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November-December 2013
EPA Completes Fourth Season of Hudson River Dredging

EPA Completes Fourth Season of Hudson River Dredging

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency completed dredging for this season on the Hudson River in November, with the project nearly three-quarters done. More than 612,000 cubic yards of river bottom sediment contaminated with PCBs were removed from the upper Hudson River during 2013, exceeding the annual goal of 350,000 cubic yards for project.

November-December 2013
New York District Continues Sandy Recovery

New York District Continues Sandy Recovery

On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy’s 80 mile-per-hour winds and 30-foot high waves pounded the eastern coast of the United States. The storm made its way from Florida up to Rhode Island.

November-December 2013
Ocean Dredges First Time in Mexico

Ocean Dredges First Time in Mexico

Ocean Dredging DSM Ocean Inc. won a contract to dredge the Port of Dos Bocas on the east coast of Mexico – its first project outside Canada. Along with its Mexican partner Dragados del Golfo, Ocean will dredge the harbor, beginning November 1.

November-December 2013
Moin Chosen for New Port in Costa Rica

Moin Chosen for New Port in Costa Rica

Costa Rica would like to take advantage of its proximity to the world’s most important inter-oceanic shortcut. A contract for a new terminal has the capacity to accommodate the larger ships that will soon be plying the waters of the expanded Panama Canal.

November-December 2013
Corps of Engineers Dredge Maintains Important Alaskan Shipping Channel

Corps of Engineers Dredge Maintains Important Alaskan Shipping Channel

In June, the Corps of Engineers Alaska District dredged the Cook Inlet Navigation Channel for the first time since its construction in 1999-2000, for safe ship passage between Knik Arm Shoal and the Port of Anchorage. This work was done on the channel, after sudden shoaling increased in recent years, reducing depths and affecting navigation.

September-October 2013
New Brazilian Port Regulations to Open Up Dredging

New Brazilian Port Regulations to Open Up Dredging

As Brazil’s vast changes to its port regulations begin to shake out, it’s becoming clear that there will be sundry and sizable crumbs for the Brazilian and international dredging industries.

September-October 2013
Dredge Goliath Working on Liverpool2

Dredge Goliath Working on Liverpool2

A joint venture of BAM Nuttall and Van Oord was awarded a £75 million pound (about $117 million) contract for Liverpool2, a new container terminal project that will open up the United Kingdom and Ireland to Asia, Middle East and the Americas shipping, after the new Panama Canal opens in 2015. Goliath, one of the world’s largest backhoe dredges, started work on the project in September.

September-October 2013
Ryba-Terra Joint Venture Finishes Sheboygan River AOC Clean-up

Ryba-Terra Joint Venture Finishes Sheboygan River AOC Clean-up

The Environmental Protection Agency announced the official cleanup of an Area of Concern (AOC), established nearly 25 years ago, after removing contaminated sediment and introducing a number of habitat restoration projects. This work at the Sheboygan River in Wisconsin was first AOC to complete work for delisting, from the list of toxic hot spots identified in the 1987 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.

September-October 2013
OCC Expedites Permits for Rye Marina Dredging

OCC Expedites Permits for Rye Marina Dredging

Ocean and Coastal Consultants Engineering, PC (OCC) of Trumbull, Connecticut, guided the emergency dredging of the Rye Municipal Boat Basin and a portion of the Milton Harbor Federal Navigation Project in May of this year.

September-October 2013
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