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  • 13 July 2020
    Equipment, Infrastructure

    Alewijnse has successfully completed the comprehensive electrical installation for the delayed new build trailing hopper suction dredger (TSHD) Anchorage. Once it is operational, the 106-metre vessel will be one of just a few diesel-electric TSHDs that specialize in sand and gravel extraction at sea and the dry landing of the cargo. The vessel, ordered by […]

  • 13 July 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The WEDA Safety Commission will on Monday, July 27th at 1 PM (EST) hold a Virtual Panel on how COVID-19 is driving better and safer dredging operations. The Safety Commission is honored to convene this conversation among industry executives, focusing on how their organizations are surviving and thriving in the COVID-19 era, WEDA announced in […]

  • 10 July 2020
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics, Vessels

    The FSUE “Rosmorport” North-Western Basin Branch is carrying out dredging works in the waters of the seaport of Bolshoy Port Saint Petersburg, the federal state unitary enterprise reported today. According to Rosmorport, the dredging is being carried out in order to maintain navigation depths in the approach channel and the port itself. The scheme will […]

  • 10 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued proposed modifications to the 2016 cleanup plan for the “Rest of River” portion of the Housatonic River, which will result in faster and more comprehensive cleanup activity in the river and floodplain which will secure long-term, public health protections for Berkshire County residents. “EPA is making good […]

  • 10 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The works will soon begin on the northern boat ramp reconstruction at Wellington Point, Queensland, Oodgeroo MP Mark Robinson said in his latest announcement. “The reconstructed ramp will give boaties a safer and better option in south easterly conditions at medium and high tides.A new boat ramp at Wellington Point is desperately needed,” said MP […]

  • 10 July 2020
    Research & Development, Technology

    Following the successful WODCON XXII conference, organized by the Chinese chapter of the Eastern Dredging Association (EADA) in Shanghai last April, the host of the next WODCON, CEDA, announced the details for the next congress in the series. WODCON XXIII will take place from 16th-20th May 2022, at the Tivoli Congress Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark, and […]

  • 9 July 2020
    Business development

    An application has been submitted to the Department of the Army and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control by the Peninsula Property Owners Association for a permit to conduct beach nourishment along the south end of Litchfield Beach, SC.  The proposed project is a revision of the plan previously advertised on April 14, […]

  • 9 July 2020
    Business development

    NOAA Fisheries is recommending nearly $20 million in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funding. It will support new and existing multi-year partnerships to implement seven projects to restore shoreline, fish passage, and wetlands. These efforts will restore habitat and improve resilience in degraded Great Lakes ecosystems. Specifically, recommended projects will open river systems to fish […]

  • 9 July 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) announced today their decision to postpone the annual Gulf Coast Chapter meeting until November 2021. “The Gulf Chapter Board has been diligently tracking the societal and functional impacts of COVID related restrictions to everyone’s personal and professional lives,” WEDA said in the announcement. “Ongoing restrictions associated with social distancing, PPE […]

  • 8 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    MidCoast Council, NSW, Australia, has just announced that their dredging operations in the Lower Myall River are progressing according to schedule with 27,000 cubic metres of sand removed from the eastern channel so far. The contractor, Dredging Solutions Pty Ltd, is now one month in to the 27 week project that will remove a total […]

  • 8 July 2020
    Business development

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, has scheduled two virtual public scoping meetings regarding the St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Feasibility Study. The meetings will be streamed at the following dates on the district’s Facebook page on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 6 p.m. According to […]

  • 7 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    Dredging of two of Coonabarabran’s main water sources has recently been completed, informs the Warrumbungle Shire Council, NSW. “The ‘Poundyard Weir’ in Namoi Street and Timor Dam, Coonabarabran were both dredged by a contractor throughout June,” said Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Denis Todd. “These sites are main water sources for the township of Coonabarabran […]

  • 7 July 2020
    Project & Tenders

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) has announced the receipt of several dredging awards totaling $51.1 million. The awarded work includes: CPRA Cameron Meadows Marsh Creation Project (Coastal Protection, Louisiana, $28.6 million) Oak Island Beach Project (Coastal Protection, North Carolina, $15.4 million) New York and New Jersey Harbor, Port Jersey Channel Maintenance Dredging Federal […]

