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Summit in Miami Focuses on Dredging and Reclamation

Summit in Miami Focuses on Dredging and Reclamation

The International Quality & Productivity Center (ICPC) hosted the Dredging & Reclamation Summit, on March 31 through April 1, at the Hyatt Regency Miami in Florida, gathering dredging industry professionals to address important issues for the profitability and quality assurance of dredging projects.

April-May 2014

NOAA Panel Meets in New York

In February, the Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) held a New York/New Jersey public meeting at the Grand Hyatt New York. Regional and local stakeholders presented before HSRP on issues relevant to the navigation services mission of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

April-May 2014

SMIT Removes Sunken Platform

SMIT Salvage was awarded a contract to remove a damaged jack-up platform from the seabed offshore Angola. With this contract, SMIT Salvage has acquired approximately $70 million in work to begin the second quarter of 2014.

April-May 2014

Boskalis Acquires Fairmont

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has reached an agreement to acquire Fairmont Marine B.V. and Fairmont Ocean Towage Company B.V. from the French group Louis Dreyfus Armateaurs.

April-May 2014
Dredging Exhibits Enjoy Brisk Business at Conexpo-Con/Agg 2014

Dredging Exhibits Enjoy Brisk Business at Conexpo-Con/Agg 2014

CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE 2014 drew nearly 130,000 visitors this year, and the dredging-related exhibits saw constant traffic. Held on March 4 through 8 at the Las Vegas, Nevada, Convention Center, the show boasted 2,400 exhibitors, with displays in every hall and in surrounding parking lots.

April-May 2014

President’s FY 2015 Corps of Engineers Civil Works Budget Released

March-April 2014

WEDA Midwest Chapter Meets in Cincinnati

March-April 2014

Annual WEDA Meeting Set for Toronto in June

March-April 2014

WEDA Midwest Chapter Meeting Planned for Cincinnati; Call for Presentations

The 2014 Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Midwest Chapter meeting will be April 9 – 11 in Cincinnati, Ohio at the Millennium Hotel.

January-February 2014
EPA Releases New Vessel General Permit Guidelines

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.

January-February 2014
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