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  • 14 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has announced nominees for the 2020 ICE East of England Merit Awards. The Merit awards celebrate the best of civil engineering in the region. Among the nominees is the Bacton to Walcott Sandscaping Scheme. Carried out by Van Oord and Royal Haskoning DHV on behalf of the client-North Norfolk […]

  • 14 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Environment Agency has completed repairs to a 40 meter slip on a flood defense embankment in Doncaster. The embankment suffered from damage before and during last winter’s flood conditions. This area lies between the River Don and the South Yorkshire Navigation canal in the Wheatley Park area of Doncaster. The bank slip could have […]

  • 14 October 2020
    Business development

    Terminal Portuario de Guayaquil (TPG) in Ecuador, a subsidiary of SAAM Puertos, held a ceremony recently to inaugurate several port upgrades. These works included an expanded dock, additional dredging and reinforced infrastructure and equipment. At the ceremony, Ecuador’s Transportation Minister, Gabriel Martínez, said: “The 660-meter dock expansion at Terminal Portuaria de Guayaquil gives Ecuador competitive […]

  • 13 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    Van Oord has won a contract to design and carry out the removal of silt from the Averijhaven depot in IJmuiden. After the removal of the contaminated silt, the area will be developed into an energy port. The contract has a value of EUR 18 million and preparations will start in the spring of 2021. […]

  • 12 October 2020
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    The largest self-propelled U.S. Hopper Dredge ever ordered is to be built to American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Class. Manson Construction Co. has commissioned Keppel AmFELS to build the hopper dredge, Frederick Paup, in Brownsville, Texas. The 420-foot-long U.S. flagged dredge will be fully operational by 2023. “ABS is highly experienced at supporting delivery of […]

  • 12 October 2020
    Equipment, Technology

    Royal IHC is putting the final touches on Arab Potash’ newly built CSD – the Alkaramah. This CSD is a customized mining cutter suction dredger and almost ready for shipment to their client in Jordan. After delivery, the CSD will start dredging works at the Dead Sea in Jordan – to be used for developing […]

  • 12 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin maintenance dredging in the Federal navigation channel at Keystone Harbor in Seattle this week. The contractor, American Construction, is set to start dredging works today and continue for approximately nine weeks.   The project’s goal is to dredge roughly 50,000 cubic yards and place the material along […]

  • 11 October 2020
    Business development

    A study to determine ways to address marine navigation at the Seagirt Loop channel in Baltimore Harbor was initiated earlier this week. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, and the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) stand behind the study. According to USACE, the main goals of this program […]

  • 9 October 2020
    Equipment, Technology

    Qingzhou Julong Environment Technology Co. launched their new amphibious multifunctional dredger in China recently. The dredger, named AMD260, will be used for a channel dredging works and the construction of a marina. The AMD260 is a mobile dredger, equipped with a deep water bucket, a hydraulic cutter suction pump and a clamshell. Moreover, this “four […]

  • 9 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) has won a contract to upgrade R. Angolhitheem Harbor. The estimated value of the project is $2.8 million. Also, this development scheme will be completed within one year, MTCC reports. The R. Angolhitheem Harbor project consists of; dredging and reclamation operations of 42,000cbm; construction of a 221m breakwater; 166m […]

  • 9 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers will begin dredging activities next week at the Keystone ferry landing, Washington State Parks reports. Dredging of the harbor will occur overnight, while the transport of dredged material to the shoreline of the dive park will occur during daylight hours. However, conducting this work requires a temporary closure of […]

  • 5 October 2020
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    The Port of Vancouver, BC, Canada, has presented the latest update on the ongoing Centerm Expansion Project. According to the port officials, infilling of the lagoon in the eastern expansion area, as well as the placement of preload materials is now complete. Infilling of the northeast perimeter dyke is ongoing. Officials added that the infilling […]

  • 5 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    Celebrating the success of the UK’s first ever sandscaping project, Royal HaskoningDHV today released a video about the Bacton to Walcott Coastal Management scheme. Carried out by Van Oord and Royal Haskoning DHV on behalf of the client-North Norfolk District Council, this is the first sandscaping project in the UK and outside of the Netherlands. […]

