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  • 19 February 2021
    Operations & Maintenance

    Morehead City Harbor dredging and beach nourishment project recently passed the halfway point and is on target for completion in March 2021. According to the Carteret County, Weeks Marine made solid progress last week, completing dredging works in the reach known as “Range B”. However, since last Sunday their cutterhead dredge JS Chatry has been […]

  • 5 February 2021
    Operations & Maintenance

    In just under a month after starting, Weeks Marine has completed 1/3 of the Morehead City dredging & beach nourishment works. So far, the company had dredged, pumped, and graded sand starting just east of the Ft. Macon Bath House Access westward to the Henderson Boulevard. From a purely geographic sense, 4,786 linear feet of […]

  • 29 January 2021
    Infrastructure

    With immediate effect and for a period of approximately one month, dredging operations will be carried out within Urmston Road, a broad body of water between Lantau Island and Tuen Mun in Hong Kong. The works will be carried out by one grab dredger. Two split hopper barges and three tugboats will provide assistance, the […]

  • 20 January 2021
    Equipment

    New dredging of the River Parrett has got off to a good start this week between Northmoor and the M5, Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) reports. “Thanks to Somerset Drainage Boards Consortium and contractors Van Oord for getting on with this important job for Somerset Rivers Authority, within some challenging coronavirus restrictions,” SRA said in their […]

  • 13 January 2021
    Operations & Maintenance

    Weeks Marine’s cutterhead-suction dredge, the J.S. Chatry arrived recently to Morehead City Harbor to start dredging and beach nourishment works. According to the Carteret County, after arrival the J.S. Chatry transited to the most seaward reach of the channel to start dredging with concurrent beach nourishment on January 6th. In terms of the beachfill, the […]

  • 11 January 2021
    Infrastructure

    Development work of Ha. Ihavandhoo Harbor is well underway, with overall 35% project progress to date, Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) reports. New harbor basin dredging works for the project is currently ongoing, with 59% completion. Scope of works for the project include: dredging and reclamation operations – 21,295cbm; construction of a 95m quay […]

  • 7 January 2021
    Technology

    It’s good to see product innovation taking shape in real life. Last month, Royal IHC production team aligned and welded the adapters to the single-cast body of the new 70CT cutter head currently under construction at their facilities in Kinderdijk. An accurate alignment of the teeth is required to insure the teeth will perform at […]

  • 6 January 2021
    Infrastructure

    Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) today released the latest update on their F. Dharanboodhoo harbor upgrade, saying that the work is moving forward according to schedule. With overall 36% project progress so far, the installation work of precast concrete blocks required for quay wall construction is currently ongoing. The F. Dharanboodhoo harbor upgrade program […]

  • 22 December 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    Weeks Marine has begun mobilization of personnel and equipment that will be used for the upcoming Morehead City dredging & beach nourishment works. The mobilization/staging process continues and Weeks Marine’s cutterhead-suction dredge, the J.S. Chatry is scheduled to arrive the 1st week in January, reported Carteret County shore protection office. If all goes according to […]

  • 30 November 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    Weeks Marine has received a Notice to Proceed (NTP) from the Carteret County officials to begin mobilization of personnel and equipment needed for the Morehead City dredging & concurrent beach nourishment works. According to the county’s shore protection office, the initial mobilization of personnel and equipment to the Morehead harbor and beach will start in […]

  • 24 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Work on the Hdh. Nellaidhoo Harbor Development Project is well underway, the Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) reports. The scheme is reaching its halfway mark, with overall 42% of project wrapped up so far. Installation of precast concrete blocks required for quay wall construction is currently ongoing, with 53% of work completed at the […]

  • 16 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Southsea Coastal Scheme, responsible for delivering new sea defenses along 4.5km of seafront from Old Portsmouth to Eastney, has just released the latest update on their coastal project. The dredger Sospan Dau successfully completed the first of two journeys to install the east and west temporary working platforms during the last week. The eastern platform […]

  • 13 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    With last week’s signature of the Conowingo Dam Sediment Characterization Study Right of Entry, the first portion of the Conowingo Dredging and Innovative and Beneficial Reuse Pilot Project is moving forward, the Maryland Environmental Service (MES) reports. Work is expected to begin on the sediment characterization portion of the pilot project in December 2020. MES […]

