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  • 4 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    North Myrtle Beach and Horry County officials met with the Army Corps, Senator Lindsey Graham, Senator Tim Scott, and Congressman Tom Rice on October 3 in Washington to talk about the Myrtle Beach Shore Protection Project. They requested a reevaluation of the Myrtle Beach Shore Protection Project, the Grand Strand’s continuing federal beach renourishment project. […]

  • 4 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, recently awarded a contract for channel improvements in Algiers, Louisiana. According to USACE, the construction contract is a part of the Southeast Louisiana Drainage Project (SELA), Orleans Parish – Algiers Subbasin Plan. The $14.2M construction contract was awarded to B&K Construction Co. Inc. and represents the […]

  • 3 October 2019
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    A keel laying ceremony of a Marine Aggregate Dredger (MAD) 3500 vessel, to be built for Hanson Aggregates Marine, took place today at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania. The ceremony of this vessel, currently in progress at Damen Galati under YN 566352, was performed at Hull Division IA in the presence of Mr. Simon Willis, […]

  • 3 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    The coastal authorities and Thyboron Port, Denmark, have signed the agreement regarding the transfer of dredging responsibility in Thyboron Channel. With this agreement Thyboron Port will take over the dredging responsibility as from the 1st of January 2020. So far, dredging of the channel has been a State responsibility, but, in 2017, the Port of […]

  • 3 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    The first pilot of BunkerTrace, the system that combines synthetic DNA tracers and blockchain to manage risk for marine fuels by creating a transparent chain of custody, was successfully completed yesterday. The Boskalis-owned dredger, Prins der Nederlanden was bunkered with 900 cubic meters (CBM) of ISO 8217:2010 compliant fuel supplied by Minerva with a unique tracer added. […]

  • 3 October 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Army Corps’ Seattle District has awarded a $3 million contract to Redside Construction based in Bainbridge Island, Washington, to replace an existing seawall in West Seattle. The project will replace the existing 500-foot-long seawall at Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook, 4503 Beach Dr. SW, Seattle, WA 98116, that was constructed in the 1920s and has […]

  • 3 October 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Orion Group Holdings, Inc. (ORN) has just announced contract awards totaling approximately $14 million. The company’s marine segment has been awarded two contracts from the Army Corps following successful competitive bids to provide dredging services along the Texas Gulf Coast. “We have been actively bidding on several key Texas dredging projects throughout the last quarter and these […]

  • 2 October 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The mining cutter suction dredger (CSD) Julia, which is part of Kenmare Resources’ Wet Concentrator Plant C development project, has arrived in Nacala, Mozambique. The dredger was shipped from the Netherlands and it will now be transported by road to the Moma Titanium Minerals Mine. Julia is the third dredger in Kenmare’s operation that’s designed […]

  • 2 October 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District awarded a contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company of Oak Brook, Illinois for $32.5 million to complete periodic nourishment of two projects in Cape May County, N.J. The contract calls for dredging more than 2.4 million cubic yards of sand and placing on the beaches […]

  • 2 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) inked a contract yesterday to construct new harbor at Th. Guraidhoo, one of the inhabited islands of Kaafu Atoll in the Maldives. Permanent Secretary of Planning, Zeeniya Ahmed Hameed, signed the agreement on behalf of the government and the MTCC COO, Shahid Hussain Moosa, put his signature on […]

  • 1 October 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Central Dredging Association (CEDA) WG Energy Efficiency is well on track with its paper titled: ‘Energy Efficiency of Dredging Activities’. The paper will cover the subject energy efficiency of dredging activities from a project – as well as an equipment related perspective. For a project it is noted that the greatest opportunities regarding energy […]

  • 1 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dr Alice Hall has won the Innovation Award at the CIRIA BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards for her research in coastal infrastructure and defences. Bournemouth University (BU) ecologist worked with Scarborough Borough Council and University of Hull (Dr Sue Hull) on a scheme to protect houses and coastal infrastructure in Runswick Bay in North Yorkshire with […]

