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  • 11 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District has just announced that the repair works are continuing on their oceangoing hopper dredger McFarland at the Colonna’s Shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia. According to USACE, these works involve drydocking, hull painting, pump repairs, steel replacement and a number of other repairs and general maintenance. Designed by the […]

  • 10 September 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Van Wijngaarden Marine Services has placed an order with Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld for a Damen Multi Cat 3013, to be named KILSTROOM. To date, its relationship with Damen has focused on the group’s Shoalbuster range with the company now operating five of the popular and versatile class. Damen Multi Cats are tough, multi-function vessels that, […]

  • 5 September 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    At the start of 2019, Luc Vandenbulcke took the reins of DEME Group. A civil engineer employed for 21 years within the group, he has noteworthy qualifications: he cofounded and led DEME’s fastest growing subsidiary company which specialized in hydraulic engineering projects and offshore wind farms. His track record is directly applicable to his new […]

  • 28 August 2019
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The 9th trailing suction hopper dredger in the Baggerbedrijf de Boer/Dutch Dredging B.V. fleet named ‘Lesse’ is currently on her way to her first dredging job in French Guiana. The vessel – built at Royal IHC’s partner yard MTG Dolphin BV in Bulgaria, was handed over to the owner on August 2. The design of […]

  • 28 August 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Callan Marine Ltd. from Galveston (Texas) announced today that the construction of their new cutter suction dredger (CSD) General MacArthur is moving along swiftly and right on schedule. The vessel being built by Mobile Pulley Works (MPW) of Mobile (Alabama) was ordered earlier this year by BEAN Coastal LLC, a subsidiary of Callan Marine. The […]

  • 27 August 2019
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Last week, the keel laying of the two custom-built 29,190kW heavy-duty rock cutter suction dredgers for the Egyptian Suez Canal Authority (SCA), took place at Royal IHC’s shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel. The vessels, named MOHAB MAMEESH and 26th OF JULY, will have an overall length of 147.4 meters and provide a maximum dredging […]

  • 22 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute (COPRI) will be the organizer of the fifteenth international port and harbor development conference, named the PORTS ’19. According to the organizers, the conference is internationally recognized as an outstanding opportunity to network with hundreds of professionals who share similar challenges and concerns. Due to the overwhelming response to past calls […]

  • 13 August 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    A christening ceremony of the 30-inch hydraulic cutter suction dredger (CSD) J.R. Chatry, the Weeks Marine’s newest member of its dredging fleet, took place earlier this week, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) informs.  The new $60 million dredger – the most highly automated and multifunctional ocean-going vessel in its category – will […]

  • 7 August 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

     The first of Damen’s new Marine Aggregate Dredger class, a 103.5 meter MAD 3500, was launched at Damen Shipyards Galati (DSGa) in Romania recently. The vessel, to be named the CEMEX Go Innovation, is the result of close cooperation between CEMEX UK Marine and Damen and represents the first of a new generation of […]

  • 7 August 2019
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Royal IHC handed over the custom-built 2,300m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) LESSE to Baggerbedrijf de Boer – Dutch Dredging on Friday, August 2. The vessel, built at IHC’s partner yard MTG Dolphin BV in Bulgaria, is based on the success of IHC-built TSHDs ALBATROS and MAHURY (delivered in 2013 and 2015 respectively). After successful […]

  • 1 August 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The first of Damen’s new Marine Aggregate Dredger class, a 103.5 meter MAD 3500, has been launched at Damen Shipyards Galati (DSGa) in Romania. The vessel, to be named the CEMEX Go Innovation, is the result of close cooperation between CEMEX UK Marine and Damen and represents the first of a new generation of efficient […]

  • 31 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Aberdeen Harbor Expansion Project has reached another important landmark, with the placement of the 11th caisson at Nigg Bay, out of a total of 22. This 7,000-tonnes caisson, which bears the name Catrina, is part of Aberdeen South Harbor’s Dunnottar Quay. “It has been towed on site on a two-day journey from the Cromarty […]

  • 30 July 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    FSUE Rosmorport North-Western Basin Branch recently added a new vessel to its fleet – the self-propelled hopper barge of project HB 900 named Rabochaya. The Rabochaya, built by Onezhsky Shipbuilding and Ship-Repairing Plant, is the 5th vessel of the technical and dredging fleet that the branch possesses at the moment and the 63rd vessel within […]

