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  • 12 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Kiasma Group, an Italian dredging pipeline manufacturer, has added a range of solar panels to its HDPE pipelines. This means that photovoltaic energy can be generated by panels fixed to the discharge lines used in the dredging industry. Kiasma describes the photovoltaic panels as flexibile and light and of a highly efficient design. They are functional, resistant to impact, […]

  • 6 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    During the Oceanology International 2014 exhibition, Stema-Systems will introduce the new DensiTune Portable system for rapid fluid mud assessment. This DensiTune P system weighs in total 15 kg and is suited for hand carried transport. This piece of equipment can be deployed on any vessel for sediment density measurements. The retrieved density information allows organizations […]

  • 4 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Caterpillar has introduced its new Cat® 336F excavator, built to meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emissions standards. This piece of equipment comes equipped with several features to enhance fuel efficiency. Electric boom and stick regeneration valves capture and recycle energy, and an engine idle shutdown setting turns the engine off after a specified amount […]

  • 3 August 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Following its sister vessel in 2009, the vessel Joseph Plateau was launched today at the Spanish shipyard Construcciones Navales de Norte in Sestao. This 191,5 m long vessel will be used for precise rock dumping to a depth of 2,000 m. The system for the unfolding of the fall pipe is extremely advanced and operates […]

  • 8 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Governor Rick Scott yesterday officially kicked-off JAXPORT’s Mile Point harbor improvement project which will remove existing navigational restrictions on the St. Johns River at Mile Point. This project will ensure larger ships can travel the channel more efficiently, saving shippers and businesses time and money in loading and unloading cargo. The state invested $43.5 million for […]

  • 13 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    According to a statement on the website of the Central People’s Government on Tuesday, the State Council, China’s cabinet, has approved the ocean use plan (2011-2020) for Shanghai, Guangdong and Hainan to guide water use in a scientific and sustainable way. The statement expanded the permitted area for land reclamation in Shanghai, Guangdong and Hainan […]

  • 24 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has announced the latest edition of Terra et Aqua. People in the dredging industry specialise in thinking “out of the box”. So it should be no surprise (although it sometimes is) that the dredging industry attracts people with a broad range of engineering skills, practical hands-on experience and […]

  • 13 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Contractors (IADC) has just published a new ‘Facts About’ publication on underwater drilling and blasting. ‘Facts About’ is a series of concise, easy-to-read leaflets which give an effective overview of essential facts about specific dredging and maritime construction subjects. Each leaflet provides a kind of ‘management summary’ for stakeholders who […]

  • 4 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    CEDA has added online seminars to its palette of platforms to exchange knowledge and best practice experience. The first CEDA Webinar will take place on 23rd of April at 3:00 pm, Europe Summer Time (Brussels). The impacts of underwater sound on aquatic life have become a very important environmental issue. This is because many forms […]

  • 26 October 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dragflow, an Italian manufacturer of heavy duty pumps and complete dredging equipment, has developed new hydraulic pumps models: 400-600HC and 600HH. “When the market is changing fast, continuous innovation is required,” said Ms Doris Zaccaria, Dragflow’s marketing manager. “Research and development play a key role in Dragflow strategy; every new project is a challenge but also an occasion […]

  • 21 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dredging consultants from a consortium of Dutch companies including Royal IHC, Deltares and NETICS have prepared a full-scale pilot project to implement a circular sediment management plan for a reservoir dredging work in India. For the majority of dams that have been clogged up during the past decades, the active removal of sediment from these […]

  • 14 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Waterking BV, a Tynaarlo-based company involved in the production of amphibious excavators and accessories, will showcase a new-build amphibious excavator WK 150 NG-A at INTERMAT 2015 in Paris, France. This machine has an adjustable undercarriage which means it can be transported in one piece. The undercarriage can be hydraulically adjusted without dismantling. The WK 150 NG-A has […]

