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  • 1 December 2020
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    The making of a dredge is no simple feat, and the planning and design of the largest self-propelled trailing suction hopper dredge in the USA has certainly been no different. For more than a decade, the new vessel – which is set to be christened the FREDERICK PAUP – has been an inkling in the […]

  • 30 November 2020
    Business development

    North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) will start a maintenance dredging program at the Port of Mackay in the following days. It will be the first time maintenance dredging has been conducted at the Port of Mackay since 2013. Member for Mackay, Julieanne Gilbert, said that it was an important task for the port, which […]

  • 26 November 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    The Scottish Canals has just announced that £19.95 million of improvement works are set to get underway across Scotland’s canals this winter. As reported, this capital investment from Scottish Government will see major works and essential upgrades take place throughout the canal network, safeguarding the heritage assets for the future. Within the capital investment, £1 […]

  • 26 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Whitsunday Regional Council has just released the latest update on their Shute Harbor Restoration Program. The Shute Harbor seawall is now 95% completed, with only a few remaining parts of the wall to be finished once the refurbished pontoons have been re-installed. The last 5% of the seawall is expected to be completed by the […]

  • 26 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Planning and design works are underway for a new pontoon and jetty at The Spit as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s multi-million-dollar strategy to improve the promote the Gold Coast icon in the future. According to Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles, designers are already hard at work developing concepts for a […]

  • 26 November 2020
    Equipment

    Niestern Sander has successfully completed the conversion of the Yed Prior, then a container ship called GERD, to a gravel hopper dredger for Spaansen. After Niestern Sander was awarded the job, the ship was put dry on March 18, 2020 and a schedule was made. At the time of the first Covid-19 outbreak, this was […]

  • 25 November 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    With navigation through Belle Pass compromised due to siltation, the Greater Lafourche Port Commission (GLPC) has taken the proactive step to contribute funds to the Corps of Engineers to procure a dredge contract to bring portions of Belle Pass back to their appropriate depth. This work, being performed by Crosby Dredging under the direction of […]

  • 24 November 2020
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) will next month hold a virtual public meeting for the New York & New Jersey Harbor Deepening and Channel Improvements Draft Feasibility Study. The public meeting will take place on Thursday, December 3, 2020, with […]

  • 23 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The McGowan Government is powering ahead with the Ocean Reef Marina development, selecting the preferred contractor for this construction project. The government announced yesterday two local companies as the preferred contractors to construct two new two-kilometre-long breakwaters required for the marina. Two Western Australian companies, WA Limestone and Italia Stone Group, will construct the $60 […]

  • 23 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The USACE Walla Walla District completed repairs for the Dayton Levee Project on November 16 and began repairs on the Milton-Freewater Levee Project on November 18. The Touchet River and Walla Walla River had near record flood events in early February 2020, causing extensive erosion damage to both levee systems in multiple locations. Damage to […]

  • 20 November 2020
    Collaboration, Outlook & strategy

    Royal IHC has successfully completed a pre-feasibility study (PFS) for a proposed mobile concentrator plant that will be based at Eramet’s Grande Côte operation in Senegal. The objective of the PFS was to design and develop cost estimates for a 1,000tph relocatable process plant, capable of producing a heavy mineral concentrate, while recovering the required […]

  • 19 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Dredging and beachfill operations are currently ongoing in Ventnor City (NJ), informs the Army Corps’ Philadelphia District. USACE awarded the contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company to begin a beach replenishment project stretching from Atlantic City through Longport. Ventnor is the first area to begin with, then the work will progress to Margate, […]

  • 19 November 2020
    Authorities & Government

    Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, USACE Commanding General and 55th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, has signed the Rio Grande de Manati Chief’s Report. Several communities within the Municipality of Ciales, Puerto Rico, are located within the Rio Grande de Manati’s active floodplain. The Rio Grande de Manati has reached flood stage 35 times in […]

