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BARNSTABLE COUNTY ORDERS DREDGE FROM ELLICOTT

Barnstable County on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, announced on September 21 it has ordered a second dredge from Ellicott Dredge. The new dredge will cost $1.89 million and will take nine months to build. It will be trucked in sections to new Bedford and assembled there.

November-December 2016

KNUD E. HANSEN CELEBRATES 80 YEARS, NEW LOGO

In preparation for its 80th birthday celebrations next year, Danish Naval Architect firm, Knud E. Hansen, has announced its new company logo. The new design – picturing the superstructure of a modern cruise ship within the lines of a traditional Viking longship – combines the company’s modern perspective on the world of ship design with its rich maritime heritage.

September-October 2016
ROYAL IHC INTRODUCES NEW DESIGN PHI-LOSOPHY, AND NEW CEO

ROYAL IHC INTRODUCES NEW DESIGN PHI-LOSOPHY, AND NEW CEO

Royal IHC introduced a new design philosophy for offshore vessels at the ONS exhibition in Norway. The company said its new line of vessels showcases its ability to transform functional requirements into optimal performance with contemporary, safe and comfortable Dutch design techniques.

September-October 2016
ANTON BERKENHEGER GROUP PLANS U.S. MARKET ENTRY

ANTON BERKENHEGER GROUP PLANS U.S. MARKET ENTRY

The Anton Berkenheger Group is planning entry into the U.S. market, and one of the first steps was its participation at PWX (Public Works Exhibition) in Minneapolis, from August 28 to 31. This exhibition addresses decision makers, professionals and interested parties from the municipal sector who want to network and learn about the newest technologies for municipal work.

September-October 2016
JAMES FISHER INTRODUCES NEW MASS FLOW EXCAVATOR

JAMES FISHER INTRODUCES NEW MASS FLOW EXCAVATOR

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

USCG Shuts Down Nine Maritime DGPS Beacons

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced that because of the comments received from navigation, dredging and hydrographic survey sec-tors, that only nine maritime beacons will be shut down, or disestablished, leaving most of the coastal and inland river National Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS) beacons in operation.

September-October 2016
Johan Dolman’s Material Processing Equipment Has Been a Boon to Major Dredging Projects

Johan Dolman’s Material Processing Equipment Has Been a Boon to Major Dredging Projects

On June 16, Johan Dolman and Ron Dielhof stood on the Miami Hyatt Regency patio near the location of the symbolic “last scoop” of the Miami River clean-up project, taken on October 15, 2008. Dolman’s company, Boskalis Dolman, part of the Boskalis group, was sub-contracted to process all 720,000 cubic yards of the material, mostly contaminated, removed from five miles of the river in that project. Ron Dielhof was a project engineer on that job, and today is Boskalis environmental process manager.

September-October 2016
DEME Group Building the World’s First LNG-Powered Dredges

DEME Group Building the World’s First LNG-Powered Dredges

September-October 2016
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