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J. E. Borries Purchses New DSC Dredge for Gulf Coast Barrier Island Reconstruction

J. E. Borries Purchses New DSC Dredge for Gulf Coast Barrier Island Reconstruction

J.E. Borries Inc., a 22-year-old, familyowned, full-service marine construction and dredging company based on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, took delivery of an eight-inch Badger Class dredge by DSC Dredge, LLC in December 2014. Prior to this dredge purchase, J.E. Borries dredged by mechanical means, using a long-reach excavator or a clamshell friction crane. Barrier island reconstruction is an ongoing effort along this section of the Mississippi coast, following the siltation that occurred during Hurricane Isaac in 2012. The company recently was awarded a project by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources to complete the dredging of three bayous in and around Gulfport, Mississippi.

June 2015

Corps to Study Lower Mississippi River Deepening Project

Serious consideration is being given to deepening the lower Mississippi River to keep southern ports competitive once the Panama Canal deepening project – regarded by the shipping industry as a game changer – is completed in 2016.

June 2015
Manson at Work in Sabine-Neches Waterway

Manson at Work in Sabine-Neches Waterway

On May 4, Manson Construction Company began a maintenance dredging project in Sabine Pass, the first inland channel in the Sabine-Neches Waterway (SNWW) on the Texas-Louisiana border. The 2013 tonnage figures place the waterway as third in the nation, and the contract requires that the dredging not interrupt the heavy shipping traffic.

June 2015
Nicaraguan Canal Project Still Draws Skepticism

Nicaraguan Canal Project Still Draws Skepticism

Despite outcry from environmentalists and locals, skeptical tones from market analysts, and a dearth of details from project leaders, the Interoceanic Grand Canal officially broke ground in December.

January-February 2015
Puerto Rico Seeking U.S. Funds for Emergency Dredging

Puerto Rico Seeking U.S. Funds for Emergency Dredging

The governor of Puerto Rico has asked the U.S. federal government to spend $600 million to dredge San Juan’s polluted Martín Peña Channel.

January-February 2015
Corps Completes Mississippi River Emergency Dredging

Corps Completes Mississippi River Emergency Dredging

In July, LS Marine Inc. of Vadnais Heights, Minnesota, joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District on the Mississippi River to reopen the waterway following June floods.

September-October 2014
GLSR Approaching End of Grand Calumet River Remediation Project

GLSR Approaching End of Grand Calumet River Remediation Project

Great Lakes Sediment Remediation, LLC (GLSR) has nearly completed a contract to restore the East Branch of the Grand Calumet River in Northwest Indiana under a Great Lakes Legacy Reauthorization Act contract, awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO).

September-October 2014

Study Shows Economic Impacts from Low Water Levels on the Great Lakes

The Mowat Centre, an independent public policy think tank, based at the School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Toronto, released a report called Low Water Blues: An Economic Impact Assessment of Future Low Water Levels in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River. It details the possible economic impacts from low water levels and the uncertainty surrounding future predictions.

July-August 2014
St. Louis District Completes Spill Barge Thomas N. George and Innovative Flexible Pipeline

St. Louis District Completes Spill Barge Thomas N. George and Innovative Flexible Pipeline

July-August 2014
Versi-Dredge with DREDGEPACK Selected for Israeli Project

Versi-Dredge with DREDGEPACK Selected for Israeli Project

The Israeli Environmental Protection Minister launched an IMS Versi-Dredge with the DREDGEPACK real-time dredge monitoring system from HYPACK, Inc.

June 2014
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