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Hong Kong International Airport Accepts Tenders for Land Reclamation Contract in the Third Runway System (3RS) Project

Hong Kong International Airport Accepts Tenders for Land Reclamation Contract in the Third Runway System (3RS) Project

The Hong Kong International Airport’s “In-vitation to Tender Three Runway System (3RS) Project” has closed. Known as Contract 3206 – Main Reclamation Works, the tenders for this contract were due for submission to the Airport Authority not later than 16:30 (Hong Kong time) on Wednesday, August 24.

September-October 2016
New York/New Jersey Harbor Deepening Complete After Three Decades

New York/New Jersey Harbor Deepening Complete After Three Decades

On September 1, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New York District and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced the completion of the port’s main navigation channel deepening program, culminating work that spans three decades to deepen the harbor to 50 feet.

September-October 2016
ACP Marks Opening of Expanded Panama Canal

ACP Marks Opening of Expanded Panama Canal

On Sunday, June 26, the new Panama Canal was inaugurated, with the passage of the 984-foot Chinese Neopanamax container ship from COSCO Shipping Panama through the Agua Clara locks at Colón. Colón is a city and sea port on the Caribbean Sea, near the Atlantic entrance to the Canal and the locks are named for the province of Agua Clara. The Chinese vessel had departed from the Greek port of Piraeus on June 11, and two weeks later was greeted with fireworks and cheers from a crowd that had gathered to witness this historic event. This marked the official opening of the expanded Panama Canal which represents a US$5.25 billion investment.

July-August 2016
Dredge Hurley Works Along the Mississippi River

Dredge Hurley Works Along the Mississippi River

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dredge Hurley performed maintenance work outside of New Madrid port in New Madrid, Missouri. Prior to that the Memphis District dredge was working at the Olmstead Lock and Dam project, clearing sediment from the winter months at the project site, which it has done for the last several years. The dustpan Dredge Hurley works up and down the Mississippi River, along with the Corps’ Dredge Potter, to remove shoals and keep navigation open.

July-August 2016

EPA RELEASES PORTLAND HARBOR SUPER-FUND SITE PROPOSED PLAN FOR PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

On June, the Environmental Protection Agency released its proposed plan for the Portland Harbor Superfund site. The public may submit comments on the plan through September 6.

July-August 2016

JACKSONVILLE DISTRICT ADDRESSES CRITICS OF PORT MIAMI AND PORT EVERGLADES DEEPENING PROJECTS

In response to local criticism of the Port Miami deepening project, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District released a statement at the end of May, addressing what it saw as inaccuracies in local reporting and outlining the environmental protection plan and and coral relocation program for the Port Miami project.

July-August 2016
SHIP SIMULATION COMPLETED FOR POST 45 PROJECT

SHIP SIMULATION COMPLETED FOR POST 45 PROJECT

At the Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center (EDRC), in Vicksburg, Mississippi, an exact computer replica of the Charleston Harbor Post 45 Deepening Project is conducting a ship simulation to determine which areas of the channel should be widened and which areas can be maintained. Holly Carpenter, Corps project manager, said the work is being done along with the Charleston Harbor pilots, local tug captains and docking pilots, and could provide cost savings or decreased construction times, if parts of the widening planning in the feasibility study are deemed not needed.

July-August 2016

EAST COAST PORTS WELCOME POST-PANAMAX VESSELS AS EXPAND-ED CANAL OPENS

A number of ports on the East Coast welcomed the largest container ships ever at its docks, following the opening of the newly expanded Panama Canal in June.

July-August 2016
VAN OORD AWARDED CONTRACTS FOR OFFSHORE WINDFARMS IN HOL-LAND AND GERMANY

VAN OORD AWARDED CONTRACTS FOR OFFSHORE WINDFARMS IN HOL-LAND AND GERMANY

June 2016

CORPS PROPOSES MAINTENANCE DREDGING OF CHATHAM STAGE PROJECT

The New England Engineer District is proposing periodic maintenance dredging of the Chatham Stage Harbor Federal Navigation Project in Chatham, Massachusetts. The congressionally authorized project provides for an entrance channel 150 feet wide and 10 feet below Mean Lower Low Water, extending from Chatham Roads through Harding Beach for a distance of about 2.1 miles.

June 2016
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