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IADC Releases 50th Anniversary Book Beyond Sand & Sea

IADC Releases 50th Anniversary Book Beyond Sand & Sea

The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has released “Beyond Sand & Sea,” a book describing in text and highquality photos the achievements of its members in the 50-year history of the organization. Photos and accounts of 50 “iconic projects” fill the 204 pages of the 9.5- by 9.5-inch high quality, full-color volume. The focus is on the accomplishments of IADC members decade by decade, starting in 1965, the year IADC was formed with 38 members from 12 countries. That number has swelled to 100 affiliated members “with regional offices and joint ventures … on every inhabited continent and in every ocean and sea,” IADC President Peter de Ridder writes in the foreword.

January-February 2016
EPA Declares End to Hudson River Dredging, Maybe

EPA Declares End to Hudson River Dredging, Maybe

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reopened the door to further dredging in the Hudson River, at least a little bit.

January-February 2016
Barnegat Bay Dredging and Philadelphia District Establish Marsh Restoration Projects Along NJIWW

Barnegat Bay Dredging and Philadelphia District Establish Marsh Restoration Projects Along NJIWW

From October 1 to November 15, Barnegat Bay Dredging Co., Inc. dredged sediment from the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJIWW) near Mordecai Island in Beach Haven, New Jersey. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District project placed the sediment into a breach on the island, removing a shoal and navigation hazard from the waterway and rebuilding the island where it had eroded.

January-February 2016
Great Lakes Remediation Group Completes Key Wildlife Restoration on Harsens Island

Great Lakes Remediation Group Completes Key Wildlife Restoration on Harsens Island

Great Lakes Sediment Remediation, LLC (GLSR) has completed the Krispin Drain Habitat Restoration, moving the State of Michigan one step closer to eliminating a major environmental area of concern (AOC).

January-February 2016
Hopper Dredge Hondarra Works in Bayonne Harbor

Hopper Dredge Hondarra Works in Bayonne Harbor

Damen Dredging Equipment delivered a 1,200-cubic-meter trailing suction hopper dredge Hondarra, designed by Bilbao-based Astilleros de Murueta for CCI Bayonne Pays Basque in France.

November-December 2015
CWPPRA Celebrates 25 Years with Focus on Beneficial Use Projects

CWPPRA Celebrates 25 Years with Focus on Beneficial Use Projects

On October 14, the Coastal Wetlands Planning Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) Task Force held its 25th anniversary ceremony at Grand Isle State Park in Grand Isle, Louisiana. The ceremony celebrated CWPPRA’s commitment to coastal restoration.

November-December 2015
Corps Uses Dredged Sand to Rebuild Galveston Beach

Corps Uses Dredged Sand to Rebuild Galveston Beach

Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company got a 77 percent bump up to its contract for maintenance dredging to the Houston–Galveston entrance channel when officials overseeing Galveston’s parks decided that they wanted the sand.

November-December 2015
Corps Studies Contaminated Sediment Treatment with Activated Carbon

Corps Studies Contaminated Sediment Treatment with Activated Carbon

During the 2015 dredging season at Ashtabula Harbor, Ohio, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) and the Buffalo District launched a study in August to determine if placing activated carbon with contaminated sediment could reduce bioaccumulation at a 50-foot open-water placement site.

November-December 2015
Egyptians Celebrate Opening of “New” Suez Canal

Egyptians Celebrate Opening of “New” Suez Canal

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al Sisi formally opened the “new” Suez Canal on August 6 in an elaborate ceremony in the canal city of Ismailia.

September-October 2015
Dredge Maintenance Puts Broadkill Beach Project on Hold Temporarily

Dredge Maintenance Puts Broadkill Beach Project on Hold Temporarily

The beach nourishment project at Broadkill​ Beach in Delaware — part of the Delaware River channel deepening — has been put on hold as dredging equipment undergoes maintenance and inspection, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District.

September-October 2015
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