  • 27 June 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Smarter ways of exchanging information in the water sector should result in lower costs, innovation and a stronger international position. Rijkswaterstaat, IBM, the Delfland water authority, Delft University of Technology and Deltares announced the launch of Digital Delta yesterday. Over a period of 12 months, these organisations will be looking at how improvements to the […]

  • 17 January 2012

    In the report tendered by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Engr. Gerry Asuncion, he said that the several explosions of Mt. Bulusan have caused the deposit of enormous volume of ashes and other volcanic debris now compounded on the slopes of the volcano and gullys leading to the towns of Irosin and Juban […]

  • 5 September 2013

    The properties of ecosystems could be used more to improve flood protection. The restoration or preservation of these systems should be included in the early stages of flood protection and climate adaptation strategies. This was the conclusion of a number of international researchers, who included Bregje van Wesenbeeck, an ecologist with Deltares specialising in ecological […]

  • 30 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    To better protect the local native fish habitat landholders along the Murray River are being reminded that unauthorised dredging works, removal of river snags and the destruction of riverbanks is not permitted. Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Supervising Fisheries Officer, Peter Tilbrook, said that current work by the Murray Darling Basin Authority on the Mildura […]

  • 21 January 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Over the last few years, ECTMarine has delivered several cutter heads to different contractors with different types cutter suction dredgers. Recently, one of the cutters supplied to a Dutch dredge contractor has been inspected after about 100.000 m3 of dredging sand, silt and clay, to see how it held up. “We, as well as the […]

  • 9 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed news that the Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt is now seeking further information about how the Adani Carmichael coal mine would impact two endangered species. Imogen Zethoven, the Great Barrier Reef campaign director for AMCS, said that expanding coalmines in Australia would further threaten the Reef. “To go […]

  • 23 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has started a massive project to refurbish its water bodies. In order to achieve this, GMDA decided to go with REMU Big Float 1400 amphibious excavator that will be used for dredging of the overgrown lake. According to GMDA CEO, Shri. Anurag Sing, one of the reasons to choose the Big Float dredger was its ability […]

  • 16 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    A new scheme to remove red tape and help landowners manage the risk of flooding has been announced by Environment Secretary Owen Paterson yesterday. In recent years wet weather has caused significant flooding in areas such as the River Brue in Somerset. But while river maintenance can make floods less likely in some areas, current […]

  • 6 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The health of Gladstone Harbour will be secured in a new partnership with the Newman Government that will improve planning, environmental and economic outcomes after years of Labor mismanagement. Environment and Heritage Protection Minister Andrew Powell launched the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership which is supported by industry, community, research institutions and local government. “Labor had […]

  • 1 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    IADC, the International Association of Dredging, has just released the 9th Safety Award 2017 nominee: Jan De Nul Group’s Manholes Ventilation and Cover. A deck’s manholes which have been left open to ventilate tanks presents a safety hazard to crew. Not to mention the tank becomes a receptacle for dropped objects and the loose cover lies […]

  • 18 February 2010
    Project & Tenders

    NEW DELHI: The government has removed cap on the number of players who can participate in financial bidding for port expansion projects under public private partnership (PPP) to minimise litigations and get better returns. [mappress] Source:,February 17,2010;

  • 2 January 2012

    The Santa Rosa Island Authority plans to bring in some new sand to combat the erosion on the Pensacola Beach, but that takes a permit from the federal government. Officials want to replenish the Pensacola Beach with sand from the gulf, but getting the federal government’s permit can take some time. The Island Authority has […]

  • 18 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    At the urging of Florida Congressman Brian Mast, the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed a critical increase in funding for Everglades restoration. The appropriations package will nearly triple funding for South Florida Ecosystem Restoration, which funds the Everglades Agricultural Area Southern Storage Reservoir Project, from $67.5 million in FY 2019 to $200 million for […]

  • 2 May 2012

    The British-German artist duo HeHe will realise a colourful art project on the beach of Maasvlakte 2 in Rotterdam at the end of May 2012. The project, entitled RODUIN, will involve spreading around 75 cubic tonnes of red sand on the beach, where it will form a large red stain that will gradually disappear under […]