 2010
    Business & Finance

    The board of the SMIT Pension fund Foundation (Stichting Pensioenfonds SMIT) has recently been informed by the Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlandse Bank) that it needs to take accelerated measures to improve its financial position. The SMIT Pension fund informed her members this week on the current state of affairs. Boskalis was already aware of […]

  • 20 August 2010

    The federal government is determined to fast-track the completion of the dredging of the lower Niger River, the resuscitation of the Ajaokuta Steel Company, as well as the resuscitation of the National Iron Ore Mining Company, in Itakpe, Goodluck Jonathan said yesterday. Speaking while delivering an address at the official commissioning of some key projects […]

  • 19 August 2010
    Business & Finance

    Highlights first half year 2010 · Net profit € 123.9 million (1H 2009: € 102.7 million) · Revenue € 1,135 million (1H 2009: € 989 million) · SMIT activities contribute to first half year earnings · High fleet utilization · Order book at € 3.3 billion Outlook for 2010 · Continued strong performance with 10-15% […]

  • 17 August 2010
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Dredging International N.V., member of the Belgian dreding, environmental and hydraulic engineering Group DEME, has been awarded a contract for capital and optional maintenance dredging works in the Soyo LNG port in Angola. The works will be executed by DEME in joint venture on 50/50 basis and have a total value of approximately € 155 […]

  • 17 August 2010
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has been awarded a contract for the capital and maintenance dredging of the Soyo LNG port in Angola. The total contract value is approximately € 155 million in which Boskalis has a 50% share. The contract was awarded by Angola LNG Ltd. Work is set to commence in 2010 and capital […]

  • 26 July 2010

    Dredging of the N7.8 billion Nworie River project in Owerri, has resumed after many months of inactivity at the site. Work resumed at the… (234next) [mappress] Source: 234next, July 26, 2010;