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FURUNO USA DEBUTED TWO NEW PRODUCTS—THE DFF3D MULTIBEAM SONAR AND THE STANDALONE COLOR LCD RADAR MODEL 1815.

The DFF3D has a sidebar detection range of more than 650 feet, a depth visibilty to 1,000 feet and allows scanning from port to starboard under the vessel. Four display modes are available in the DFF3D including Cross Section, 3D Sounder History, Triple/Single Beam Sounder and Side Scan.

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF NATURUAL RESOURCES SELECTS COASTAL ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS FOR RESTORATION PROJECT

The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources has contracted with Coastal Engineering Consultants to serve as the prime consultant for the Caminada Headland Beach and Dune Restoration Project.

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European Dredging Association Annual General Meet-ing and Conference Focuses on Global CO2 Emissions and Climate Change

The 2016 Conference and Annual General Meeting of the European Dredging Association (EuDA) was held at the Stanhope Hotel Brussels, Belgium on November 15. According to Paris Sansoglou, EuDA’s Secretary General, “Our conferences try to bring timely topics to the attention of our members. The theme of this year’s Conference ‘Global CO2 Emissions: New Business Opportunities for the European Dredgers?’ is clearly something on the minds of those in the maritime industries.”

Editorial - President Signs WIIN Act, Including WRDA 2016 Provisions and More

U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), chairman of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and U.S. Representative Bill Shuster (R-PA), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, were both outspoken and confident that a Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) for 2016 would become reality this Congressional session, and on December 16, President Obama signed the bill.

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DREDGE YARD SPONSORS IV INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF DREDGING COMPANIES

Dredge Yard, an international dredging company located in the Netherlands, United Arab Emirates and the Republic of Turkey, presented at the 4th International Forum of Dredging Companies in Moscow on February 15.

GATOR DREDGING COMPLETES DREDGING PROJECT ON TURKEY CREEK

Gator Dredging has completed a project in Palm Bay, Florida, along Turkey Creek to remove muck and nitrogen and phosphorus contamination. The project was part of a larger Indian River Lagoon cleanup effort in Brevard County.

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DREDGE YARD SPONSORS IV INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF DREDGING COMPANIES

Dredge Yard, an international dredging company located in the Netherlands, United Arab Emirates and the Republic of Turkey, presented at the 4th International Forum of Dredging Companies in Moscow on February 15.

GATOR DREDGING COMPLETES DREDGING PROJECT ON TURKEY CREEK

Gator Dredging has completed a project in Palm Bay, Florida, along Turkey Creek to remove muck and nitrogen and phosphorus contamination. The project was part of a larger Indian River Lagoon cleanup effort in Brevard County.

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Environment

RSC Bio Produces Plant-based Lubricant for Extreme Industrial Applications

RSC Bio Solutions has introduced the FUTERRATM product line of sugar-based bio-refined lubricants that have all the characteristics necessary for use in extreme industrial conditions, while meeting U.S. and global regulations for certification as environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs). They have the same protection ability as petroleum-based lubricating oils.

Jan De Nul Group Excavates Foundation for Offshore Wind Farm

In mid-November 2016, Energinet.dk and 50Hertz Transmission GmbH announced that they had awarded the Joint Venture Iemants-Jan De Nul Group the EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation) contract for two gravity based foundations (GBFs). This will be part of the Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm, a 600 MW offshore wind farm in the Danish Baltic Sea, together with the Combined Grid Solution interconnector project. As of December 2016, engineering for the project has been started.

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