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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

Two Major USACE Maintenance Contracts Executed by Cottrell

Cottrell Contracting Corporation of Chesapeake, Virginia, reports that its dredge Lexington has been working on a contract known as Maintenance Dredging Wilmington Harbor Anchorage Basin and 42-Foot Project, Brunswick and New Hanover Counties, North Carolina Contract # W912PM-I6-C-0012 with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Lexington is an 18-inch cutter suction dredge with 4,250 installed horsepower and is 200 feet long and 38 feet wide. The contract was awarded in August 2016 and the project started at the end of September 2016. All work will be completed by the end of February.

April-May 2017
Dutch Flood Protection Program to Begin Reinforcing Houtribdijk, Critical Dike Across the IJsselmeer

Dutch Flood Protection Program to Begin Reinforcing Houtribdijk, Critical Dike Across the IJsselmeer

In December 2016, the Netherlands Directorate General for Public Works and Water Management, known in Dutch as Rijkswaterstaat, announced its intention to grant permits for the reinforcement of the Houtribdijk to two Dutch dredging companies, Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) and Van Oord. As of late January that project is set to proceed with a contract that carries a value of 90 million euros (about 96 million dollars) to be divided evenly between the two companies. The project is part of the Netherlands’ national Flood Protection Program (Hoogwaterbeschermingsprogramma).

April-May 2017
Colombian River Authority to Terminate Dredging Contract with Navelena for Magdalena River

Colombian River Authority to Terminate Dredging Contract with Navelena for Magdalena River

Colombia’s river management authority, Cormagdalena, said it will terminate a contract with Navelena, a consortium made up of Brazilian company Odebrecht and the Colombian government Valorcon, to dredge the country’s Magdalena River.

April-May 2017
Sevenson Completes Gowanus Canal Pilot Project

Sevenson Completes Gowanus Canal Pilot Project

January-February 2017

DREDGING ADVANCES IN CHILE’S VALDIVIA CITY RIVERS

January-February 2017

BRAZIL INKS DEAL TO DREDGE MADEIRA RIVER

January-February 2017

EPA NY State DEC Questions Hudson River Cleanup; EPA Responds As It Begins Five-Year Review Process

In August, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos sent a letter to Judith Enck, regional administration, region 2, EPA, challenging the effectiveness of EPAs remedy to clean up PCBs from the Upper Hudson River.

September-October 2016
Kansas Water Office and Partners Celebrate Start of John Redmond Reservoir Dredging

Kansas Water Office and Partners Celebrate Start of John Redmond Reservoir Dredging

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp. on May 17 to ceremoniously direct the official dredging of the John Redmond Reservoir to begin, a much-needed project to restore storage capacity at the reservoir and water supply for the long term. The Great Lakes 22-inch electric dredge LP started work at the reservoir in May.

June 2016
Brevard County Project Proves Gator Aquatic Technologies New Treatment Process

Brevard County Project Proves Gator Aquatic Technologies New Treatment Process

In January 2016, Gator Aquatic Technologies launched as a new company, armed with numerous projects and demand for its new technology that combines liquid solids separation with soluble nutrient and contaminant removal in a single phase. The technology is at work on a project in Brevard County, Florida, in the Indian River Lagoon, removing phosphorus and nitrogen from the contaminated sediment and water along the waterway.

June 2016
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