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  • 13 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    APT Global has launched the newly constructed Anchor Handling Pontoon AHP 1731 at the Dubai Maritime City dry docking facility. The 24 x 16.5 m pontoon is featuring a moon pool and 200 t hydraulic winch installation with containerized power pack for handling large gravity anchors. The construction of AHP 1731 was commissioned to support Van Oord’s […]

  • 19 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) marked an important milestone two days ago, joining its federal partner – the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District – in signing key agreements for major flood damage reduction projects in the White Oak and Hunting Bayou watersheds. The Project Partnership Agreements (PPAs), under Section 211(f) of […]

  • 10 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A draft environmental assessment for repairs to the Little Sioux InterCounty Drainage District’s flood control works project in Monona and Harrison Counties, Iowa, is currently available for public review. The draft EA evaluates the environmental impacts of repairing damages to four areas of the project caused by high flows along the Little Sioux River in […]

  • 10 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Ten community leaders have signed agreements to help further restore their severely eroded coastline during a high level event organised by the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) of Indonesia and the public private Consortium Building with Nature (BwN) in Demak. At the multi-stakeholder event, the Dutch embassy in Indonesia and the Governor of […]

  • 18 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The County of Dare has just provided the latest update on the Beach Nourishment operations in the Town of Kitty Hawk and Buxton. After a temporary cease of operations due to bad weather and sea conditions in the Town of Kitty Hawk, crews with Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company are working their way south from […]

  • 10 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Team Van Oord recently released this photo taken during the Lincshore beach re-nourishment project. During the works, undertaken by TVO in 2015 and 2016 on behalf of the Environment Agency, around 850,000 cubic meters of sand was used to reinstate the beaches to their design level and profile. The scheme involved dredging sand from a designated offshore location […]

  • 11 August 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    IADC – International Association of Dredging Companies – has just announced the 2nd IADC Safety Award 2017 nominee: Boskalis’ Mooring Actuator. Secured to a backhoe’s bollards with heavy lines, a barge assists with the transport of material dredged by the backhoe. Conventionally, two crew members must drag and manoeuvre the heavy lines, manually mooring the […]

  • 19 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The South Korean east coast is frequently suffering from erosion which threatens its coastal infrastructure and community, Deltares said in its latest announcement.  So far the processes driving the coastal erosion are not well understood and measures such as nourishments, (submerged) breakwaters, groynes and revetments have not always been successful in mitigating the erosion. “Therefore, […]

  • 13 June 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, has just released the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) sub-project video update for June 2017. According to the Corps, SHEP gained more traction in June. Several features are on schedule to be completed by the end of 2017, including First Dike Raising (July); Raw Water Storage Impoundment (July); CSS Georgia […]

  • 7 June 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    The Town of Duck has just reported that as of yesterday, June 6, all three dredges are on-site and fully operational. According to the report, the Liberty Island dredge arrived back on-site June 5 and resumed dredging around 5:45 that evening. The dredge, working at the southern end of the project zone, experienced some mechanical […]

  • 24 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers trailing suction hopper dredge “McFarland” was once again deployed for its second call out of the fiscal year 2016 for an emergency dredging assignment. The dredge was assigned to the Wilmington Harbor, Outer Ocean Bar and Baldhead Shoal Channel. The crew of “McFarland” recently completed a 45 day urgent dredging tour at […]

  • 22 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Construction to implement flood risk management improvements to Natomas Basin levees is one step closer to reality after leaders from the Department of the Army, State of California and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency signed a project partnership agreement August 18. The partnership agreement affirms the commitment of Federal, state and local agencies to […]

  • 8 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The first woman Master in the UK Marine Aggregate Dredging Sector, Georgina Carlo-Paat, has recently completed her first tour of duty aboard CEMEX UK Marine aggregate dredger, the Sand Heron. Georgina is in command of one of four CEMEX dredgers that operate in waters around the UK, which provide approximately 18% of CEMEX aggregates, used […]

  • 3 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The first of the final reports to come from WAMSI’s Dredging Science Node have been published. It’s a major milestone in one of the largest single issue marine research programs in Australia that will vastly improve the planning and regulation of major dredging operations. Also, this month WAMSI will present the first Blueprint for Marine Science […]

  • 23 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    A six-member Chinese delegation headed by Mr Lu Hao, Chairman of Environmental Protection and Resources Conservation Committee of National People’s Congress of China, visited the headquarters of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) in Kingston, Jamaica, last week. During the meeting with the ISA Secretary-General Mr Nii Allotey Odunton, Mr Lu Hao briefed on the progress on the China legislation […]

  • 24 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Aquamec Ltd., a Finland based developer and manufacturer of the Watermaster multipurpose machines, has released a very interesting paper on flood fighting activities in the Philippines. The paper focuses on flood prevention efforts of the Philippines’ Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). DPWH – responsible for providing and managing quality infrastructure facilities and services for […]

  • 23 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District is wrapping up operations at Dewey Beach Delaware. According to the Corps, the beachfill project involves pumping some 650,000 cubic yards of sand onto Dewey and Rehobeth beaches to reduce the risk of storm damages. The project, managed by USACE and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental […]

  • 16 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Directorate General of Public Works (Rijkswaterstaat) has awarded the project to improve the Hoevelaken motorway interchange to the A1/28 joint venture established by BAM and Van Oord. The project will encompass improving the interchange as well as widening various motorways. Sand needed for the project will be taken from the IJsselmeer and the linked […]

  • 22 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency has just released a video about the River Thames Scheme, explaining the proposed route for this project. This section of the Thames is the largest area of developed floodplain in England without flood defenses. Over 15,000 homes and businesses within the area are at risk from flooding. According to EA, the scheme […]

  • 7 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The multipurpose vessel Isaac Newton was launched today at the Croatian shipyard Uljanik Brodogradiliste, Jan De Nul Group announced. The ship can be deployed on a variety of projects: installing subsea cables, trench dredging and subsea rock installation. The construction of multipurpose vessels allows Jan De Nul to better meet the clients’ requests to have a […]

  • 11 August 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Weeks Marine has resumed Buxton Beach Nourishment operations after two days of being shut down due to weather, reports Dare County. According to the update, the contractor resumed pumping sand yesterday around 9:30. The current marine forecast looks favorable for pumping the next several days. “The cutterhead dredge McCaskill will work on filling a 900-foot section […]

  • 29 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    Yorkshire Water has signed a marine framework contract worth up to £100 million over the next five years. The four framework partners include ABCO Marine, Farrans Construction, Van Oord and Ward & Burke. “Between 2010 and 2015 we spent £110 million to help create some of the cleanest beaches and bathing waters in Europe. By […]

  • 16 June 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) recently advertised a tender for dredging works in the Killybegs Fishery Harbor, Ireland. The works will comprise environmental dredging of approx. 24,500m³ of contaminated marine sediments. The tender also includes stabilization of the dredge material within the Fishery Harbor Center, removal of the stabilized material from site […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 June 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    DEME, a Belgian dredging, hydraulic engineering and environmental solutions group, has partnered with Airobot in its plan to involve the drones into DEME’s operations. “We are considering drones to improve the safety of our crews on our construction sites,” said Lorentz Lievens, head of the DEME survey department. “To create digital terrain models, our land surveyors must […]

  • 9 June 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Recent weather conditions have temporarily suspended dredging operations in the Town of Duck. According to the town, the weather continues to put a hold on dredging. In looking at the forecast, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock (GLDD) anticipates bringing the dredges back today to resume the work. Due to weather conditions causing unsafe working conditions at […]