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  • 27 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, yesterday hold a ceremony celebrating the completion of the Unity Island Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Project. The ceremony celebrates the completion of the Unity Island project that restored 10 acres of coastal wetland habitat. It is an example of a much larger campaign for beneficial use of dredged material […]

  • 21 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    Van Oord recently released a video about the land reclamation project for Mexico’s new oil refinery in Dos Bocas, Tabasco. In just ten months time, Van Oord successfully completed this mega project, creating 600 hectares of new land. This was possible thanks to the company’s cutter suction dredger Athena and trailing suction hopper dredger Lelystad. […]

  • 20 October 2020
    Equipment

    HID Dredging, a Qingzhou City based manufacturer of dredging equipment, has launched their new amphibious dredger – HID-CE-200. Named ”Clay Emperor”, this machine is able to work in various ponds, river channels, desilting operations, etc. The dredger is fully inspected in an HID testing pool, ensuring zero defects before shipping out of the factory. Also, […]

  • 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
    Innovation

    In the latest edition of the FOCUS magazine, Jan De Nul Group reported an interesting story about the Elbe River dredging project named “Paving the way to Hamburg”. At one time, the company had 4 hoppers, 2 split hoppers and 1 backhoe dredger working on the project. JDN spared no effort to make the port […]

  • 16 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    The tussocks are now removed and navigation route on the Okeechobee Waterway is clear, the USACE Jacksonville District reports. An estimated 35-40 acres of material was removed from the waterway between Moore Haven Lock and Dam, and Structure 280. Finally, the Corps has placed a buoy line in the rim canal at S-281, just north […]

  • 16 October 2020
    Technology

    Port of Rotterdam has just released this very interesting video about the research program PRISMA – innovative dredging methods. Furthermore, the Port is continuously looking for ways to make the port smarter more efficient, better and more sustainable. “For this, we look under water to find a source of innovation that seems unlikely at first: […]

  • 12 October 2020
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    The largest self-propelled U.S. Hopper Dredge ever ordered is to be built to American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Class. Manson Construction Co. has commissioned Keppel AmFELS to build the hopper dredge, Frederick Paup, in Brownsville, Texas. The 420-foot-long U.S. flagged dredge will be fully operational by 2023. “ABS is highly experienced at supporting delivery of […]

  • 12 October 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    Damen recently released a new tutorial online: how to replace the pump casing of a DOP submersible dredge pump. Dredging equipment is always subject to wear – as is this submersible slurry pump. By pumping sand and gravel continuously wear parts – pump casing, impeller, wear plates – are in contact with the dredged mixture. […]

  • 12 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    USACE has released this very interesting video about the Buffalo confined disposal facility 4 repair project. In the video, Katie Lewis, civil engineer and contracting officers representative, gives a tour of the repair program. The Buffalo confined disposal facility 4 is located at the south end of Buffalo Harbor. The facility was constructed in 1977 […]

  • 9 October 2020

    COLLABORATION gain knowledge – get attention – make contact In three weeks the 14th edition of Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference opens its virtual doors! Enough said about the challenges and limitations that Covid-19 poses to all of us and our industry. Much can be done –  especially online – to connect with our peers, have experts inform […]

  • 9 October 2020
    Equipment, Technology

    Qingzhou Julong Environment Technology Co. launched their new amphibious multifunctional dredger in China recently. The dredger, named AMD260, will be used for a channel dredging works and the construction of a marina. The AMD260 is a mobile dredger, equipped with a deep water bucket, a hydraulic cutter suction pump and a clamshell. Moreover, this “four […]

  • 8 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, yesterday released this very interesting video about the Buffalo Harbor dredging project. In the video, Andrew Kist, student engineer and quality assurance representative, introduces his view of the dredging works. In fact, USACE Buffalo District began operations and maintenance (O&M) dredging on September 8. The work, being […]

  • 6 October 2020
    Equipment

    A couple of days ago, a dredger collided with a tanker at a Malaysian anchorage. The incident happened on October 2 at the TG Beruas Anchorage near Malacca, local media reports. Further, the dredger is believed to be the Oceanline 5001and it is unclear what caused the dredger to slam into the tanker at about […]

