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  • 15 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Japanese Government has agreed to provide Mozambique with a loan of about $280 million for the second phase of the northern port of Nacala development project. The memorandum was signed by Deputy Foreign Minister Nyeleti Mondlane and Japanese ambassador Akira Mizutani in Maputo yesterday. The first phase of the rehabilitation project began in March […]

  • 10 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    A coastal protection scheme from Sáilín to Silverstrand will be shovel-ready by the end of this year, announced Connacht Tribune. Galway City Council has appointed RPS Consulting Engineers to draw up technical documents for the €7 m project, which will allow it advance to tender stage. A spokesperson for the Council said that a source […]

  • 9 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC), a subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company Ltd (CCCC), has signed a contract to build a new port in Atuabo, Ghana. This new port project includes construction of an 18.5 m deep channel and three quays with the varying depths (16.5 m, 12 m and 9 m). The project aims to provide […]

  • 7 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) has been awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for naval architecture and marine engineering services for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Marine Design Center. This is BHGI’s second IDIQ contract with the Marine Design Center which located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, relatively close to BHGI’s Rhode Island office. “Working with […]

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

    Scheepswerf Gebr. Kooiman BV, a subsidiary of The Kooiman Group, has inked a contract to complete a conversion project for the trailing suction hopper dredger Ostsee. The conversion involves the replacement of dredging installation’s electrical drives with the direct diesel drives. Two jet water pumps with electric motors will be replaced by two new Nijhuis pumps with a higher […]

  • 25 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    County residents in 170 homes in flood-hit areas will benefit from a six-year investment in flood protection, announced Northumberland County Council. Another 380 homes affected by coastal erosion will also see significant investment. The Council secured the DEFRA agreement, which will ensure that vulnerable areas are protected, following work over the past 15 months with the government […]

  • 12 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dikes on Peat are stronger than has been assumed in the past. Until now, it has not been possible to calculate exactly how strong they are. However, advances have been made. On the basis of field trials, software analyses, laboratory and model experiments, research institute Deltares, working together with Rijkswaterstaat and the Hoogheemraadschap Hollands Noorderkwartier […]

  • 10 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Republic of Maldives’ Ministry of Environment and Energy has signed a contract with Sas e Sanok JV Private Limited for the construction of coastal protection structures for the islands of Kandoodhoo and Veymandoo in Thaa Atoll. The contract was signed today by Thorig Ibrahim, the Minister of Environment and Energy, on behalf of the Government, and Saudhulla […]

  • 6 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Edinho Araujo, head of the Special Ports Ministry in Brazil, has signed a $70.54 million contract with Boskalis and Van Oord to deepen the navigation channels to the port of Rio de Janeiro, according to the Journal of Commerce. The two Dutch dredging companies will undertake studies and soundings of Guanabara Bay over the next five months […]

  • 2 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has signed a Letter of Intent with ABB, the leading firm within power and automation technologies, for a seabed clearance and trenching project in the north of Scotland. The Aberdeenshire-based subsea technology firm will prepare the route for the 100-mile interconnector cable at the centre of SHE Transmission’s £1.2 billion Caithness-Moray […]

  • 2 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Ramboll, an engineering, design and consultancy company founded in Denmark, has won a contract to design a new container port of 60,000 square meters in Nuuk, Greenland. The port will be built by the Danish contractor Per Aarsleff A/S. Over the next five months, a project team of Ramboll employees representing various engineering disciplines will […]

  • 26 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Van Oord, a leading contractor for dredging, marine engineering and offshore energy projects (oil, gas and wind), and Falck Safety Services recently signed a two year contract for the provision of safety training.  For many years, Van Oord has invested in an intensive trainee program for its employees. To this end, Falck will now provide Van […]

