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  • 15 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure last week held a subcommittee hearing entitled “Water Resources: The Role of the Public and Private Sectors.” During the hearing, Senator Edward J. Markey, of Malden, Massachusetts, discussed the dredging of Boston Harbor and coastal resilience issues. Lieutenant General Todd T. Semonite Commanding General […]

  • 6 December 2017
    Business & Finance

     Following the completion of coastal protection works to mitigate erosion, the Beresford Foreshore has reopened to the public, City of Greater Geraldton said in their latest announcement.  Shane Van Styn, City of Greater Geraldton Mayor, said he was pleased the first stage of the Beresford Foreshore Coastal Protection and Enhancement Project was finished and […]

  • 23 October 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A £50 million flood alleviation scheme in Leeds which uses movable weir technology – a first for flood risk reduction in the UK – was opened recently by Chair of the Environment Agency, Emma Howard Boyd. Led by Leeds City Council in partnership with the Environment Agency, the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme will provide more than […]

  • 21 May 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    President Barack Obama visited Moravia Park Elementary School, local manufacturer Ellicott Dredges and The Center for Urban Families in Baltimore last week as part of his Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour. Here are some lines from his speech at the Ellicott Dredges: “I want to thank your CEO, Peter Bowe, and your plant manager, […]

  • 20 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Panama Canal expansion project will double the capacity of the Panama Canal by 2015 by creating a new lane of traffic and allowing more and larger ships to transit. The program consists of the construction of two new sets of locks – one on the Pacific and one on the Atlantic side of the […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    IHC Merwede has officially introduced the world’s first four-tracked subsea trencher, specifically developed for shallow water operations and targeted towards cable burial in offshore wind farms. The Hi-Traq was presented at a special event at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, which was attended by offshore wind industry professionals from the UK, Europe and the […]

  • 5 March 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    One of the Dredge & Marine Company, LLC dredge designers, Eric Lynch, has created an animation of the typical operation for a standard dredge in the “Sandpiper Series” line of cutter suction dredges. This embedded content is only visible after accepting cookies. Change your preferences All new dredges in “The Sandpiper Series” are equipped with […]

  • 25 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, has just announced that the construction of a new reef in the Piankatank River is currently underway. Crews are working about a half-mile from shore, using barges and cranes to place granite rock within the project limits. For the first time granite rock will be used to construct […]

  • 20 April 2018
    Business & Finance

     Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski has called for an urgent focus on assistance for Alaskan communities facing coastal erosion. Earlier this week, during an Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee hearing examining the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ budget request for Fiscal Year 2019, Senator Murkowski cited threats to the northern community of Utqiaġvik, facing serious […]

  • 28 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    During the recent Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure Conference in Amsterdam, we interviewed Mr Jaap van Thiel de Vries, General Manager of Hydronamic at Boskalis, on the importance of investing in stakeholder engagement. The stakeholder engagement is one of four key enablers that were presented in the CEDA-IADC Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure guidebook. The guidebook, which was officially unveiled at […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers yesterday issued a final Chief’s Report approving the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Project, clearing the way for congressional authorization in an upcoming Water Resources Development Act. JAXPORT CEO Brian Taylor was joined by Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown and JAX Chamber President Daniel Davis for the announcement. “Everyone […]

  • 4 September 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The City of Virginia Beach easement requiring dredging is selected and measured to plan maintenance and generate a map to communicate location. Rob Jessen, GIS Coordinator for the City of Virginia Beach, used Smart Client to select neighboring properties and generates a spreadsheet for a mail merge notification. Regarding this plan, Jessen stated: “We expect […]

  • 28 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Pelican Bay Marina dredging project, undertaken by Mountain West Dredge, has been ongoing for about a month now. The project has two focuses: installing a pump house for the city of Saratoga Springs to replace a damaged well for secondary water and dredging the public marina. “The dredging is making good time,” Sam Braegger, Outreach […]

