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  • 3 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Piedroba Consulting Group (PCG), a Miami-based marine infrastructure consultancy firm with an emphasis on dredging, has reported revenue growth in 2017. Dredging Today caught up recently with Piedroba partners, Jelle Prins and Luis Prieto y Munoz, to discuss the impact they project for 2018. DT: Can you update us on the progress you have made […]

  • 29 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency is continuing work on the Marlow flood alleviation scheme that is designed to reduce the impact of flooding to 287 properties. Since the last update and a flood defense wall was built along the Thames Path, the EA has also completed the installation of steel sheet piling to continue the flood defense towards […]

  • 20 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig yesterday dismissed the lawsuits brought by private property owners in Övelgönne and Blankenese against the planning decisions on the deepening of the Lower and Outer Elbe fairway. The Port of Hamburg announced that the planning authority came rightly to the assessment that the planned dredging neither endangers the stability […]

  • 13 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has signed a $136 million agreement for the Port of Fujairah development project, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reports.  The contract, which is supervised by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, was signed by Ahmed Juma Al Zaabi, Deputy Minister for Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Follow-Up Committee of the Initiatives […]

  • 13 December 2017

      By Rob van Hoorn CTO at nC Marine Thermal and acoustic insulation, fire retardancy, safe touch and corrosion passivation in one, the chemical resistant and submersible coat.That is where the latest developments are about. Options in insulation on board do not provide an abundance in choices. Glass wool insulates both temperature and dampens noise, but […]

  • 13 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Dredging Contractors of America’s (DCA) Board of Directors has selected the Honorable William P. Doyle, Sr. as its new Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  William Doyle currently serves as a Commissioner with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission having been unanimously confirmed twice by the U.S. Senate as a Presidential Appointee, and remained […]

  • 11 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Van Oord has completed the expansion of the Port of Kaohsiung eight months ahead of schedule, reported the company on its website. The client, Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC), awarded the contract in 2015. In less than two years, trailing suction hopper dredgers Vox Máxima, Volvox Terranova, and Rotterdam created 250 hectares of new land for the […]

  • 7 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Dragflow, an Italian manufacturer of heavy duty pumps and complete dredging equipment, recently delivered two EL604B pumps for the Moungo river sand extraction project in Cameroon. The river, known for having the best quality sand for construction purposes around Douala, is 150 kilometer long, rising in the Rumpi Hills and swelled by tributaries from Mount Kupe and the Bakossi mountains. Moungo […]

  • 7 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Shoreham Adur Tidal Walls project team has picked up its first accolade, a commendation in the 2017 RTPI South East Awards for Planning Excellence. The RTPI (Royal Town Planning Institute) South East Awards celebrate the contribution that planners make to society, and highlight exceptional examples of planning in a bid to inspire others to […]

  • 6 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Based on the latest available information, Royal BAM Group expects a considerable project loss in 2017 on the sea lock IJmuiden. Rijkswaterstaat awarded the OpenIJ consortium the contract to design, construct, finance and maintain a new sea lock at IJmuiden in mid-2015. The contract value is approximately €600 million. Construction activities are carried out by […]

  • 4 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    A massive dredging effort began on December 1 to push through the final phase of the outer channel deepening for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, commonly called SHEP, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, said in their latest release.  Up to five hopper dredges will be in the area at one time working 24-hour […]

  • 30 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    After Hurricane Harvey, the shutdown of air, rail, and port operations had an impact well outside the region due to Houston being a multi-modal interchange point. Wind damage from Hurricane Harvey to shipping and port infrastructure was minimal, but an enormous influx of water, sediment and debris entered the Houston Ship Channel, meaning it needed […]

  • 28 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Three Next Generation 20-ton size class excavators from Caterpillar—the 320 GC, 320 and 323—increase operating efficiency, lower fuel and maintenance costs, and improve operator comfort, reports the company. The new excavators offer unique combinations of purpose-built features designed to match customers’ productivity and cost targets. Designed for low- to medium-duty applications, the new Cat 320 GC combines […]