  • 7 July 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA) has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for permits and permission to construct, maintain and operate the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion project on the east bank of the Mississippi River near Willis Point in Plaquemines Parish. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the […]

  • 6 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    More work will start during the next week (13 July 2020) to help protect sea defenses for a coastal village in North Wales, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) informs. Contractors for NRW will move 20,000 tonnes of shingle on Fairbourne beach to fill in an eroded area in front of the village. The shingle bank is […]

  • 6 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    Donjon Marine Co., Hillside, New Jersey, has won a $19.7 million modification (P00004) to contract W912DS-19-C-0013 for dredging of the Newark Bay main channel.  Work will be performed in Newark, New Jersey, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 27, 2020, according to the latest U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) release.  The dredged material, expected to […]

  • 6 July 2020
    Business development

    Minister for Fishing and Boating, Melissa Horne, today announced that Simpson Construction has been awarded the contract to upgrade the Hastings boat ramp – one of the busiest ramps on the Mornington Peninsula. The $1.6m project will start this month and deliver a modern facility with all-tide access to Western Port in partnership with Better […]

  • 6 July 2020
    Environment

    Shell Rock River Watershed District (SRRWD) and the contractor, J.F. Brennan Company, Inc. are continuing works on the Fountain Lake restoration project in Albert Lea, MN. At the moment, the contractor is working on the next phase of this restoration project, dredging the Main Bay and Dane’s Bay with a second smaller dredge. The first […]

  • 6 July 2020
    Authorities & Government, Environment

    The British Ports Association (BPA) has published a white paper with Augean on alternative routes for dealing with dredged contaminated sediments. Part of the BPA’s Port Futures thought leadership programme, the paper provides an insight into alternative disposal routes for contaminated sediments. Dredging is a major part of most ports’ conservancy efforts and is critical […]

  • 3 July 2020
    Authorities & Government, Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    Glavgosexpertiza (Russia’s Main Department of State Expertise) has approved the design documentation for reconstruction of the access canal to the Port of Sabetta aimed to ensure safe shipping and approved expansion of the transit passage in 2020-2030. The access canal to the port of Sabetta was built and put into operation in 2019 to ensure […]

  • 3 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    Bedford’s Fawn Lake dredging project is scheduled to start in mid-July, the Town of Bedford, MA, said in their latest release. The Town has contracted with Dredgit Corp. to dredge the pond and to reconstruct the outlet dam at Springs Road. The work includes hydraulic wet dredging of the bottom sediments to restore the lake […]

  • 3 July 2020
    Business development, Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is continuing field studies in July 2020 as part of ongoing environmental and technical work for the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project. Since 2011, the Port Authority has been conducting field studies at Roberts Bank and the surrounding areas that build on previous scientific work as well as address existing […]

  • 3 July 2020
    Business development, Technology

    DSC Dredge, LLC, has joined forces with Teledyne Marine and Trimble to create DSC VISION – a highly innovative, easy to operate 3D guidance and visualization system that allows operators to stop dredging in the dark. This combination of DSC Dredge and Teledyne software, Trimble GNSS positioning, and Teledyne Marine sonar technology delivers a single, […]

  • 2 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The USACE Buffalo District awarded a $6.11 million contract to Cold Spring Construction Company, from Akron, NY, on June 25 to repair over 1,300 feet of seawall, which has deteriorated over time due to Lake Erie ice and wave action, at the northern section of LaSalle Park, Buffalo, NY.  “This project is critical to protect […]

  • 2 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking public comments on a draft Environmental Assessment, or EA, released yesterday, July 1, for the drain 27 wetland restoration project in Fargo, North Dakota. Corps staff are proposing to restore 320 acres of farmland to wetland and upland prairie. The project would mitigate unavoidable […]

  • 2 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    Heron Construction Company Ltd. has just released this amazing photo of their backhoe dredge GPK, taken during the Napier Port dredging program. “Heron’s backhoe dredge GPK, tugs Capricorn Alpha and Pacific Way with split hopper barges WH761 and WH762 have just commenced the capital dredging of 1.2M m3 for the new 6 Wharf project,” the […]