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  • 19 December 2012

    Geotextile sand elements can be a cheap and sustainable alternative to traditional solutions such as quarry stone when building dams, dikes or groynes. One benefit is that local sand can be used as a filler material, eliminating the need to quarry and transport quarry stone, generating savings (particularly for transport) and reducing the burden on […]

  • 6 December 2013

    Significant erosion at two farms near Taupo after downpours last week highlights the need for careful planning to help avoid soils being washed away, says Waikato Regional Council. The two “sizeable” incidents, which occurred in the Pueto Stream catchment and on a property near Aratiatia, were on pumice soils which can be particularly prone to […]

  • 19 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    Deltares is performing scale test with a coral reef in the Scheldt Flume in Delft. The tests, commissioned by the University of Western Australia in Perth, are to be completed at the end of November. Aim of the tests is to find out to what extent the disintegration of the coral reef affects wave exposure […]

  • 29 March 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Following the announcement from Boskalis Offshore about expansion of its capabilities in the cable installation market with the new ‘Trenchformer’, hereby we bring you an animation video of this multi-purpose cable trencher: Developed by Boskalis and VSMC, the trencher can bury cables in deep waters as well as in shallow areas. Besides working together with […]

  • 28 March 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Boskalis Offshore expands its capabilities in the cable installation market with the Trenchformer: a multi-purpose cable trencher for a wide range of soils and cable types. Developed by Boskalis and VSMC, the trencher can bury cables in deep waters as well as in shallow areas. Besides working together with cable laying vessels, the Trenchformer can […]

  • 18 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Once the Tullahan River is cleaned up, it can be developed as an alternative transport route for people and goods to ease traffic on Metro Manila’s streets, an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said, the Philippine News Agency (PNA) reports.  “If we can clean up and revive Tullahan River, this […]

  • 26 October 2012

    According to Monmouth County Freeholder Thomas Arnone, the Lake Takanassee in Long Branch is on the county’s list of dredging projects. “I know we are having some early discussions on doing some dredging for you. I will tell you that right now we are dredging a lake in Colts Neck and will then be moving […]

  • 4 August 2020

    Bakker Sliedrecht has won a contract to supply its innovative condition monitoring system for measuring vibration of bearings in submersible motors to trailing suction hopper dredger Jun Yang 1, the largest trailing suction hopper dredger in China at the moment. Condition monitoring is a way to improve the preventive maintenance of the motor. Analyzing deviations […]

  • 19 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    People living in the Midlands are being invited to find out more about exciting plans for the future of the region’s historic waterways. A meeting will enable people to meet representatives of the Canal & River Trust’s Central Shires Waterway Partnership and discuss their ten year plan for the region’s canals and rivers. The Partnership […]

  • 20 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Deltares has tested a new type of floating willow mattress. It keeps the reed marsh that develops on top floating for longer than the present ‘sinking’ reed marshes. The new type provides better wave attenuation than the older structure. As a result, these floating reed marshes help to defend shores and therefore improve flood protection, ultimately generating savings […]

  • 28 December 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dike design needs to focus more on the subsoil structure and variations over the entire length of a dike. The soil structure determines the risk of piping and varies more than is assumed in the present standards. This may represent a risk for the dike, but it can also be used to make local dike […]

  • 10 April 2014

    The Center for American Progress and Oxfam America released a report on the long-term economic benefits of restoring coastal ecosystems. The report finds that each dollar invested by taxpayers returns more than $15 in net economic benefits for three restoration projects funded in 2009 by stimulus grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or […]

  • 16 April 2012
    Equipment, Technology

      Finding a suitable destination for dredged material can be challenging. Although most dredged material is clean, people’s pre-conceptions about the quality of dredged material are often quite negative. The discussion, the pros and cons, about where and when dredged material can be used or placed is often a long, drawn-out procedure. So starting to […]

  • 1 August 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Bell Dredging, a Dutch company specializing in engineering and manufacturing dredge equipment, expanded its rental fleet recently with an amphibious excavator that can work in shallow water and marshland. The rental amphibious excavator (20 ton class) is equipped with the Bell 150 pump as attachment on which every pump head from the Bell range can […]

