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Saginaw River Deepening Study on Hold as Funding Unavailable

For several years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has looked into deepening the Saginaw River near Saginaw Bay in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, but the federal government has not fully funded its share of a feasibility study, expected to cost $1.3 million in total.

April-May 2017
Jan De Nul Group Excavates Foundation for Offshore Wind Farm

Jan De Nul Group Excavates Foundation for Offshore Wind Farm

In mid-November 2016, Energinet.dk and 50Hertz Transmission GmbH announced that they had awarded the Joint Venture Iemants-Jan De Nul Group the EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation) contract for two gravity based foundations (GBFs). This will be part of the Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm, a 600 MW offshore wind farm in the Danish Baltic Sea, together with the Combined Grid Solution interconnector project. As of December 2016, engineering for the project has been started.

April-May 2017
Van Oord, Boskalis Joint Venture Assume Dredging at Brazil’s Port of Santos

Van Oord, Boskalis Joint Venture Assume Dredging at Brazil’s Port of Santos

The Brazilian Ministry of Transports, Ports and Civil Aviation has finally signed a contract for a joint venture (JV) made up of Van Oord and Boskalis for the capital and maintenance dredging of the Port of Santos. This follows a number of setbacks, which have delayed the project for about a year. The whole process to dredge the Port of Santos, including the initial tendering to find a contractor, should last about two years.

April-May 2017

Two Major USACE Maintenance Contracts Executed by Cottrell

Cottrell Contracting Corporation of Chesapeake, Virginia, reports that its dredge Lexington has been working on a contract known as Maintenance Dredging Wilmington Harbor Anchorage Basin and 42-Foot Project, Brunswick and New Hanover Counties, North Carolina Contract # W912PM-I6-C-0012 with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Lexington is an 18-inch cutter suction dredge with 4,250 installed horsepower and is 200 feet long and 38 feet wide. The contract was awarded in August 2016 and the project started at the end of September 2016. All work will be completed by the end of February.

April-May 2017
Dutch Flood Protection Program to Begin Reinforcing Houtribdijk, Critical Dike Across the IJsselmeer

Dutch Flood Protection Program to Begin Reinforcing Houtribdijk, Critical Dike Across the IJsselmeer

In December 2016, the Netherlands Directorate General for Public Works and Water Management, known in Dutch as Rijkswaterstaat, announced its intention to grant permits for the reinforcement of the Houtribdijk to two Dutch dredging companies, Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) and Van Oord. As of late January that project is set to proceed with a contract that carries a value of 90 million euros (about 96 million dollars) to be divided evenly between the two companies. The project is part of the Netherlands’ national Flood Protection Program (Hoogwaterbeschermingsprogramma).

April-May 2017
Colombian River Authority to Terminate Dredging Contract with Navelena for Magdalena River

Colombian River Authority to Terminate Dredging Contract with Navelena for Magdalena River

Colombia’s river management authority, Cormagdalena, said it will terminate a contract with Navelena, a consortium made up of Brazilian company Odebrecht and the Colombian government Valorcon, to dredge the country’s Magdalena River.

April-May 2017

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April-May 2017
Tribal Protests in North Dakota Spur Further Talks on DAPL Pipeline Route

Tribal Protests in North Dakota Spur Further Talks on DAPL Pipeline Route

An oil pipeline crossing permit is at the center of a dispute in North Dakota, where the Standing Rock Sioux tribe (SRST) is protesting the transit of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), a high volume, high pressure crude oil pipeline, under Lake Oahe in the Missouri River. The lake is the primary source of drinking water for the 11,000-member tribe.

January-February 2017
Hall Pacific Rebuilds Borrow Pits Left from WWII; Aid Project Wins Award

Hall Pacific Rebuilds Borrow Pits Left from WWII; Aid Project Wins Award

Hall Pacific won an award for the 2016 Innovate Awards of Excellence, held in New Zealand in September. The dredging and civil construction company, wholly owned by Hall Contracting of Australia, worked in conjunction with New Zealand’s Calibre Consulting on an aid project in Tuvalu, a small island country, located approximately halfway between Australia and Hawaii.

January-February 2017

Panama Canal Authority to Dredge 1,350-meter Berths at Controversial Port of Corozal

Panama Canal Authority (ACP) should spend $70 million US to dredge a large part of the proposed Port of Corozal, whose 20-year concession should be granted this year, when the winner for the public tender is announced.

January-February 2017
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