  • 19 November 2020
    Research & Development

    CSIRO has released a new guideline that provides current best practice for dredge plume modelling in the context of Australia’s Environmental Impact Assessment processes. The practical guideline aims to ensure that approaches taken in setting up and executing models are more consistent and improve confidence in decision making by environmental regulators that will also lead […]

  • 19 November 2020
    Collaboration, Outlook & strategy

    The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) yesterday announced the creation of the Sustainable Rivers Program (SRP) Atchafalaya River Project. The SRP is a national program in which the USACE partners with TNC to develop environmental flow regimes to benefit ecosystems downstream of […]

  • 18 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and NOAA yesterday announced more than $37 million in new grants from the National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF) that will support coastal resilience projects in 25 states and U.S. territories. The 46 grants will generate $55 million in matching contributions for a total conservation impact of $92 million. […]

  • 17 November 2020
    Business development, Equipment, Technology

    HID Dredging Equipment Company has over the years developed to become one of the leaders in dredge manufacturing industry. This success was built on a platform of extreme commitment to its customers, meeting their specific application needs through the design and engineering customization. A lot of successful deliveries and some other important business achievements gave us enough good reasons […]

  • 17 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 Administrator Pete Lopez, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, NYS Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon and other dignitaries yesterday marked the start of dredging operations in the upper portion of the Gowanus Canal Superfund Site in Brooklyn, New York. This is a major milestone in the history of one of the […]

  • 16 November 2020
    Business development, Operations & Maintenance

    This Fall, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District contractor Ryba Marine Construction Co. is working to dredge the Toledo Harbor shipping channel. The dredging is taking place from the Maumee River mouth, extending out into the Maumee Bay navigation channel. The contractor is pumping the material into a confined disposal facility in Toledo, […]

  • 13 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The USACE Jacksonville District, in partnership with Broward County’s Port Everglades, will conduct a virtual public presentation of its plan for deepening and widening the Port Everglades Harbor on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, online from 6-8 p.m. During the presentation, the Corps designers and managers will provide an overview of the project and discuss rock […]

  • 13 November 2020
    Equipment

    Italdraghe, an Italian manufacturer of specifically designed dredging and mining applications, recently delivered two cutter suction dredgers type SGT 250 and a Dredging Pump type PD 250R sold to the Kashmir Irrigation and Flood Control Department. The dredgers will be working on the River Jhelum, which originates in the Himalayas and flows through Jammu and […]

  • 12 November 2020
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    Smith Marine Towing Corporation (SMT) announced today a contract award to assist Callan Marine and North America’s largest dredge the General MacArthur on the North Breton Island Restoration project. According to SMT, the Smith Privateer will tow the dredge to location and assist in the set up. The vessel will later be replaced by M/V […]

  • 12 November 2020
    Equipment

    APT Dredging Solutions has designed and constructed a customized Ladder plus Underwater Cutting Wheel combination for Rohr-Idreco. On the 5th of November, Rohr-Idreco successfully launched the electrical dredger. APT Dredging Solutions designed and constructed the ladder plus Underwater Cutting Wheel (UCW), which will be used by the South American gold mining company. To increase throughput, […]

  • 12 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Coastal defense works planned for the Isle of Wight will leave the locations in a better place than beforehand. The Environment Agency (EA) has confirmed its forthcoming projects in partnership with the IW Council at Bembridge, Yaverland, Shanklin and Ventnor will be built to incorporate 20 per cent biodiversity net gain. The news has been […]

  • 12 November 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    The Environment Agency is making good progress on the £30 million Burton-upon-Trent flood defence project. According to the EA, a further section of the flood defence scheme has been opened to the public. “Members of the public are now able to access the embankment between the Riverside Hotel and the edge of the golf course. […]

  • 12 November 2020
    Business development

    In order to return to profitability and to offer it a sustainable future, Royal IHC is returning to its core activities in the dredging and offshore market. In addition, the size of the organization will be brought in line with the expected turnover for the coming years. As a result of these changes, about 300 […]