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  • 4 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Two Royal IHC Beaver® cutter suction dredgers have been deployed in Brazil to work on a large-scale hydroelectric dam construction project, which is due for completion in 2016 and will provide electricity to millions of people in the country. IHC Beaver Dredgers has built numerous cutter suction dredgers (CSD) throughout the years. The company builds both standard cutter […]

  • 27 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Italdraghe, the long-standing Italian dredger builder, has considerable experience in designing and building weed harvesters and is currently manufacturing a harvester for the Kenyan government. This purpose-built vessel will work on Lake Victoria to remove the extensive ever-expanding mats of water hyacinth that are choking up the lake.

  • 29 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Work is currently underway on a major dredging program to deepen Largs Yacht Haven and accommodate deeper drafted vessels. The contract is being carried out by Land and Water Services Ltd and is expected to last until the beginning of March . This is the first time since the Largs harbor was built in 1984 that any […]

  • 17 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Van Oord’s trailing suction hopper dredger “Utrecht” has entered Besiktas Shipyard where it will receive some repairs in the shipyard’s dry dock. The scope of works include replacement of sliding piece, replacement of overflow cylinder, some accommodation floor repairs and replacement of trunnion gantry bearings. This is not first dredge project for the yard. Since the beginning […]

  • 2 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The Panama Canal Expansion Program continues to rapidly progress and at the moment, this capital development scheme is about 93% completed. The massive expansion program will create a new lane of traffic along the canal through the construction of a new set of locks, increasing the waterway’s capacity. The filling of the fourth phase of the Pacific […]

  • 19 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The first Easydredge® 2700, built for Royal IHC, was successfully launched at MTG Dolphin Shipyard on 16th December 2014. The new vessel will be supplied with a “world-dredging package”, which includes bottom doors, a bow coupling and a dredging depth of 25m. This makes her suitable for a wide range of tasks, from the maintenance […]

  • 21 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The Oslo Fairway dredging project, undertaken by a Finnish dredging equipment manufacturer and contractor, Wasa Dredging, is currently underway. The company has just released this beautiful photo from this dredging program, which shows their backhoe giant Hector during the deepening work. About 89.000m³ of bedrock will be taken out from this area and dumped in Spro […]

  • 3 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe NV recently introduced its latest development in pursuit of the ultimate excavation machine – the new ZX250LC-6. The new model incorporates Hitachi technology developed specifically for the Zaxis-6 medium excavator range, and high-quality and durable components that contribute to its exceptional reliability. The ZX250LC-6 is equipped with a TRIAS II system that […]

  • 30 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dredge Yard has recently delivered a sediment dredging machine, also known as Auger Dredger, which will be used for a desalination plant in the Gulf region. The sediment dredger has been designed for 9m dredging depth, with high production underwater dredge pump, 2 floating pontoons stiffened from inside, a ladder made of thick pipe and also […]

  • 26 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The dredging operations and marsh restoration at Mordecai Island, NJ are currently underway. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, and its contractor Barnegat Bay Dredging Company of Harvey Cedars, are dredging critical shoals from the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway and using the material to restore a portion of Mordecai Island marshland. The island […]

  • 10 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Cowes Harbour Commission’s contractors Boskalis Westminster recently began the final stages of works on the Cowes Breakwater project. According to the CHC, this involves a final reshaping of the breakwater’s gravel core, bringing sections into profile before applying layers of small rock that act as a filter to prevent the gravel migrating out of the core structure. […]

  • 30 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    As part of the Sunshine Coast Regional Council’s winter sand renourishment program, the sand pumping operations started this month at Maroochydore Beach and Mooloolaba Spit. Division 8 Councillor Jason O’Pray said that the Council will pump over 75,000 cubic meters of sand onto Maroochydore Beach. “Between June and August, we’ll pump around 7000 cubic meters of […]

  • 10 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) is building one of the largest oil refining plants in the world. The refinery will be constructed on land reclaimed by Van Oord in ‘sabkha area’, a salt plain near the coast some 30 kilometers north of the Saudi border. The project involves dredging and reclaiming 65 million cubic meters of […]

