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March-April 2006

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Dredgers Gather to Form WEDA Panama Chapter

Dredgers Gather to Form WEDA Panama Chapter

. Dredging professionals from Europe and the Americas gathered in Panama in February to support the formation of the Panama Chapter of the Western Dredging Association. Held February 14 through 18 at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort, the event drew nearly 100 people from the Americas and Europe.

Dredging Contract Awards, September 9, 2005 to March 8, 2006

Manson Christens Hopper Dredge

Manson Christens Hopper Dredge

. A very special event was held on January 14th for both Manson Construction Co. and its employees, as well as for Glenn and Janet Edwards. The christening of the newest addition to the Manson fleet of equipment was held in Mobile, Alabama. The hopper dredge Glenn Edwards was officially christened by Janet Edwards under clear, but breezy, skies at the Alabama Shipyard in Mobile. Guests from Manson, Atlantic Marine, suppliers and public officials were on hand to welcome this amazing vessel into Mansons hopper dredge fleet.

Vsquez Recommends New Panama Canal Lane

AAPA Urges Port Worker Screening

Vsquez Recommends New Panama Canal Lane

The Chairman of the Panama Canal Authority's Board of Directors announced on Monday, April 24, 2006 its recommendation to build a new lane along the Panama Canal that will double capacity and allow more traffic.

Barry Holliday Retires from Corps of Engineers

Goodbye, George Watts; Challenging Congress to Do the Right Thing

Barry Holliday Retires from Corps of Engineers

Barry Holliday, Navigation Program Manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has announced that he will retire from the Corps in April after a 33-year career with that agency. He will go to work for the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) as an association executive, where he will work in government affairs and policy and regulatory issues.

Walk to D'Feet ALS

Dredging Contract Awards, July 7 to October 4, 2005

Dredging Contract Awards, November 28 through December 29, 2005

October 7, 2005 through November 2, 2005

Consortium withdraws from tendering procedure Maasvlakte 2

Miami Port Tunnel Testing Expands

Miami Port Tunnel Testing Expands

. A new round of geotechnical tests will begin this week in Government Cut channel, site of the future Port of Miami Tunnel. Prospective bidders had indicated they wanted more information before seeking the contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain that project.

George M. Watts

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