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Equipment

Damen Karamara Starts Work in Nigeria

Dredge Central Refurbishes Mud Cat Dredge

Dredge Central, LLC announced the latest addition to its growing inventory of refurbished used dredges, with the completion of a Mud Cat model MC-15 horizontal auger dredge. The refurbished dredge is ready to work.

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Projects

Cashman Continues Work on St. Lucie Inlet

Cashman Dredging & Marine Contracting Co., LLC backhoe dredge Capt. AJ Fournier continues work in the federal channel and adjacent basin at St. Lucie Inlet in Martin County, Florida, following the impact of Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Brazilian Government to Finance $240 Million Dredging Project at Port of Santos

Latin America’s largest port is far from its deepest – a problem that has rankled the terminal operators and shipping companies that depend on it – but a massive new dredging contract should improve the situation in the years to come.

News

Corps of Engineers MVD Holds Gulf Dredging Meeting

The Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi Valley Division (MVD) held a dredging meeting at the New Orleans District (MVN) on November 5. The meeting replaced the traditional presentation of area dredging schedules at the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Gulf Coast Chapter meeting.

Spotlight on Conrad and Detyens Shipyards

Conrad Deepwater Shipyard in Amelia, Louisiana, performs repairs on all types of dredging equipment. Its customers include Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel, Mike Hooks, Manson, Weeks and Great Lakes. Some of the dredges the company has worked on are: for Mike Hooks, Dredge 32, Dredge Mike Hooks, and Missouri H; for Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel, Dredge Marion and Alabama; for Weeks Marine, RS Weeks and EW Ellefsen; for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, Key West, California, Texas and Alaska: and for Manson Construction Company, Bayport and Newport.

Hydrographic Surveying

EdgeTech Assists in Pipeline Survey

The Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) at Michigan Technological University deployed an OceanServer Iver AUV with an EdgeTech 2205 combined Side Scan Sonar and Bathymetry system with the goal of imaging an underwater pipeline.

HYPACK Introduces 2014 Version

Hypack, Inc. introduced Hypack® 2014 at its training event in Mobile, Alabama, January 13 – 16. The official release will take place in February.

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

Inland Marine Expo & IRPT Annual Conference 2014.04.29

2014.04.29

Conference and trade show, Union Station, St. Louis, Missouri. Sponsored by Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals, Inc., and The...

33rd PIANC World Congress

2014.06.01

The U.S. Section of PIANC (World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure) is proud to announce that it will host the next PIANC...

WEDA 34/TAMU 45

2014.06.15

Annual dredging conference and Texas A&M dredging workshop, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

American Public Works Association (APWA) Public Works Congress & Exposition

2014.08.17

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Canada; visit www.apwa.net.

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