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  • 29 June 2020
    Environment, Innovation

    Emission reduction was, is and will be one of the biggest biggest innovation challenges for the maritime industry. It was mentioned in one of the previous articles that the transition to zero emissions requires innovative drive systems. According to Bernardete Goncalves Castro, Project Manager R&D at Royal IHC, these systems will become more complex to […]

  • 19 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Gold Coast’s Sand Bypass System is about to receive a new lease of life with work underway on upgrading its high voltage switch gear. “We’ll invest about $1.9 million in upgrade works over the next 12 months,” said Gold Coast Waterways Authority in their latest release. The upgrade is expected to generate about 20 […]

  • 22 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Army Corps’ Omaha District has awarded a contract to AECOM Technical Services, Inc. of Los Angeles, California, to complete levee repairs on the Missouri River L-536 levee system north of Corning, Missouri. According to USACE, the $8.74 million project will close the remaining breaches and make final repairs on the L-536 levee system. The […]

  • 7 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Continuing his efforts to safeguard the future of commerce on the Great Lakes, Michigan Representative Jack Bergman is proposing a new policy to ensure baseline levels of funding for the backlogged maintenance projects along Great Lakes transportation routes. The Great Lakes Navigation System (GLNS) is a deep-draft waterway connecting all five lakes through hundreds of […]

  • 21 April 2020
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dragflow has introduced their new Pumping Control System that allows operators and site managers to have a clear vision of the dredging operation. Control Package can be applied to any Dragflow Equipment: from a simple stand alone Pump to a complete dredger, said the company. The system is managed through a 7″ handheld tablet and […]

  • 30 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    A major upgrade to the Gold Coast’s Sand Bypass System jetty has just passed the half-way mark, with 5 out of the 10 concrete slabs poured, informs the Gold Coast Waterways Authority. Once complete, the $3.35 million project will enable critical maintenance works to be carried out effectively and safely on the System’s jet pumps. […]

  • 24 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Companies’ (IADC) latest edition of their Terra et Aqua magazine featured a very interesting article named ‘Ecosystem services assessment of the Prins Hendrik Zanddijk’. This study examines which and, if possible, how much more ecosystem services are provided by the most recent nature inspired coastal protection project Prins Hendrik Zanddijk, […]

  • 17 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Damen Marine Components has won an order for three sets of steering and rudder systems for three dual-fueled trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs) currently being built at Keppel Offshore & Marine’s shipyard in Singapore for Van Oord. The vessels will be 138-meters in length and have a hopper capacity of 10,500 m³. They will represent […]

  • 5 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    As of Monday, repairs on the Missouri River Levee System L-550 returned the entirety of the levee system to its pre-flood height, informs the Army Corps’ Omaha District. USACE also added that repair efforts remain ongoing on this levee system, such as relief well testing and replacement. Although the system has been returned to its […]

  • 17 February 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District has awarded a $37.4 million construction contract to Weston Solutions of Chester, Pennsylvania, for closing the final breach on the L-550 levee system before Mar. 1. This contract is the second final repair contract to be awarded for the Missouri River Left Bank Levee Systems, which will […]

  • 10 February 2020
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The first items of the trailing pipe system for the Marine Aggregate Dredger (MAD) 3500 are being shipped from their yard in Nijkerk, the Netherlands, to Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania. This dredger will be used by Hanson Aggregates Marine to extract aggregates in the British Channel and North Sea, aided by a number of […]

  • 28 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Two outlet breaches on the Missouri River Levee System L-594 were closed on Saturday, reported the Army Corps. According to the Corps, these are the third and fourth breaches to be closed on the L-594 system, providing an initial level of flood risk management to the area behind this downstream portion of the levee, located […]

  • 16 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District closed a sixth breach along Missouri River Levee System L-550, located near Missouri River Mile 524 southwest of Rock Port, Missouri, on Tuesday. This is the sixth breach that has been closed under the current contract with Weston Solutions, Inc. of West Chester, PA, leaving one remaining […]

  • 9 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Omaha District awarded an approximately $9.2 million levee repair contract to Young’s General Contracting, Inc. of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Monday. This contract will build upon the initial breach repair efforts that was completed on the Clear Creek, Platte River Right Bank Levee System in March of 2019 to fully […]

