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May-June 2011

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Houston Port Commissioners Outline 2012 Strategy

Nautilus AGM Announces Shareholders Meeting

AEM Speaks Out Against Threat to GPS

Comment Period Extended on Delaware Deepening

Charleston Dredge Study Speeded Up

The Charleston Engineer District agreed to speed up a feasibility study for deepening the channel of Charleston harbor, and signed a contract to begin it.

Law Will Allow Kennebec River Deepening

Wheatstone LNG Project Given Environmental Approval

Misener to Build Docks at Port Canaveral

RAMP Act Gets 100th Sponsor

GLDD to Give Presentation at Deutsche Bank Conference

Ship Goes Aground In Lower Mississippi River

Chincoteague Inlet Maintenance Dredging Complete

Ancil Taylor Named Dredger of the Year

Don King Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Statement from Outgoing WEDA Chairman Bill Hanson

Limited Leasing, Jotori Dredging Merge

Limited Leasing Company and Jotori Dredging Inc., a subsidiary of Fred Weber Inc., merged on May 1 to form Gateway Dredging & Contracting LLC.

Boskalis Chosen for Chatham Rise Project Design

WEDA 31/TAMU 42 Exhibitors

Exhibitors at the 2011 Western Dredging Association and Texas A&M Dredging Seminar, held in Nashville, Tennessee, June 5 - 9, 2011

ACP Awards Backhoe Contract to IHC

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced on April 27 that it had awarded a $43 million contract to IHC Engineering Business Ltd., a part of IHC Merwede Group, for the design and construction of a new backhoe dredge.

The Council for Dredging & Marine Construction Safety Is Working for Safe Workplaces

The Council for Dredging & Marine Construction Safety (CDMCS) is a government/industry partnership to promote safety. The group establishes processes for resolving safety issues and provides lessons learned from all industry.

DEL Tank Uses Dewatering System to Clarify Slurry And Restore Texas Hill Country Landmark

Espey Consultants, Del Tank and AUS remove siltation and clarify water in Texas Hill Country landmark Hamilton Pool.

In Los Angeles Middle Harbor Project To Begin; Gambol Effort Ends

After almost two years, the efforts of Gambol Marine Industries to develop a ship repair yard on Terminal Island came to an end this January. The 30-acre site was the location of the last shipyard to close at the Port of Los Angeles.

WEDA Award Raises Safety Awareness

The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Board of Directors at its 2008 Board of Directors Meeting authorized the creation of the WEDA Annual Safety Award to be given to a WEDA member in good standing operating in the organizations jurisdiction throughout the Western Hemisphere.

Texas A&M Short Courses Train 17 Operators in Cutter Suction Dredge Operation

The Center for Dredging Studies Cutter Suction Dredge Simulator short courses attracted nine and eight participants, respectively this year. The courses were held January 17-19 and February 22-24 at the Haynes Coastal Engineering Laboratory at the Center for Dredging Studies at Texas A&M University.

C-Nav Adds Second Constellation Service

C-Nav has released a second independent full-constellation (GPS + GLONASS) GNSS correction service called C-NavC2.

After the Flood, $60 Million in Dredge Funding Would Save a $100 Billion Waterway

Sean Duffy, Big River Coalition administrator and maritime advocate for the Mississippi River Maritime Association, issued a statement on May 6 describing the effects of the historic flooding on the river and tributaries this Spring. He told IDR on May 10, The only thing that has changed since this was drafted is that flooding is becoming more of a threat and people must come before the economy, but of course they are intimately related.

Damen Dredging Will Introduce Revolutionary Deep Sand Mining Technology at TAMU Seminar

Damen Dredging is introducing a new-concept dredge design for mining sand far offshore and in deep waters. Mark Winkelman will describe the dredge in his paper New Approach for Deep Sea Dredging, which he co-authored with E. van Duursen, at the Texas A&M (TAMU) Seminar on Monday, June 6.

Dredgers Document the Mississippi Flood, May 10 and 12: Vicksburg, Baton Rouge and New Orleans

Flood of 1927 Led to Establishment Of the Waterways Experiment Station

The Mississippi River and tributaries are experiencing record flooding this year, surpassing the flood of 1927, which changed the thinking of the federal government and the Corps of Engineers regarding flood control and funding of scientific research on rivers. From ERDCs Hydraulic Lab History:

Ellicott Describing New Dredge Design at WEDA Nashville Meeting

Ellicott Dredges LLC has introduced a new-design dredge the 860SL Swinging-Dragon. The design includes an 800 hp engine, inline marine transmission and 14-inch pump. This dredge and other dredging equipment will be featured at Ellicotts booth, number 222, at the Western Dredging Association meeting in Nashville.

Events - May June 2011 issue

CEDA and IADC to Hold Forum On Early Contractor Involvement in June

The Central Dredging Association (CEDA) and the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) have organized a two-day forum on Early Contractor Involvement, to be held in London at the end of June, 2011

Lifting Technologies Provides Safe Manbaskets

175 Lifting Technologies, Inc. exhibited their forklift and crane-suspended manbaskets at CONEXPO/CONAGG in March. eadquartered in Missoula, Montana, the companys systems are used by OSHA in its training program.

Maritime Sail-In and Other Activities Aim for Passage of HMTF Legislation

Groups lobbying to pass Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund legislation have been active, and there is broad awareness of and enthusiasm for it in Washington, Barry Holliday told IDR.

Dredging Colleagues Help: Seven Sisters, One Goal

This is the story of how an idea grew into an event with the help of my colleagues in the dredging industry. It concerns an annual pilgrimage my six sisters and I make to our roots in Charleston, South Carolina.

The Recession is Over for DSC, Business is Back to Normal

At the end of the first quarter of 2011, DSC reported that business had returned to what it had been before the recession. DSC has always found a sense of security in the backlog the company maintains and is thankful that it has returned to normal, said a company news release. With a name that has become globally recognized, the company continues to expand and is looking to exceed previous annual profits, the statement continued.

WEDA Midwest Chapters Detroit Meeting Focused on Sediment Handling

Fifty-one attendees and presenters attended the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Midwest Chapter meeting in Detroit on April 13 15. The venue was the Doubletree Guest Suites.

February 2 through May 4, 2011

Back to Nashville

DREDGING HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE PAST

GLDD Directors Announce Cash Dividend

Premo Receives DCA Murden Award

Dalles Navigation Lock to Re-Open on Thursday

Weeks Marine Building Two New Oceangoing Dredges

Weeks Marine to Build Two New Oceangoing Dredges

Weeks Marine, Inc.(WMI)announced today its plans to build two new dredges: an 8,500 cubic yard hopper dredge - the Weeks 475;and an ocean-class,30-inch hydraulic cutter suction dredge - the Weeks 314.

Corps Districts Purchase Sidescan Systems

Dalles Navigation Lock to Close for Repairs

Corps Receives Funding for Charleston Deepening Study

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) said the deepening of the Port of Charleston took a huge step forward today when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its Work Plan for the rest of Fiscal Year 2011 and included $150,000 to begin the Charleston Harbor deepening study.

Companies Join to form Gateway Dredging & Contracting LLC

Tusaloosa Office Unharmed

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