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  • 13 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Three foreign sailors that were kidnapped last week by pirates in the oil-rich south of Nigeria have been rescued in a marathon gun battle, the Nigerian Navy reports. The three – two Russians and one Indian – were saved in an operation late Tuesday by the Special Troops of the Nigerian Navy in the southwestern […]

  • 25 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    A 3D scale model of a Nigerian beach near Lagos has been put through its paces this month in HR Wallingford’s modelling hall. New coastal defenses are needed where the beach has retreated at the residential Maiyegun Beach Estate following major development farther along the coast. The designers of the coastal protection scheme, CDR International, asked […]

  • 13 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Anthony D Bates Partnership (ADBP) has been appointed by the Nigerian Ports Authority to carry out the Project Management and Co-ordination of Dredging and Channel Design Optimization studies for the country’s primary rivers. These include the Calabar, Bonny/Port Harcourt, Lagos and Escravos pilotage districts. Under the agreement, ADBP will assist with the procurement and supervision […]

  • 10 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    As part of its efforts to combat the perennial flooding problems ravaging various parts of Nigerian Ondo State, the State Government has acquired new amphibious excavator CAT 320D2. Commenting the latest news, the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, said that the amphibious excavator is required in the state for dredging and clearing of […]

  • 10 July 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Qingzhou Julong Environment Technology Co. Ltd., a Qingzhou City based manufacturer and supplier of dredging equipment, has successfully delivered their 450hp multipurpose workboat to a customer in Nigeria. The vessel, equipped with one set 40KN hydraulic crane for lifting purpose, will work in pair with a cutter suction dredger JLCSD500, also built by Julong. Due […]

  • 29 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Normrock, a Terrebonne, Quebec based company, said in its latest announcement that their Amphibex will soon be in Nigeria to reduce the heavy accumulation of sand in the Niger River, which would lead to flooding. According to the company, these issues cause a blockage of waterways, preventing the development of import and export. The solution to […]

  • 28 November 2018
    Business & Finance

     Royal Boskalis Westminster NV yesterday released an interesting video about a port construction and sandbar breakwater project in Nigeria. In Lekki, 80 kilometers east of Lagos, the company constructed a new port and 700-meter-long sandbar breakwater for which Boskalis used the natural sand flow along the Nigerian coast. For the construction of the sandbar […]

  • 18 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, has announced that the agency has secured an approval to dredge the Warri Port in Delta State at a cost of approximately $137 million, local media reports.  NPA Managing Director disclosed this information yesterday in Lagos, during the 68th birthday celebration of the […]

  • 4 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    The 12th Nigerian Dredging Summit and Exhibition is set to take place from September 24 – 28, 2018, in the Rockview Hotel in Abuja. Nigerian seaport operations have made tremendous strides in recent years although the main challenge now includes adaptations for pre-eminence amongst rival West Africa ports. Since 2017, problems arising from traffic gridlock […]

  • 18 January 2018
    Business & Finance

     Jan De Nul Group today released this video about the company’s major land reclamation project in Nigeria. In 2015, JDN started this land reclamation project for the Dangote Group. The African company wanted to build its own oil refinery and fertilizer plant in Lekki, 60 kilometers east of Lagos. For the project, JDN brought in […]

  • 24 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The management of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has expressed optimism that the long-awaited dredging of the Escravos Bar would begin in the following months, The Sun Nigeria informs. The Escravos Bar dredging program is part of measures being put in place to make the Warri Port commercially viable. Managing Director of the NPA, Ms Hadiza […]

  • 29 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    DSC Dredge engineers were busy in Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria, in August, starting up the country’s largest dredge to date. The 24-inch (600 mm) Marlin Class dredge from DSC features two dredge pumps – a 24-inch pump located on the ladder and another 24-inch pump located on the dredge’s stern. The dredge has a 23-meter (76-foot) […]

  • 6 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Nigerian Senate will look into the alleged improprieties of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) related to the spending of $3 billion for the dredging of the Calabar, Lagos and Bonny channels 11 years ago. Managing Director of NPA, Ms Hadiza Bala-Usman, has welcomed the decision of the Senate to look into the activities of the Joint Venture Enterprises […]

  • 7 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Nwakama Dredge Nigeria Limited has successfully completed construction of the largest cutter suction dredger ever made in Nigeria. The new 18″/16″ dredger comes with a ladder length of 22 meters, crew living room with amenities, kitchen, spud pillars and inbuilt capacity to hold 33,000 liters of diesel. At the moment, the CSD is receiving finishing touches at the Ascot […]

