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  • 7 July 2020
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    All summer long, a crimson and white boat moves back and forth through the waters near the Port of Alaska collecting silt, sand and gravel off the seafloor to allow vessels to navigate the harbor in Anchorage. The boat is a dredging vessel called the Westport, operated by Manson Construction of Seattle, Wash., which the […]

  • 7 July 2020
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    This month, work in the water and on the Centerm Expansion Project continues, according to the Port of Vancouver. In the latest update on the project, the port said that infilling is continuing this month at the west end dykes 24 hours a day, six days a week (with Sunday being the off-day). This work […]

  • 7 July 2020
    Project & Tenders

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) has announced the receipt of several dredging awards totaling $51.1 million. The awarded work includes: CPRA Cameron Meadows Marsh Creation Project (Coastal Protection, Louisiana, $28.6 million) Oak Island Beach Project (Coastal Protection, North Carolina, $15.4 million) New York and New Jersey Harbor, Port Jersey Channel Maintenance Dredging Federal […]

  • 7 July 2020
    Environment

    After almost fourteen years, the Boskalis Environmental has successfully completed the Fox River Cleanup Project. This project in Green Bay, Wisconsin is one of the largest US sediment remediation projects. The scheme consisted of dredging, processing and capping of PCB-contaminated sediment from the riverbed. The job of Boskalis Environmental was to design, build and operate […]

  • 7 July 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA) has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for permits and permission to construct, maintain and operate the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion project on the east bank of the Mississippi River near Willis Point in Plaquemines Parish. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the […]

  • 6 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    More work will start during the next week (13 July 2020) to help protect sea defenses for a coastal village in North Wales, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) informs. Contractors for NRW will move 20,000 tonnes of shingle on Fairbourne beach to fill in an eroded area in front of the village. The shingle bank is […]

  • 6 July 2020
    Business development

    Minister for Fishing and Boating, Melissa Horne, today announced that Simpson Construction has been awarded the contract to upgrade the Hastings boat ramp – one of the busiest ramps on the Mornington Peninsula. The $1.6m project will start this month and deliver a modern facility with all-tide access to Western Port in partnership with Better […]

  • 6 July 2020
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    Faasse Dredging BV has converted the former freighter “MS Mandeo” into the trailing suction hopper dredger “Schenge”. At the end of June, the “Schenge” successfully completed its first dredging work. For the conversion of the “Schenge”, the Faasse Groep has contracted Holland Shipyards Group and Bakker Sliedrecht. The engineering and production of the dredging system […]

  • 6 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    OpenIJ – a consortium of construction companies building the world’s largest sea lock in IJmuiden, the Netherlands – and the Port of Amsterdam have just released the Summer 2020 Construction Update. The following activities are scheduled for the coming months: the connection of the lock sill to the lock gate chamber of the inner head; […]

  • 6 July 2020
    Environment

    Shell Rock River Watershed District (SRRWD) and the contractor, J.F. Brennan Company, Inc. are continuing works on the Fountain Lake restoration project in Albert Lea, MN. At the moment, the contractor is working on the next phase of this restoration project, dredging the Main Bay and Dane’s Bay with a second smaller dredge. The first […]

  • 6 July 2020
    Authorities & Government, Environment

    The British Ports Association (BPA) has published a white paper with Augean on alternative routes for dealing with dredged contaminated sediments. Part of the BPA’s Port Futures thought leadership programme, the paper provides an insight into alternative disposal routes for contaminated sediments. Dredging is a major part of most ports’ conservancy efforts and is critical […]

  • 6 July 2020
    Authorities & Government, Environment

    The Western Dredging Association has announced that the Pacific Chapter WEDA Fall 2020 Conference will take place at the Motif Hotel in Downtown Seattle from Wednesday, October 28th to Friday, October 30th 2020. The Board of the Pacific Chapter is currently inviting submission of abstracts for a technical presentation at their Fall 2020 conference in […]

  • 6 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters in Washington, D.C., recently selected Lakeville, Minnesota, resident and St. Paul District senior hydraulic engineer Ann Banitt as the recipient of its Hydrology, Hydraulics and Coastal Community of Practice Professional of the Year Award. The award was virtually presented June 24. This award recognizes the water resource engineering […]

  • 3 July 2020
    Authorities & Government, Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    Glavgosexpertiza (Russia’s Main Department of State Expertise) has approved the design documentation for reconstruction of the access canal to the Port of Sabetta aimed to ensure safe shipping and approved expansion of the transit passage in 2020-2030. The access canal to the port of Sabetta was built and put into operation in 2019 to ensure […]

