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Environmental Abstracts Due July 7 for Battelle Sediment Conference

Conference to Showcase Dredging Technology Development in China

Promoting the beneficial uses of dredged material, saving natural resources, and promoting environmental protection is the theme of the Third International Congress for Dredging Technology in China, slated for November 18 and 19, 2008 in Tianjin, China.

Dredging Helps Ship Traffic in Yangtze River

Yangtze River container traffic volumes rose to a record high of 5.54 million teus (twenty-foot-equivalent units) in 2007, an increase of 38 per cent over the previous year, according Yangtze Transport 2008: Accessing Chinas Interior.

First WEDA Brazil Chapter Meeting Held In Rio de Janeiro, November 2007

First WEDA Brazil Chapter Meeting Held In Rio de Janeiro, November 2007

Attendees at the Brazil Chapter meeting of the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) heard 31 technical papers during the three-day event held December 9 through 12, 2007. Twenty companies brought exhibits to the conference, which was attended by approximately 200 people.

Jacksonville District Holds Industry Meeting to Solicit Contractor Input on Deepening

Jacksonville District Holds Industry Meeting to Solicit Contractor Input on Deepening

On March 13, the Jacksonville District held an Industry Day to meet with contractors interested in bidding on the Jacksonville Deepening project.

Events

Events feature for May June issue 2008.

Kruse Controls Automates Sand and Gravel Dredge Lisa Rose

Kruse Controls Automates Sand and Gravel Dredge Lisa Rose

Jay Wise of Kruse Controls replaced the operating system on the cutter suction dredge Lisa Rose with the companys complete automation package.

To the editor

Dewatering with Geotextile Tubes

RAMP Coalition Seeks to Ensure Channel Maintenance Funding

An explanation of the philosophy of the 100+-member Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Fairness Coalition and RAMP, (Realize Americas Maritime Promise). Spokesperson is Barry Holliday, Dredging Contractors of America.

Canal Project Wins Infrastructure Awards

Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Deputy Administrator/CFO Jos Barrios Ng was presented with the Best Long Term Performance Project and Strategic Project of the Year awards for the Panama Canal Expansion Program at the 6th Annual CG/LA Infrastructure Latin-American Forum held at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Thursday, April 3, 2008.

Mediterranean Days Set for Palermo, Italy

Mediterranean Days of Coastal and Port Engineering will be held on October 7 through 9, 2008 in Palermo, Italy at the Grand Hotel Villa Igiea.

Shaw Gets Massive New Orleans Contract

The Shaw Groups Environmental & Infrastructure Group has been awarded the largest design-build civil works project in the history of the Corps of Engineers.

Geotextile Tube Case Studies Disclose Effectiveness In Dewatering Contaminated Materials

Geotextile Tube Case Studies Disclose Effectiveness In Dewatering Contaminated Materials

Infrastructure Alternatives of Comstock Park, Michigan, has applied geotextile tube technology in a number of contaminated material dredging projects throughout the Eastern United States in both the private and public sector.

The Western Dredging Association and the Texas A&M Center for Dredging Studies present: Why We Dredge

The Western Dredging Association and the Texas A&M Center for Dredging Studies present: Why We Dredge

WEDA and Texas A&M Annual Meeting

Boskalis Launches Dredge Shoreway

Boskalis Launches Dredge Shoreway

On April 17, Boskalis Westminster nv launched and christened their new trailing suction hopper dredge Shoreway.

Dredge Operators Train at Texas A&M Simulator Course

Dredge Operators Train at Texas A&M Simulator Course

The January 14-16, 2008 Cutter Suction Dredge Simulator short course attracted eight participants.

Jan De Nul Group Orders Self-Propelled Cutter

On December 21, 2007, Jan De Nul Group signed a contract with Uljanik Brodogradiliste d.d. in Pula, Croatia, for a fourth large self propelled cutter suction dredge.

Scientists Will Explore Sediment Management At Symposium in France

Hurricane Response Conference Set for Mobile in November

PIANC will present Gulf Coast Hurricane Preparedness, Response, Recovery and Rebuilding conference for those interested in post-storm ecosystem restoration and coastal infrastructure protection.

Hypack Software Training Scheduled Around the World

HYPACK will hold training conferences for its PC-based surveying, positioning and navigation software in a number of countries in the second half of 2008.

Hillsboro Inlet Dredge Delivered

Hillsboro Inlet Dredge Delivered

Cover photo: The 14-inch Coastal Dragon model Hillsboro Inlet was delivered to Florida in April 2008.

