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  • 23 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Team Van Oord has just released an interesting overview of the business year 2016. Explaining the year as “a busy, productive and exciting one“, the company rounded up 2016 with some of the key highlights and achievements, putting them all in one story named “2016 – a year in pictures and words“. January January saw Team […]

  • 3 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe NV recently introduced its latest development in pursuit of the ultimate excavation machine – the new ZX250LC-6. The new model incorporates Hitachi technology developed specifically for the Zaxis-6 medium excavator range, and high-quality and durable components that contribute to its exceptional reliability. The ZX250LC-6 is equipped with a TRIAS II system that […]

  • 2 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Royal IHC (IHC) – a Dutch maritime group focused on the design and construction of vessels and services for the offshore, dredging and wet mining markets – has just posted this Cutter Pump photo on its facebook page. The picture shows three brand new CutterSpecial® pumps with Curve® impeller ready to be delivered to the customer Jan De Nul […]

  • 30 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dredge Yard has recently delivered a sediment dredging machine, also known as Auger Dredger, which will be used for a desalination plant in the Gulf region. The sediment dredger has been designed for 9m dredging depth, with high production underwater dredge pump, 2 floating pontoons stiffened from inside, a ladder made of thick pipe and also […]

  • 29 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, and their contractor Barnegat Bay Dredging Company are conducting dredging operations and marsh restoration at Mordecai Island, NJ. The USACE is removing critical shoals from the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway and using the material to restore a portion of Mordecai Island marshland. The island serves two important […]

  • 28 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe NV has presented its latest development in pursuit of the ultimate excavation machine – the new ZX250LC-6. The new model incorporates Hitachi technology developed specifically for the Zaxis-6 medium excavator range, and high-quality and durable components that contribute to its exceptional reliability. The ZX250LC-6 is equipped with a TRIAS II system […]

  • 27 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    CJSC Zavod Hydromekhanizatsii (Hydromec), a Russian company specialized in the design and construction of dredging vessels, recently delivered a non-self-propelled dredger with the capacity of 700 cbm/h. The dredger was developed under the Renovation of Service Fleet contract and is part of the Federal Targeted Program “Development of Russia’s Transport System (2010-2020)“. Since the company was formed in 1950, Hydromec has developed a broad […]

  • 26 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The dredging operations and marsh restoration at Mordecai Island, NJ are currently underway. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, and its contractor Barnegat Bay Dredging Company of Harvey Cedars, are dredging critical shoals from the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway and using the material to restore a portion of Mordecai Island marshland. The island […]

  • 23 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Critical repair work, undertaken by J.E. McAmis Inc, just wrapped up at North Jetty in Cape Disappointment State Park, Ilwaco, WA. Since last fall, contractors have been out in the area between the popular Waikiki and Benson beaches, filling in a lagoon that undermined the stability of North Jetty’s base, trucking in enormous rocks and rebuilding […]

  • 21 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The Oslo Fairway dredging project, undertaken by a Finnish dredging equipment manufacturer and contractor, Wasa Dredging, is currently underway. The company has just released this beautiful photo from this dredging program, which shows their backhoe giant Hector during the deepening work. About 89.000m³ of bedrock will be taken out from this area and dumped in Spro […]

  • 20 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The Panama Canal Expansion project is now 94% completed, with the progress of the third set of locks being 95% completed. The project will create a new lane of traffic along the Canal through the construction of a new set of locks, doubling the waterway’s capacity. The existing locks allow the passage of vessels that […]

  • 13 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    A $20 million beach expansion project, which will bring 20 more blocks of sand to Galveston Island, is underway. The project will use about 725,000 cubic yards of sand dredged from the Galveston Ship Channel, and deposit between 61st and 81st streets along the Galveston seawall. The $23 million project is a collaborative effort sponsored […]

  • 12 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Vox Maxima, Van Oord’s largest trailing suction hopper dredging vessel, recently started the dredging operations for the creation of Pluit City, an artificial island in the bay of Jakarta, Indonesia. The Pluit City scheme is being developed by Van Oord–Boskalis joint venture with the completion date set for 2018. Trailing suction hopper dredgers are now dredging the sand that […]

  • 8 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Lerwick’s Holmsgarth North project reached a major milestone recently with completion of the sheet pile walls of the new pier, undertaken by contractor Tulloch Developments. The new jetty is already providing a significant shelter improvement. The overall project is due for completion one year from now. This photo, taken by John Coutts and published by […]

  • 7 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A large-scale dredging project is currently underway at the port of Cherbourg, France. Earlier this year, the Ports of Normandy Authority (PNA) launched the works, which will be a milestone in the history of the port’s development. The project is being managed by the company SODRACO, a subsidiary of the Luxembourg Jan de Nul Group, associated with DTP Terrassements, a […]