  • 20 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dragflow, an Italian manufacturer of heavy duty pumps and complete dredging equipment, has successfully delivered a new cutter suction dredge to a customer in Nigeria. The DRH400E35DF model dredge was ordered by Matag, a Nigerian dredging company that wanted to increase the scope of their business and to ensure a year-round ability for dredging and reclamation services along the Niger River. With a previously […]

  • 27 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Nwakama Dredge Nigeria Limited is building the largest cutter suction dredger ever made in Nigeria. With more than thirteen years of experience in fabricating dredges of all sizes, Nwakama Dredge is now working on the Nigeria’s biggest CSD, the second order from the same buyer. The first CSD is already doing some reclamation work for the owner. The new dredger […]

  • 12 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dragflow, an Italian company specialized in solid pumping solutions, has supplied a new dredger that will be used for sand mining operations in Nigeria. The full equipment includes an Hydraulic Pump (HY400) with 2 Excavators (EXHY35). This dredger is one of the new series, with the operator cabin completely redesigned to be more comfortable with a […]

  • 9 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Two more vessels have been sold to a long term Nigerian customer. A tug, type STU2208, and a cutter suction dredger, type CSD500, have arrived at their up-river operating point.  The Nigerian customer has well chosen the vessels names : “PASAM” for the tug meaning “Daddy Sam”, and “DASERAH” for the CSD500 meaning “Mummy Sarah”. […]

  • 29 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    A Nigerian customer has added his 9th Damen dredger to its fleet. The CSD500 type cutter suction dredger was chosen due to the excellent availability of Damen Field Service in Nigeria. This local presence was very practical as well due to the challenging assembly conditions. The Damen Shipyards Group has a spares stock available in Nigeria […]

  • 28 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    Four Nigerian nationals, attached to Setraco Nigeria Ltd., who were kidnapped by unknown gunmen from the dredging site along the Nembe waterways on Saturday (August 16th) are free at last. Spokesman of the Bayelsa State Police Command, Mr.Alex Akhigbe, confirmed yesterday to the NGR Guardian news site that after ten days of captivity, four dredging […]

  • 27 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has OK’d dredging of the Calabar channel, boosting development along the Cross River and the country. The announcement was made by the Hon. Minister of Transport, Senator ldris Umar who said that the dredging of Calabar Ports is part of the deliberate efforts of the Federal Government to boost economic activities […]

  • 18 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Unknown armed men have abducted four construction workers at a dredging site along the Nembe waterways in Nembe Local Government area of Bayelsa State. The kidnapped workers are Nigerian nationals attached to Setraco Nigeria Ltd, the construction firm handling the Bayelsa-Delta flank of the East-West road, reported Premium Times. The workers were identified as Caleb […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Speaking in Lagos two days ago at a stakeholder’s forum organized by the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), President Goodluck Jonathan said that the Federal Government has wrapped up the Lower River Niger dredging program (572 km), from Warri in Delta State to Baro in Niger State. He added that concerted efforts are being put […]

  • 2 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The Nigerian Federal Government has approved dredging operations of the Bonny Channel along with four other channels. The Transport Minister, Senator Idris Umar emphasized that the deepening of the Channel would allow bigger vessels to access the Onne Port, and that the project would have economic benefits. World Stage quoted Mr. Umar as saying: “The […]

  • 19 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    A Damen CSD500 has been delivered to Nigeria. The stationary dredger has been assembled on the beach and pushed and tugged into the sea over a ramp. The cutter suction dredger will perform maintenance duties in and around the harbours of Port Harcourt. As all Damen cutter suction dredgers are dismountable and their transport is […]

  • 15 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Nigerian Ports Authority said it will continue the dredging of Nigerian waterways to enable more big vessels to call at the nation’s ports. The Managing Director of NPA, Mallam Habib Abdullahi, disclosed this during the inaugural call of West Africa Maximum (MAFWAS) to Onne Port in Rivers State. Abdullahi said that the Federal Government […]

  • 29 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Government of the State of Osun last week commenced the dredging of rivers and waterways in all parts of the state to avert flood disaster as rainy season approaches. This dredging program is part of the state government’s efforts to protect the residents against flooding. The Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment & […]

  • 25 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Malam Habib Abdullahi has recently identified efficient port services and upsurge in cargo throughput in the nation’s seaports as some of the positive impact of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the nation’s ports. He also identified a reduction in cargo dwell time in ports operations, improved […]

  • 12 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Lagos State Government has closed down eight illegal dredging sites in Ikorodu axis of the State. They said that 16 illegal dredgers met on some of the sites were arrested and taken into custody. The Ministry has persistently warned against illegal dredging and has promised stiffer penalties against illegal dredging operators in accordance with […]