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January-February 2005

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Navigation Performance Measures Workshop

September 23 Through December 20, 2004

Lewis Proposes Appropriations Sub-Committee Changes

Bids Solicited for Philadelphia Cruise Terminal Dredging

Dredge Fry to Remove Rudee Inlet Shoaling

DSC Delivers 24-inch Dredge to Abu Dhabi

On October 3, 2005, Dredging Supply Company, Inc. (DSC) commissioned a new 24-inch x 24-inch Shark Class dredge for the royal family in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

How the Tsunami Affected Some of Our Friends

Louisiana Governor and Chief of Engineers to Sign Agreement

Boskalis Announces Appointments

NWC Budget Summit Set for March 8 and 9

Hopper Dredge Port Mchins Gets New Suction Position Indicator

Damen Dredging Equipment has delivered two Suction Tube Position Indication (STPI) systems to the hopper dredge Port Mchins of Dragages Verreault Inc. in Canada. The system, consisting of transmitters plus the necessary soft- and hardware, was mounted on a 50-year-old dredge that is still in good condition.

Contractor Leaves Spill Site Free of Contaminants

Last Fall, (2004) contractor D.A. Collins Environmental removed 3000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment from the Genesee River at Rochester, New York. The cleanup, using Cable Arm's dredge cell method, was so thorough that capping with clean material, as originally planned, was not necessary.

C&C Technologies Surveying in Key West

C & C Technologies, Inc., is performing pre-dredge and post-dredge, quality assurance (QA) hydrographic surveys for the Jacksonville District of the Corps of Engineers, as a sub-consultant to Johnson-McAdams Survey & Mapping, LLC. The objective of the survey is to provide geo-referenced multibeam data, used to determine the progress of Bean-Stuyvesant's 12.8-cubic yard backhoe excavator Maricavor, working on the Key West Harbor, Florida, dredging project.

Metso Introduces New Pump Models

Metso Minerals- Thomas Dredge Pumps experienced a strong performance in the sales of dredge pump assemblies and spare parts in its Thomas Simplicity and Marathon pump lines during the year 2004. Based on dollar volume, Metso Minerals had a record year in new pump installation and water end conversions of dredge pumps in sizes eight-inch to 27.5 inch.

Nigerian Ambassador Visits Dredge Christening

Newly-installed Nigerian ambassador Prof. George A. Obiozor visited Baltimore Dredges (Ellicott) last August as his first official trip outside Washington, D.C. The occasion was the commissioning ceremony on August 10 of the dredge Incarnate I, a 10-inch Series 370 Dragon, built for Incarnate Holdings Ltd., Port-Harcourt, Nigeria.

A Tale of Two Holidays: Experiences on the Dredge Thompson

For 68 years, the Thompson, a Corps of Engineers' dredge whose mission is to maintain the navigation channel on inland rivers, has been a stage for the stories of people working and living together on one of the world's greatest rivers. The dredge is part of the fleet based in Fountain City, Wisconsin and operated by the St. Paul District. The crew's response on two holidays, 64 years apart, shows how unpredictable life on the Mississippi River can be.

SAIC, Wilbanks Purchase Sidescans

International Industries Inc. (III) has sold Klein 3000 Digital Side Scan Sonars to SAIC in Newport, Rhode Island, and to Diversified Wilbanks, Inc. of Isle of Palms, South Carolina.

Wooster Adds Denison Products to Inventory

Wooster Hydrostatics, Wooster, Ohio, has added the Denison Hydraulics product line to their inventory of remanufactured and serviceable products. The company also announced that it has acquired Fluid Power Solutions of Hilliard, Ohio.

Port of Rotterdam to Extend Maasvlakte Terminal

The Port of Rotterdam is planning a 2000-hectare land reclamation project, named the Maasvlakte 2, an extension of the existing Maasvlakte terminal. The new land will provide 1000 hectares of surface area suitable for building container terminals and related handling facilities.

Hagler Expanding to Meet Market Demands

Hagler Systems has added a job shop for machining, fabrication, welding, sandblasting and painting, in support of their operation to supply pumps and pump bases to the dredging and mining industries. The company is the North American representative for GIW Industries dredge pumps, and is run by brothers and owners Bob, David and Ben Hagler.

SETAC Conference Included Papers On Dredged Material Evaluation

Researchers gave several presentations related to toxicity testing of dredged material and other sediments at the 25th Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) meeting in Portland, Oregon, November 14-18. SETAC is a non-profit, professional society with a mission to support the development of principles and practices to protect, enhance, and manage sustainable environmental quality and ecosystem integrity.

Omnibus Spending Bill Contains Vital Waterway Funding

Within the recently-passed, President-signed Omnibus Spending Bill, the Corps of Engineers received $4.705 billion within the Energy and Water Development section. Congress appropriated $585 million more than the Administration requested. Congress appropriated $144.5 million for investigations, $1.796 billion for construction projects, $1.959 billion for operations and maintenance, $324.5 million for the Mississippi River and Tributaries, and $481 million for other items. This article lists all the navigation projects funded in this bill, arranged by State.

AGC Announces Legislative Priorities

January 11, 2005. The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) announced today its legislative priorities for the next two years, calling on Congress to increase investment in highway and transit improvements, expand infrastructure investment to promote economic growth (including navigation funding for waterways) and make tax cuts permanent.

AGC Announces Legislative Priorities

Brink Joins Emstec

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