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  • 27 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    The next phase of the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter dredging work is scheduled to begin on December 1, the Hong Kong Marine Department (MARDEP) informs. The dredging operations, set to last for approximately 12 months, will be carried out by a grab dredger, hopper barge, tug boat and one guard boat. The number of vessels engaged in […]

  • 19 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Surfrider Foundation, along with its Eastern Long Island Chapter and local Montauk residents, is calling for a halt of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s beach armoring project currently under way along the beach in Montauk, NY. Since Friday, November 6, when the Corps began construction of the geotextile seawall, there has been a massive […]

  • 19 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Caterpillar, a manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, has just introduced its new Cat® 307E2 mini hydraulic excavator. This new piece of equipment expands their mini hydraulic excavator machine range to include an additional solution for the seven to eight metric ton weight class. The 37.7kW (50.3 hp) Cat C2.4 turbo engine (U.S. EPA Tier 4 […]

  • 17 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Port of Cherbourg is ready to accommodate marine renewable energy (MRE) sectors and the creation of the first French offshore wind farms. With the on-going extension works undertaken by Ports of Normandy Authority (PNA), 100ha altogether will be available for this use at the port in 2016, representing €100 million of investments. Reserved for the […]

  • 15 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (November 8-15).   PortMiami Dredging Pays Off PortMiami is positioning itself to capture new trade opportunities thanks to more than $1 billion of capital infrastructure projects now complete.   TSHD Severnaya Dvina Launched The launching ceremony of the 2000m³ trailing […]

  • 13 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Minister Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure and the Environment accompanied Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh on a tour of the Delta Works and the Maasvlakte II project last week. The two officials also discussed a declaration of intent aimed at assisting Bangladesh in its port development in the eastern part of the country. Sheikh […]

  • 9 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    PortMiami is positioning itself to capture new trade opportunities thanks to more than $1 billion of capital infrastructure projects now complete. The port now offers Super Post-Panamax gantry cranes that can service cargo vessels up to 22 containers wide and up to nine containers above deck and eleven containers below. Additionally, a completed -50/-52 ft. dredge project […]

  • 9 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Under a recent settlement with EPA, Cashman Dredging & Marine Contracting Co., and the joint venture Cashman-Weeks NB, JV, will pay a penalty and perform additional measures for alleged violations of the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA and also known as the Ocean Dumping Act). EPA alleged that the companies violated the Ocean […]

  • 9 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has started work on its latest phase of major works to maintain the sea defenses between Sea Palling and Winterton. Timber and steel groynes which have reached the end of their working life are being replaced by rock groynes built from 10-15 tonne rocks, similar to those built over the last 15 […]

  • 6 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Yesterday Polite Laboyrie (Witteveen+Bos, the Netherlands) became Central Dredging Association (CEDA) President after his year as CEDA President-elect. He succeeded Anders Jensen (DHI, Denmark) who steps down as President after seven outstanding years of service to the Association. Polite said, “I believe that cooperation of organizations and experts is the key to finding the best […]

  • 5 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Yorkshire Water’s trial works to improve the quality of the river environment downstream of Swinsty reservoir is now well underway. Salix is working with partners, Mott McDonald Bentley (MMB), Arup and the Environment Agency, along with local landowners, to monitor the results of various river restoration techniques, aimed at improving ecology in the River Washburn. […]

  • 3 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The mission of dredging harbors and connecting federal navigation channels along Lake Erie and Lake Ontario is the responsibility of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District, and is vital to the functionality of the Great Lakes Navigation System (GLNS) and the overall U.S. economy. While dredging has been taking place for hundreds […]

  • 2 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Royal IHC has expanded its activities with the acquisition of Robbins Technology Group (RTG) in Brisbane, Australia, and Fraser Hydraulic Power (FHP) in the UK. With these latest acquisitions, IHC has expanded its offshore rental fleet and gained a stronger foothold in the mining market respectively. Bram Roelse, IHC’s CEO, said: “These acquisitions, both effective […]