  • 27 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The IQPC Middle East will be the organizer of the Island Development Middle East Conference that will take place from 5-7 December in Dubai. With the man-made developments like Dubai palm islands and the World project in the UAE, Amwaj islands in Bahrain and the Pearl island in Qatar, and recently announced mega projects like $1.7 […]

  • 24 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    By David Pitt, Naval Architect at Offshore Ship Designers In the wake of the well-documented downturn in the oil and gas markets in recent years, an increasing number of platform supply vessels (PSVs) are currently under-utilized or languishing in lay-up, most notably in the US Gulf Coast region. Various proposals have been made for the repurposing of […]

  • 20 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The technology group Wartsila has supplied the full propulsion package for the new trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Arzana. The vessel is owned by National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) from Abu Dhabi and has been specially designed to operate in high ambient temperatures. The 6.000m³ capacity TSHD, launched in September 2017, was designed by the Royal […]

  • 16 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Borough of Avalon and its municipal engineering firm of Mott MacDonald were recognized Wednesday by the New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers during its 2017 Municipal Project of the Year awards during the New Jersey League of Municipalities Convention.  Mott MacDonald Vice President/Avalon Municipal Engineer, Thomas Thornton, received an award for Avalon’s recently-completed back […]

  • 15 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    Recognizing that local stakeholders are keen to use more of the sediment that is dredged in the Solent beneficially, ABPmer has been commissioned by the Solent Forum to explore opportunities for doing this in the region. Drawing on lessons learned from implemented beneficial use projects, ABPmer’s project team is developing a set of high level […]

  • 14 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    Tauranga City Council said in its latest announcement that the Pilot Bay beach renourishment scheme is currently underway. “Because it’s a very busy area and it’s exposed to both wind and water, Pilot Bay is vulnerable to erosion. It’s important we replenish it to make sure it’s safe and accessible for boaties and beach-goers,” said Warren […]

  • 9 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The final Fountain Lake dredging permit request came back from the Department of Natural Resources with a smaller-scale project approved than the Shell Rock River Watershed District (SRRWD) requested, the district said in their latest release.  The district requested permit for the removal of approximately 600,000 cubic yards of dredged sediment in the first phase […]

  • 9 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    During the November 7th meeting with R.D. James, the nominee for Assistant Secretary of the Army – Civil Works, Senator John Hoeven urged the nominee, if confirmed, to help advance comprehensive flood protection in North Dakota. The senator introduced James to the flood study in the Minot region and the work to secure flood protection […]

  • 8 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The British Marine Aggregate Producers Association (BMAPA), the representative body for the marine aggregate sector, and The Crown Estate have jointly published a new good practice guidance for marine aggregate extraction operations in English waters. Good Practice Guidance: Extraction by Dredging of Aggregates from England’s Seabed (2017) replaces Extraction by dredging from the English seabed: minerals planning guidance 1 (MMG1) […]

  • 8 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The International Association of Dredging Contractors (IADC) has released its ‘Facts About’ publication on Coastal Protection. ‘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 quick understanding of a […]

  • 8 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently completed an emergency dredging project in Keweenaw County to restore the Grand Traverse Harbor channel for commercial and recreational boating. The $246,230 dredging project, undertaken by Marine Tech, LLC of Duluth, Minnesota, through the DNR’s Parks and Recreation Division, pumped 9,000 cubic yards of sand to a […]

  • 8 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Mud Cat, a division of Ellicott Dredge Technologies (EDT), has introduced the new highly portable Mud Cat® MC 115D. The MC 115D maximizes output on its 24 ft. (7.3m) long platform with a 115 HP (85 kW) diesel engine. An optional self-launching hydraulic tilt trailer and built-in pipe rack makes transport, launch and retrieval a breeze, […]

  • 6 November 2017

    By Alia Instruments For companies seeking to optimize their operations, accurate and up-to-the-minute production feedback is indispensable. Jan Peters, co-founder of Alia Instruments, explains why with the next generation of non-nuclear equipment, the benefits of production monitoring are now attainable for any company regardless of type of vessel, personnel, or existing on-board technology. Smaller carbon-footprint […]