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

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.

June 2015

Corps to Study Lower Mississippi River Deepening Project

Serious consideration is being given to deepening the lower Mississippi River to keep southern ports competitive once the Panama Canal deepening project – regarded by the shipping industry as a game changer – is completed in 2016.

June 2015
Manson at Work in Sabine-Neches Waterway

Manson at Work in Sabine-Neches Waterway

On May 4, Manson Construction Company began a maintenance dredging project in Sabine Pass, the first inland channel in the Sabine-Neches Waterway (SNWW) on the Texas-Louisiana border. The 2013 tonnage figures place the waterway as third in the nation, and the contract requires that the dredging not interrupt the heavy shipping traffic.

June 2015
Orion Marine Continues Work in Port of Houston

Orion Marine Continues Work in Port of Houston

Orion Marine Group, Inc. has been working to deepen and widen navigation channels and berthing areas for the Port of Houston Authority (PHA). PHA awarded the $69.8 million contract in 2014 to dredge the Bayport Ship Channel and the Barbours Cut Channel, deepening them by five feet and widening some areas. The project will remove an estimated 6.6 million cubic yards of native and shoaled sediments, and PHA expects the project to be complete by mid-February 2016.

June 2015
J.T. Cleary Completes Complicated Leonardo Channel Project — On Time and with ‘No Touchup Necessary’

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.

April-May 2015
Delaware River Channel Deepening Project Slated to Wrap Up in 2017

Delaware River Channel Deepening Project Slated to Wrap Up in 2017

The Panama Canal expansion project served as an impetus for the Delaware River main channel deepening, a $300 million, 102-mile long project slated for completion in 2017 and started in 2010. The project will deepen the river from 40 to 45 feet.

April-May 2015
Boskalis to Start Work on Second Artificial Island

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.

April-May 2015
Nicaraguan Canal Project Still Draws Skepticism

Nicaraguan Canal Project Still Draws Skepticism

Despite outcry from environmentalists and locals, skeptical tones from market analysts, and a dearth of details from project leaders, the Interoceanic Grand Canal officially broke ground in December.

January-February 2015
Watermaster Dredge Works to Clean Colombian River

Watermaster Dredge Works to Clean Colombian River

A Watermaster amphibious multipurpose dredge from Aquamec, Ltd. worked in the Magdalena River in Barranquilla, Colombia, to clean a water inlet to the river that serves the local water supplies.

January-February 2015

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.

January-February 2015
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