  • 3 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Port of Tallinn dredging program in Estonia is moving forward according to schedule. Peter Madsen Rederi’s two vessels “Aase Madsen” and “Merete Chris” are currently very busy working near the Port’s Terminal A. To achieve the required depths at the quays, the Port conducts dredging operations at various locations every two years. Without dredging, […]

  • 23 October 2020
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. (GLDD) has just announced that the company is moving its corporate headquarters to Houston. The company operates on every domestic coastline and throughout many inland U.S. waterways, with an expansive fleet of specialized dredging vessels. According to GLDD, the move to Houston from Oak Brook, Ill., puts the company […]

  • 19 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    A $5.2 million development project that will make much-needed improvements at the Port of Galilee is now officially underway, according to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. Last weekend, DEM Director Janet Coit joined RI Congressional Delegation in launching this $5.2 million port development project. This project is a key investment in maintaining and […]

  • 7 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Port Mansfield dredging program is officially underway, the USACE Galveston District reports. The maintenance dredging will restore the channel to Port Mansfield to full channel depth and width. Also, the project is set to allow vessels to utilize the full draft of the channel. This $15 million scheme will be undertaken by Orion Group […]

  • 30 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Goczałkowice Lake project, commissioned by the Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection in Katowice, Poland, is underway. The goal of the scheme is to protect the habitats of the common tern, which have been nesting in this area for many years. The works are part of the LIFE.VISTULA.PL program. The 450m2 artificial bird island will […]

  • 15 September 2020
    Business development

    Weeks Marine Inc., Covington, Louisiana, has won an $18 million contract for maintenance dredging of the Morehead City Harbor federal navigation channel.   Bids were solicited via the internet with two received, according to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).    Work will be performed in Morehead City, North Carolina, with an estimated completion date of April […]

  • 9 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    Work on K. Guraidhoo Land Reclamation and Shore Protection Project is moving forward according to schedule, with overall 22% project progress. Reclamation works for the project is currently ongoing, with 20% completion, Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) informs. The K. Guraidhoo Land Reclamation and Shore Protection project consists of 15 hectares of land reclamation […]

  • 11 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, in cooperation with the Flood Diversion Authority, is conducting geomorphic field surveys alongside the Red River of the North tributaries near Fargo, North Dakota, and Moorhead, Minnesota, starting today. “Our survey teams will be collecting riverbank and riverbed data and placing survey monuments in the ground […]

  • 5 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    Enough sand to fill 16 Olympic sized swimming pools will be pumped from Tallebudgera Creek to Burleigh Heads over the next two months as part of the City of Gold Coast’s coastal management program. The annual ‘beach boost’ dredging program started today and forms part of a $35 million body of coastal management works undertaken […]

  • 30 July 2020
    Business development, Infrastructure

    Louisiana’s largest barrier island restoration project to-date is now underway, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) reports. The sand for the Terrebonne Barrier Island Project is being dredged from Ship Shoal, a 7,000 year old barrier island 12 miles off the coast. Restoration of the Terrebonne Basin barrier shoreline will provide a buffer […]

  • 17 July 2020
    Business development

    The redevelopment of Main Wharf North is tracking well and already half way through piling for the new berthing facility, Port Nelson said in their latest project update. The redevelopment, which is expected to be completed early 2021, is part of a wider program of works. This includes the purchase of a new 70-ton bollard […]

  • 9 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The north end beach replenishment project in Ocean City, NJ, is moving forward according to schedule. The beach entrance at Beach Road and E. Atlantic Avenue with the tall steps has reopened, along with the guarded Atlantic Beach, according to officials. The entrances along Beach Road at Morningside Road and Garden Road are closed. So […]

  • 29 June 2020
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics, Vessels

    Van Oord’s newest trailing suction hopper dredger Vox Amalia was spotted while sailing through the Bosphorus strait last week. The youngest trailing suction hopper dredger in Van Oord’s fleet is heading for its first job in Turkey. After the works on the project in Den Helder, the Netherlands, this will be the ship’s second assignment […]