  • 7 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, closed three breaches along Missouri River Levee System L-550, located near Missouri River Miles 524 and 525 southeast of Rock Port, Missouri, over the weekend. These are the third, fourth, and fifth breaches that have been closed under the current contract with Weston Solutions, Inc. of West […]

  • 24 December 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia has purchased a 24m Giant Piston Corer system for the RV Investigator from Ocean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL). The modular deep sea sediment coring system comprises four 6m-long barrels, a stainless steel head with removable lead weights and a mechanical trigger arm with 1m long […]

  • 23 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Omaha District closed two outlet breaches on the Missouri River Levee System L-575 last week. These are the fourth and fifth breaches to be closed on the L-575 system, providing an initial level of flood risk management to the area behind this downstream portion of the levee. The USACE […]

  • 6 December 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The US Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District continues to complete repairs after record flooding earlier this year caused dozens of breaches along the Missouri River. Two inlet initial breach repairs have recently been completed on L-550 providing an interim level of flood risk management benefits to the area behind the levee until final repairs […]

  • 6 November 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders, Technology

    Royal IHC has been awarded another contract by Van Oord to design and supply the dredge installation for its new 10,500m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD). The suction pipe installation with underwater pump, two dredge pumps and three jet water pumps will be installed on the new TSHD and built in Singapore. Earlier this year, […]

  • 28 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    A major upgrade to the Gold Coast’s Sand Bypass System jetty will ensure sand continues to be pumped northward keeping the Seaway open for the recreation, tourism and marine industries. The Gold Coast Waterways Authority is investing about $3.35 million in the project which will enable critical maintenance works to be carried out effectively and […]

  • 14 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dredging has resumed on the 96km long Delaware and Raritan Canal, with work expected to run through until the end of October. The canal functions as a means of transporting water and acts as a reservoir, being part of the Raritan basin water supply system, providing water to millions of central New Jersey residents. The […]

  • 8 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District awarded a $1.3 million construction contract last week to Midwest Construction of Nebraska City to repair damages to the Cedar Creek – Omaha Fish & Wildlife Platte River Right Bank Levee System. This levee system protects more than $12 million of property along the right bank of […]

  • 16 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Army Corps’ Galveston District, has received a signed Chief of Engineers Report (Chief’s Report) for the proposed Jefferson County Ecosystem Restoration Project. According to the Corps, the report outlines the feasibility of providing shore protection and related improvements between Sabine Pass and the entrance to Galveston Bay, Texas, in the interest of protecting and […]

  • 16 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Louisville District and local project sponsor, Louisville MSD, hosted a press conference yesterday to announce their partnership to complete the Three Forks of Beargrass Creek Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study. “This is a monumental day and a monumental moment for Beargrass Creek,” said Louisville MSD Director Tony Parrott at the […]

  • 25 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    When a damaged gear box on a large clamshell dredge needed repair, WB Equipment used the SPX FLOW Power Team Motion Controller System (MCS) to provide the necessary accuracy for this heavy, multi-point, synchronized lift. Weighing 1179 tons and with a 60-yard environmental bucket, the clamshell dredge is one of the larger dredging buckets in […]

  • 16 July 2019
    Business & Finance

     During the 2019 flood in Oklahoma, the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MKARNS ) flooding – caused by heavy rainfall – halted traffic on the 445-mile navigation channel. W D Mayo Lock & Dam 14, the first of five lock and dam structures in Oklahoma, was submerged by floodwaters and crews from the Tulsa […]

  • 20 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District, is extending the public comment period once again for the draft Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS) Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) and integrated Environmental Impact Statement. The original 45-day comment period was scheduled to run from May 3, 2019, through June 17, 2019. It was then extended […]

  • 18 June 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    ABB has won a contract to deliver its integrated vessel systems to two dredgers built by the Singaporean yard Keppel Offshore & Marine for the Dutch dredging and marine contractor Van Oord. This landmark order – ABB’s largest dredging vessel project for a European end customer – covers integrated electrical power, automation, control and navigation […]

  • 13 June 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District awarded a $22.1 million contract to Weston Solutions of West Chester, PA for initial breach repairs to the L550-561 levee system Tuesday. According to the Corps, there are four levee breaches on levee L550 due to this year’s high runoff event. This initial breach repair will reduce the risk […]