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DUTCH DREDGING WINS TEN-YEAR MAINTENANCE CONTRACT IN NEW ZEALAND

DUTCH DREDGING WINS TEN-YEAR MAINTENANCE CONTRACT IN NEW ZEALAND

Five ports in New Zealand have signed a ten-year contract with Baggerbedrijf de Boer-Dutch Dredging of Sliedrecht, the Nether-lands. The contract was signed in early November 2016, and will provide maintenance work for the New Zealand port authorities of Napier, Taranaki, Timaru, Lyttelton and Tauranga. The cooperation among these competing ports for maintenance dredging is a sound decision with economic advantages for all of them, as there is not enough maintenance dredging for each port individually to have a dredge on a full-time basis. This joint contract helps to spread the costs and allows a dredge to be permanently stationed in New Zealand for the length of the contract. Dutch Dredging will deploy its trailing suction hopper dredge Albatros for the task.

January-February 2017

EXPANSION AT PORT OF TEMA, GHANA BEGINS

Work on Ghana’s Tema Port Expansion Project officially started in early October 2016, according to the Ghana Ports & Harbors Authority (GPHA). This capital development project is being executed by the Meridian Port Services (MPS), which is a consortium of three main institutions, Bolore Africa Logistics, APM Terminal and GPHA. The contract for the construction of the Tema Port Expansion Project was awarded to the China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) and AECOM professional services (Ghana). The $1.5 billion construction works are being financed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC). The funding for the first phase of the project includes $195 million from IFC’s own account and $472 million from three commercial banks – Bank of China, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, and Standard Bank – as well as the Dutch development bank FMO. MPS shareholders are providing the balance of the funds.

January-February 2017

PORT OF KALAMA PERFORMS MAINTENANCE DREDGING

Docks at the Port of Kalama in Washing-ton closed from October 3 to 7 in preparation maintenance dredging, which is scheduled to last through December 2016. The marina has shoaling to remove to accommodate fishing season and sportsfishing enthusiasts at the docks.

November-December 2016
PLAQUEMINES PORT TRAVELS TO PANAMA

PLAQUEMINES PORT TRAVELS TO PANAMA

In September, Plaquemines Port Executive Director Sandy Sanders lead a contingent of Plaquemines Port Commissioners to Panama to participate in a fact-finding mission designed to continue marketing port development opportunities in Plaquemines Parish and build relation-ships with Panamanian decision makers.

November-December 2016

PORT OF CORPUS CHRISTI SIGNS MOU WITH GALVESTON DISTRICT FOR SHIP CHANNEL PROJECT

On September 20, the Corpus Christi Port Authority Commissioners adopted a resolution approving a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District. The MOU is for work done to execute a project partnership agreement for the Corpus Christi Ship Channel – Channel Improvement Project (CSC-CIP).

November-December 2016

EPA NY State DEC Questions Hudson River Cleanup; EPA Responds As It Begins Five-Year Review Process

In August, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos sent a letter to Judith Enck, regional administration, region 2, EPA, challenging the effectiveness of EPAs remedy to clean up PCBs from the Upper Hudson River.

September-October 2016
Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor Purchases New Dredge for Winter Shoaling

Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor Purchases New Dredge for Winter Shoaling

After four years of drought, followed by an El Nin˜o season, Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor in Santa Cruz, California, had a federal entrance channel that had completely shoaled in through the winter. To compound the problem, the harbor’s dredge Seabright, which had been working to clear the harbor for 30 years, was nearing the end of its life. In June, DSC delivered a new dredge, Twin Lakes, to the harbor just in time.

September-October 2016
Rutgers Team Tests High-Capacity Sediment Mixing Technology at the Port of New York & New Jersey

Rutgers Team Tests High-Capacity Sediment Mixing Technology at the Port of New York & New Jersey

In August 2015, Dr. Ali Maher and a team of engineers and soil scientists in the New York City area announced that their field test of the pneumatic flow tube mixing system (PFTM) for combining dredged material with a small amount of Portland cement had been a success.

September-October 2016
Kieldrechtsluis, the World’s Largest Lock Opens at Port of Antwerp, Belgium

Kieldrechtsluis, the World’s Largest Lock Opens at Port of Antwerp, Belgium

September-October 2016
Corps New York District Analyzes Hurricane Sandy Damage to Aid Future Beach Nourishment Projects

Corps New York District Analyzes Hurricane Sandy Damage to Aid Future Beach Nourishment Projects

After analyzing the success and failure of its beaches post-Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimated that beach nourishment projects in the States of New York and New Jersey saved $1.3 billion in avoided damages. Now, the Corps New York District is taking these findings to improve future beach nourishment projects.

September-October 2016
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