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DMI, Kruse Controls Deliver Dredge

DMI, Kruse Controls Deliver Dredge

Kruse Controls, Inc. automated a DredgeMasters International, Inc. cutterhead dredge for aggregate producer Phoenix Pinelands Corp. of Barnegat, New Jersey. The customer wanted a dredge that would produce efficiently, logically and automatically with little operator intervention. Kruse Controls is a system integrator in Baltimore, Maryland, operating since 1991. They have been producing dredge automation systems since 1996.

Ross Delivers Survey Boat to Rock Island

Ross Delivers Survey Boat to Rock Island

March/April 2003 In December, 2002, Ross Laboratories, Inc. delivered a 34-foot boat with a Ross Mini-Sweep System to the Rock Island District, Corps of Engineers. It was the second boat Ross has delivered to the District in the past year. The boat will be used for hydrographic surveying on the Mississippi River.

Titan Lifts 4000-ton Wreck

Titan Lifts 4000-ton Wreck

March/April 2003 Titan Maritime has lifted the forward section of the Delta Conveyor, a converted T-2 tanker that sank in the Mississippi River adjacent to Delta Bulk Terminal in Convent, Louisiana. The Titan crew cut the ship into two pieces using chain cutters. The 300 x 90 barge Marmac-300 was partially submerged, and the wreck was pulled onto the inclined barge using Titan Linear Chain Pullers. The lift was approximately 4000 tons, believed to be the heaviest single salvage lift ever completed on the Mississippi River.

December 23 2004 through through April 3, 2004

Dredging contract awards from December 23, 2003 through April 23, 2004.

CEDA Issues WODCON XVII Call for Papers

To be held in Hamburg The Central Dredging Association (CEDA) has issued a call for papers for WODCON XVII, the seventeenth World Dredging Congress, to be held in Hamburg, Germany at the CCH Congress Centrum Hamburg, September 27 through October 1, 2004. Deadline for submission of abstracts is October 1, 2003. The theme of the congress is Dredging in a Sensitive Environment.

CEDA Issues WODCON XVII Call for Papers

IRPT Meeting to be Held April 9 - 11

The Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals (IRPT) annual conference will take place in Kansas City, Missouri April 9, 10 and 11th, and includes education courses that will earn personal development hours (PDHs) for professional engineers. A total of five points are possible for the entire conference.

IRPT Meeting to be Held Next Week

The Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals (IRPT) annual conference will take place in Kansas City, Missouri April 9, 10 and 11th, and includes education courses that will earn personal development hours (PDHs) for professional engineers. A total of five points are possible for the entire conference.

Hager is New NWC Director

Hager is New NWC Director

Worth Hager, vice president-public affairs of the National Waterways Conference (NWC), will become the organizations executive director, effective May 1. Her appointment was ratified on March 6 at a meeting of NWCs board of directors. She will succeed Harry N. Cook, the Conferences long-time president, who was named president emeritus.

NovAtel Developing Galileo Receivers

January/February 2003 issue NovAtel Inc. has announced a 220,000 euro (US$ 235,400) contract award for the initial development phase of the ground reference receiver for the European Galileo program. Work is to be completed by February 2003. The contract was awarded by the European Space Agency (ESA). Galileo is the European Unions global navigation satellite system, expected to be in operation by 2008, with up to 30 satellites orbiting the earth. NovAtel and ESA are working toward replacing this interim agreement with a full contract worth 500,000 euros. Work under the additional contract would be completed by the end of 2003.

Battelle to Hold Seminar in Venice

CARIS 2003 Call For Papers Issued

CARIS will hold its annual users conference in St. Louis, Missouri, November 18 through 21 at the Adams Mark Hotel. Conference organizers are seeking papers that address day-to-day applications of CARIS software across its land, marine and software development user communities.

Battelle to Hold Seminar in Venice

March/April 2003 issue Battelle will sponsor an International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments at the Palazzo del Cinema, Venice, Italy, September 30 through October 3, 2003. Presentations will focus on all aspects of remediation and management of contaminated sediments.

CARIS 2003 Call For Papers Issued

March/April 2003 issue CARIS will hold its annual users conference in St. Louis, Missouri, November 18 through 21 at the Adams Mark Hotel. Conference organizers are seeking papers that address day-to-day applications of CARIS software across its land, marine and software development user communities.

Battelle to Hold Seminar in Venice

January/February 2003 issue Battelle will sponsor an International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments at the Palazzo del Cinema, Venice, Italy, September 30 through October 3, 2003. Presentations will focus on all aspects of remediation and management of contaminated sediments.

NovAtel Developing Galileo Receivers

W&S Introduces Rugged Small Dredge

March/April 2003 issue W&S Dredge Manufacturer, in Greenbush, Michigan, has been in business for 35 years, designing and manufacturing small dredges. The company has built several dredges for small projects, such as one eighth of an acre or larger ponds, but these units ended up too heavy, too bulky, and too time consuming and costly to move in and out of the job site locations. The company has solved all these problems with a new dredge Model D-16-2.