  • 5 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    Celebrating the success of the UK’s first ever sandscaping project, Royal HaskoningDHV today released a video about the Bacton to Walcott Coastal Management scheme. Carried out by Van Oord and Royal Haskoning DHV on behalf of the client-North Norfolk District Council, this is the first sandscaping project in the UK and outside of the Netherlands. […]

  • 21 September 2020
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    Eastern Shipbuilding Group has laid keel for the new trailing suction hopper dredge, the R.B. Weeks. The ceremony took place last week at the Eastern Florida facility. The 6,540m³ R.B. Weeks is named after the co-founder of the company and the husband of Magdalen Weeks. This is an identical vessel to TSHD MAGDALEN, delivered to […]

  • 17 September 2020
    Equipment

    Damen Shipyards Group launched a Marine Aggregate Dredger (MAD) 3500 at their Galati yard in Romania last week. Damen is building the MAD for UK-based Hanson. The company will use the vessel to conduct offshore aggregate extraction in water depths up to -55 metres in the North Sea and English Channel. The MAD was successfully […]

  • 10 September 2020
    Equipment

    China Railway Group recently launched the HID-CSD-6024 model 5500m3/h cutter suction dredger Shaoshan 1 into the Suya Lake – the largest artificial lake in Asia.  The lake was built in 1958 and rebuilt in 1989. In time, a large number of alluvium deposition accumulated, causing serious siltation in the reservoir and weakening the main function […]

  • 8 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) recently announced the successful completion of the sizable port construction project in Duqm, Oman. For this extraordinary EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) project Boskalis dredged a new harbor basin and entrance channel with a depth of 18 meters. The company also constructed a kilometer-long quay wall, two 400 meter-long jetties […]

  • 28 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    Ports North latest video puts together all of the interesting elements of the Cairns Shipping Development Project that was completed in May. In total, more than 400,000 hours were put into the project. The work included dredging the Cairns shipping channel, building an 8km pipeline to transfer silt for re-use and restoring six wharves built […]

  • 26 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Port of Vancouver recently presented the latest update on the Centerm Expansion Project. According to the port officials, infilling for the first phase of the preload in the western expansion area is complete. However, infilling of the northeast perimeter dyke and in the eastern lagoon is still ongoing. This work is expected to be […]

  • 24 August 2020
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    Last week, Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. (ESG) hosted a steel cutting ceremony for R.B. WEEKS, ESG Hull 258, a new trailing suction hopper dredger for Weeks Marine, Inc. The new vessel will be constructed at Eastern’s Allanton Shipyard Panama City, Florida. This is the second TSHD project for Weeks Marine, the MAGDALEN, ESG Hull 256 […]

  • 20 August 2020
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    Last month, Royal IHC crews successfully completed the installation of cutter ladder for Suez Canal Authority’s (SCA) cutter suction dredger MOHAB MAMEESH. With this, the project reached another milestone towards the completion and delivery of this mighty vessel to the client. The MOHAB MAMEESH is one of two vessels currently under construction at IHC for […]

  • 19 August 2020
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    Last week, we reported a major milestone in the construction of the world’s first LNG-powered cutter suction dredger (CSD) Spartacus. DEME and Royal IHC teams are putting the finishing touches to this pioneering new vessel. As reported, both giant spuds for the new CSD are now in place, marking the major milestone in this impressive […]

  • 18 August 2020
    Environment

    After almost fourteen years, the Boskalis Environmental has successfully completed the Fox River Cleanup Project. This project in Green Bay, Wisconsin is one of the largest US sediment remediation projects. The scheme consisted of dredging, processing and capping of PCB-contaminated sediment from the riverbed. The job of Boskalis Environmental was to design, build and operate […]

  • 6 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    The International Association of Dredging Companies’ (IADC) latest edition of their Terra et Aqua magazine featured a very interesting article named ‘Assessing and evaluating environmental turbidity limits for dredging’. The maintenance and development of ports, harbors and waterways requires dredging, a process which relocates large volumes of sediment. A method to set limits on the […]