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  • 16 November 2010
    Business & Finance

    Maastank is investing €30 million in the expansion of its terminal in the Botlek area. By 2012, the storage capacity for vegetable oils and fats and for chemicals must have doubled to 65,000 m3. The investment sum was announced during the christening of the inland tanker Piz Palü belonging to the Fluvia Group, which owns […]

  • 15 November 2010
    Vessels

    The Belgian dredging, marine engineering and environmental group DEME ordered in June of this year, at the IHC shipyards, a new trailing suction hopper dredger with a hopper capacity of 11.650 m3 and a powerful self-propelled sea-going rock cutter dredger with a total installed output of 28.000 kW. The keel laying of both vessels took […]

  • 15 November 2010
    Business & Finance

    Three well-known companies from the Low Countries have established a common venture for providing maritime services. CTOW will manage these services at dedicated maritime terminals on a worldwide scale, which includes all related port operation activities. Given the combined experience and resources of its shareholders, CTOW will significantly enhance international competition in the field of […]

  • 11 November 2010

    Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd. (GASCO) signed today, a Contract for Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPC) works for… (wam) [mappress] Source: wam, November 11, 2010;

  • 11 November 2010

    The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in association with the Western Dredging Association is organizing three to four special sessions at the Annual 2011 WEDA31/TAMU42 Annual Western Hemisphere Dredging Conference and Trade show that will take place at the Opryland Gaylord Resort in Nashville, TN, on June 5-8, 2011. The sessions will cover a […]

  • 10 November 2010

    Subsea excavation specialist Marin Group has launched the next generation of claycutting tools, taking route preparation technology to a significantly higher level. The Evo Claycutting system ¾ developed and operated by UK-based Marin Group company Marin Subsea ¾ is more powerful, more versatile and much faster to deploy than earlier claycutting equipment and features a […]

  • 27 October 2010

    The new heavy-duty cutter suction dredger (CSD) ‘Al Jarraf’, which means ‘The Dredging Vessel” in Arabic language, was launched today at ASL Shipyard in Singapore. The owner, Q.S.C. (Middle East Dredging Company, formerly known as Qatar Dredging Company (QDC)Qatar Dredging Company (QDC), will register the Vessel in Qatar, where a formal name-giving ceremony is scheduled […]

  • 16 October 2010

    A spokesman for one of the companies named in a new federal and state lawsuit seeking to assure that the Fox River cleanup project continues… By Tony Walter (postcrescent) [mappress] Source: postcrescent, October 16, 2010;

  • 15 October 2010
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Hague, Netherlands – APM Terminals has signed a 25‐year concession agreement for the operation of the Port of Monrovia in Liberia, having been named the preferred bidder for the port management and modernization project last March. The now formalized agreement for the port’s privatization will result in the investment of $120 million USD in […]

  • 14 October 2010

    Egypt’s Prime Minister HE Ahmed Nazif and DP World Chairman HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem today officiated at a signing ceremony of an … (thisismoney) [mappress] Source: thisismoney, October 15, 2010;

  • 5 October 2010

    The condition and future of Crystal Lake’s namesake lake will be discussed at an annual meeting Thursday…   By Brett Rowland (nwherald) [mappress] Source: nwherald, October 6, 2010;

  • 5 October 2010
    Vessels

    Piriou Shipyards has delivered a 2.300 m3 trailing suction hopper dredger, fitted out with Damen dredging equipment, to the French sand mining contractor CETRA. The hopper dredger, named “Michel DSR”, will mine sand an gravel off the Brittany coast and transport it throughout the Loire Estuary. The vessel is a prime example of franco-dutch cooperation […]

  • 1 October 2010
    Business & Finance

    After an extremely difficult period for the families that lasted more than 19 days, it is with great relief that the crisis management team of Jan De Nul Group confirms the release and good health of the 2 crewmembers of the trailing suction hopper dredger Amerigo Vespucci. The two crewmembers were kidnapped on 12 September […]