  • 23 July 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    A keel laying ceremony for Jan De Nul Group’s 18,000m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) has taken place at the COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry shipyard in Dalian, China.  The new vessel was named Galileo Galilei, after the famous Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer. The TSHD will be equipped with a two stage highly efficient exhaust […]

  • 22 July 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The Maldives is an independent island nation in the north-central Indian Ocean, which consists of about 1,200 small coral islands and sandbanks (some 200 of which are inhabited). One third of the approximately 450,000 inhabitants live in the capital, Male’ city. While Male’ is relatively developed, the outlying islands require economic and social infrastructure development. […]

  • 17 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    WEDA, a non-profit technical association devoted to the exchange of knowledge in fields related to dredging, navigation, marine engineering and construction, held their 2019 Dredging Summit & Expo in Chicago, IL the first week of June. With the theme “Why Dredging is Good”, the selection committee named Isaac Hametz and Brian Davis the 2019 winners […]

  • 15 July 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The UK’s first ever sandscaping coastal flood scheme is officially underway in the villages of Bacton and Walcott. The project – named ‘Bacton to Walcott Coastal Management Sandcaping Scheme’ – is being carried out by Van Oord and Royal Haskoning DHV, working as part of Team Van Oord. During the works, approximately 1.8 million cubic […]

  • 10 July 2019
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The Port Authority of Douala, Cameroon, is about to receive new dredging equipment including an IHC Beaver 50 cutter suction dredger, the company reports. According to the port, the new dredger will arrive in Douala in the next couple of days. IHC Beaver CSDs are reliable, fuel efficient, have low maintenance costs and are extremely […]

  • 1 July 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A partnership of Royal HaskoningDHV, LDA Design and Atkins has been named as the successful bidder for the detailed engineering design tender for the Southsea Coastal Scheme. Royal HaskoningDHV, who have strong experience and expertise in the coastal defense sector will lead the team, supported by Atkins and LDA Design for landscaping and public realm, […]

  • 27 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Baker-Polito Administration has announced $2.7 million in state and federal grant funds for ecological restoration projects in the towns of Bridgewater, Falmouth, Kingston, Littleton/Westford, Newbury, Plymouth, Wellfleet/Truro, and Yarmouth to support river and wetland habitat restoration and climate adaptation.  Commenting the latest announcement, Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Karyn Polito, said: “By partnering […]

  • 21 June 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Just a few weeks ago, Van Oord and Royal Haskoning DHV, working as part of Team Van Oord, have started the execution of a Sand Motor in Bacton. The official project name is ‘Bacton to Walcott Coastal Management Sandcaping Scheme’. A UK-first multi-partner project, the scheme will see approximately 1.8 million cubic meters of sand […]

  • 19 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dutch dredging specialist Van Oord, in consortium with TechnipFMC, has won a contract by Anadarko Moçambique Área 1, Lda, for their Area 1 Mozambique Golfinho/Atum development. The contract will cover the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) of the subsea systems. According to the agreement, Van Oord will execute the shallow offshore installation scope while […]

  • 14 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    J.F. Brennan Company, Inc. (Brennan) has announced that President and CEO Matt Binsfeld was named the 2019 Dredger of the Year on Thursday, June 6th at the 2019 WEDA Dredging Summit and Expo in Chicago, IL. The highly-respected award recognizes one individual annually who has made extensive and outstanding contributions to the dredging community. Matthew […]

  • 5 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    Damen Shipyards Group has delivered a Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) 500 and a Multi Cat 1506 to Maritime Constructions of Port Adelaide, Australia. Maritime Constructions has been awarded the contract to carry out capital dredging works for the Onslow Marine Support Base Channel Dredging project, which will see the modification and expansion of the Beadon […]

  • 3 June 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Mobile Pulley Works (MPW) of Mobile (Alabama), USA, has been awarded an important new contract by BEAN Coastal LLC, a subsidiary of Callan Marine Ltd from Galveston (Texas). MPW Owner, Billy Prine said that the contract includes the design, construction, delivery and installation of the complete dredging equipment package for a new powerful cutter suction […]

  • 27 May 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Damen Dredging Equipment has delivered a customized CSD500-S to Australian customer, Energy Resources of Australia (ERA). The CSD, which has been named the Brolga I, will work in an acidic environment with a pH of approximately 3 for which a wide array of adaptations have been incorporated. The dredger has been shipped to Antwerp, where it […]