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Damen Delivers Cutter Suction Dredge to Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Damen Delivers Cutter Suction Dredge to Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Damen has delivered a CSD500 cutter suction dredge to the harbors of Port Harcourt in Nigeria for maintenance dredging. (See map on page 12.) The dredge was assembled on the beach and pushed and tugged into the sea over a wooden ramp.

June 2014
Ocean Expands Business to Central America and the Caribbean

Ocean Expands Business to Central America and the Caribbean

A Canadian company has broken into the international dredging market in recent months with a series of contracts it believes will pave the way for bigger ones.

June 2014
Van Oord Returns to Surabaya, Indonesia Port Access Channel

Van Oord Returns to Surabaya, Indonesia Port Access Channel

Indonesian port company PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Persero) has contracted Van Oord for dredging and maintenance work in the western access channel to the port of Surabaya in Indonesia. The contract is worth more EUR 50 million ($695 million). The project started in May and will last 10 months, followed by a twoyear maintenance period.

April-May 2014
South Africa Port Orders IHC Dredge

South Africa Port Orders IHC Dredge

The Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) in South Africa awarded IHC Merwede a contract for the design, construction and delivery of a 5,500 cubic meter trailing suction hopper dredge. The new dredge will join TNPA’s existing fleet of IHC Merwede-built vessels, including the 4,200-cubic-meter (about 5,490-cubic-yard) trailing suction hopper dredge Isandlwana (ordered in 2008), and the grab hopper dredge Italeni (ordered in 2013).

April-May 2014
Brazilian Government to Finance $240 Million Dredging Project at Port of Santos

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.

January-February 2014
Ecuador Seeks to Deepen Ports for Post-Panamax Ships

Ecuador Seeks to Deepen Ports for Post-Panamax Ships

January-February 2014
Charleston Harbor Deepening Project is On Track

Charleston Harbor Deepening Project is On Track

Proponents of deepening Charleston Harbor to beyond the existing 45-foot authorized depth have dubbed the project the “Charleston Harbor Post-45 Project.” The deepening will allow the port to better serve the post-Panamax ships that will begin plying the seas in greater numbers when the Panama Canal expansion is complete next year.

January-February 2014
Jan De Nul Fleet Dredges 14 Million CY in 10 Weeks

Jan De Nul Fleet Dredges 14 Million CY in 10 Weeks

The Russian branch of Jan De Nul N.V. sent 18 vessels to dredge 10 million cubic meters (14 million cubic yards) for the future liquefied natural gas (LNG) Port of Sabetta, located on the Yamal Peninsula in Northern Russia.

November-December 2013
Vortex performs maintenance in Sacramento and Stockton Ship Channels

Vortex performs maintenance in Sacramento and Stockton Ship Channels

At the end of August, Vortex Marine Construction, Inc. of Oakland, California, began maintenance dredging in the Sacramento and Stockton deepwater ship channels. The Corps of Engineers Sacramento District will likely ask for an extension, past the dredge window, to finish in December.

November-December 2013
Manson Receives Norfolk District Safety Award

Manson Receives Norfolk District Safety Award

The Corps Norfolk District awarded Manson Construction Co. its Spirit of Safety Award in recognition of Manson’s completion of the Craney Island Eastward Expansion Stage 2A contract with no lost-time injuries. This included 28,861 man-hours over the 151 days of the project.

November-December 2013
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