  • 30 September 2010

    The fourth edition of this event was held at Calabar, located in Nigeria’s south-eastern Cross River State, between 22nd and 24th September. The event, organised and hosted by the Lagos-based Dredge Skills and Marine Training Centre Ltd, was attended by Nigerian dredging companies and dredgemasters, dredging regulating bodies, dredging equipment manufacturers and importers and local […]

  • 14 September 2010

    The Superfund cleanup of the Sheboygan River between Eighth and 14th streets will be delayed until next spring, Mayor Bob Ryan said Monday night. The delay is because the Environmental Protection Agency and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources have yet to sign off on an agreement on the final design of the cleanup, expected […]

  • 12 September 2010

    Under the name BOW Terminal (Breakbulk and Offshore Wind Terminal), a new terminal has been developed in the seaport of Vlissingen, part of… [mappress] Source: zeelandseaports., September 13, 2010

  • 10 September 2010
    Vessels

    On Monday, September 6, Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Administrator/CEO Alberto Alemán Zubieta, and his wife Ana Matilde Alemán launched the QUIBIÁN I, a new cutter suction dredge custom-built by IHC Beaver Dredgers for the Panama Canal expansion. The QUIBIÁN I, named after a 15th century indigenous Panamanian leader whose name signifies resolution and unity, is […]

  • 8 September 2010
    Vessels

    IHC Engineering Services, part of IHC Merwede, and Liebherr-France (Mining and Marine Excavators division) have announced that they have entered into a cooperation agreement. Both parties signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding joint activity in relation to product development, sales and global service of IHC backhoe dredgers. This collaboration is a perfect match between […]

  • 7 September 2010
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    A new custom-built cutter suction dredger destined for the Panama Canal has been launched by IHC Merwede on Monday 6 September. The 12,000kW vessel has been designed and built by IHC Beaver Dredgers at its Sliedrecht shipyard in The Netherlands for the Panama Canal Authority* (ACP – the Panama Government’s autonomous agency). QUIBIÁN I was […]

  • 4 September 2010
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Damen Shipyards Group is proud to announce the sale of its first-ever Twin Axe Catamaran, the Damen High Speed Support Vessel (HSSV) 2610, which is particularly suited for the offshore wind industry. Marineco UK, based in Edinburgh, Scotland, recently signed for the new HSSV 2610 with an option for a second. The Scottish firm already […]

  • 27 August 2010
    Business & Finance

    Orion Marine Group, Inc., a leading heavy civil marine contractor serving the infrastructure sector, today announced the christening of its newest dredge the Linda LaQuay. Orion Marine Group will christen the dredge Linda LaQuay Friday morning, August 27, 2010, in its new north yard in Port Lavaca, TX. The dredge Linda LaQuay, is a 24″ […]

  • 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

    The pilot project for the long term removal of sediment from the Crocodile River inlet into the Hartbeespoort Dam, as part of the Harties Metsi a Me Programme, started on Monday and is due to be completed tomorrow. This is the next step in implementing an operational project which seeks to assess ways of improving […]

  • 18 August 2010

    The federal Environmental Protection Agency faces a major decision next month: whether and how to proceed with the controversial Upper … By Sharon Ruggi (nypost) [mappress] Source: nypost, August 18, 2010;

  • 13 August 2010
    Business & Finance

    The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) and Texas A & M University will host its Annual Western Hemisphere Dredging Conference (WEDA 31 and TAMU 42) June 5-8, 2011 at the “Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee. The theme of this conference “Enhancing the Economy Through Dredging” will focus on dredging and environmental issues associated with dredging […]

  • 5 August 2010

    The causeway linking Singapore to the southern tip of the Malaysian peninsula is normally clogged with cars and trucks making the short international journey, but things got particularly bad on Feb. 1, when traffic came to a grinding halt. Thirty-seven trucks were abandoned where they stood on the Malaysian side, just yards away from a […]