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  • 24 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    Van Oord and its partner Boskalis have reinforced the 25-kilometre-long Dutch Houtribdijk with a new rock layer and enormous sand packages. The dike, which connects the cities of Enkhuizen and Lelystad, was handed over to client Rijkswaterstaat yesterday. “We have created a new beach near Lelystad especially for windsurfers and kitesurfers and we have developed […]

  • 18 June 2020
    Equipment, Technology

    A steel cutting ceremony for the Hull No. H413 – a trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) to be built for Van Oord – took place last week at Keppel Singmarine. This is the third 10.500m3 TSHD in the series which is being classed by Bureau Veritas. The TSHD is similar to the two vessels that […]

  • 29 May 2020

    Van Oord has developed a Green loan framework as part of its financing strategy. The first Green Loans under the agreement were signed by Rabobank and BNP Paribas last week. The Green Loans are linked to Van Oord’s sustainability program S.E.A. and are intended for the financing of the three new LNG trailing suction hopper […]

  • 28 May 2020
  • 21 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    An interesting video was released yesterday by Van Oord about the company’s role in the A16 motorway construction project in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The first milestone for the project has been achieved with 1 million cubic metres of being brought and offloaded to the site. In total, about 4 million cubic metres will be needed […]

  • 8 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Van Oord and Pon Cat recently signed the agreement to purchase the first fully electric excavator in the Netherlands. By means of this investment and the deployment of this unique equipment on its infrastructure projects from May of this year, Van Oord is taking a new step towards reducing its CO2 emissions. The 20-tonne excavator […]

  • 1 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Jan De Nul Group’s largest cutter suction dredger (CSD) Willem van Rubroeck has successfully arrived at the Remontowa shipyard in Gdansk, Poland. The trip on board of the semi-submersible transport vessel ‘Hua Yang Long’ took 2.5 weeks. The vessel was unloaded offshore and then towed to the shipyard in the port of Gdansk where she […]

  • 16 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Mud Cat Dredges has just released this beautiful photo of their new Mud Cat MC 40E electric radio remote control dredge system, taken during the cleanup works on a holding pond at a job site in Pennsylvania. Mud Cat was able to provide the dredge immediately from inventory and send a field service technician to […]

  • 16 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The General Meeting of Shareholders of Van Oord N.V. was held on 15 April 2020, during which the 2019 Annual Report was presented and a change of the supervisory membership was approved. After almost 12 years as a member of the Van Oord Supervisory Board, Mr Koos van Oord has formally stepped down. He will […]

  • 14 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    City of Del Mar, CA, is advancing a program to streamline the placement of high-quality sand on the city beaches and has released an environmental document for public review. With mitigation and monitoring, the Sand Compatibility Opportunistic Use Program – or SCOUP – would not cause significant impacts to the environment, according to the Mitigated […]

  • 6 April 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Jan De Nul Group’s biggest self-propelled cutter suction dredger was successfully loaded on board a semi-submersible transport vessel last week in Croatia, sending her to Poland for further completion of the construction works. “The semi-submersible vessel successfully loaded our Willem van Rubroeck in just 2.5 hours, transporting her to Poland for further completion,” the company […]

  • 27 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    After 1½ years working in close corporation with Van Oord on the product, Royal IHC yesterday delivered the suction pipe with submerged dredge pump for Van Oord’s newest 10,500m³ trailing suction hopper dredger Vox Ariane. The two onboard dredge pumps and three jet water pumps belonging to the dredging system, were already delivered and have […]

  • 23 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Van Oord has announced its full-year results for 2019, saying that the last year was a challenging year for them. As reported, the company experienced tough times in its main dredging market, combined with growth and opportunities in other markets such as the Netherlands. In 2019, Van Oord recorded EUR 1.64 billion in revenue, 12% […]

  • 17 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Damen Marine Components has won an order for three sets of steering and rudder systems for three dual-fueled trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs) currently being built at Keppel Offshore & Marine’s shipyard in Singapore for Van Oord. The vessels will be 138-meters in length and have a hopper capacity of 10,500 m³. They will represent […]

