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November-December 2003

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TEI Upgrades Imaging Software

TEI Upgrades Imaging Software

Triton Elics International (TEI) has released new versions of its entire line of seafloor imaging and mapping software. The products are compatible with the latest sensors from all manufacturers, including the EdgeTech MPX and the Benthos C3D.

WEDA Abstract Deadline on December 19

WEDA Abstract Deadline on December 19

Interested authors should submit abstracts to the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) technical paper committee by December 19, for presentation at the associations annual meeting in Orlando, July 6 through 9, 2004. Final manuscripts will be due on April 5.

Madison Dearborn Acquires GLD&D

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation announced on November 12 that it had signed a definitive agreement along with its majority owner Vectura Holding Company LLC, a portfolio company of Citigroup Venture Capital Ltd., to sell the company to an affiliate of Chicago-based private equity investment firm Madison Dearborn Partners LLC for $340 million in cash.

Dredging Contracts June 9 to September 25

Twenty-nine dredging contracts awarded in the United States between June 9 and September 25, 2003.

Madison Dearborn Acquires GLD&D

Moritz Delivered to New York District

At the end of August, the new 58-foot survey boat Moritz was bound for its final destination in New York via the Panama Canal. It was unloaded in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, then piloted to New York by a crew from Kvichak Marine Industries.

Precise Positioning Aids White Lake

Cable Arm's ClamVision clamshell bucket positioning system allowed Faust Corporation to dredge highly contaminated material in precise amounts from White Lake, Michigan. Dredging began the first part of July and was complete at the end of August.

New Deck Repair Material Introduced

Intelligent Engineering (IE) of London has developed the Sandwich Plate System (SPS), a shipbuilding and repair process that is "the first new heavy engineering material since the introduction of steel 150 years ago," according to Guy Turner, IE commercial manager.

Innerspace Delivers Survey System

Innerspace Technology has delivered a personal watercraft survey system (PWSS) to the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense and Royal Marines. This PWSS consists of Yamaha XLT800 watercraft, Innerspace 455 survey depth sounder, Northstar 941XD GPS and TSS DMS25 motion compensator. Integral wiring is via quick disconnects so electronics can be easily removed for use on other vessels.

Visiting Europort 2003

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