NovAtel Developing Galileo Receivers

March/April 2003 issue NovAtel Inc. has announced a 220,000 euro (US$ 235,400) contract award for the initial development phase of the ground reference receiver for the European Galileo program. Work is to be completed by February 2003. The contract was awarded by the European Space Agency (ESA).

W&S Introduces Rugged Small Dredge

March/April 2003 issue W&S Dredge Manufacturer, in Greenbush, Michigan, has been in business for 35 years, designing and manufacturing small dredges. The company has built several dredges for small projects, such as one eighth of an acre or larger ponds, but these units ended up too heavy, too bulky, and too time consuming and costly to move in and out of the job site locations. The company has solved all these problems with a new dredge Model D-16-2. There are three or more characteristics that helped achieve our goal, said Tom Stojsik, company president. First, W&S and Pekor Pumps, Inc. have developed a completely new lightweight heavy-duty six-inch dredge pump. This Ni-Hard pump is designed much like the larger sand and gravel pumps with a head capability of 250 feet. The main reason W&S choose Pekor Pumps, Inc. is due to our experience over the last 25 years in receiving excellent product quality and service. Second, a lightweight dredge pump was needed to achieve the quality and performance as in our larger dredge models. This has been accomplished. Third, we achieved dredge mobility with the specially designed undercarriage and axle assembly, which provides a roll-in, roll-out system, he said. The dredge is perfect for golf courses, shrimp farms, small marinas, small sand slurry operations, fishponds, small clean up projects, and much more, said Stojsik. The new dredge model weighs less than 20,000 pounds, and is equipped with a powerful little cutterhead. We have referred to the word little, as this dredge has been downscaled from our larger dredging units in order to handle smaller jobs, said Stosjik. During our testing period of this unit, we deliberately placed the dredge in severe conditions to find its weaknesses. The testing site was a sand and gravel pit containing large stones. Keep in mind this dredging unit has no business being placed in this type of dredging condition, as its size does not allow for the passage of large stones. The dredge has been manufactured only for sand and small stones. However, the performance during the testing phase in this particular situation went far beyond our expectations, he said. Other unique and special features are the removable engine house cover and control cabin. The control cabin has been well insulated for noise reduction. This model is also equipped with lightweight aluminum side tanks, which can be easily handled by one man. There are 10 side tanks and two main hull (full length) foam filled compartments. Three additional compartments have been placed under the engine, pump and control house, for a total of 15 individual compartments. Package prices for the Model D-16-2 vary between $127,000.00 and $158,000.00.

Steelhead Installs Trimble System

Steelhead Installs Trimble System

The Quileute River dredging project Steelhead Constructors Incorporated contracted Measutronics Corporation to install a positioning and guidance system for the 14-inch cutterhead dredge "Circle Hill" during a three-month maintenance dredging project in the Quileute River. Measutronics installed a system that aided the dredge operators in positioning the dredge, showed real-time cutterhead elevation and cut and fill depths, and provided daily real-time report data for the cutterhead position and depths.

Steelhead Installs Trimble System

Ian Anderson Joins Cashman

Steel Processors Acquires Mobile Pulley

Degrees of Belief

Degrees of Belief

BOOK REPORT: Degrees of Belief by Steven G. Vick 472 pages, soft cover Publication date 2002 by ASCE Press The American Society of Civil Engineers announces Degrees of Belief: Subjective Probability and Engineering Judgment, which gives a unique perspective on engineering. Three core elements: uncertainties in knowledge, inductive reasoning, and individual expertise are intertwined in this book to bring new meaning to engineering, science and technology.

Steel Processors Acquires Mobile Pulley

Steel Processors, Inc., Theodore, Alabama, has acquired Mobile Pulley & Machine Works, and will run it the way it was run 10 years ago said Billy Prine, president of Steel Processors. Metso Minerals in turn purchased the small pump product lines and the Florida cutter line from Steel Processors. Steel Processors was the high bidder at a court-approved auction on January 13, held in the Mobile Pulley offices.

Dredging Regs Tough to Deal With

Dredging Regs Tough to Deal With, Survey Finds A recent survey of marina operators found that environmental regulations that involve dredging and disposal of dredged material are the most difficult for marinas to deal with. The survey was conducted by Applied Technology & Management, Inc., an environmental, coastal, and water resources engineering firm in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

December 2002 Editorial

We lost two good dredging friends in recent months, and both happened to be in Baltimore. Bob Jantzen and Tom Galvin both made great contributions to the dredging industry and both will be sorely missed.

Dredging Regs Tough to Deal With

Coyote Point Dredging Bid Opening

Coyote Point Marina, in San Mateo, California, advertises a contract for maintenance dredging.

Coyote Point Dredging Bid Opening

20032005 Benicia Marina Maintenance Dredging

20032005 Benicia Marina Maintenance Dredging

The City of Benicia, California, has made available the Notice Inviting Bids, contact documents, plans, and specifications for maintenance dredging of the Benicia Marina. Bids are due 10 a.m., March 26, 2003.

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