ICE Issues Call for Papers for Breakwater Conference

The Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) is accepting abstracts for its Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters 2009 Conference.

Advanced Geotextile Tube Design for Dewatering Industrial and Municipal Sludge

Advanced Geotextile Tube Design for Dewatering Industrial and Municipal Sludge

This is a review of a study made of the new weave design, a recent innovation for geotextile tubes, recently introduced to the marketplace.

Dredging Supply Company Wins Presidents E Award for Export Growth in the U.S.

Dredging Supply Company Wins Presidents E Award for Export Growth in the U.S.

Dredging Supply Company, Inc. (DSC) has been selected to receive the Presidents E Certificate for Exports award in recognition of their achievement in export growth in the U.S. business community.

Environmental Groups To Meet in Panama

The CEDA Environmental Commission (CEC) and WEDA Environmental Committee will meet in Panama, March 3 through 8, 2009.

TANK BARGE DIESEL POWER

TANK BARGE DIESEL POWER

A heavy-duty 183 hp radiator-cooled diesel power unit from Laborde Products, Inc. can be custom-built to fit the customers needs.

CONTRACT AWARDS March 21, 2008 through May 15, 2008

New Edition of Environmental Aspects of Dredging Released

New Edition of Environmental Aspects of Dredging Released

IADC (International Association of Dredging Companies) and CEDA (Central Dredging Association) have published a revised version of Environmental Aspects of Dredging.

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Announces Dividend

Call for Papers Issued for Submerged Lands Conference

Hypack Training Conferences Planned

CHEC Wins Saudi Job

China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. (CHEC) was awarded a $586 million contract for design and construction of a new port in Ras Azzawr, Saudi Arabia.

Undersea Positioning Scopes Help Place Concrete Structures

Undersea Positioning Scopes Help Place Concrete Structures

CodaOctopus Products has made an agreement with Van Oord to deliver Coda Echoscopes for deployment on various underwater construction projects.

Liverpool to Host Hydro8 Symposium

The Hydrographic Society UK, on behalf of the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies, will hold the 16th International Hydrographic Symposium, Hydro8, in Europes 2008 Capital of Culture, Liverpool, on November 4 through 6.

Partrac Completes Water Quality Project in Kent

On February 22, Partrac announced that it had completed a water quality monitoring study in the Princes Channel, Kent, UK, on behalf of the Port of London Authority (PLA).

ICE and Damen Provide Low Tech Dredge For India Project

ICE and Damen Provide Low Tech Dredge For India Project

ICE and Damen Dredging Equipment have delivered a dredge package to Navayuga Engineering Company, India.

Dutch Dredging Upgrades Systems

Dutch Dredging has contracted Reson Rotterdam to upgrade the guidance and monitoring Systems aboard the hopper dredge Amazone to PDS2000 Hopper.

General Acoustics Adds U.S. Rep

General Acoustics GmbH (Germany) has appointed Tom Opishinski of Interactive Oceanographics from East Greenwich, Rhode Island as their new distributor for the Eastern United States.

Dredging International Purchases Odom ES3 Portable Multibeam

Dredging International Purchases Odom ES3 Portable Multibeam

Odom Hydrographic Systems, Inc. announces that Dredging International (DI), has purchased an Odom ES3-M10 integrated multibeam echo sounder and motion sensor.

IXSEA Display Features Live Link with Vessel in the Mediterranean

IXSEA Display Features Live Link with Vessel in the Mediterranean

Visitors to the IXSEA booth at OI08 in London recently were treated to a series of live TV shows. The companys seafloor mapping and subsea positioning systems and solutions were in action via satellite link-up with the MINIBEX oceanographic vessel in the Mediterranean Sea.

Orion Marine Group Acquires Subaqueous Services, Inc.

298 Words Orion Marine Group, Inc. announced on February 29,2008 that is had acquired substantially all of the assets and business of Subaqueous Service, Inc. (SSI) for $35 million in cash.

Escort Is New Trimble Rep in Poland

Escort Ltd., of Szczecin, Poland is Trimbles new distributor of marine GPS solutions for hydrographic surveys, third party integration on marine vessels, dredging, barge positioning and marine construction in Poland.

International Seaport Dredging Orders Cutter Dredge

192 Words VOSTA LMG has been awarded a contract for a cutter suction dredge CSD750 by International Seaport Dredging Ltd., a joint venture company of the Belgian Dredging International (member of the DEME group) and the Indian construction group Larsen & Toubro.

HYPACK 2008 Available, Includes New Features

On February 15th, 2008, HYPACK, Inc. released HYPACK 2008.

