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  • 8 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    USACE and Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) have announced that Phase II of the Boston Harbor Dredging Project is now complete – ahead of schedule by nearly one full year. USACE, partnering with Cashman Dredging Inc. and Dutra Group, have worked 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, since July 2018 to complete this second […]

  • 7 December 2020
    Equipment, Vessels

    System integrator Alewijnse recently won a contract for the complete electrical and automation installation on board the sister vessel of trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Anchorage. The innovative vessel is currently under construction at Barkmeijer Shipyards, part of Thecla Bodewes Shipyards. TSHD Anchorage was successfully handed over earlier this year and delivery of the sister […]

  • 2 December 2020
    Equipment

    The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has replaced the rubber cutterhead bearings on the 102m (335ft) dredger Mahmoud Younis with a water-lubricated Composite bearing from Thordon Bearings. The retrofit, which took place at the Port Said Shipyard’s floating drydock, follows the success of a similar installation aboard CSD Mashhour, the largest dredger in the SCA fleet. […]

  • 2 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    New York Congressman Lee Zeldin joined local elected officials and residents yesterday at North Sea Beach to survey the North Sea Harbor dredging works. The program will restore the harbor to a depth of 6 feet for navigational purposes, and the replenishment of 15,000 cubic yards of sand is expected to bolster the community’s bulkheads […]

  • 1 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Members of the Thames-Coromandel District Council’s Coastal Panels recently toured the district, looking at areas of current and future risk of coastal inundation, erosion and sea level rise. The site visits followed on from the initial orientation workshop last month, where coastal panelists came together as they start working as advisors on the Shoreline Management […]

  • 1 December 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD) is about to begin preparations for the Phase 3 of the Post-Florence Renourishment project. According to Carteret County, GLDD is planning to mobilize land- and water-based pipe, heavy equipment, personnel, etc. starting this December with the dredging/pumping to begin in the final week of January 2021. For the project, […]

  • 1 December 2020
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    Latest addition to CEMEX UK Marine fleet, the 103.5m long aggregate dredger ‘CEMEX Go Innovation’ has successfully completed sea trials in the Black Sea. Following the sea trials, this Damen type MAD3500 dredger will now head out for dredging and unloading trials in the UK waters. The first of Damen’s new Marine Aggregate Dredgers, the […]

  • 1 December 2020
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    The making of a dredge is no simple feat, and the planning and design of the largest self-propelled trailing suction hopper dredge in the USA has certainly been no different. For more than a decade, the new vessel – which is set to be christened the FREDERICK PAUP – has been an inkling in the […]

  • 30 November 2020
    Business development, Research & Development

    Since the days of Jules Verne, many have dreamt of mining minerals from the bottoms of the oceans. Over the years, Royal IHC has developed a vast range of equipment based on innovative ideas. Many of them were used in challenging circumstances and at ground-breaking depths. With leading roles in the EU-subsidized Blue Mining, Blue […]

  • 27 November 2020
    Business development, Project & Tenders

    DEME has secured a major contract for the Abu Qir port project in Egypt – the largest ever dredging and land reclamation contract in its history. The project will see the deployment of DEME’s giant new cutter suction dredger ‘Spartacus’. According to DEME, this vast project includes the reclamation of 1,000 hectares of new land. […]

  • 26 November 2020
    Vessels

    Dredge Yard recently tested and delivered a customized electric cutter suction dredger ECO 200 for potassium chloride brine mining. According to the company, the delivery follows successful water testing at Dredge Yard facility in The Netherlands. As common in mining industry, the dredger is electrically powered from the grid and onboard installations on dredger will […]

  • 26 November 2020
    Equipment

    Niestern Sander has successfully completed the conversion of the Yed Prior, then a container ship called GERD, to a gravel hopper dredger for Spaansen. After Niestern Sander was awarded the job, the ship was put dry on March 18, 2020 and a schedule was made. At the time of the first Covid-19 outbreak, this was […]