  • 30 September 2020
    Technology

    Texas A&M University (TAMU) has announced that their 50th Dredging Engineering Short Course will take place from January 11-15, 2021. This online Dredging Short Course will discuss current information on dredging fundamentals, dredge equipment & instrumentation, dredging procedures and dredged material placement procedures. Sediment transport in pipes, environmental regulations, mathematical/numerical models, cost estimating, dredging and remediation […]

  • 29 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    DEME Group has just released this beautiful photo of their spray pontoon ‘Omega’, taken during her work at the Meeslouwerplas in the Netherlands. As the recreational area was created through sand extraction in the past, the lake was very deep in some places and the banks were steep and unstable. “Fortunately, we had large amounts […]

  • 29 September 2020
    Technology

    Partrac Geomarine has successfully delivered another tracing study in the U.S., supporting a beach replenishment project at South Padre Island, Texas. To monitor emplaced berm sediments, Partrac GeoMarine used their proprietary dual signature sediment tracers. These geological analogues are natural sediments tagged with two unique signatures – each tracer grain is both fluorescent and magnetic. […]

  • 28 September 2020
    Equipment

    Shipbuilding, Ship Repair Corporation PJSC from Gorodets held the keel laying ceremony for two non-self-propelled suction hopper dredgers last week. According to the Federal Marine and River Transport Agency Rosmorrechflot, the vessels will be built under the federal project “Inland Waterways”. The dredgers will be delivered for Volga-Don Basin Administration and Northern Dvina Basin Administration […]

  • 25 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    Kansas Jerry Moran has joined his colleagues in calling on USACE to provide additional funding for projects that will improve navigation on the Lower Missouri River. “Currently, there is a critically dire situation related to navigation challenges in several areas along the Missouri River where serious barge traffic accidents have occurred and commercial activity has […]

  • 24 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Maryland Department of Transportation Port Administration (MDOT MPA) will receive $10 million in federal funds to protect Port of Baltimore’s Dundalk Marine Terminal against severe weather events. The funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s BUILD grant program will assist MDOT MPA’s $36.7 million Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Improvements project. “The Port of Baltimore […]

  • 23 September 2020
    Business development

    After years of study, planning, design, and permitting work, the Portland Harbor Dredge and CAD project failed to make the list of approved projects announced by the US Department of Transportation under the $900m BUILD program. The project has been under discussion for decades, with consistent staff and constituent efforts toward its funding since 2014. […]

  • 20 September 2020
    Business development, Technology

    The $193 million Port of Townsville Channel Upgrade Project, a joint project of the Queensland and Australian governments and Port of Townsville Limited, is moving forward according to schedule. The Channel Upgrade forms part of the Townsville City Deal signed in December 2016. According to the latest project update, Hall Contracting is currently building a […]

  • 18 September 2020
    Business development

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officially started the historic project to deepen the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC) to 50 feet on September 11, 2020. Weeks Marine started work under the first dredging contract for the deepening project with their cutterhead dredge Captain Frank at Mile 5.0 Above Head of Passes (AHP). “This project […]

  • 17 September 2020
    Equipment, Technology

    Kenmare Resources announced today that the relocation of the dredger, which forms part of the Wet Concentrator Plant B mining operation, has been completed safely. Kenmare, one of the leading global producers of titanium minerals and zircon, operates the Moma Titanium Minerals Mine in northern Mozambique. The dredger was transported 23 kilometres along a purpose-built […]

  • 16 September 2020
    Project & Tenders

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) announced today the receipt of several major dredging awards totaling $118.8 million. The awarded work includes: Post 45 Contract 4 Charleston Lower Harbor New Work Dredging Project (Capital, South Carolina, $52.9 million) Emerald Isle, North Carolina Post-Florence Renourishment – Phase 3 Project (Coastal Protection, North Carolina, $30.6 million) […]

  • 16 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Port of Everett, WA, has been awarded a $17.75M U.S. Department of Transportation Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant to support the creation of a new maritime facility at the former Kimberly-Clark mill site. The main goal of the project is to enhance cargo movement and commerce, and to restore and grow […]

  • 15 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Town of Barnstable, Massachusetts, started the Phase 3 of the Dead Neck Sampson’s Island Dredging & Beach Nourishment project yesterday. The project, undertaken in cooperation with Barnstable County Dredge, includes dredging of approximately 40,000 cubic yards of sand on the west end of the island. This material will be re-used onsite for habitat and […]