  • 6 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A brand new JULONG JLGC-1810 Aquatic Weed Harvester was commissioned in Poyang Lake, China last week. This aquatic weed harvester has a cutting width of 180cm and cutting depth of 100cm with the load capacity of 5 cubic meters. It has a working speed of 3km/h and cruising speed of 6km/h. One man in the cabin can […]

  • 2 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The Panama Canal Expansion Program continues to rapidly progress and at the moment, this capital development scheme is about 93% completed. The massive expansion program will create a new lane of traffic along the canal through the construction of a new set of locks, increasing the waterway’s capacity. The filling of the fourth phase of the Pacific […]

  • 30 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    A brand new JULONG 10 inch jet suction dredger, with a pump capacity of 1200 m³/h, was recently commissioned in Kazakhstan. The maximum working depth of this dredging machine is 10 meters. The dredger is equipped with a 220kw diesel engine for the dredge pump, and a 75kw diesel generator to supply power for all the […]

  • 24 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The long-planned deepening of the Savannah harbor is currently underway. The Savannah District awarded a $134.5 million contract in March 2015 to the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company of Oak Brook, Illinois, to conduct the outer harbor deepening. The contract covers deepening of the outer harbor, from approximately Fort Pulaski for 18.5 miles into […]

  • 23 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Roen Salvage Company is currently constructing a 1,000 ft long breakwater consisting of over 70,000 tons of stone in Ashland, Wisconsin. This construction scheme began in August and is moving forward according to plan. The breakwater is part of a National Superfund site. It’s protection from weather will facilitate environmental dredging in 2016, and eventually […]

  • 21 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering NV (DEME) took part yesterday in the Flanders Port Day, a joint initiative of the Flanders government and the four Flanders ports. One of the event attractions was the arrival of the trailing suction hopper dredger Artevelde in Zeebrugge. On Sunday afternoon, the Flanders Minister of Mobility and Public Works, Ben […]

  • 17 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Wasa Dredging has just released this amazing photo of their backhoe dredger Hector, working on the Alesund dredging project in Norway. The Hector, built and owned by Wasa Dredging, is a Wasa BHD 12000 dredger with a 250t Hitachi EX2500 that can dredge to a depth of 22m. This giant started its work in the […]

  • 15 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Major works are underway on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, known informally as SHEP, with dredge Alaska deepening seaward portion of the harbor, which extends 18.5 miles from Fort Pulaski into the Atlantic Ocean. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company started dredging of the Savannah’s outer harbor last Thursday, 11 September. The SHEP is being undertaken to accommodate the expansion […]

  • 11 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The largest infrastructure project since the waterway’s original construction, the Panama Canal Expansion Program, will soon become a reality. With the project 93% completed, the Panama Canal Expansion has reached its final stretch. The filling of the new locks began recently, marking the start of a planned and methodical phase of operational testing of the Locks, […]

  • 10 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Cowes Harbour Commission’s contractors Boskalis Westminster recently began the final stages of works on the Cowes Breakwater project. According to the CHC, this involves a final reshaping of the breakwater’s gravel core, bringing sections into profile before applying layers of small rock that act as a filter to prevent the gravel migrating out of the core structure. […]

  • 7 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    New coastal defenses are being built along the north of Portsea Island between Ports Creek Railway Bridge and Kendall’s Wharf. The new defenses are designed to reduce the risk of coastal flooding and erosion to the area over the next 100 years. Construction work began in May and is due to continue until the autumn […]

  • 4 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The deepening of the Arthur Kill Channel is part of the ongoing construction of the overall 50 foot Harbor Deepening Project.  The contract area is along the Arthur Kill Channel between Richmond County, New York and Union County, New Jersey from the New York Container Terminal southward to the Conoco Phillips 66 Refinery and Oil […]

  • 3 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Single propeller trailer suction hopper dredger ‘Scelveringhe’ has just delivered one more payload of aggregate material for the Wood Wharf project. As part of Canary Wharf’s 10 year redevelopment of Wood Wharf, Commercial Marine & Piling Ltd. (CMP) is currently engaged in reclamation of 9,000sqm of land from West India Dock South. CMP’s 10 month contract is […]

  • 31 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Dutch Offshore Contractors, an independent company serving the heavy transport needs of clients in the global maritime offshore industry (DOC), has successfully loaded the first of two shipments of dredging equipment in Suez onto HLV Xiang Yun Kou for COSCO Heavy Transport. The modernized Suez Canal was officially opened on August 6, 2015. This capital […]