  • 26 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Van Oord’s backhoe Simson dredged its first cubic meters last week on the impressive Fehmarnbelt Tunnel project in Denmark. With a length of 18 kilometers this will be the longest immersed road and rail tunnel in the world, connecting Germany and Denmark. Van Oord and Boskalis join forces in the Fehmarn Belt Contractors (FBC) consortium […]

  • 25 November 2020
    Equipment

    A cutter suction dredger (CSD) 650 was successfully launched at Albwardy Damen earlier this week. This modularly built dredger is the first CSD650 to be built at this yard. Usually, the yard is active in ship repair including dry dockings as well as newbuilds of other vessel types. The CSD650 is a standard suction dredger, […]

  • 24 November 2020
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    Jan De Nul Group has successfully completed another challenging project, this time in the Ostend Port, Belgium. “Six months ahead of schedule, we’ve completed the widening of the Ostend Port entrance to 125 meters,” stated JDN. During the project, the company performed dredging works, scour protection was also installed and a new quay wall was […]

  • 23 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The McGowan Government is powering ahead with the Ocean Reef Marina development, selecting the preferred contractor for this construction project. The government announced yesterday two local companies as the preferred contractors to construct two new two-kilometre-long breakwaters required for the marina. Two Western Australian companies, WA Limestone and Italia Stone Group, will construct the $60 […]

  • 23 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Victorian Government is improving access to Western Port Bay for fishers and boaters, thanks to the completion of the first stage the $1.6 million Hastings Boat Ramp upgrade. Minister for Fishing and Boating, Melissa Horne, last week opened the upgraded facility, which features four lanes extending deeper into the bay than the previous structure. […]

  • 23 November 2020
    Business development

    Acta Marine’s two most ultra-shallow vessels are deployed in support of the iconic Afsluitdijk Project in the Netherlands.  “Often working closely together, the multifunctional 39m, DP multicat Coastal Enterprise and our recently acquired 20 TBP ultra-shallow Shoalbuster Coastal Roamer are working on reinforcing the 32,5 kilometer long dike,” said the company. Coastal Roamer and Coastal […]

  • 20 November 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    Neumann Contractors has completed another annual dredging campaign in Tallebudgera Creek, Gold Coast, Australia. Neumann has undertaken the dredging works in Tallebudgera Creek for the past nine years now. Each year around 20-40,000m³ of clean sand is being dredged from the creek to replenish the sand on Burleigh Beach. During the 2020 campaign, Neumann dredged over 30,000 […]

  • 20 November 2020
    Business development, Technology

    Millions of cubic meters of seabed material is dredged and pushed around every year for various purposes. Disturbing the seabed constitutes a source of pollution and while dredging supports fundamental needs of societies, tough legislation is in place to protect the marine environment and keep pollution in check. Environmental protection agencies around the world are […]

  • 20 November 2020
    Business development, Operations & Maintenance

    Totland Pier has been a landmark on the Isle of Wight since the 1880’s where it’s been used with public access until 1980. The new owners, Totland Pier Ltd., has been progressing the re-development project to transform the pier back into a public venue as a restaurant at the end of the pier that would […]

  • 19 November 2020
    Business development

    The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is conducting a federal environmental assessment of the proposed Contrecoeur Port Terminal Expansion Project, located approximately 40 kilometers downstream from Montréal. The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on the draft Environmental Assessment Report, which includes the Agency’s conclusions and recommendations regarding the potential environmental effects […]

  • 17 November 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    In the Panlong River, in the Chinese Yunnan Province, a concrete-face rock-fill dam has been constructed about a decade ago. This dam, named the Malutang Dam, is used for hydroelectric power generation. The reservoir created behind the 156m high dam has a volume of some 8,000,000 m3. As the Panlong river transports sediment into the […]

  • 17 November 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District and its partner, the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Angeles District, are one step closer on a project to restore Malibu Creek’s ecosystem after receiving support from the Corps’ top brass. Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, the Corps’ commanding general, signed the Malibu Creek Ecosystem Restoration […]

  • 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 […]