  • 3 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    Bedford’s Fawn Lake dredging project is scheduled to start in mid-July, the Town of Bedford, MA, said in their latest release. The Town has contracted with Dredgit Corp. to dredge the pond and to reconstruct the outlet dam at Springs Road. The work includes hydraulic wet dredging of the bottom sediments to restore the lake […]

  • 3 July 2020
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. recently shared a video of the ongoing Baltimore Harbor maintenance dredging operations. The work is part of the regular maintenance of the multiple channels that go from the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia all the way into Baltimore Harbor. Each year, the Maryland Department of Transportation Port […]

  • 3 July 2020
    Business development, Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is continuing field studies in July 2020 as part of ongoing environmental and technical work for the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project. Since 2011, the Port Authority has been conducting field studies at Roberts Bank and the surrounding areas that build on previous scientific work as well as address existing […]

  • 3 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, recently began repairs to the Lorain breakwater located in Lake Erie in the Port of Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio. The contractor, Great Lakes Dock and Materials, LLC, from Muskegon, Michigan, will complete the 2017 cell repair, consisting of a 50 linear foot void with a stone base […]

  • 3 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The next public meeting regarding the White Rock Lake Dredging Feasibility Study will be hosted virtually on July 16, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. informs Dallas City Council District 9. At the meeting, City staff and the consultant will provide a brief recap of previous meetings, provide the findings of the White Rock Lake Dredging Feasibility […]

  • 3 July 2020
    Business development, Technology

    DSC Dredge, LLC, has joined forces with Teledyne Marine and Trimble to create DSC VISION – a highly innovative, easy to operate 3D guidance and visualization system that allows operators to stop dredging in the dark. This combination of DSC Dredge and Teledyne software, Trimble GNSS positioning, and Teledyne Marine sonar technology delivers a single, […]

  • 3 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is providing $13.5 million in Waterway Improvement Fund grants in Fiscal Year 2021 to enhance and improve public boating access facilities, water safety, and navigation throughout the state. This funding will go toward 43 projects in 17 counties, along with grants for statewide projects and emergency needs. Funded projects […]

  • 2 July 2020
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District announced today that beginning the week of July 5, 2020, the District will commence dredging operations on the Mobile Bar Channel. The dredge vessel Robert M. White will conduct the operations, reported the Army Corps. Approximately 800,000 to 1,200,000 cubic yards of sand will be dredged from […]

  • 2 July 2020
    Business development, Infrastructure, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Mobile Pulley Works (MPW) recently won the Capital Improvements Contract from Mike Hooks, LLC for the design and construction of the 27-inch Cutter Suction Dredge (CSD). To improve efficiency and promote innovation within the industry, Hooks will be adding a new, state-of-the-art, 27-inch Cutter Suction Dredge to the existing 4 dredge fleet. The new CSD […]

  • 2 July 2020
    Business development

    Whanganui Mayor Hamish McDouall said that a $26.75 million funding announcement from the Provincial Growth Fund for Whanganui’s port revitalisation is welcome news for the district. The announcement, delivered by Regional Economic Development Minister, the Hon Shane Jones, at the port today, will see allocations from the Government’s Provincial Growth Fund invested in the port […]

  • 2 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    A Port of Blyth maintenance dredging project is set to begin on July 4, the port said in their latest release.  This maintenance dredging scheme will be conducted at the port approaches, main navigational channel and operational commercial berths. The Port of Blyth dredging work will include frequent trips to and from the spoil deposit […]

  • 2 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking public comments on a draft Environmental Assessment, or EA, released yesterday, July 1, for the drain 27 wetland restoration project in Fargo, North Dakota. Corps staff are proposing to restore 320 acres of farmland to wetland and upland prairie. The project would mitigate unavoidable […]

  • 2 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    Heron Construction Company Ltd. has just released this amazing photo of their backhoe dredge GPK, taken during the Napier Port dredging program. “Heron’s backhoe dredge GPK, tugs Capricorn Alpha and Pacific Way with split hopper barges WH761 and WH762 have just commenced the capital dredging of 1.2M m3 for the new 6 Wharf project,” the […]

  • 2 July 2020

    The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) recently announced new details about their annual Dredging Summit & Expo ’20. Over the last few months, WEDA has been working hard to find a viable solution to postpone the 2020 Dredging Summit & Expo to the fall. “At present, we feel that with the uncertainty as to whether a […]

  • 1 July 2020
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics, Vessels

    Cutter suction dredge Kalimna recently completed maintenance dredging operations at the confluence of The Narrows and Reeve Channel, according to the Gippsland Ports latest report. CSD Kalimna has been relocated to the area near the Entrance swing basin at the confluence of The Narrows, Hopetoun Channel and Cunninghame Arm, reported Gippsland Ports. The officials added […]