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  • 13 December 2017

      By Rob van Hoorn CTO at nC Marine Thermal and acoustic insulation, fire retardancy, safe touch and corrosion passivation in one, the chemical resistant and submersible coat.That is where the latest developments are about. Options in insulation on board do not provide an abundance in choices. Glass wool insulates both temperature and dampens noise, but […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Pythagoras, a Belgian company involved in providing solutions for dredging, surveying, infrastructure, construction and agriculture, has just released this very interesting video named Pythagoras Dredging Solution. Charting underwater structures, soils and project progression using GPS, sonar, single and multi beam systems produces a huge amount of data that needs to be analysed. Vast project areas can […]

  • 3 August 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) is the latest tool in CSA’s scientific equipment pool, providing the company with a unique capability for performing a wide variety of surveys in hazardous, remote, sensitive, and shallow water areas. The USV can be preprogrammed or controlled remotely to perform survey transects, while recording and/or streaming data back to […]

  • 22 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The launching ceremony of the Spartacus – the world’s most powerful cutter suction dredger – is set to take place on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The 164 meters long dredger, built for DEME at the Royal IHC shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, will have a heavy-duty cutter ladder and can reach a dredging depth of 45 […]

  • 26 July 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

     Bell Dredging Pumps has successfully produced and delivered a fully line-of-sight remote controlled amphibious excavator to a customer in Oceania.  “All functions, including pump, side pontoon and power pack control can be operated from 200 meters away as well as from the cabin,” said Bell in its release. In accordance with their contract, Bell […]

  • 14 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    FSUE Rosmorport recently acquired a self-propelled hopper barge named FORT that will be used by the company’s North-Western Basin Branch. The vessel, acquired in December 2016, is the first hopper barge for the North-Western Basin Branch and the 57th vessel in its fleet. The barge can carry up to 3,000 t of dredged material or other loose cargo […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 March 2014

    ABB has signed a three-year international maintenance contract with Van Oord, a leading worldwide contractor for dredging, marine engineering and offshore projects (oil, gas and wind). For Van Oord, this means best-in-class service at all times and in every location, lower failure rates and fewer repairs – which are also carried out more quickly and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Cat® Grade Control Depth and Slope, a Cat Connect Grade technology, is now standard on Cat 323F hydraulic excavators sold in North America with the 9.5 foot stick and standard reach boom. This 2D system is integrated into the machine’s standard monitor and indicates real-time positioning and cut-and-fill information to assist operators with efficiently and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 February 2013

    The Komatsu PC55MR-3 Mini Excavator will be displayed at Bauma 2013. With an operating weight of 5280 to 5.350 kg, the PC55MR-3 fits right into Komatsu’s MR-3 range. A tight tail design lets this machine work in total safety in most restricted areas, with no need to worry about rear collisions. Its Komatsu 4D88E-6 engine […]

  • 20 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Environment Agency announced recently that it is putting finishing touches to the Horncastle flood alleviation scheme. The long-awaited Horncastle flood storage reservoir can now be used to reduce flood risk to hundreds of local homes and businesses, reported the EA. Although there is still some work to complete on-site, the reservoir is finished enough that […]

  • 7 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Neumann Contractors, a Queensland based dredging, fabrication and civil contractor, has just announced that their steel fabrication department started the works on the 3rd dredger for their 250 mm cutter suction dredger (CSD) range. Works on this dredging machine, which will expand their current dredging fleet, are progressing on time and under budget. Thus far the Engine […]

  • 27 February 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Rothen Group, a national independent civil engineering and maintenance business servicing UK Waterways, has introduced a new 70ft narrow-beam crane boat to its fleet. According to the company, the 70ft narrow-beam crane boat has made lock maintenance even safer, more cost-effective and efficient for users. Operators can also use a controls device, from a […]

  • 21 January 2010

    A STINKING problem at Port Geographe can be landed squarely in the lap of developers… [mappress] Source: Busselton Mail, January 20, 2010

  • 29 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Aquifer Consultancy, a consultant specialized in coastal, harbor and river engineering, has presented the Vibrocore, a flexible solution for taking soil samples. The Vibrocore is electrically driven, portable and can be easily operated from a small workboat. With a high vibration frequency, the 7.6 cm pipe (PVC, stainless steel, aluminum or acrylic) is inserted into […]

  • 12 January 2012

    “Dewey Beach replenishment project has been completed,” stated Maria Sadler, environmental scientist with Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Some points of the Dewey beach have been expanded from 100 feet to upwards of 300 feet, said Bill Brown, the acting town manager. “It’s substantially more than it was,” Brown stated. “The tourists […]

  • 28 October 2012

    The long-awaited Housatonic River dredging program is scheduled to begin tomorrow, reports milford.patch.com. According to Bill Rock, chairman of the Waterfront and Harbor Management Commission, it will take about 27 days to remove some 50,000 cubic yards of silt from the shallowest parts of the boat channel leading up to the Devon Bridge. “It’s for […]

  • 15 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Nature Trust (Malta) and Din L-Art Helwa express their concern on the recent statements made by government namely on the two important issues of land reclamation and new development regulations within Mepa and are asking the authorities to give more information on their intentions. While both NGOs agree that minor development amendments that could have […]

  • 15 November 2012

    A lawsuit was filed in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court on behalf of Plaintiff Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. against Grupo Unidos Por El Canal, S.A., a consortium of leading construction companies. The group includes Spain’s Sacyr Vallehermoso, Italy’s Impregilo, Belgium’s Jan de Nul and Panama’s Constructora Urbana (Cusa). GUPC is based in Panama City, Panama. The consortium […]

  • 26 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Van Oord, a leading contractor for dredging, marine engineering and offshore energy projects (oil, gas and wind), and Falck Safety Services recently signed a two year contract for the provision of safety training.  For many years, Van Oord has invested in an intensive trainee program for its employees. To this end, Falck will now provide Van […]