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RSC Bio Produces Plant-based Lubricant for Extreme Industrial Applications

RSC Bio Solutions has introduced the FUTERRATM product line of sugar-based bio-refined lubricants that have all the characteristics necessary for use in extreme industrial conditions, while meeting U.S. and global regulations for certification as environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs). They have the same protection ability as petroleum-based lubricating oils.

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
WEDA Midwest Chapter Omaha Meeting Focuses Beneficial Use, Contaminated Sediment, Safety and More

WEDA Midwest Chapter Omaha Meeting Focuses Beneficial Use, Contaminated Sediment, Safety and More

The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Midwest Chapter met in Omaha, Nebraska, from March 8 to 10 at the Embassy Suites Old Market hotel to discuss local projects and issues and chapter business matters, as well as some time for networking. Eighty people attended the event, along with 20 sponsors.

April-May 2017
Two Environmental Scientists Receive Inaugural IHS DPC Innovations Awards in Dredging

Two Environmental Scientists Receive Inaugural IHS DPC Innovations Awards in Dredging

At a gala dinner on November 10, 2016, in London’s Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, in England, the first IHS DPC Innovations Awards were presented to a variety of people and companies for outstanding contributions to the dredging and maritime construction industries. According to the organizers, more than one hundred entries were received from across a wide swath of the industry. Often unnoticed, and certainly underestimated, the dredging community took time out on this evening to honor some of its own. Among the recipients were two members of the World Dredging Association (WODA), one from the Western Dredging Association (WEDA), the other from the Central Dredging Association (CEDA), both known for their work with environment and dredging.

January-February 2017
Hall Pacific Rebuilds Borrow Pits Left from WWII; Aid Project Wins Award

Hall Pacific Rebuilds Borrow Pits Left from WWII; Aid Project Wins Award

Hall Pacific won an award for the 2016 Innovate Awards of Excellence, held in New Zealand in September. The dredging and civil construction company, wholly owned by Hall Contracting of Australia, worked in conjunction with New Zealand’s Calibre Consulting on an aid project in Tuvalu, a small island country, located approximately halfway between Australia and Hawaii.

January-February 2017
European Dredging Association Annual General Meet-ing and Conference Focuses on Global CO2 Emissions and Climate Change

European Dredging Association Annual General Meet-ing and Conference Focuses on Global CO2 Emissions and Climate Change

The 2016 Conference and Annual General Meeting of the European Dredging Association (EuDA) was held at the Stanhope Hotel Brussels, Belgium on November 15. According to Paris Sansoglou, EuDA’s Secretary General, “Our conferences try to bring timely topics to the attention of our members. The theme of this year’s Conference ‘Global CO2 Emissions: New Business Opportunities for the European Dredgers?’ is clearly something on the minds of those in the maritime industries.”

January-February 2017
IADC PRESENTS WEBINAR ON ECOSYSTEMS SERVICES

IADC PRESENTS WEBINAR ON ECOSYSTEMS SERVICES

A webinar on “Ecosystem Services” was presented free of charge on November 16 by Dr. Annelies Boerema of the University of Antwerp, Belgium, under the auspices of the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC). This is one of several webinars organized by the IADC over the last few years. For those who missed the live presentation, the Ecosystem Services webinar (and the others as well) can be seen online.

January-February 2017
ROYAL IHC LAUNCHES DEME’S FIRST LNG DREDGE

ROYAL IHC LAUNCHES DEME’S FIRST LNG DREDGE

In December, Royal IHC’s shipyard in Kinderdik, The Netherlands, held a launch ceremony for DEME’s 3,500 cubic meter (4,578 cubic yards) LNG-powered trailing suction hopper dredge Minerva. The official name giving and christening ceremony will take place in the spring of 2017 in Zeebrugge, Belgium.

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
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
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