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  • 1 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    In conjunction with a major dredging operation currently underway in the Eastern Channel of the Lower Myall River to remove 120,000 cubic meters of sand, MidCoast Council is in the process of placing 20,000 cubic meters onto Jimmys Beach to renourish and provide a buffer for upcoming storm events. June and July’s storms and large […]

  • 1 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Clive River is dredged around every ten years to allow recreational use, and the next dredging project is set to take place in 2021, depending on resource consent, reports Hawke’s Bay Regional Council. The dredging takes around three months, said Regional Council Regional Asset Manager, Martina Groves. “The dredging will cover 1,200 meters, from […]

  • 1 December 2020
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    The making of a dredge is no simple feat, and the planning and design of the largest self-propelled trailing suction hopper dredge in the USA has certainly been no different. For more than a decade, the new vessel – which is set to be christened the FREDERICK PAUP – has been an inkling in the […]

  • 30 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    USACE, which operates as part of the Department of Defense, announced via public notice that it’s withdrawing plans to dredge the shipping channel connecting San Francisco Bay to Stockton deeper, reports San Francisco Baykeeper. The scheme was a favor to the Bay Area’s oil refineries to help them operate larger oil tankers on the Bay. […]

  • 27 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Harwich Haven Authority announced earlier this month that their license application to carry out major improvement works, which includes increasing the depth of Harwich Harbor and the deep water access channel, has been approved by the Marine Management Organization (MMO). The decision follows extensive environmental studies and public consultation with stakeholders who have an interest […]

  • 27 November 2020
    Business development, Project & Tenders

    Agrimin Limited, a Western Australian based minerals company, recently awarded Royal IHC the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) contract for automated wet harvesting equipment for the Mackay Potash Project. Wet harvesting is currently used at the world’s largest sulphate of potash (SOP) operations. IHC is the world leader in the design and manufacture of […]

  • 27 November 2020
    Environment

    As the environmental impact and regulatory constraints associated with water pollution become an increasingly growing concern, silt curtains are being used for a range of environmental purposes. Originally designed to contain the spread of sediment during dredging and reclamation, today, they are used for processes including dewatering, outfall containment to intake protection, stormwater management, agriculture […]

  • 26 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Whitsunday Regional Council has just released the latest update on their Shute Harbor Restoration Program. The Shute Harbor seawall is now 95% completed, with only a few remaining parts of the wall to be finished once the refurbished pontoons have been re-installed. The last 5% of the seawall is expected to be completed by the […]

  • 25 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Dredging and foreshore works along Compton Drive, East Ballina are now complete, Ballina Shire Council reports. Work has already started at the Fenwick Drive Foreshore at Shaws Bay, according to the council. Newly processed sand from dredging at the bay will be placed along this section of foreshore to improve access to the water for […]

  • 23 November 2020
    Business development

    Consortium ETERMAR/MOTA-ENGIL has won a tender launched by PSA for the extension of Terminal XXI in Port of Sines. According to an official announcement, this project will extend the actual quay to a total length of 1150m until the end of 2021, representing a private investment of 16.5 million euros. This is the first expansion phase […]

  • 20 November 2020
    Collaboration, Outlook & strategy

    Royal IHC has successfully completed a pre-feasibility study (PFS) for a proposed mobile concentrator plant that will be based at Eramet’s Grande Côte operation in Senegal. The objective of the PFS was to design and develop cost estimates for a 1,000tph relocatable process plant, capable of producing a heavy mineral concentrate, while recovering the required […]

  • 20 November 2020
    Business development, Technology

    Millions of cubic meters of seabed material is dredged and pushed around every year for various purposes. Disturbing the seabed constitutes a source of pollution and while dredging supports fundamental needs of societies, tough legislation is in place to protect the marine environment and keep pollution in check. Environmental protection agencies around the world are […]

  • 19 November 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    A Dutch TV crew recently highlighted DEME Group’s important work at the Hedwige-Prosper Polder flood prevention project, on the Belgian-Dutch border. Together with DEME’s consortium partners, the company is restoring the polder back into a vast natural floodplain to reduce the risk of flooding in villages along the River Scheldt. “Crucially, a lot of water […]