Dredging International Part of Coentunnel Consortium

Belgian dredging company Dredging International is a member of the Coentunnel Company BV, a consortium that has signed a contract to build a second tunnel under the North Sea Canal in Amsterdam.

Van Oord to Lay Cable Across Westerscheldt

Van Oord to Lay Cable Across Westerscheldt

Van Oord was awarded a contract to lay a 150kV cable across the Westerscheldt river, Ellewoutsdijk and Terneuzen, the Netherlands.

Ellicott Receives Middle East Orders

Ellicott Receives Middle East Orders

As of the beginning of 2008, Ellicott and its associated companies had more than a dozen dredges under construction for Middle Eastern clients.

Hemisphere Announces Eclipse Development Kit

Hemisphere Announces Eclipse Development Kit

Hemisphere GPS has announced the release of an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) development kit for its Eclipse dual-frequency GPS receiver technology.

Scientists Tow AUV With Kayak to Protect Coral

Scientists Tow AUV With Kayak to Protect Coral

In order to protect sensitive coral near Bonaire in Netherlands Antilles in the Caribbean, Richard Yeo surveyed the area by towing an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) using a kayak.

Campbell Scientific Acquires OBS Line From D&A Instruments

Campbell Scientific Acquires OBS Line From D&A Instruments

Campbell Scientific, Inc., of Logan, Utah, has purchased the OBS product line from D&A Instrument Company.

Dredges Leave Western Hemisphere for Bahrain

Dredges Leave Western Hemisphere for Bahrain

Early this year, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company transported four dredges and auxiliary plant to the Middle East to work on projects in Bahrain.

Tulsa Winch Group Acquires Lantec

Tulsa Winch Group announced on March 3 that it had acquired Canadian-based LANTEC Winch & Gear, Inc. Tulsa Winch Group is a manufacturer of manufacture of winch, gear box and load systems, and an operating company within the Material Handling platform of Dover Corporation's (DOV: NYSE) Industrial Products segment. 107 Words

Lefkovitz Joins ARCADIS

ARCADIS announced on February 20 that Lisa Lefkovitz had joined its Waterfront Group as Senior Scientist. In her new role, Lefkovitz will be working to advance Arcadis' relationship and services with the Corps of Engineers, and provide strong technical leadership to Arcadis' industrial clients in the area of dredged material assessment and management.

AAPA Harbors Seminar Set for Panama

The American Association of Port Authorities will visit Panama for its biennial Harbors, Navigation and Environment Seminar. To be held May 20 through 22 at the Sheraton Panam Hotel & Convention Center, the event will focus on Environmental Management, Navigation and Port Sustainability.

WEDA Pacific Chapter Issues 2008 Call for Papers

On April 10, the Pacific Chapter released notice and call for papers for their 2008 meeting, to be held Wednesday, November 5 through Friday, November 7, 2008 at the Mayflower Park Hotel in Seattle.

Norfolk Dredging Company Donates Funds for Research Instrument; Lab To Be Named for Company

Norfolk Dredging Company Donates Funds for Research Instrument; Lab To Be Named for Company

Norfolk Dredging Company has donated funds to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) that will help advance studies of seafloor history and ecology. VIMS will use the funds to purchase a Geotek core logger, which can uncover a wealth of environmental data from seafloor sediment cores.

Hgglunds Drives Expands Test Lab

Hgglunds Drives Expands Test Lab

One of the world's largest hydraulic laboratories is now up and running at Hgglunds Drives' head office in Mellansel, Sweden. 175 Words

Tracking Dredging Contracts

The U.S. dredging industry is holding its own while business booms around the world; why the "gas tax holiday" is a bad idea.

WEDA Pacific Chapter Meets in Hawaii

WEDA Pacific Chapter Meets in Hawaii

The WEDA (Western Dredging Association) Pacific Chapter met on October 24 through 26, 2007 at the Waikiki Beach Marriott, Honolulu, Hawaii. The meeting was well-attended by many Corps of Engineers and private sector individuals.

Dredging Contract Awards, February 22, 2008 through April 22, 2008

Dredging Contract Awards, February 22, 2008 through April 22, 2008

IHC Beaver Will Build New Cutter Dredge For Panama Canal

IHC Beaver Will Build New Cutter Dredge For Panama Canal

On March 14, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) officially awarded the contract to design and build a new, more powerful cutter suction dredge to IHC Beaver Dredgers B.V.

Oberhelman Named To AEM Board

Douglas R. Oberhelman, Group President of Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria, Illinois, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).

AAPA Harbors, Navigation and Environment Seminar to be in Panama

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