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  • 2 December 2020
    Equipment

    The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has replaced the rubber cutterhead bearings on the 102m (335ft) dredger Mahmoud Younis with a water-lubricated Composite bearing from Thordon Bearings. The retrofit, which took place at the Port Said Shipyard’s floating drydock, follows the success of a similar installation aboard CSD Mashhour, the largest dredger in the SCA fleet. […]

  • 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, Vessels

    The making of a dredge is no simple feat, and the planning and design of the largest self-propelled trailing suction hopper dredge in the USA has certainly been no different. For more than a decade, the new vessel – which is set to be christened the FREDERICK PAUP – has been an inkling in the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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

    Over the past few weeks, MT Carpenter Landscape Inc. has been working on Crystal Lake in Burnsville, Minnesota. The project consists of dredging over 1000 yards of material, installing 50 tons of riprap and replacing 4 damaged culverts. At almost 300 acres in size, Crystal Lake is Burnsville’s largest lake. It’s a popular recreation destination […]

  • 17 November 2020
    Business development, Equipment, Technology

    HID Dredging Equipment Company has over the years developed to become one of the leaders in dredge manufacturing industry. This success was built on a platform of extreme commitment to its customers, meeting their specific application needs through the design and engineering customization. A lot of successful deliveries and some other important business achievements gave us enough good reasons […]

  • 17 November 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    In the Panlong River, in the Chinese Yunnan Province, a concrete-face rock-fill dam has been constructed about a decade ago. This dam, named the Malutang Dam, is used for hydroelectric power generation. The reservoir created behind the 156m high dam has a volume of some 8,000,000 m3. As the Panlong river transports sediment into the […]

  • 13 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The launch of EPA’s dredging of polluted sediments from Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn will take place next week, the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club informs. “We’ve been calling for this moment for over 20 years,” said founding club member Owen Foote, “It’s about time!” “The call for dredging polluted sediments was built into our very name […]

  • 13 November 2020
    Equipment

    HID Dredging Equipment Company, a Chinese manufacturer of dredgers and dredging equipment, has successfully delivered two sets of its HID 5522 model sand mining cutter suction dredger to India. According to HID, both sets are equipped with spuds carriage. The dredgers were successfully assembled and launched into the Hooghly River during the last week. It […]

  • 11 November 2020
    Business development, Equipment, Technology

    Hansel marine, a Chinese company involved in the production of dredgers and dredging equipment, has reported a very busy 2020, filled with lots of activities, challenges and also great accomplishments. Enough reasons for Dredging Today to catch up with Mr. Alex Tong, Dredging and Shipbuilding Specialist, Sales and Marketing Director at Hansel Marine, to review the […]

  • 10 November 2020
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    Just a couple weeks ago, Royal IHC successfully launched cutter suction dredger (CSD) HUSSEIN TANTAWY. The launch of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) newbuild took place at IHC’s shipyard in Krimpen a/d IJssel, the Netherlands. The CSD HUSSEIN TANTAWY is one of two vessels currently under construction at IHC for SCA. Her sister vessel, MOHAB […]

  • 10 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The USACE St. Paul District is nearing the completion of its dredging contract to place near 150,000 cubic yards of dredged material to the Buck Creek Placement Site. The material was removed from the Mississippi River navigation channel at McMillian Island near Lock and Dam 10 in Guttenberg, Iowa. The Corps worked with its partners […]

  • 10 November 2020
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    ROHR-IDRECO has just released a video of the launching ceremony of Mineros Aluvial’s electrical cuttingwheel dredger. The launching ceremony took place on the 5th of November at the company’s facility in the Netherlands. According to ROHR-IDRECO, many people took part in the final assembly and launching of the cutter-wheel dredge for the Colombian gold mining […]

  • 9 November 2020
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    DEME Group has successfully hold the first ever digital naming ceremony for a dredging vessel. Last week, the company hosted this special naming ceremony for its next generation trailing suction hopper dredgers ‘Bonny River’ and ‘Meuse River’. Due to the coronavirus restrictions, the company decided to hold the digital naming ceremony. The online event captured […]

  • 6 November 2020
    Technology

    As a technology innovator, Royal IHC is constantly looking to improve its own products. “We are researching, among other things, the future way of interaction between man and machine. Important principles for this are: user-friendliness, learning curve and cognitive load,” the company said. By using modern technology such as Augmented Reality, Royal IHC developed an […]

  • 4 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Exelon Corporation has just released this very interesting video named Conowingo Dam: The Facts on Dredging and Sediment. One of the biggest threats to the health of the Chesapeake Bay is upstream runoff that brings sediment and nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorous into the river, which flows into and can harm the Bay. “Some people […]

  • 3 November 2020
    Equipment

    The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) and Royal IHC successfully launched cutter suction dredger (CSD) Hussein Tantawy ten days ago. The launch took place at IHC’s shipyard in Krimpen a/d IJssel, the Netherlands. In fact, the CSD is one of two vessels currently under construction at IHC for SCA. Also, her sister vessel, Mohab Mameesh, was […]

  • 2 November 2020
    Equipment

    Callan marine has just released this amazing video about the latest addition to their dredging fleet – The General MacArthur. The vessel is the largest and most powerful CSD in the United States dredging fleet, with 24,000 installed horsepower. The General MacArthur is committed to projects along all coasts of the United States as well […]

  • 30 October 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    Construction works on the East Rockaway Inlet to Rockaway Inlet and Jamaica Bay project are progressing along nicely, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District latest update. In general, the project includes construction of nature based and structural features on the Jamaica Bay shoreline. The main aim of the project is […]

  • 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 […]