  • 19 November 2020
    Research & Development

    CSIRO has released a new guideline that provides current best practice for dredge plume modelling in the context of Australia’s Environmental Impact Assessment processes. The practical guideline aims to ensure that approaches taken in setting up and executing models are more consistent and improve confidence in decision making by environmental regulators that will also lead […]

  • 19 November 2020
    Collaboration, Outlook & strategy

    The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) yesterday announced the creation of the Sustainable Rivers Program (SRP) Atchafalaya River Project. The SRP is a national program in which the USACE partners with TNC to develop environmental flow regimes to benefit ecosystems downstream of […]

  • 18 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    NextDecade has selected Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) to perform essential improvements to the Brownsville Ship Channel. These improvements, which include the Channel deepening works, will enhance commercial navigation into and out of the Port of Brownsville, ensuring the safe and reliable access of LNG carriers to NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG facility. Also, […]

  • 16 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District has just announced that the work on the Sacramento River East Levee in the Pocket is nearing its conclusion. As reported by the Corps, the crews are in the process of rebuilding the levee at five locations between Miller Park and the Freeport Regional Water Intake Facility. […]

  • 16 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Southsea Coastal Scheme, responsible for delivering new sea defenses along 4.5km of seafront from Old Portsmouth to Eastney, has just released the latest update on their coastal project. The dredger Sospan Dau successfully completed the first of two journeys to install the east and west temporary working platforms during the last week. The eastern platform […]

  • 12 November 2020
    Equipment

    APT Dredging Solutions has designed and constructed a customized Ladder plus Underwater Cutting Wheel combination for Rohr-Idreco. On the 5th of November, Rohr-Idreco successfully launched the electrical dredger. APT Dredging Solutions designed and constructed the ladder plus Underwater Cutting Wheel (UCW), which will be used by the South American gold mining company. To increase throughput, […]

  • 12 November 2020
    Business development

    In order to return to profitability and to offer it a sustainable future, Royal IHC is returning to its core activities in the dredging and offshore market. In addition, the size of the organization will be brought in line with the expected turnover for the coming years. As a result of these changes, about 300 […]

  • 9 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    After a delay due to bad weather, the dredger Sospan Dau is finally working at the Southsea Seafront shores. She already sprayed some 5,000m3 of gravel onto the foreshore between Clarence Pier and the Spur Redoubt. “We are currently levelling the dredged material to form the eastern temporary working platform,” Southsea Coastal Scheme said. “We […]

  • 9 November 2020
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    DEME Group has successfully hold the first ever digital naming ceremony for a dredging vessel. Last week, the company hosted this special naming ceremony for its next generation trailing suction hopper dredgers ‘Bonny River’ and ‘Meuse River’. Due to the coronavirus restrictions, the company decided to hold the digital naming ceremony. The online event captured […]

  • 6 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Bacton to Walcott Sandscaping scheme has won the British Construction Industry Award Climate Resilience Project of the Year 2020, informs Royal HaskoningDHV. The Bacton to Walcott Sandscaping scheme is a large-scale beach nourishment, designed to protect the Bacton Gas Terminal and surrounding communities from cliff erosion. The scheme can be seen as the Dutch […]

  • 6 November 2020
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    DEME Group has just announced that the company is about to hold their first ever virtual naming ceremony. “We are getting ready for our first ever virtual naming ceremony of our next generation trailing suction hopper dredgers ‘Meuse River’ and ‘Bonny River’,” the company announced. “Although we can’t hold our traditional naming ceremony at this […]

  • 6 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Working with Havant Borough Council, Coastal Partners will carry out beach recycling along the Eastoke frontage, to reduce the risk of coastal flooding and erosion to properties and infrastructure. Works will commence on Monday, 9th November, and will be completed by the 27th of November 2020. The project will include the movement of material from […]

  • 6 November 2020
    Business development

    Boskalis has concluded a good third quarter – quarterly revenue was virtually stable compared to the quarterly average of the first half year, also adjusted for currency effects, acquisitions and divestments. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt. While it was already challenging to keep projects operational outside Europe, it has also […]