  • 29 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A new code of practice for surface water management for development sites has been published. Urban drainage experts from HR Wallingford developed this new British Standard (BS 8582) working alongside the British Standards Institute. This new standard will help developers, local authorities, architects and engineers to manage the risks of flooding and reduce resultant pollution. […]

  • 30 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Increasing protectionism and differences in sustainability requirements and enforcement across countries challenge the competitive position of the Dutch and Belgian dredging sector. During the symposium ‘The Future of the Dredging Industry’ on 29 November in Rotterdam, a report was presented by Jan van den Ende, professor of Management of Technology and Innovation at Rotterdam School of […]

  • 25 February 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Customized spud carriages can be added to any size Ellicott Dragon® dredge. The addition of a spud carriage system increases the total swing width of the dredge. The addition of a spud carriage system increases the efficiency of a standard cutter suction dredge by up to 20%. This embedded content is only visible after accepting […]

  • 8 August 2012

    EXIM India reports that Mr B. K. Mansukhani, Director of Rishi Shipping, suggested that the Kandla Port should seriously consider developing ten barge jetties to discharge barges bringing in coal from capesize vessels at the outer anchorage. He said that constructing barge jetties was a better option than going in for dredging/new berths as Kandla […]

  • 14 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Central Dredging Association CEDA is ringing the changes at Europort 2013 with a new initiative called the CEDA Forum. This stimulating and informative event will replace the usual Dredging Days this year. Taking as its theme ‘Dredging in a Changing World’, CEDA Forum’s centrepiece will be two interactive workshops taking place on Thursday 7 […]

  • 2 October 2012

    Following the persistent complaints of odors from residents of Camillus, Honeywell has halted the major part of the Onondaga Lake dredging program. According to, the residents of the Golden Meadows development repeatedly called Honeywell’s hotline last month complaining about the odors. “Really bad, flammable, chemical, eye-tearing, choking, can’t-stay-outside-in-it, can’t-breathe odors,” stated resident Lynda Wade. […]

  • 25 April 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    RH Marine has supplied its Rhodium Alarm Monitoring System (AMS) and Dynamic Positioning and Tracking Control System (DPT) for the Ecodelta, the first Dutch dredger on LNG. The trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD), owned by Van der Kamp, is 134 meters long, 21 meters wide and can dredge up to 37 meters deep. It has […]

  • 23 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Every marine construction project involves its own unique challenges and requirements. No matter how complex the project can be, Trimble has marine construction hardware, software and positioning sensors that can help in meeting and exceeding these challenges. The company offers complete marine GNSS positioning solutions that include hardware, software, and connectivity between the construction site and the main office. This […]

  • 3 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders, Technology

    Argentinian company Cooperativa De Trabajos Portuarios Limitada de San Martín has ordered two Damen ASD 2810 tugs and one Cutter Suction Dredger 500. The two vessels and dredger are to be used in the Argentinian terminal region around Rosario on the Paraná river for towing, mooring, fire-fighting and dredging operations. The basic functions of the dredger will […]

  • 11 November 2010

    Prolec Ltd, the Poole based manufacturer of electronic safety and productivity monitoring equipment for construction plant, have launched a new machine guidance system. Not content with having the best machine control product in the market, Prolec has substantially improved and revamped their pcX software product with the release of pcX-Pro, which replaces their previous pcX-3D […]

  • 10 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Prepared by its working group on Adaptive Management (AM), the Central Dredging Association (CEDA) has published a new paper which aims to further the debate on AM, as an important tool, in managing dredging and reclamation projects in an environmentally friendly manner. Entitled ‘Integrating Adaptive Environmental Management into Dredging Projects’ the paper covers objectives for […]

  • 26 December 2011

    The dredging project along the channel between North Tenmile Lake and South Tenmile Lake is scheduled to begin next month. Contractors will remove about 10,000 cubic yards of material along the mile-long stretch to ensure boats can continue to cross into North Lake, which otherwise can only be reached via a private road. The last […]