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Equipment

Cutting Theory Book Free Online

The Delft Sand, Clay and Rock Cutting Model, by Dr. ir. Sape Miedema, associate professor of Offshore & Dredging Engineering at the Delft University of Technology and published by Delft University Press is available for download at: http://www.iospress.nl/book/the-delftsand-clay-and-rock-cutting-model/ The book provides an overview of cutting theories. Printed copies are available for EUR 94. Contact Dr. Miedema at S.A.Miedema@tudelft.nl.

Dredge Yard Launches Cutter Suction Dredge

Dredge Yard, Netherlands-based dredging and mining equipment manufacturer, introduced the ECO 200, a compact and economic cutter suction dredge at the Dredging in India conference in Mumbai from September 3 to 4.

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Legislation

National Dredging Meeting and DCA Reception Celebrated Passage of WRRDA

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.

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Projects

Jan de Nul to Dredge Argentina’s Port of Quequen

Jan de Nul has bagged a three-year contract to dredge one of Argentina’s largest ports and is aiming to win a second contract to deepen it.

Corps North Atlantic Division Continues Sandy Restoration

Through October 2014, the Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division has completed 66 coastal storm damage risk reduction projects, including repairs to 46 Sandy-damaged navigation channels and structures and restoration of 20 engineered beach projects.

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WEDA Pacific Chapter Draws 110 Participants

The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Pacific Chapter meeting was well attended with 110 participants, including 15 Corps of Engineers employees. Held October 22 through 24 at the Arctic Club in Seattle, the event included a day and a half of technical presentations, an October 22 evening icebreaker and a field trip to the Boeing Museum of Flight, where the group viewed the first jet Air Force One, the SR-71 Bl

Ricardo Hernandez P. to Lead WEDA Mexico Chapter

Ricardo Hernandez Perez will head up the resurrected Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Mexico Chapter.

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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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