  • 24 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The long-planned deepening of the Savannah harbor is currently underway. The Savannah District awarded a $134.5 million contract in March 2015 to the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company of Oak Brook, Illinois, to conduct the outer harbor deepening. The contract covers deepening of the outer harbor, from approximately Fort Pulaski for 18.5 miles into […]

  • 23 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Critical repair work, undertaken by J.E. McAmis Inc, just wrapped up at North Jetty in Cape Disappointment State Park, Ilwaco, WA. Since last fall, contractors have been out in the area between the popular Waikiki and Benson beaches, filling in a lagoon that undermined the stability of North Jetty’s base, trucking in enormous rocks and rebuilding […]

  • 17 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Wasa Dredging has just released this amazing photo of their backhoe dredger Hector, working on the Alesund dredging project in Norway. The Hector, built and owned by Wasa Dredging, is a Wasa BHD 12000 dredger with a 250t Hitachi EX2500 that can dredge to a depth of 22m. This giant started its work in the […]

  • 7 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A large-scale dredging project is currently underway at the port of Cherbourg, France. Earlier this year, the Ports of Normandy Authority (PNA) launched the works, which will be a milestone in the history of the port’s development. The project is being managed by the company SODRACO, a subsidiary of the Luxembourg Jan de Nul Group, associated with DTP Terrassements, a […]

  • 2 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, has just posted on its official facebook page the latest photo from the Long Beach Island sand replenishment project. “We’re busy pumping sand onto Long Beach Island, NJ – 8 million cubic yards in total – all to reduce the risk of future storm damages,” they stated. The […]

  • 31 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District, is working on the Cleveland Harbor East Breakwater project to repair the $31 million worth of damages caused by Superstorm Sandy, October 2012. Repair work to the 4,275 linear feet of breakwater is being completed by Great Lakes Dock & Materials L.L.C. and includes the placement of […]

  • 30 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The keel-laying ceremony for the state-of-the-art IHC Easydredge 2700 ™ took place at MTG Dolphin’s shipyard in Varna, Bulgaria, on August 18th, 2014. The ship, ordered by Royal IHC, is being built under building number BN BN1001 and will be delivered in the summer of 2015. This new vessel will be supplied with a “world-dredging package”, […]

  • 8 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Barnegat Bay Dredging Company vessel “The Fullerton” is working in the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway near Stone Harbor, N.J. The dredger has removed approximately 7000 cubic yards of material from a critical shoal in the waterway as part of a dredging and marsh restoration demonstration project. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has partnered […]

  • 13 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency has just released a photo update on the Anchorsholme Coastal Defense Scheme in Fylde.  Works are now underway on the north side of the United Utilities headland where a 250t crawler crane is helping install the precast revetment units. The scheme is part of the Fylde Peninsula Coastal Program (FPCP), which is being performed in partnership between […]

  • 31 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Clamshell head on this dredge boat is removing sediment from the bottom of Newark Bay, in effort to deepen the harbor to 50 feet. This is part of the New York and New Jersey Harbor Deepening Project, that when complete, will allow bigger container vessels to enter the harbor. The project area is the main […]

  • 22 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Italdraghe technicians were onsite in Guyana recently to supervise the connecting up of a custom-built Italdraghe SGT 180B cutter suction dredger to an onshore gold-extraction selection plant. The 28 meter-long dismountable dredger, designed to work at a maximum depth of 15 meters, is currently working in a river basin in conjunction with a booster station, also […]

  • 23 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Roen Salvage Company is currently constructing a 1,000 ft long breakwater consisting of over 70,000 tons of stone in Ashland, Wisconsin. This construction scheme began in August and is moving forward according to plan. The breakwater is part of a National Superfund site. It’s protection from weather will facilitate environmental dredging in 2016, and eventually […]

  • 22 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Georgia Department of Transportation and the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) earlier in October signed the Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) to officially launch construction on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). COL. Thomas Tickner signed October 8th the cost-sharing agreement between the state of Georgia and U.S. Army Corps […]