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KINGS BAY ENTRANCE CHANNEL DREDGING COMPLETED

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announced that the Kings Bay Entrance Channel dredging project was completed by April 12, about a month ahead of schedule.

June 2016

CASHMAN TO DREDGE BEALS HARBOR, PIG ISLAND GUT

On April 20, Cashman Dredging and Marine Contracting Company was awarded a $3.4 million contract by the New England Engineer District to perform maintenance dredging of the Beals Harbor and Pig Island Gut Federal Navigation Projects.

June 2016

JACKSONVILLE DISTRICT AWARDS NEW CONTRACT TO SOUTHERN DREDGING

The Jacksonville District also announced a $10.4 million contract award to Southern Dredging Company on April 8.

June 2016

DREDGING IN ST. JOSEPH HARBOR BEGINS

An MCM Marine dredge arrived from Sault Ste. Marie in mid-May to begin dredging the outer harbor of St. Joseph, Michigan, on Lake Michigan’s eastern shore across the lake from Chicago. Representative Fred Upton, who represents the district in Congress, had earlier announced $1 million to help pay for the work.

June 2016

HUMBOLDT BAY DREDGING UNDERWAY

The Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District’s cutterhead suction dredge Nehalem was dredging the Humboldt Bay navigation channel at press time. Channel depths, which are authorized at 48 feet, were as shallow as 20 feet in some places due to recent heavy rains and silting.

June 2016
BOSKALIS TRANSPORTS AND INSTALLS DOLWIN(2)BETA PLATFORM

BOSKALIS TRANSPORTS AND INSTALLS DOLWIN(2)BETA PLATFORM

Last summer, the installation of the DolwinBeta, the offshore High Voltage Direct Cur-rent (HVDC platform) that will connect three offshore wind farms in the German part of the North Sea, was completed. The offshore converter station is part of the DolWin2 project, which will be operated by transmission system operator TenneT. The Dolwin(2)Beta converter is presently being tested this spring and is expected to be fully connected to the grid in December 2016.

June 2016
JAN DE NUL ANNOUNCES OFFSHORE CONTRACTS IN BELGIUM AND FINLAND

JAN DE NUL ANNOUNCES OFFSHORE CONTRACTS IN BELGIUM AND FINLAND

In March of this year, Jan De Nul (JDN) announced two important wind park contracts. One was the appointment by Nobelwind of JDN as Engineering-Procurement-Construction-Installation (EPCI) contractor to install all foundations and the 50 3.3 megawatt (MW) MHI Vestas wind turbines offshore at its fourth offshore wind farm in Belgian territorial waters. These turbines will have an installed capacity of 165 megawatt and will supply green power to 186,000 Belgian households yearly. The first foundation components arrived in the harbor of Oostende on March 23. The first installation offshore started in May, when the installation vessel, Vole au vent, picked up the foundation components and brought them to the site at sea. The installation of all foundations is expected to last until the beginning of September, depending on weather conditions. Jan De Nul Group christened the newest offshore installation vessel, Vole au vent, on April 28, after which returned to a nearby quay in the port to resume the activities for the Nobelwind project. The 140-meter (459-foot) long vessel has a Liebherr crane on deck.

June 2016
DEME SIGNS CONTRACTS FOR OFFSHORE WIND FARMS IN THE GERMAN NORTH SEA

DEME SIGNS CONTRACTS FOR OFFSHORE WIND FARMS IN THE GERMAN NORTH SEA

At the end of March, DEME announced that it will help develop MEG I offshore wind farm, in partnership with Nordsee Offshore, in the German North Sea. MEG I will be one of Germany’s largest offshore wind farms and is located in the German Bight, some 45 kilo-meters (28 miles) north of Borkum. This 400 megawattsw (MW) project will provide renew-able energy to more than one million people and realizes a reduction of 1.5 million tons of CO2 emissions every year. DEME will participate in the further development of the wind farm until financial close. Afterwards, DEME will be involved in the construction and maintenance of the wind farm and its long-term funding.

June 2016

EUROPEAN CONTRACTORS PLAY MAJOR ROLE IN OFFSHORE WIND FARMS

Both 2015 and the first quarter of 2016 saw a series of new contracts with major dredging companies for the installation of European off-shore wind farms. These contracts constitute a significant part of the turnover for the four major European dredging companies. (See stories below). In general, the dredging companies are responsible for operations such as preparing the seabed to receive the windmill foundations, placing them and backfilling with rock after the platforms have been placed to stabilize and protect them from currents and severe weather. Next to these activities, however, the dredging companies are more and more often joint venture partners and main contractors, providing both financing and managerial capability, as well as extensive maritime expertise.

June 2016
DEME STARTS PHASE 1 OF TUAS TERMINAL DEVELOPMENT

DEME STARTS PHASE 1 OF TUAS TERMINAL DEVELOPMENT

Work on Phase 1 of the Tuas Terminal in Singapore was formerly started on April 29 with the launching of the first caisson by Singapore’s Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan. This marked the start of the contract for the construction of the first phase of a new $1.82 billion mega-port in Singapore. The contract was awarded in May 2015 by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) to a joint venture between Dredging International Asia Pacific Ltd. (DIAP), a subsidiary of Belgium’s DEME Group, incorporated in Singapore and DAELIM Industrial Co., Ltd., headquartered in Seoul, Korea, a global developer and contractor.

June 2016
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