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  • 12 November 2020
    Equipment

    APT Dredging Solutions has designed and constructed a customized Ladder plus Underwater Cutting Wheel combination for Rohr-Idreco. On the 5th of November, Rohr-Idreco successfully launched the electrical dredger. APT Dredging Solutions designed and constructed the ladder plus Underwater Cutting Wheel (UCW), which will be used by the South American gold mining company. To increase throughput, […]

  • 12 November 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    The Environment Agency is making good progress on the £30 million Burton-upon-Trent flood defence project. According to the EA, a further section of the flood defence scheme has been opened to the public. “Members of the public are now able to access the embankment between the Riverside Hotel and the edge of the golf course. […]

  • 12 November 2020
    Business development

    In order to return to profitability and to offer it a sustainable future, Royal IHC is returning to its core activities in the dredging and offshore market. In addition, the size of the organization will be brought in line with the expected turnover for the coming years. As a result of these changes, about 300 […]

  • 11 November 2020
    Technology

    Italdraghe SpA announced today that they are taking part in a project alongside LEMAC srl to dredge the Port of Fertilia, Sardinia, Italy. LEMAC is in charge of the dredging works to restore the seabed of the port of Fertilia where a significant amount of material has sedimented at the bottom of the channel and […]

  • 9 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Beach work on the Rockaway Peninsula is in full swing as the long-awaited East Rockaway Inlet to Rockaway Inlet, and Jamaica Bay Project gets underway in Rockaway, New York. There has been an authorization for the project since 1965, the Rockaway shoreline has experienced severe hurricanes and northeasters over the last 40 years. In 1960, […]

  • 6 November 2020
    Technology

    As a technology innovator, Royal IHC is constantly looking to improve its own products. “We are researching, among other things, the future way of interaction between man and machine. Important principles for this are: user-friendliness, learning curve and cognitive load,” the company said. By using modern technology such as Augmented Reality, Royal IHC developed an […]

  • 6 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Working with Havant Borough Council, Coastal Partners will carry out beach recycling along the Eastoke frontage, to reduce the risk of coastal flooding and erosion to properties and infrastructure. Works will commence on Monday, 9th November, and will be completed by the 27th of November 2020. The project will include the movement of material from […]

  • 6 November 2020
    Business development

    Boskalis has concluded a good third quarter – quarterly revenue was virtually stable compared to the quarterly average of the first half year, also adjusted for currency effects, acquisitions and divestments. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt. While it was already challenging to keep projects operational outside Europe, it has also […]

  • 4 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, is calling for capital dredging of all the country’s rivers to bring back the water flow.  She gave the directive at a meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) yesterday, local media reports. The Prime Minister took part in the ECNEC meeting via video conference […]

  • 4 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Small Craft Harbors Branch of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO-MPO) is proposing to undertake maintenance dredging at L’Anse-à-Brillant fishing harbor, located in Gaspésie, in the Québec province. According to DFO-MPO, the maintenance dredging aims to provide safe and accessible facilities for local fishermen.  The scope of this project includes maintenance dredging of the channel […]

  • 4 November 2020
    Equipment

    Caterpillar recently introduced the next generation Cat® 349 excavator that delivers increased efficiency and lower operating costs. According to the company, the 349 excavator offers up to 45 percent more operating efficiency and up to 15 percent less maintenance costs compared to the model it replaces, the 349F. The 349 has the industry’s highest level […]

  • 3 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Port of Thyboron has received a dredging permit from the Danish Coastal Authority to increase the depth of the Thyborøn Kanal. For the past ten years, the Port of Thyboron was working to increase the depth of the channel Thyborøn Kanal as well as the harbour approach. After the responsibility for dredging of the […]

  • 2 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Lake Saint Louis Community Association (LSLCA) is preparing for their upcoming dredging program. Hydraulic dredging is scheduled in Dauphine Cove no less than every seven years, per the LSLCA By-Laws. Magruder Construction has been awarded the dredging bid for Dauphine Cove and Regatta Bay. Also, Magruder is currently on-site at Jefferson Point fusing the […]

