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  • 14 January 2021
    Equipment

    Liebherr – one of the largest construction machine manufacturers in the world – has just released a video of the electric driven HS 8100.1 E crawler crane, dredging from a pontoon in the harbour basin in Le Havre (France). Company Les Graves de l’Estuaire (L.G.E.) has chosen the electric version for environmental reasons and to […]

  • 13 January 2021
    Equipment

    A Dragflow DRP remote controlled dredger is currently working in Sables de Brévannes, France, cleaning a water sedimentation basin. In this project, the DRP is used to clean a secondary basin. Dragflow remote controlled dredge has the following characteristics: – relaunch distance – 1.000m, – remote control system that guarantees ease of use and flexibility, […]

  • 11 January 2021
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) announced today the receipt of several major dredging contracts totaling $60.9 million which will be included in the year-end 2020 backlog number. The awarded work includes: North County Comprehensive Shore Protection Project (Coastal Protection, Florida, $21.2 million); U.S. Naval Station Mayport and Jacksonville Harbor Maintenance Dredging Project (Maintenance, […]

  • 25 December 2020
    Rules & Regulation

    Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) praised recent Congressional passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020 as part of the FY 2021 omnibus spending bill. DCA CEO Richard Balzano made the following statement in support of WRDA’s passage: “For the first time, WRDA will open the Harbor Maintenance Tax Trust Fund (HMTF) for […]

  • 24 December 2020
    Business development

    Nonius Engineering Company is joining the list of sponsors for the annual “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” congress in Moscow. According to the organizers, maritime media group PortNews, Nonius will support the 4th international congress that is taking place at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation in Moscow, on March 10-11, […]

  • 22 December 2020
    Equipment

    An electrically driven EDOP150 is currently at work at the Port of Esbjerg, Denmark, Damen informs. The EDOP has been delivered with gen set and operational container, and will work from an existing work boat. Now the Port of Esbjerg can keep their harbor basins clean and easily accessible for all port traffic, Damen said. […]

  • 21 December 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    Manson Construction, together with the Army Corps’ Los Angeles District and in coordination with the County of Ventura, is performing maintenance dredging near the entrance of Channel Islands Harbor. Dredging began at the end of October and is expected to be completed in mid-January. The project is a 24/7 operation; however, land operating hours – […]

  • 21 December 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    The Palaszczuk Government’s multi-million-dollar upgrade of the Gold Coast’s Sand Bypass System jetty is complete, supporting ongoing Seaway and inland coastal waterways access for boaties and commercial operators. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said that the $3.35 million Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) project involved installing extra support beams underneath the jetty deck […]

  • 14 December 2020
    Business development

    After years in the planning, Eastland Port in Gisborne has received the official go ahead to proceed with two major infrastructure projects. On December 2, the Environment Court advised that they had signed off the resource consents for the rebuild of Wharf 7 and the slipway. “This is the culmination of a process we started […]

  • 9 December 2020

    We are all increasingly sensitive to the need for economic development compatible with environmental protection in managing our behaviour in relation to ecosystems. Approximately 80% of world trade by volume and over 70% of world trade by value is transported by sea and managed from ports around the world. Countries are increasingly faced with the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Kenmare Resources plc has just released an update following the relocation of Wet Concentrator Plant B to Pilivili, Mozambique, in late October 2020. “The ramp-up of WCP B is progressing well, having been operating for more than a month, and production is in line with expectations. The temporary measures we implemented to mitigate project delays, […]

  • 23 November 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    Last month, Rohde Nielsen A/S successfully completed cable lowering of two 150kV live cables for TeslaN BV, a service provider of high voltage for Tennet. As reported by Rohde Nielsen, the company executed approximately 1km of cable lowering within one week. The project was done without conflicting the clients’ core task of delivering electricity in […]

  • 18 November 2020
    Business & Finance

    Orion Group Holdings, Inc. (ORN) recently reported net income of $11.8 million ($0.39 diluted earnings per share) for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020. During the third quarter an explosion and fire occurred in the Port of Corpus Christi Ship Channel while the company’s dredge Waymon Boyd was working near a pipeline, which resulted […]

  • 17 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Wasa Dredging, a Finland based marine offshore and inland water construction company, is currently working in Hjertøysundet, Norway. In fact, this project consists mainly of underwater blasting and dredging of bedrock for their client Kystverket. For this work, Wasa mobilized the combined dredger/drill pontoon Hector, along with the 940m3 split-barges Miika II and Dana II. […]

  • 4 November 2020
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2020. Lasse Petterson, Chief Executive Officer and President commented, “The third quarter reflects solid project performance, resulting in strong increases in income from continuing operations.” According to him, GLDD completed several planned dry dockings in the third quarter, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 October 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District has announced the closure of Albeni Cove Recreation Area for the 2021 season in order to stage materials for Strong’s Island bank stabilization work. Strong’s Island encompasses a mid-channel island of the Pend Oreille River in Bonner County, Idaho. The island is approximately three miles downstream from […]

  • 20 October 2020
    Collaboration, Environment

    The Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed that there has been ‘no adverse impact to the seagrass’ as a result of Flinders Ports’ dredging of Outer Harbor to widen the channel in 2019. According to the Flinders Ports, environmental stewardship is fundamental to their operating approach. “Widening the channel was commercially vital to the economic success […]

  • 13 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    Van Oord has won a contract to design and carry out the removal of silt from the Averijhaven depot in IJmuiden. After the removal of the contaminated silt, the area will be developed into an energy port. The contract has a value of EUR 18 million and preparations will start in the spring of 2021. […]

  • 9 October 2020
    Equipment, Technology

    Qingzhou Julong Environment Technology Co. launched their new amphibious multifunctional dredger in China recently. The dredger, named AMD260, will be used for a channel dredging works and the construction of a marina. The AMD260 is a mobile dredger, equipped with a deep water bucket, a hydraulic cutter suction pump and a clamshell. Moreover, this “four […]

  • 6 October 2020
    Equipment, Technology

    As part of an extensive refit at Dubai Maritime City, the NMDC’s dredger Umm Al Anber has received the refurbishment of its cutterhead shaft bearings. Ocean Power International LLC replaced the cutterhead and intermediate line shaft bearings like-for-like with Thordon’s water-lubricated Composite system. The turnkey project included shaft dismantlement, laser alignment, in-situ line boring, calibration, […]

  • 2 October 2020
    Equipment

    Modern American Recycling & Repair Services has won a $9.5 million firm-fixed-price contract to keep the hopper dredger Wheeler in good working condition. In fact, the main goal of this work is to meet inspection requirement from U.S. Coast Guard regulations. Bids were solicited via the internet with two received, according to the U.S. Department of […]

  • 28 September 2020
    Project & Tenders

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) has secured a $105 million Base and Option B contract for the Jacksonville Harbor Construction Dredging, the 47-Foot C Cut-42 Project. Great Lakes expects the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to award additional option work items on the contract by mid-2021 with a value of $11.5 million, resulting […]

  • 15 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Town of Barnstable, Massachusetts, started the Phase 3 of the Dead Neck Sampson’s Island Dredging & Beach Nourishment project yesterday. The project, undertaken in cooperation with Barnstable County Dredge, includes dredging of approximately 40,000 cubic yards of sand on the west end of the island. This material will be re-used onsite for habitat and […]