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July-August 2009

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WEDA Pacific Chapter to Meet November 4 - 6 in San Diego

WEDA chapter meeting, Pacific Chapter, 2009, San Diego

Tuesday Is Last Day for WEDA Eastern Chapter Discount Rate

WEDA Gulf Chapter Dates Set for November 17 and 18

Moffatt & Nichol Receives Guam Contract

Construction Fatality Rate Significantly Declines

M.P. Kramer Joins Boskalis Board

Construction Law Firms Merge

Bowe Honored With Two Awards

DSC Opens Design Center

Jan de Nul Dredge Launched in Croatia

On Friday, August 14, Jan de Nul launched the cutter dredge Ibn Battuta at the Uljanik Brodogradiliste d.d. Shipyard in Pula, Croatia. Delivery is expected at the end of the year.

ABS Chairman Cites Constraints on Great Lakes Shipping

Waterways Journal Acquires IDR

Anchor QEA Offers Scholarships

Transcript of Robert Somerville's Address to Lake Carriers

Kramer Appointed to Boskalis Board

Beach Preservation Group Joins Supreme Court Case

Committee Finalizing Plans for Dredging Talks at AGG1 2010 in Cincinnati

Committee Finalizing Plans for Dredging Talks at AGG1 2010 in Cincinnati

The Education section of the second Agg1 conference will contain a significant focus on dredging. The Mining, Reclamation and Dredging committee met by conference call on June 30 and discussed potential topics for the 2010 conference, which will be held in Cincinnati on February 15 through 18 at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Fifteen topics were suggested, both in the conference call and in succeeding days, of which six were on dredging, reported Charles Johnson, committee member.

Panama Canal Lock Construction Project to Begin

Nelson Joins Supreme Manufacturing

Nelson Joins Supreme Manufacturing

Chris Nelson joined Supreme Manufacturing, Inc. as vice president and National Sales Manager as of June 8. Nelson has nearly 20 years of experience in the floating clamshell dredge industry, and was formerly general manager at Rohr Corporation.

NEW PRODUCT -- Bolt Locking Pipe Floats

NEW PRODUCT -- Bolt Locking Pipe Floats

Rotonics Manufacturing Inc. has introduced an improved Bolt Locking Standard Pipe Float series for its customers in the dredging, construction, mining and aggregate industries.

WEDA Best Paper Winner

WEDA Best Paper Winner

GE Reports Elevated PCBs in Hudson River

GE Reports Elevated PCBs in Hudson River

On August 6, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported that General Electric had discovered elevated dissolved PCBs at the Thompson Island dam a mile downstream of the environmental dredging operation to clean remove the contaminants from the Hudson River.

A Report on What One Engineer Unit Accomplished in Iraq

Vortex Marine Construction Using DB Vengeance At Richmond Entrance Channel Maintenance

Vortex Marine Construction Using DB Vengeance At Richmond Entrance Channel Maintenance

Vortex Marine Construction is using the dredge DB Vengeance, equipped with a 10 cubic yard Cable Arm bucket on the Richmond, California entrance channel.

Knudsen Supplies Arctic Sensors

Knudsen Engineering Limited (KEL), has received a contract from International Submarine Engineering (ISE) of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada, to supply arctic sensors for installation on two new ISE Explorer Class autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).

Jan de Nul Launches Ibn Battuta in Croatia

CMS Buys Damen  Dredges for Azerbaijan

CMS Buys Damen Dredges for Azerbaijan

Damen Dredging Equipment has delivered two cutter dredges a Model CSD450 and a CSD500 to Caspian Marine Services (CMS), to work in Azerbaijan. CMS provides ship-operating services in the Caspian Sea.

A Confluence of Thoughts at the Confluence of the Three Rivers

A Confluence of Thoughts at the Confluence of the Three Rivers

PIANC USA, the International Navigation Association, held its annual general meeting in Pittsburgh the week of July 13th. Known as the Three Rivers area, Pittsburgh is at the confluence of the Ohio, the Monongahela and the Allegheny Rivers.

J.F. Brennan Uses 335,000 Cubic Yards of Aggregates For Capping in Little Lake Buttes des Morts

J.F. Brennan Uses 335,000 Cubic Yards of Aggregates For Capping in Little Lake Buttes des Morts

J.F. Brennan has finished the Operable Unit 1 (OU1) cleanup and capping at Little Lake Buttes des Morts on Wisconsins Fox River. This section of the project is six miles long and contains 1363 acres. Two eight-inch articulated ladder DSC dredges were used to dredge 260 acres, and 110 acres were capped with sand, gravel, or a combination, to stabilize the contaminants.

May 29, 2009 through July 21, 2009

Dredging Days Program Set

House Approves Appropriations Bill

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