  • 2 November 2020
    Business development

    Eastland Port is currently preparing for the most extensive infrastructure upgrades and developments it has seen in more than 100 years. A key part of this picture is the Twin Berth project. This is Eastland Port’s major redevelopment project to expand the port’s marine infrastructure to meet the needs of the region’s thriving industries, and […]

  • 2 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The USACE Huntington District recently hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrating the completion of the Continuing Authorities Program, Section 14 Streambank Stabilization Project at Water Street in Barboursville, West Virginia. Colonel Evers was joined by Congresswoman Carol Miller, Barboursville Mayor Chris Tatum to cut the ribbon marking the project completion. A series of river bank […]

  • 29 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has awarded a $3 million contract for work to manage coastal erosion. The project will take place at State Highway 1, alongside Katiki Beach, North Otago. The contract has been awarded to Downer NZ. The beach is located north of Palmerston and Shag Point, south of Moeraki and Hampden. Additionally, […]

  • 29 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Bangladesh Government’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the appointment of Jan De Nul to dredge the inner and outer channels of the Rabnabad Channel at Payra Port in Patuakhali. A meeting chaired by Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday approved the proposal on a direct purchase basis. After the meeting, Additional […]

  • 29 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    Foyle and Marine Dredging has just released this amazing photo of their ZX520 long reach excavator at work in Tarbert, on the Isle of Harris. The works are being conducted in support of RJ McLeod who as the main contractor is redeveloping the Ferry Terminal in Tarbert. Also, FMD is profiling the rock armor revetment […]

  • 29 October 2020
    Technology

    International engineering federation FIDIC (the International Federation of Consulting Engineers) has signed a major strategic collaboration agreement with the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC), the umbrella organization for the worldwide private dredging industry. Furthermore, the deal will see the two organizations working more closely together and collaborating on matters of mutual interest over the […]

  • 28 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    A dredging work to remove 120,000cm of sand from the eastern channel of the Lower Myall River at Hawks Nest is now complete. Following a highly successful campaign, MidCoast Council’s contractor Dredging Solutions will demobilize the dredger tomorrow. The Moira Parade Boat Ramp at Hawks Nest will be closed to the public this Friday, weather […]

  • 28 October 2020
    Business development

    Contecon Guayaquil S.A. (CGSA) has signed an investment contract with the Ecuadorian state to further strengthen and develop the Port of Guayaquil. CGSA, International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) subsidiary in Ecuador, is investing USD18 million to boost the port’s capacity to handle neopanamax vessels – this project will include three stages.   Stage one will […]

  • 27 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    The City of Mobile, Al, Engineering Department is seeking an Army Corps permit for a dredging project in Mobile Bay. The work will be located at the entrance channel to the McNally Park public boat ramp. The purpose of the proposed project is to maintenance dredge an existing channel to preserve the public’s navigable access […]

  • 27 October 2020
    Business development

    The South End Container Terminal extension at the Port of Halifax is now complete and is fully operational. The first vessel to call on this expanded piece of critical infrastructure, operated by PSA Halifax, is the Zim Tarragona which arrived on October 23, 2020. Furthermore, with the extension project finished, the South End Container Terminal […]

  • 27 October 2020
    Equipment

    USACE Portland District has just released this amazing photo of their dredger Yaquina, taken during her recent work near Port of Kalama. The Yaquina is one of two Portland District’s hopper dredges. The hopper dredge is a specialized sea-going vessel, ready to dredge and transport material from ocean bars, fast flowing rivers and harbors to […]

  • 27 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    Callan Marine has won a contract for maintenance dredging of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway – Rollover Pass to the Galveston Causeway. This project will include the removal of 1,500,000 cubic yards of sediment from the area. Also, the material will be placed at a designated Dredge Material Placement Area (DMPA) along the channel. Dredging will […]

  • 26 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    Suffolk County has successfully completed the dredging works on Accabonac Harbor near Louse Point in Springs, NY. Ideally, the entrance has a depth of six feet. Periodic dredging is necessary to maintain the depth. The last dredge was in 2013 and over the past few years, the littoral current and storms have deposited sand, etc. […]