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DREDGING ROUNDUP NORTH AMERICA - April/May 2015

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DREDGING ROUNDUP LATIN AMERICA - January/February 2015

DREDGING ROUNDUP LATIN AMERICA April/May 2014

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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

HIGGS HYDROGRAPHIC TEK LAUNCHES SURVEY VESSEL

Higgs Hydrographic Tek has launched the Higgs Survey Launch H*S*L, a small survey vessel that’s suited for single beam and bathymetric surveying. The vessel handles exceptionally well in rough conditions and have a large carrying capacity at low speeds. It can carry a variety of payloads, single beam sonar, bathmetric sonar, side scan sonar and multibeam sonar. Heading GNSS can be placed two meters apart with a INS motion sensor on the same mount.

VAN OORD ORDERS NEW CUTTER SUCTION DREDGE

Van Oord has ordered a new cutter suction dredge from Damen Shipyards Groups, the Netherlands.

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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

J.T. Cleary Completes Complicated Leonardo Channel Project — On Time and with ‘No Touchup Necessary’

J.T. Cleary, Inc. recently completed its first Corps of Engineers dredging contract – maintenance dredging of the channel to the Leonardo Marina in Sandy Hook Bay, New Jersey. Jim Cleary, owner of the company, has been methodically expanding his marine services company into the dredging market, and bid on the project in November. He was awarded the $4,434,064 project on November 20.

Boskalis to Start Work on Second Artificial Island

The dredging company that constructed Latin America’s first modern artificial island has now been contracted to build its second.

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News

Great Lakes Reports Year-End Results and Record Backlog

In its year end final quarter financial statement released on February 24, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (NASDAQ:GLDD), reported record backlog of $670 million, compared to $543 million in 2013.

J.E. McAmis Acquires Site for New Marine Facility

J.E. McAmis has acquired a new 122-acre West Coast Marine facility in Cowlitz County, Washington, on the Mouth of the Old Cowlitz River at Columbia River mile 68. It is anticipated that J.E. McAmis will complete a full relocation of its Northwest field operations to the new facility by the fourth quarter of 2015.

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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

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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