  • 13 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    In the presence of guests and employees, Ms Lydia van de Kerk, the wife of CFO Arjan van de Kerk, named Van Oord’s latest cutter suction dredger Biesbosch on 7 April 2016. The ceremony was held on the jetty at Van Oord’s Rotterdam office. The cutter suction dredger Biesbosch was built by Royal IHC at […]

  • 2 March 2018
    Business & Finance

     Containment dike construction is underway at Lost Lake Marsh Creation and Hydrologic Restoration project, Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) said in its latest announcement.  Once completed, this $32 million project will create or nourish 703 acres of marsh and 30,000 linear feet of terraces, and rehabilitate five water control structures. Marsh will be […]

  • 24 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    New in 2013, the Rotomite 6000CD is representing the next generation of capability in SRS Crisafulli’s proven Rotomite product line. The dredging industry asked for a Rotomite 6000 capable of continuous duty in abrasive applications, and this is the answer. The operating platform is redesigned around a cast alloy slurry pump purpose-built for handling abrasives […]

  • 6 March 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, Dredge Goetz crew is responsible for managing the 9-foot channel within the district’s boundaries from Minneapolis to Guttenberg, Iowa. This embedded content is only visible after accepting cookies. Change your preferences The Dredge Goetz characteristics: – 225 feet long by 39 feet wide and eight feet […]

  • 10 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The third and final phase of the $19.5 million project that will replenish more than three miles of beach along Galveston’s seawall between 12th and 61st streets is currently underway. During the scheme, more than 1 million cubic yards of sand will be place along Galveston historic seawall. This beach fill project, conducted by Weeks […]

  • 17 September 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

     Van Oord’s Debris Removal Platform, developed in-house, has won the 2018 IADC Safety Award. By changing the existing technique of manually removing debris to an automated system, the risk of personal injury is reduced. During dredging, debris can fill the trailing draghead of a trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD). When the suction pipe is […]

  • 31 August 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

     Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. yesterday marked the start of the IJburg beach island land reclamation project in Amsterdam, together with representatives of the municipality of Amsterdam, their partners and residents of the existing IJburg islands.  According to the company, the project involves the construction of an artificial island in the IJmeer lake for the […]

  • 26 July 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

     Bell Dredging Pumps has successfully produced and delivered a fully line-of-sight remote controlled amphibious excavator to a customer in Oceania.  “All functions, including pump, side pontoon and power pack control can be operated from 200 meters away as well as from the cabin,” said Bell in its release. In accordance with their contract, Bell […]

  • 13 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) Chief Executive Officer Brian Taylor met with Jacksonville media on July 30 for the first time and provided the following statement. “I am thrilled to be here and anxious to get started. Several people have asked how I plan to turn JAXPORT around, but I don’t believe it needs to be […]

  • 14 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Prime Minister David Cameron has chaired the first Cabinet Committee meeting on Flooding. The new Committee was set up by the Prime Minister earlier this week to coordinate strategic long-term plans on flood recovery and flood resilience, following the severe weather. Following the meeting, Prime Minister David Cameron said: “We are doing everything we can […]

  • 21 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Oregon’s small ports are a step closer to millions of dollars in new dredging funds, after House lawmakers overwhelmingly approved the Water Resources Reform & Development Act of 2014. The bill, which authorizes funding for Army Corps of Engineers navigation, flood control and environmental restoration projects, now advances to the Senate for final passage before […]

  • 3 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The enabling works are being carried out at Alexandra Dock in Hull as Associated British Ports (ABP) prepares the site for Siemens’ offshore wind turbine manufacturing, assembly, installation and service facility. The scheme includes infilling one third of Alexandra Dock with 780,000m³ of material and reclaiming 7.5 ha of the river to create a new […]

  • 13 May 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Alewijnse has introduced a unique virtualization and visualization platform for use on trailing suction hopper dredgers. The solution can also be applied to other vessels and brings numerous advantages. The AIViVi system has already been successfully installed on several DEME’s trailing suction hopper dredgers. The innovative platform acts as a central hub, centralizing and integrating […]