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Environmental Award Winners Protect Habitat; Improve Water Quality and Operations

Environmental Award Winners Protect Habitat; Improve Water Quality and Operations

At the WEDA conference dinner, August 27, the WEDA Environmental Commission, chaired by Craig Vogt, of Craig Vogt Inc., presented the four 2013 Environmental Excellence Awards, in two categories, navigational and environmental dredging.

September-October 2013

Louisiana Study Supports Mississippi River Deepening

The results of an economic impact report on the benefits of deepening the Mississippi River to 50 feet from its current 45-foot draft were released in August. The Big River Coalition, a multi-state maritime trade association, and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development commissioned the study by noted economist Tim Ryan, PhD., entitled “The Economic Impact of Deepening the Mississippi River to 50 Feet.”

September-October 2013
Jamaican Officials Ready to Dredge Kingston Harbor

Jamaican Officials Ready to Dredge Kingston Harbor

One of the worlds largest and deepest natural harbors will be dredged starting later this year.

March-April 2013
Galveston District Completes Beach Renourishment; Begins Canal Expansion

Galveston District Completes Beach Renourishment; Begins Canal Expansion

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District has completed a beneficial use beach renourishment project on South Padre Island in Texas, using beach-quality sand from a local dredging project.

March-April 2013
Maccaferri Structures Protect the Shoreline During Sandy

Maccaferri Structures Protect the Shoreline During Sandy

During a Nor'easter in March 2010, heavy surf and high winds devastated the dune system protecting beach front homes near the Hamptons, on twin forks of Long Island, in Quogue, New York.

March-April 2013
GLDD at Work on Third Arthur Kill Deepening Project

GLDD at Work on Third Arthur Kill Deepening Project

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock will begin work soon on a contract to deepen reach S-AK-3 of the Arthur Kill Channel in the Port of New York and New Jersey. The New York Engineer District awarded a contract for $41,368,100 to Great Lakes on January 31. The contract is to deepen the channel from the existing depth of 43 and 47 feet to 52 feet plus 1.5 feet of overdepth. Great Lakes will use its clamshell Dredge 55 and drill boat Apache on the project.

March-April 2013

Native American 
Pokagon Foundation Awards Dredging 
Funds to Michigan City

Its no news that Michigan lakeshore towns have been having to step up, along with the state, with additional dredging funds in the face of historic low water that threatens the states multi-billion dollar boating and fishing tourism industry. The Corps of Engineers has been strapped for funds to dredge and maintain even federally mandated channels, so states and local communities have had to fill in the shortfalls.

March-April 2013
Precision Maneuvering

Precision Maneuvering

January-February 2013
Chaitn Volcano Runoff Presents Dredging Problem in Chile

Chaitn Volcano Runoff Presents Dredging Problem in Chile

Smoky ash is no longer thick in the air of Chiles Northern Patagonia, but the town of Chaitn is still coping with the aftereffects of the explosion of its namesake volcano nearly five years ago.

January-February 2013

Van Oord Deepening Jakarta Port

PT PP (Persero) TBK has awarded Van Oord a contract for deepening the port and reclaiming land for a new terminal area in Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, the largest container port in Indonesia.

January-February 2013
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