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  • 16 December 2020
    Technology

    Residents of Cheptiret/Kipchamo, Kesses Sub-County in Kenya, are set to have a steady supply of water as the desilting of Kerita dam nears completion. Once wrapped up, the dam has the potential of serving approximately 24,000 households for domestic and irrigation purposes. The water will be connected to serve the downstream community through gravity and […]

  • 16 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The City of Windsor, Ontario, yesterday released this beautiful video on their Peche Island Shoreline Protection Project. In the Detroit River, the City’s Peche Island has long been a refuge for endangered species. It offers pockets of calm water in the fast-flowing river and wetlands with submerged vegetation beds. Over time, strong waves from ship […]

  • 15 December 2020
    Business development

    Construction specialist GRAHAM has won a contract to construct a new wharf and make land upgrades in the Port of Dundee to service the offshore renewable energy and oil & gas sectors. The work includes the construction of a new wharf and the preparation and upgrade of over 15ha of land. Under the contract, a […]

  • 15 December 2020
    Business development

    Boskalis has received a Letter of Confirmation of Acceptance of Bid for the Land Development Design and Construction of the Manila International Airport (MIA) in the Philippines. The Letter of Confirmation was issued by San Miguel Aerocity Inc (SMAI), a subsidiary of San Miguel Corporation (SMC). SMAI is the concession holder of MIA, which is […]

  • 14 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Hawke’s Bay coastal hazards project is re-engaging with the community to build solutions for the coast between Clifton and Tangoio. The Joint Committee met to discuss a series of community workshops, aimed at testing the project workstream outputs ahead of formal consultation in 2021, as well as a proposed funding review. “This is complex […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) last week released its 2020 Year in Review, outlining the agency’s accomplishments in coastal protection and restoration. The past year saw the advancement of 112 coastal projects, including 49 projects in construction, surpassing last year’s record of 40 projects in active construction. “In a year of unprecedented […]

  • 11 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and two operator-dredgers for the rehabilitation of the Cagayan River was inked earlier this week, meaning that this very important project will start soon, reports the Philippine News Agency. The MOA on the Cagayan River Restoration Project was signed by DENR […]

  • 11 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The City of Hampton, VA, is proposing to construct a beach replenishment (nourishment) project along 3,483 linear feet of shoreline at Buckroe Beach.  Under the plan, a contractor will place sandy beach nourishment material along the channelward side of the existing bulkhead at Buckroe Park, and would extend no more than 465 feet channelward of […]

  • 10 December 2020
    Equipment

    Straatman BV – specialized in fabrication of hydraulic presses, heavy winches and custom build projects for dredging industry – recently secured an order for the production of a bow discharge installation for a well-known American dredging shipyard. According to the company, the bow discharge installation will have an inside diameter of ø762 mm and a […]

  • 10 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins said in his latest release that he has commended House passage of S. 1811, the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA), which authorizes improvements to America’s ports, waterways, and water management infrastructure. The bill includes Congressman Higgins’ amendment to expedite access to sediment disposal sites for dredging work on the […]

  • 10 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Netherlands Enterprise Agency has appointed a consortium comprising Royal HaskoningDHV, Deltares, Witteveen+Bos, Metier, and Partners for Resilience to enhance the Mozambican City of Beira’s coastal resilience to extreme climate events. In 2019, Beira was devastated by Cyclone Idai, which killed more than 750 people, damaged 90% of the City’s infrastructure, including the country’s main […]

  • 10 December 2020
    Business development

    Port Freeport hosted USACE Southwestern Division Commander and Division Engineer Brig. Gen. Christopher G. Beck, Director of Programs for the Southwestern Division Pete Perez, Galveston District Commander Col. Timothy R. Vail, and other USACE officials last week to showcase growth and strategic initiatives being implemented at Port Freeport. This was the inaugural visit to Port […]

  • 10 December 2020
    Equipment

    Royal IHC has successfully installed the spud towers on the Suez Canal Authority’s cutter suction dredger Hussein Tantawy. “With the towers installed, we are now heading towards the next milestone, the installation of both spuds,” the company said in their latest announcement. The CSD is one of two vessels currently under construction at IHC for […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced yesterday that they have secured a major increase in federal funding to dredge and maintain federal Great Lakes harbors in the final Water Resources Development Act. The 2020 Water Resources Development Act continues the lawmakers’ commitment to ensuring funding in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund is used […]

  • 9 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan issued the following statements after the House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020, biennial legislation that authorizes water infrastructure projects around the country. WRDA contains several New Hampshire priorities Shaheen and Hassan helped secure that would: Direct the Secretary of the Army to provide a status […]

  • 9 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District is working with the contractor, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, to place 2 million cubic yards of sand and conduct periodic nourishment along Absecon Island. The project – designed to reduce the risk of storm damages to property and infrastructure – is a joint effort with […]

  • 9 December 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District has released a draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment for the Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor Maintenance Dredging and Beach Restoration for public review and comment. The proposed project is located offshore and along the shoreline from Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor to Haleiwa Beach Park, Haleiwa, Island […]

  • 8 December 2020
    Vessels

    Lotos Shipyard (Southern Center of Shipbuilding and Ship Repair of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) recently held a keel-laying ceremony for two dredgers of Project 93.159. The vessels are part of the contract signed by Lotos Shipyard and State Transport Leasing Company for construction of four self-propelled bucket-wheel dredgers for Ob-Irtysh and North-Dvina Basins of IWW. […]

  • 8 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    USACE’s Southwestern Division Commander Brig. Gen. Christopher G. Beck and Galveston District Commander Col. Timothy R. Vail met with the Port of Harlingen administration on December 1. Beck assumed command of the Southwestern Division in June 2020 and was visiting facilities in his division as part of an outreach initiative to improve communication and project […]

  • 7 December 2020
    Equipment, Infrastructure

    Baggerbedrijf de Boer has just released this beautiful video of their water injection dredging tug Fregate, taken during her work on a twelve-year contract “Maintenance dredging at the ports of Cayenne and Kourou in French Guiana”. The consortium Boer Remorquage SARL, involving Dutch Dredging and Iskes Towage & Salvage, signed the contract with the Grand […]

  • 7 December 2020
    Technology

    The dredging market still puts up with certain challenges when it comes to gate valves.   Take, for example, the high level of wear and tear. During an operation, material (such as sand) flows through this section of the vessel continuously. There is also the issue of space onboard. In current designs, clients have to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Boskalis recently won two infrastructure projects in the Netherlands with a total contract value of approximately EUR 75 million. The first one is for the construction of a new inland harbor in Spijk, the Netherlands, on behalf of Rijkswaterstaat. The harbor is located on the river Waal close to the German border. It is intended […]

  • 7 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    In support of its ongoing development of Al Dhafra Region, Abu Dhabi Ports has announced the completion of the second phase of development at Delma Port. A key focus of the second phase of the development was the construction of a dedicated 315-metre quay wall. It was designed to specifically satisfy the demands of Delma […]