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

    The Dutch fishing cooperative YE 118 Noordland BV has taken delivery of its new shellfish dredger from Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam.  The new vessel, called YE 118 Noordland, has fishing gear specially designed for dredging razor shells. It comprises a 5.5-tonne basket that is lowered over the vessel’s port side with an A-frame. Once in […]

  • 28 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) is about to host the first national summit focused on catalyzing the industry of natural infrastructure restoration. There, the company will convene leaders from the engineering, construction and financial sectors, as well as thought leaders from academia, non-government organizations and government officials to engage in a discussion on the need for and the benefits […]

  • 28 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    In his report to the Houston Port Commission, Executive Director Roger Guenther said that the operations continue to perform efficiently and effectively for the benefit of the customers and stakeholders that use the Port facilities. The Port Commission demonstrated its commitment to invest in infrastructure with the award of rehabilitation work at Wharf No. 2 and […]

  • 26 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The Chichester Bar dredging program is planned to take place from Thursday, 29 October – Sunday, 1 November 2015, reported the Chichester Harbor Conservancy. Dredging operations will be undertaken by the trailing suction hopper dredger Sospan Dau. The 73 m-long dredger will rainbow the dredged material onto the seafront at Hayling Island. It takes approximately one hour to complete […]

  • 26 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    PROGROUPE has presented a new promotional video of the DESET (DEwatering SEdiment Technology), produced in cooperation with the local authorities managing Veľké Kozmálovce reservoir. The promotional operation presented the real conditions of the dredging and dewatering in their technological headquarters. The video shows the hydraulic dredger operation in the water dredging sediments and several sneak […]

  • 26 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) and PortMiami are about to host a three-day event, the 104th Annual Convention and Exposition of AAPA. Member-only meetings will get underway on Monday, November 2, followed by two days of general business sessions focusing on supply chain optimization, infrastructure design and financing, community relations and industry awareness outreach. At the event, […]

  • 21 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Orion Marine Group (ORN) today announced preliminary results for the quarter ended September 30, 2015. During the quarter, the company bid on approximately $682 million worth of opportunities and was successful on approximately $161 million, representing an overall win rate of 24%. Also during the third quarter of 2015, five projects in the company’s Heavy […]

  • 20 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    IMS Dredge has announced the acquisition of a patent pending state-of-the-art dewatering technology that is inexpensive, reusable, scalable, and does not require polymers – the GeoPool. The technology was invented by an IMS Versi-Dredge customer and then successfully trialed in the United States and Europe. IMS recently sold several GeoPools to a customer in the […]

  • 20 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The National Park Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin small-scale geotechnical drilling at Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve. This investigation is in preparation for a proposed interagency project to restore up to 100 acres of freshwater tidal marsh within the 485-acre Dyke Marsh. According to the USACE, the drilling will occur between […]

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

    The naming ceremony of the 1.840 m³ twin screw trailing suction hopper dredger “MAHURY” will take place at MTG Dolphin Shipyard in Varna, Bulgaria, on October 29, 2015. The new dredger is Dutch Dredging’s fourth IHC-built vessel, after the ALBATROS, LESSE and AMAZONE. The vessel is equipped with the newest electronic system for positioning, sounding and […]

  • 19 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Orion Marine Group, Inc., has announced the appointment of L. Dwayne Breaux to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Breaux brings over 30 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry with strong marine contracting expertise. Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Breaux was President of Wison Offshore & […]

  • 15 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The International Association of Dredging Contractors (IADC) has just published a new ‘Facts About’ publication on underwater surveys. ‘Facts About’ is a series of concise, easy-to-read leaflets which give an effective overview of essential facts about specific dredging and maritime construction subjects. Each leaflet provides a kind of ‘management summary’ for stakeholders who need a […]

  • 15 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services have affirmed South Carolina Ports Authority’s (SCPA) solid financial position, citing a growing regional economy, significant capital support and a strong operating profile as key factors in the positive ratings issued this week. The ratings come as SCPA plans to issue approximately $290 million in new […]