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Equipment

VAN OORD ORDERS NEW CUTTER SUCTION DREDGE

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

GENESIS WATER AWARDED EUROPEAN PATENT

Genesis Water announced that the company’s dewatering technology has been granted European Patent No. 1286924 by the European Patent Office.

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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

A NAMAR Completes Jacksonville Sediment Sampling

ANAMAR completed the sediment and water sampling of the St. Johns River, Florida, in early December. The work was in support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ project to deepen and widen the federal navigation channel.

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.

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News

Sen. Paul Sarbanes Led the Poplar Island Authorization in 1996

Poplar Island, a dredged material placement site and ecosystem restoration in Chesapeake Bay, was renamed The Paul S. Sarbanes Ecosystem Restoration Project at Poplar Island in the 2006 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, honoring the individual who led the effort to get the project authorized in the Water Resources Development Act of 1996.

Gulf Coast Chapter Meeting Featured Coastal Restoration Talks; New Officers Elected

The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Gulf Coast Chapter meeting, held on November 19 and 20, featured talks on the restoration of the Louisiana coastline, which gave the attendees a good idea of some of the individual projects and initiatives being used in that gargantuan effort.

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Hydrographic Surveying

Galveston District to Update Navigation Channel Data Online

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has finished uploading deep-draft navigation channel data on its hydrographic surveys webpage. This year, the district will begin posting the same data for shallow-draft channels its maintains along the Texas coast. The data can be found at http://www.swg.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation.aspx.

Corps Surveys Texas Coast with LiDAR Technology

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District began implementing mobile Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) survey data technology along the Texas coast in November. The software will survey dredging placement areas, assist with hydrographic surveys and collect data that will help analyze beach erosion.

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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

Inland Marine Expo (IMX)

2015.06.15

The annual trade show for the inland and intracoastal marine transportation industry. Presented by The Waterways Journal and IDR

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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