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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

VAN OORD ACQUIRES BILFINGER OFFSHORE WIND ACTIVITIES

At the end of July, Van Oord, dredging and marine specialists, head-quartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, reached an agreement on the acquisition of the offshore wind activities of Bilfinger Marine & Off-shore Systems GmbH, a German company active in the engineering, construction and the installation of foundations for offshore wind parks and harbor construction. The agreement covers the acquisition of assets and employees related to the offshore wind activities. The acquisition is subject to approval by the Bundeskartellamt, the German competition (anti-trust) authority.

September-October 2016

DRAVO S.A. WINS BEACH REPLENISHMENT CONTRACTS IN SPAIN

Dravo S.A., the Spanish subsidiary of Van Oord, headquartered in the Netherlands, has recently been awarded a number of long-term beach maintenance contracts. Beach replenishments in Barcelona and La Pineda near Tarragona have already been completed, while operations on the beach of Playa de Castillo, located on one of the Canary Islands known as Fuerteventura, are ongoing.

September-October 2016
TIDEWAY WINS EXPORT CABLE INSTALLATION CONTRACT FOR HORNSEA PROJECT ONE OFFSHORE WIND FARM IN THE NORTH SEA

TIDEWAY WINS EXPORT CABLE INSTALLATION CONTRACT FOR HORNSEA PROJECT ONE OFFSHORE WIND FARM IN THE NORTH SEA

September-October 2016

SCOTLAND’S ABERDEEN OFFSHORE WIND FARM CONTRACT AWARD-ED TO BOSKALIS

September-October 2016

LOUISIANA PARISH AND PORT COMMISSION STEP UP TO HELP FUND NAVIGATION CHANNEL DREDGING

In August, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District and the Terrebonne Parish Port Commission signed an agreement for additional funds for more dredging and improved channel depth in the Houma Navigation Canal.

September-October 2016

PORT OF WILMINGTON COMPLETES TURNING BASIN EXPANSION; ORION AWARDED CONTRACT FOR BASIN WORK

The North Carolina Ports has completed the expansion project of its turning basin at the Port of Wilmington. The expansion will allow for the accommodation of post-Panamax vessels, the first of which arrived on August 7 at the Port of Wilmington.

September-October 2016

MANSON PERFORMING MAINTENANCE AT THE PORT OF FREEPORT

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded Manson Construction Company a $7,629,200 contract for maintenance dredging of the Freeport Harbor Entrance and Jetty channels in Brazoria, County, Texas.

September-October 2016

WEEKS MARINE AWARDED CONTRACT FOR HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL; PORT INCREASES FUNDING FOR MAINTENANCE

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a $15,692,500 contract to Weeks Marine Inc. for maintenance dredging of the Houston Ship Channel, Redfish Reef to Morgan’s Point.

September-October 2016
CORPS LEADERS MEET TO TOUR SAVANNAH HARBOR EXPANSION PROJECT

CORPS LEADERS MEET TO TOUR SAVANNAH HARBOR EXPANSION PROJECT

September-October 2016
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