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  • 21 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In another major milestone for the Panama Canal Expansion Program, the electro-mechanical installation phase, one of the most important of the project, has begun with the installation of the first steel rolling gate at the Atlantic side.  “This year, the Expansion Program completed several milestones towards the completion of the project,” said Panama Canal Administrator […]

  • 19 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The installation of the gates for the new locks of the Panama Canal has successfully began on the Atlantic side of the waterway. The gate will be located in lock head two in the new locks on the Atlantic side. The steel gates are moved using self-propelled motorized wheel transporters (SPMTs) with more than 400 […]

  • 17 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    All vessels belonging to the Consortium consisting of Great Lakes (25%) and Dredging International NV (75%) that will take part in the widening and deepening of the Suez Canal have arrived on the scene and are ready for action. The $540 million contract, awarded to the Consortium earlier in October, involves the widening and dredging to -79 […]

  • 17 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Construction works on a grout curtain that will protect foundation of the Borinquen 1E Dam were completed yesterday. The grout curtain is 2.4 kilometers long and 15 meters deep under the core of the foundation of Borniquen 1E Dam, located on the west side of Pedro Miguel Locks. “This is another important component of the Expansion Program […]

  • 15 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A dredging project aimed at improving water quality and encouraging rare aquatic plants to thrive on the Grantham Canal is underway. The Canal & River Trust is dredging silt from a 6km stretch of the canal to protect important habitats. The stretch of canal is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) because […]

  • 15 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) is preparing a webinar about the Panama Canal Expansion Program, in which Karen Smits will explain how project participants deal with the cultural complexity in their everyday life. Karen Smits, PhD, is author of the book Cross Culture Work: Practices of Collaboration in the Panama Canal Expansion Program. As […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The digging rate after 125 days of work at the Suez Canal Development Project reached 150 million cubic meters on Thursday, said Chief of Staff of the Army’s Engineering Authority Major General Kamel el-Wazir. Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, el-Wazir said that the number of workers at the site of the new project […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Voies navigables de France has invited bidders to submit their offers for the Rhone-Rhine Canal dredging program. This deepening project on the Rhone-Rhine Canal South Branch (CRRBS) downstream Lock 41n in Mulhouse to the downstream lock 7s in Bourogne, will include: – Development of the site including the withdrawal of equipment and site installations and possible treatment; – […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The New Suez Canal dredging project is progressing very well. Suez Canal Authority (SCA) chief Mohab Mamish recently hailed efforts exerted by the workers of the project and the progress they made so far. This development project is designed to enlarge the transit capacity and to increase industrial activity in the area. Companies from Egypt, […]

  • 11 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Panama Canal expansion recorded another milestone yesterday by completing the transfer of the last eight gates that operate the new Pacific locks. The transits began on October 22 to move all eight gates through the waterway aboard a barge from the Atlantic temporary dock to the Pacific, assisted by Panama Canal tugs. This last gate […]

  • 8 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Last Friday, December 5, HKND Group met with leaders of various labor unions of Nicaragua discussing the economic progress and job opportunities that the Grand Canal Project will generate for the country.  During the meeting, which was held at the the Secretariat of the Presidency, both sides agreed that the Grand Inter-oceanic Canal of Nicaragua will create more […]

  • 8 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Suez Canal Authority (SCA) chief Mohab Mamish yesterday inspected dredging works on the New Suez Canal project. Mamish hailed efforts exerted by the workers of the project and the progress they made so far. This development project is designed to enlarge the transit capacity and to increase industrial activity in the area. Companies from Egypt, […]

  • 5 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Head of the Armed Forces Engineering Department and the supervisor of the New Suez Canal project, Major General Kamel Al-Wazir, said yesterday that the digging rate at the project reached 142 million cubic meters. The project is designed to enlarge the transit capacity and to increase industrial activity in the area. This capital project was inaugurated […]

  • 27 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The National Park Service (NPS) has announced that it will reopen the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail from Frazee House to Station Road Trailhead now through Sunday, November 30. NPS will close the trail from Frazee House to Station Road Trailhead from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, December 1 to Friday, December 5, […]

  • 25 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Dredging works on the new Suez Canal in Egypt, an ambitious project with a deadline of only nine months, are in full swing and are going according to schedule. Companies from Egypt, UAE, the US, Belgium, and the Netherlands will dredge the new waterway. Included in the project are Boskalis, Van Oord, National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC), Jan de […]

  • 24 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A consortium consisting of the world’s biggest dredging companies has started on the “New Suez” Canal project in Egypt. The companies will work together to create another canal that will run alongside the existing Suez Canal, in order to allow ships to simultaneously pass one another. Atlas Professionals is one of the agencies to provide […]

  • 21 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Finally, after year and a half of waiting, date for the beginning of construction work on the Nicaragua Grand Canal project has been revealed. Work on the $50 billion worth Canal that will link the Atlantic and the Pacific is set to begin on December 22nd after feasibility studies have been approved. “We are ready […]

  • 19 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The newly reconstructed approach canal in New Harbor Ruchyi has been put into operation in Ust-Luga seaport. The project, carried out under the “Development of Transport system of Russia (2010-2020)” program, was performed by FSUE “Rosmorport”. During the last stage of the works, approx. 405.700 m³ of soil was dredged up, bringing the depth in the canal to a level of 9.4 […]

  • 17 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Panama Canal expansion project is intended to double the capacity of the Panama Canal by 2016 by creating a new lane of traffic and allowing more and larger ships to transit. The expanded Panama Canal will change shipping patterns and affect ports up and down the East Coast of the Americas. The proposed expansion […]

  • 14 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Head of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) Mohab Mamish and United Arab Emirates Minister of State Sultan Ahmed al-Gaber earlier this week gave the green light for the start of dredging works on the new Suez Canal project. Earlier this month, the heavy duty dredger of the National Marine Dredging Company ‘al-Mirfa’, one of many […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Panama Canal Expansion reached another major milestone with yesterday’s arrival of the final shipment of gates. The gates for the new locks will be used for the Atlantic side of the project, two gates, and two for the Pacific. The four gates arrived on board the Post-Panamax vessel Xia Zhi Yuan 6, owned by COSCO Ocean Shipping, after […]

  • 11 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The National Park Service (NPS) has just announced that its maintenance staff will be dredging and working on the Ohio & Erie Canal for the next few weeks. NPS will temporarily close the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP), from Frazee House to Station Road Trailhead, from 7 a.m. […]

  • 31 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The EU’s TEN-T Program will support with nearly €1 million a study on upgrading the last sections of the Twente canals to make them suitable to larger class Va vessels. The study is the last phase before the construction works planned for 2016. This project will focus on preparing the technical, financial and contractual documentation […]

  • 27 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Panama Canal Expansion is back on track with final completion of the project set for 2016. When this major construction project is completed, it will more than double the cargo capacity of the century old canal. The expanded Panama Canal will change shipping patterns and affect ports up and down the East Coast of the […]

  • 24 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    HKND Group has announced the successful competition of the “Census of Persons, Families and Assets Attached to Land, Directly Benefited by the Construction of the Nicaragua Canal Project”. The Census recognition ceremony was held October 16th in the auditorium of the Secretariat of the Presidency (SEPRES). The total land area covered by the survey was […]

  • 23 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    A $1 million grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to the town of Miami Lakes will fund a canal stabilization project along approximately 3,000 linear feet of the Golden Glades and Peter’s Pike canals. The project is intended to minimize erosion of banks, maintain optimal stormwater flow and reduce debris and vegetation entering […]