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DREDGING ROUNDUP NORTH AMERICA - April/May 2015

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Latin America Roundup

DREDGING ROUNDUP LATIN AMERICA - January/February 2015

DREDGING ROUNDUP LATIN AMERICA April/May 2014

DREDGING ROUNDUP LATIN AMERICA

DREDGING ROUNDUP LATIN AMERICA -June 2014

DREDGING ROUNDUP LATIN AMERICA -July/August 2014

DREDGING ROUNDUP LATIN AMERICA - September/October 2014

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Equipment

Egypt Fisheries Management to Dredge Wetland Lakes

The General Authority for Fish Resources Development (GAFRD) in Egypt took delivery and received training in the operation of two 10-inch Wolverine Class Dredges, designed and manufactured by DSC Dredge at its Greenbush, Michigan, facility.

Australian Port Dredging Alleviates Future Maintenance

CGC Dredging performed work at Port Geographe, located in Western Australia, with cutter suction dredge Cooper II. It dredged seaweed and sand accumulations and preparing the seafloor for rock placement for a new seawall, which would diminish shoaling and alleviate maintenance dredging in the future.

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Legislation

North Atlantic Division Restores Hurricane Sandy Damaged Beaches

On December 21, with the completion of a project in Westhampton, New York, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division finished its last 25 emergency beach repair projects authorized after Hurricane Sandy.

National Dredging Meeting and DCA Reception Celebrated Passage of WRRDA

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Projects

Sennebogen 870 Material Handlers Work Around the Clock on PCB Remediation Project on the Hudson River

Approximately three times a week, for six months of the year, trains depart from upstate New York, en route to one of three EPA-approved long-term disposal facilities. The trains, which are loaded with dewatered, PCB-containing sediments, represent the last leg of a complex environmental dredging project undertaken by General Electric Co. in New York’s Upper Hudson River.

J. E. Borries Purchses New DSC Dredge for Gulf Coast Barrier Island Reconstruction

J.E. Borries Inc., a 22-year-old, familyowned, full-service marine construction and dredging company based on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, took delivery of an eight-inch Badger Class dredge by DSC Dredge, LLC in December 2014. Prior to this dredge purchase, J.E. Borries dredged by mechanical means, using a long-reach excavator or a clamshell friction crane. Barrier island reconstruction is an ongoing effort along this section of the Mississippi coast, following the siltation that occurred during Hurricane Isaac in 2012. The company recently was awarded a project by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources to complete the dredging of three bayous in and around Gulfport, Mississippi.

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WODA Hosts Acoustics Workshop

The World Organization of Dredging Association (WODA) workshop on March 26 in Paris, presented the latest knowledge on the acoustic impacts of dredging on aquatic species. Entitled “Underwater Sound in Relation to Dredging,” the workshop was based on the work of the two working groups that drafted the Central Dredging Association (CEDA) position paper of the same title in November 2011 and the associated WODA Technical Guidance in June 2013.

DSC Wins Gulf Coast Trade Award

DSC Dredge, LLC, based in Reserve, Louisiana, was awarded the inaugural Gulf Coast Trade Alliance Export Achievement Award for the state of Louisiana. The Gulf Coast Trade Alliance honored DSC with the award on April 21, 2015, at a luncheon during the 15th Annual Gulf Coast Trade Alliance World Trade Conference, which took place April 21 and 22 in Point Clear, Alabama.

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Hydrographic Surveying

HYDROGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA CREATES LATIN AMERICAN CHAPTER

During the last U.S. HYDRO 2015, held in Washington, D.C. from March 16 to 19, the Hydrographic Society of America announced the creation of the Latin American Chapter. This becomes the third active chapter, after the Houston and Southeast chapters.

Teledyne Oceanscience and Teledyne Odom Demonstrate Z-Boat Integration at U.S. Hydro 2015

An integration with the Teledyne Oceanscience Z-Boat and the Teledyne Odom Hydrographic MB1 multibeam system was demonstrated at the U.S. Hydro 2015 from March 16 to 19. The boat surveyed the area around the docks at the Gaylord Resort National Harbor in Maryland.

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Environment

CEDA Releases Paper on Environmental Monitoring

The Central Dredging Association (CEDA) has published a new paper. Entitled “Environmental Monitoring Procedures,” this paper describes why and how environmental monitoring is undertaken. It covers the different types of monitoring in relation to the different stages of a dredging project, and includes a series of case studies, which illustrate monitoring methods and uses.

Response Vessels On-Site Within Hours of Santa Barbara Oil Spill

Clean Seas LLC deployed oil spill response vessels hours after thousands of gallons of crude oil spilled into the Pacific Ocean from a ruptured land-based pipeline in Southern California. The oil entered the Pacific Ocean via a storm drain at Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County the morning of Tuesday, May 19.

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Shallow Survey 2015

2015.09.14

The 7th International Conference on High Resolution Surveys in Shallow Water, Plymouth, Devon, U.K. Presented by the United Kingdom...

Shallow Survey 2015

2015.09.14

The 7th International Conference on High Resolution Surveys in Shallow Water, Plymouth, Devon, U.K. Presented by the United Kingdom...

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