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July-August 2010

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Eastern Chapter Meeting Scheduled

Photo Feature: Highlights of WEDA 30/TAMU 41

Photo Feature: Highlights of WEDA 30/TAMU 41

Committee Changes Miners Bill Language

The House Education and Labor Committee changed language in the Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010, (H.R. 5663) in response to requests by a coalition of non-coal-mining entities that has been working for some time to inform the committee members that non-gas-producing mines should not be included in the bill.

Dredging Contract Awards - March 26 to July 1, 2010

Dredging contract award notices for the United States from March 26 to July 1, 2010

Ellicott Wins Contract For 14-Inch Bureau of Reclamation Dredge

Ellicott Wins Contract For 14-Inch Bureau of Reclamation Dredge

On June 30, Ellicott Dredges was awarded a $3,247,000 contract by the Bureau of Reclamation of the US Department of Interior to provide a 14-inch cutterhead dredge, 20,000 feet of pipeline, two booster pumps, and a dredge tender. The dredge will be used to clear silt from upstream of the Imperial Dam and other areas, and will pump 16,000 feet to the 1500-acre Laguna settling basin.

A Tale of a River Towboat Captain

A Tale of a River Towboat Captain

Tom Koenig has been operating a tug on the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers for the past two decades, moving barges and dredging equipment for Limited Leasing Company.

Imperial Dam Built for Irrigation and Recreation

Imperial Dam Built for Irrigation and Recreation

The Imperial Diversion Dam was built between 1936 and 1938 on the Colorado River, approximately 18 miles northeast of Yuma, Arizona on River Mile 49.3. The Colorado River in this location forms the boundary between California and Arizona.

Johnny Rozsypal Receives the Murden Lifetime Public Service Award at National Dredging Meeting, Is Honored at Galveston Retirement

Johnny Rozsypal Receives the Murden Lifetime Public Service Award at National Dredging Meeting, Is Honored at Galveston Retirement

Comments by Barry Holliday when presenting the award at the Congressional Reception on May 26 in Washington, D.C. The Dredging Contractors of America has presented the William R. Murden Lifetime Public Service Achievement Award for many years to an individual usually from the Corps of Engineers - who over their career has made an outstanding contribution to the nations dredging and navigation program.

Safety is Top Concern at National Dredging Meeting

Speakers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Dredging Meeting May 26 in Washington, D.C., devoted a great deal of time on funding, future dredging, quality management, communication, navigation and a number of other related areas. But topping the list of concerns expressed by dredgers had to be safety.

Sea turtle experts are working to save the ones caught in the oil spill.

Dredging schedules along the coasts have been dictated by the sea turtle nesting season and migration patterns for decades, so it was discouraging to learn that all species of sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico are at risk and are dying as a result of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Ancil Taylor Heads Sand Boom Dredging Effort to Protect Gulf Coast from Deepwater Horizon Oil

Ancil Taylor Heads Sand Boom Dredging Effort to Protect Gulf Coast from Deepwater Horizon Oil

Bean Dredging, led by Ancil Taylor, is the dredging advisor for the State of Louisiana. The company is working with the Shaw Group to facilitate the unprecedented effort to build sand berms along the Louisiana coastline to stop oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill from entering the bays and marshes along the coast.

AGC Says Construction Employment Close to Stabilizing

Jewel Fisher Dies

Corps Denies Permit for Rock Dikes in Barataria Bay

Today, July 3, 2010, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District commander Col. Al Lee denied a Jefferson Parish request to build rock dikes in the Barataria Basin.

Woods Hole vessel Studying Oil Plumes in Gulf of Mexico

A multidisciplinary team of investigators from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution embarked June 17 on a twelve-day research effort in the Gulf of Mexico aboard the R/V Endeavor, conducting three simultaneous projects funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF) RAPID program.

Orion Marine Group Closes $75 Million Revolving Credit Facility

Orion Marine Group, Inc. (NYSE: ORN) has entered into a new $75 million revolving credit facility. An additional $25 million is available under the facility subject to the lenders discretion. This new facility replaces the existing debt facility that would have matured in September of this year.

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