  • 1 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    As part of their efforts to support resilient coastal communities, NOAA Fisheries Service is announcing the award of $24.8 million for three cooperative agreements. This funding will help restore habitat along Louisiana’s coast under the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) Program. Restoring wetlands and barrier islands increases protection for Louisiana’s people and […]

  • 1 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    As the fiscal calendar nears 2020, officials at Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are working to close the books by month’s end while taking a glimpse back at the past year’s accomplishments. Fiscal year 2019 saw a record $88 million in work within the district’s civil works mission. Projects ranged from its maintenance […]

  • 30 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Cashman Dredging & Marine Contracting Co. LLC, from Quincy, Massachusetts, has won an $8.7 million contract for maintenance dredging in San Juan, Puerto Rico. According to the Army Corps, the contractor will be responsible for dredging 240,000 cubic yards of material from the Piedras River. The material will be deposited in a designated Ocean Dredged […]

  • 30 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dredging works that will maintain safe depths for vessels traveling the north and south basins of the La Conner Marina (WA) are underway now, informs the Port of Skagit. This project is a large undertaking by the Port of Skagit and was last completed in 2007 in the south basin of the marina. The company completing […]

  • 30 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    There are signs that a beach renourishment project at South Carolina’s Pawleys Island is set to begin soon, WMBF News reports. On September 27, the Pawleys Island Police Department posted the photos of a tugboat maneuvering a massive pipe in the south end, in order to prepare it for the beach renourishment project. During their […]

  • 30 September 2019
    Business & Finance

     Anse du Portier Monaco has just released the latest update on their land reclamation project, saying that the 18th caisson – the C0 – is now in position. Its function is to protect the entrance to the port and limit agitation inside. At the beginning of the project, it did not exist. The possibility […]

  • 30 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Leaders of the Texas General Land Office, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division and the Corps’ Galveston District met in Austin on September 26 to discuss the progress of the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study. “The Texas coast is a complex and vulnerable system that provides substantial value to the nation,” Texas […]

  • 27 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    New Zealand’s Ports of Auckland (POAL) today released its results for the 2018/19 financial year, saying that the container volumes are down 3.5% to 939,680 TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) compared to 973,722 TEU for the pcp. Group Revenue rose slightly to $248.1m from $243.2m in the previous corresponding period (pcp) and the net profit after […]

  • 27 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Kingston District Council, South Australia, has agreed to dispose of its original cutter suction dredger following a unanimous decision at their September meeting. In making this decision, Mayor Kay Rasheed said that “it simply came down to the fact that the vessel is no longer able to be effectively utilized.” Given the significant increase […]

  • 27 September 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Port of Houston Commission has approved “critical-path” professional services for the Houston Ship Channel expansion project. The ship channel expansion work approved by the Port Commission includes critical-path professional services for engineering, design and project coordination. According to Port Houston Executive Director Roger Guenthe, the widening and deepening of the ship channel will allow […]

  • 27 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced work that it will accomplish with Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies, Operation and Maintenance, and Mississippi River and Tributaries account funding provided for emergency recovery efforts in the Additional Supplemental Appropriations Disaster Relief Act, 2019, Public Law 116-20.  The act was signed into law June 6, 2019, […]

  • 26 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    IADC has announced another nomination running to receive the Safety Award 2019 award – Jan de Nul’s hopper crew designed, built and installed a safety platform to protect their crewmates. After each dredge cycle on a trailing suction hopper dredger, the pipe operator must grease and/or inspect the underwater block of the hoisting dredge pipe. […]

  • 26 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Roads and Maritime Services NSW has announced that dredging operations will be undertaken in Batemans Bay during October and November. As reported, the dredging will take place in the vicinity of the Clyde River Bar, Batemans Bay, from Monday, 7 October to Wednesday, 20 November 2019. Vessel operators should exercise caution in the vicinity […]

  • 26 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dredging for the Outer Harbor Channel Widening Project at Port Adelaide was successfully completed within the anticipated schedule of June to September 2019, Flinders Ports Pty Limited reports. “This is a significant milestone for South Australia and securing the future of our trade and tourism industries,” the company said in its release. The completion of […]