  • 12 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    PT Pengerukan Indonesia (the dredging subsidiary of IPC) and PT Van Oord Indonesia have a long track record of successfully executing projects together. The two parties have signed a MOU which aims to explore further cooperation and partnering on dredging projects in Indonesia, especially at the ports under management of IPC. The MOU was signed […]

  • 11 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Scheldestromen Water Board and the Van Oord – KWS consortium today signed the contract for the Hansweert dyke reinforcement project in Zeeland, the Netherlands. The consortium, together with the Scheldestromen Water Board and Witteveen + Bos engineering and consultancy firm, will form the construction team that will prepare and carry out the dyke reinforcement. […]

  • 9 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    TenneT, with the help of Van Oord, is building the Hollandse Kust (South) offshore grid to the north of the Maasvlakte, to connect new wind farms. The cables have to be buried more than 5 meters in the seabed for the first ten kilometers of the offshore cable route, as to be able to cross […]

  • 5 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Van Oord has selected Marlink’s high throughput VSAT for connectivity in Indian territorial waters, through an agreement with India’s licensed Inflight Maritime Connectivity (IFMC) service partner, Nelco Ltd. The contract for Marlink’s SeaLink VSAT service was signed after the successful conclusion of a trial in October 2019 onboard the trailing suction hopper dredger Volvox Asia. […]

  • 3 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The subsea technology company Seatools has completed the delivery of a CT umbilical winch – on behalf of its client Van Oord. The winch will power Van Oord’s new subsea trencher “Deep Dig It,” which will be deployed during cable installation operations at an offshore wind farm later this year. “The plug-and-play umbilical winch stands […]

  • 23 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has signed a $2.5 million agreement to design a project that will remediate contaminated sediment and create a substantial new habitat at the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park, a waterfront park being developed in Detroit. The contaminated sediment is within the Detroit River Area of Concern (AOC), identified […]

  • 21 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Rohr-Idreco, a manufacturer of deep digging electric dredging vessels and equipment for the mining and dredging industries, is completing the delivery of the DRAGA4030 for their Dutch customer HH Van der Velde. The vessel will be equipped with an IMP300 pump, achieving a working depth of 40 meters. This jet suction dredger will be completely […]

  • 20 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    Van Oord has been awarded a contract to reinforce the coast at the Romanian seaside resort of Eforie. Existing coastal defenses will be redeveloped to make way for more nature-friendly alternatives. Van Oord has been contracted by Administratia Bazinala de Apa Dobrogea-Litoral (ABA-DL) to design and build new groynes and beaches. The pier and some […]

  • 12 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Savannah Belles ferry services will have a few changes this holiday season, Chatham Area Transit (CAT) reports.  Due to the Savannah River dredging program, the Savannah Belles Ferry boats will only operate between the Savannah Convention Center on Hutchinson Island and the Waving Girl landing at Morrell Park, on the east side of the […]

  • 2 December 2019

    All-round system integrator Van der Leun, based in Sliedrecht, the Dutch home of dredging, has opened a new operations base in Atlanta to bring its knowledge and expertise closer to the US market. ‘We’re passionate about dredging vessels. By developing and installing complete electrical systems, we can offer our customers added value.’ Van der Leun […]

  • 12 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    In order to optimize commercial operations and reduce wait times for vessels arriving at the Port of Caldera, Sociedad Portuaria Caldera (SPC) – a SAAM Puertos Company – and the Costa Rican Institute of Pacific Ports (INCOP) recently kicked off a $2.5 million dredging program. Commenting the latest news, Ricardo Ospina, CEO of SPC, said: […]

  • 11 November 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District has awarded another Savannah inner harbor dredging contract. The $151.3 million contract was given to Weeks Marine, Inc. on November 7, 2019. According to the FedBizOpps, the deepening project does not extend the entire length of the channel. The project includes dredging works along the Inner Harbor […]

  • 8 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Executive Board of Van Oord has announced that as of 1 January 2020, Paul Verheul will take over the position of Hans van der Ven and has been appointed as Executive Director of MerweOord B.V., the Van Oord family holding company. According to Van Oord, it’s the intention that Paul will also be nominated […]