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NY/NJ PORT AUTHORITY ANNOUNCE TENYEAR INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT PLAN

Following the completion of a major deepening project at the Port of New York & New Jersey, the port authority approved its largest ever $32.2 billion ten-year capital improvement plan to rebuild the region’s other aging infrastructure, leveraging private sector dollars, including the largest transportation public-private partnership in the U.S.

April-May 2017

NEW ENGLAND DISTRICT AND NEW HAVEN PORT AUTHORITY CONTINUE STUDY PROCESS FOR DEEPENING PROJECT

The Corps of Engineers New England District and the New Haven Port Authority held an open comment period through February 23 for the New Haven Navigation Improvement Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The two held a public meeting on January 24 in New Haven, Connecticut.

April-May 2017
ALABAMA STATE PORT AUTHORITY SIGNS MOU WITH CUBA

ALABAMA STATE PORT AUTHORITY SIGNS MOU WITH CUBA

In February, the Alabama State Port Authority and the National Port Administration of Cuba signed a five-year cooperative agreement. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Port of Mobile and the Cuban ports marks the first ports agreement signed on U.S. soil since 1959.

April-May 2017
GREAT LAKES BEGINS MAINTENANCE WORK AT BALTIMORE HARBOR

GREAT LAKES BEGINS MAINTENANCE WORK AT BALTIMORE HARBOR

Great Lakes Dredge and Dock began a maintenance dredging project at Baltimore Harbor channels. Under contract with the Corps of Engineers Baltimore District, the contractor will remove 1 million cubic yards. The $14.1 million contract was awarded last fall. Great Lakes began dredging in February.

April-May 2017

PORT OF EVERGLADES CONTINUES STUDIES DURING PED PHASE FOR DEEPENING PROJECT; PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD OPEN THROUGH MARCH

The Port of Everglades announced earlier this year that it was in support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ongoing efforts to continue surveys as part of the environmental process for the navigation improvement projects. The Corps is conducting studies during a two-year preconstruction, engineering and design (PED) phase, which will continue into 2018.

April-May 2017

TEXAS STATE SENATE PASSES PORT EXPANSION ACT

On March 30, the Texas state Senate passed Senate Bill 28 – the Texas Port Expansion Act – introduced by Senator Brandon Creighton (R – Conroe). The bill passed with a unanimous vote.

April-May 2017
Michels, Luedtke Perform Integral Work in Cat Island Restoration

Michels, Luedtke Perform Integral Work in Cat Island Restoration

Two Midwestern dredging companies played a significant role in a long-term island building project that promises environmental and ecological benefits to Green Bay in northeastern Wisconsin, and also increases the region’s capacity for the placement of dredged materials. In April 2017, Luedtke Engineering of Frankfort, Michigan, completed a maintenance dredging project, which added 410,000 cubic yards to the islands.

April-May 2017

Saginaw River Deepening Study on Hold as Funding Unavailable

For several years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has looked into deepening the Saginaw River near Saginaw Bay in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, but the federal government has not fully funded its share of a feasibility study, expected to cost $1.3 million in total.

April-May 2017
Jan De Nul Group Excavates Foundation for Offshore Wind Farm

Jan De Nul Group Excavates Foundation for Offshore Wind Farm

In mid-November 2016, Energinet.dk and 50Hertz Transmission GmbH announced that they had awarded the Joint Venture Iemants-Jan De Nul Group the EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation) contract for two gravity based foundations (GBFs). This will be part of the Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm, a 600 MW offshore wind farm in the Danish Baltic Sea, together with the Combined Grid Solution interconnector project. As of December 2016, engineering for the project has been started.

April-May 2017
Van Oord, Boskalis Joint Venture Assume Dredging at Brazil’s Port of Santos

Van Oord, Boskalis Joint Venture Assume Dredging at Brazil’s Port of Santos

The Brazilian Ministry of Transports, Ports and Civil Aviation has finally signed a contract for a joint venture (JV) made up of Van Oord and Boskalis for the capital and maintenance dredging of the Port of Santos. This follows a number of setbacks, which have delayed the project for about a year. The whole process to dredge the Port of Santos, including the initial tendering to find a contractor, should last about two years.

April-May 2017
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