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Dredging Contract News December 22, 2000, Part 1 of 2

North Atlantic, South Atlantic, North Central United States

Dredging Contract News. December 22, 2000, Part 2 of 2

Mississippi Valley, Southwest, North Pacific, South Pacific United States, and miscellaneous dredging-related contracts.

CARIS HIPS 5.1 Avaliable

CARIS has announced that the new software system CARIS HIPS 5.1 is now available. CARIS HIPS is a powerful software system, which processes large bathymetric datasets for hydrographic surveys, cable and pipeline route surveys, geophysical exploration, as well as management and control of the fisheries.

Savage Is President of Mobile Pulley

Savage Is President of Mobile Pulley

On November 20, 2000 McGowan Patrick, president of Offshore Tool & Energy Corporation (OT&E), announced the appointment of Albert J. Bubba Savage III as President of Mobile Pulley & Machine Works and Mobile Pulley Marine Services.

Arnoldo Gallont Dies

Arnoldo Gallont Dies

Arnoldo Gallont Soriano died unexpectedly on November 27, 2000 at the age of 59. Long known as the hard working Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company representative for Mexico, Mr. Gallont was previously director of Grupo Protexa's (Mexico) dredging division for more than 20 years.

De Groot Delivers Dredge to Infracon

De Groot Delivers Dredge to Infracon

De Groot Nijkerk Dredging Equipment has delivered a plain suction dredge to the Dutch construction company Infracon. The model EDPZ300 dredge can dig to 35 meters (115 feet), is driven by shore power, and is completely automated and remote controlled.

De Groot Delivers Dredge to Infracon

AIWA Holds Second Meeting in Charleston

Anderson Joins American Minerals

Ian Anderson has joined American Minerals, Inc. (OTC:SAMM) as vice president, dredging, and is expected to be elected to the board of directors, the company announced on November 14.

Titan Acquires Kern Polymeric

Titan Acquires Kern Polymeric

Rubber hose manufacturer Titan Industries acquired Kern Polymeric Products of Salisbury, North Carolina in November 2000. Kern manufactures large diameter hand-built hose products.

House Passes WRDA

The U.S. House of Representatives passed Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), S. 2796, on November 3. The President is expected to sign this legislation that authorizes deepening and modification of federal navigation projects in U.S. ports. .

Ecocanal S.A. Signs Concession Contract

. The Concession Contract between the Government of Nicaragua and the private company Ecocanal, S.A. was signed on Wednesday, November 1., 2000. This is the final legal step needed to proceed with the construction of the private waterway to re-connect Lake Nicaragua and the Caribbean Sea.

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