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Equipment

Engine and Generator Maintenance Increases Dredge Efficiency

Dredge maintenance―and in particular, marine engine, marine auxiliary engine and marine generator set maintenance―is crucial to ensuring a long life in the water and long-term company viability.

IMS Dredge Starts Maintenance in Guatemala

Two years ago HidroXacbal, the division in charge of the Xacbal Dam in Guatemala, approached IMS Dredges to remove sedimentation from the dam, and in 2013, the client’s IMS Depth Master dredge began dredging at the dam, which produces energy in Guatemala City.

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Legislation

Congress Passes Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014

On May 15, the conference report to H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA 2014), was filed. The House approved the measure 412 to 4 on May 20, and the Senate approved it 91 to 7 on May 22, ending in success a five-year effort to allocate for waterways maintenance all funds collected through the Harbor Maintenance Tax, which was enacted by the Water Resources Development Act of 1986.

Boxer and Shuster Break WRDA Impasse

On February 5, Sen. Barbara Boxer and Rep. Bill Shuster met to discuss the Waterways Development Act conference bill, and appear to have broken an impasse that has existed since the November 20 meeting of the conference committee.

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Projects

Veit Gets Outstanding Performance With DSC Moray Class Dredges

Veit & Company, Inc., a specialty contracting and waste-management company based in Rogers, Minnesota, started a dredging group in 2012 through the acquisition of Adventure Divers, Inc. (ADI Marine).

Damen Delivers Cutter Suction Dredge to Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Damen has delivered a CSD500 cutter suction dredge to the harbors of Port Harcourt in Nigeria for maintenance dredging. (See map on page 12.) The dredge was assembled on the beach and pushed and tugged into the sea over a wooden ramp.

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News

Cleveland-Europe Freight Service Opens

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) announced the launch of the Express Ocean Freight Service. The new service will run between the Port of Cleveland and Antwerp, Belgium, via the Saint Lawrence Seaway and is the first regularly scheduled international cargo shipping service to a U.S. port on the Great Lakes in decades.

Maritime Administration Hosts Second Strategy Symposium

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) held its Second Maritime Strategy Symposium on May 6, at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. The first one was held in January, and both brought stakeholders together to discuss challenges and solutions to maritime issues. From the work at the symposiums, MARAD will work to develop a long-term national maritime strategy.

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Hydrographic Surveying

Kongsberg GeoAcoustics Delivers to China

GeoChirp 3D to the First Institute of Oceangraphy (FIO) in Qingdao, China, to provide three-dimensional acoustical images of shallow sub-seabed structures and buried objects.

Teledyne RESON Debuts Training Academy

Teledyne RESON has established a new training course – the Teledyne Reson Academy, to be held at multiple locations.

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Environment

EPA Releases New Vessel General Permit Guidelines

The second issuance of the EPA’s Vessel General Permit (VGP) took effect December 19, 2013, replacing the first one issued in 2008. The permit affects commercial vessels, greater than 79 feet, in U.S. waters, to monitor incidental discharges in normal operations, as defined in the Clean Water Act.

Louisiana Mitigation Bank Approved to Supply Credits

Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC announced the approval by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District of a new 867.9- acre wetland and stream mitigation bank serving north and central Louisiana. The Little Eva Mitigation Bank, located in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, will establish and maintain 770.5 acres of bottomland hardwood wetlands, more than 13,590 linear feet of stream and nearly 60 acres of riparian buffer habitat. Mitigation credits resulting from restoration efforts within the project area will be used to compensate for unavoidable wetland and stream impacts from permitted project activity in the Red River Drainage Basin.

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Dredging Events

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Replacement Pump Spare Parts

2014.09.17

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Professional Manufacturer River Sand Suction Gravel Slurry Pump for Dredging

Professional Manufacturer River Sand Suction Gravel Slurry Pump for Dredging

2014.09.17

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Professional Manufacturer Horizontal Centrifugal Slurry Pump

Professional Manufacturer Horizontal Centrifugal Slurry Pump

2014.07.22

 High Head Heavy Duty Wear Resistant Horizontal Centrifugal Slurry Pump Specifications 1. Mining and mineral processing slurry pump  2....

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