  • 6 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Flemish minister Ben Weyts (Mobility and Public Works) and Dutch minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen (Infrastructure and Environmental Affairs) yesterday signed a treaty for the construction of the New Lock Terneuzen. The New Lock Terneuzen will improve the access to the ports of Ghent and Terneuzen. Moreover, the new lock will provide a smoother passage of inland […]

  • 27 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    House Democratic leaders have appointed U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan to four key subcommittees that direct the nation’s air, rail, highway, water and pipeline safety policies. As the only member of the Minnesota delegation on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Nolan will serve on the following subcommittees:   – Highways and Transit, which has […]

  • 24 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has signed a key ecosystem restoration report that allows Congress to consider the project for future authorization. The “chief’s report” for the Central Everglades Planning Project was signed yesterday by Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, USACE Commander and Chief of Engineers. It is the culmination of […]

  • 23 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) and Government of Odisha, Paradip Port and Dhamra Port Company Ltd. for developing the commercially viable stretches of National Waterway-5 in two phases. In the National Waterway-5, East Coast Canal has been integrated with the Brahmini river and the Mahanadi delta […]

  • 19 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    PT. Pelabuhan Indonesia II (IPC), Mitsui & Co, Ltd. (Mitsui), Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) and PSA International Pte Ltd (PSA) have agreed to jointly participate in the construction and operation of a new container terminal at Tanjung Priok Port, Jakarta, Indonesia. This new terminal will be developed and operated by the newly established […]

  • 18 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) marked an important milestone yesterday, 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 the Water […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    A Grant Agreement has been signed between the Government of the Republic of the Maldives and the Government of the Netherlands to implement a project aimed at remedying the coastal erosion faced by the populations of Gn.Fuvahmulah, S.Maradhoo, Maradhoo-Feydhoo and S.Feydhoo. Minister Abdulla Jihad signed the agreement on behalf of the Government of the Republic […]

  • 11 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Significant increases for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Harbor Maintenance Tax operations and maintenance activities and construction budgets have been added to the proposed USD 1.01 trillion Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015 hammered out in the U.S. Congress late Tuesday. While the Department of Transportation’s TIGER (Transportation Infrastructure Generating Economic Recovery) grants […]

  • 11 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    International engineering and project management consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV has completed the final layout of the new Port of Venice onshore offshore container terminal. The layout and equipment optimization will generate significant capital and operating expenditure savings for the Venice Port Authority. The new solutions were presented to the financial community and ship operators earlier this […]

  • 5 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    On Monday, December 1,  2014, HollandMT, an innovative engineering and contracting company serving international dredging contractors and shipyards, launched a new 500 m³ Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) design. The dredger, suitable for maintenance dredging of inland and sheltered waters, is specially designed to operated in shallow waters, therefore the minimum vessel draught is limited to only […]

  • 24 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    To dredge simply means to scoop up sediment, often underwater, and move it to another location. While this process is often associated with moving contaminated soils to a place where they can be safely capped, today, dredging is also increasingly about harnessing natural processes to create new landforms and ecological systems. New “dredge landscapes,” man-made […]

  • 20 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A joint venture between Austria’s Strabag and Greek harbor specialist Archirodon has won around €90 million (US$115 million) contract to extend the container port at Port Louis, Mauritius. This development program will be carried out in four phases to allow the harbor to remain in operation while work is going on. Phase 1 will see […]

  • 19 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The International Seabed Authority and the Institut française de recherche pour l’exploitation de la mer (Ifremer) have signed a 15-year contract for exploration for polymetallic sulphides. The contract was signed in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France on 18 November 2014 by the Secretary-General of the Authority, Nii Allotey Odunton and the President-Managing Director of Ifremer, François Jacq. The […]

  • 6 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Arab National Bank (ANB) and Huta Marine Works have inked a loan agreement in the amount of $692.8 million, under which ANB will finance the construction and development of the King Abdullah Port project in Saudi Arabia. According to Robert Eid, managing director and CEO, “This deal is part of the bank’s continuous efforts to establish a distinctive footprint in […]