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Visiting the Soo Locks; Engineers in Iraq; Happy Festive Season

Kolkata Officials Calling for Dredging of Haldia Port Channel

Indian officials will divert four dredges to clear channels at Haldia port, where severe siltation has restricted cargo movements.

Richardson Honored For Achievement

Mort Richardson was awarded the Western Dredging Association Lifetime Achievement Award June 11, for his role in establishing a worldwide professional dredging association that today is the World Organization of Dredging Associations.

St. Johns River Project Wins Thiess Riverprize In Australia

The St. Johns River Water Management District in Florida won the prestigious AUD$350,000 (US $300,000) International Thiess Riverprize in September in Brisbane, Australia.

The Buxton II During Holland Outer Channel Job

The Buxton II During Holland Outer Channel Job

The 16-inch cutterhead dredge Buxton II tied up at Holland Michigan in March 2007 during a project to dredge the Holland Outer Channel.

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DSC Reports $45 Million in Orders And Building in Progress

DSC Reports $45 Million in Orders And Building in Progress

Dredging Supply Company has recorded a combination of jobs in process, delivered jobs and backlog in excess of US $45 million at the end of the 3rd quarter 2008.

Solutions to Coastal Disasters Proceedings Available

Solutions to Coastal Disasters Proceedings Available

Solutions to Coastal Disasters 2008 contains 90 papers presented at the conference held from April 13-16, 2008 in Turtle Bay, Oahu, Hawaii.

To The Editor_Henaff

re: technical information sought

Hemisphere Honored By Alberta Groups and Publications

Hemisphere GPS was honored with the Deloitte Technology Green 15 Award at a ceremony in Calgary, Alberta on September 24.

Clearwater Introduces Portable Clarifier

Clearwater Introduces Portable Clarifier

The new Clearwater Model 2000 Portable Water Clarifier allows operators to take a dirty water stream, and produce clean water immediately, concentrating the fines or solids to a thick state. It is designed for aggregate producers, dredging operations, or municipal treatment facilities that require portability.

Damen Replaces Chinese Language Automation System on Mercators Triloki Prem

Damen Replaces Chinese Language Automation System on Mercators Triloki Prem

Mercator Lines replaced the automation software included with their purchased dredge from a Chinese shipyard early this year. The preinstalled software was in Chinese; the new automation is in English.

Seattle Residents and Juvenile Salmon Using and Enjoying New Pocket Beach

Seattle Residents and Juvenile Salmon Using and Enjoying New Pocket Beach

In our July/August issue, we reported on the restoration of a pocket beach in downtown Seattle, which won Anchor Environmental an award from the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (Anchor Environmental Wins Restored Beaches Honor, by Ram Mohan) On this months cover and on this page we present pictures and more description of the finished beach. Thanks to Peter Hummel, landscape architect with Anchor, for the pictures and description.

Boskalis Confirms It Will Offer to Acquire Smit International

Royal Boskalis Westminster nv confirms its intention to make a public offer for all the issued and outstanding ordinary shares in the issued share capital of Smit Internationale nv.

Trimble Replaces 232 With New SPS351 Marine GPS Receiver

Trimble Replaces 232 With New SPS351 Marine GPS Receiver

Trimble has announced the new SPS351 as replacement for DSM212/232 GPS units used extensively in the marine industries.

AGG1 Registrations Open

Advance registration opened on October 1, 2008 for the the 2009 AGG1 Aggregates Forum & Expo and World of Asphalt Show and Conference to be held March 9 through 12, 2009 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. .

IHC Merwede Books 300 Million Euros In New Orders

IHC Merwede announced on September 24 that the Group has acquired 300 million Euros in new orders.

It is the best of times; it is the worst of times...

Paradip Deepening and Maintenance Underway

In June, dredging to deepen Indias Paradip Port entrance channel began, as Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) brought in the 12,900 kW cutterhead dredge Aquarius for the job.

Jensen is New CEDA President

Jensen is New CEDA President

Anders Jensen was named president of the Central Dredging Association during the groups annual meeting in Antwerp, Belgium on October 1.

240 Attend Why We Dredge Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri

240 Attend Why We Dredge Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri

Western Dredging Association 28th Technical Conference and 39th Texas A&M Dredging Seminar was held June 8 through 11. The theme of the meeting was Why We Dredge.

Ellicott Expands Wisconsin Factory, Receives Record Dredge Orders

Ellicott Expands Wisconsin Factory, Receives Record Dredge Orders

Ellicott Dredge Enterprises, LLC announced at the end of August that its expanded Wisconsin facility was up, running, and already filled up with dredges under construction for stock and for clients.

To The Editor_O'Connor

Re: Dr. John Herbich

Detroit District Buys Four Echotracs

International Industries, Inc. (III) has sold four Odom Echotrac CV 3 echo sounder systems to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Detroit, Michigan. The dual frequency sounders will be used on hydrographic surveys throughout the District.

BlueView Appoints Harvey-Lynch

BlueView Technologies, Inc. suppliers of miniature, high-resolution multibeam imaging sonar, announces the appointment of Harvey-Lynch, Inc. as its new sales and support representative in the Gulf of Mexico.

AGC States Reasons Bailout Bill Necessary

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), supported the bipartisan Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA).

Rotterdam Starts WorkOn Maasvlakte 2

With the press of a button, Mayor Ivo Opstelten on September 1 set in motion the sand-spraying operation for Maasvlakte 2. This, in turn, was the starting signal for this expansion of the port of Rotterdam.

DSC Nominated for LWCC Safest 70 Award

DSC Nominated for LWCC Safest 70 Award

Last summer, Dredging Supply Company, Inc. (DSC) a dredge manufacturer headquartered in Reserve, Louisiana, was nominated for the 2007 Louisiana Workers Compensation Corporation (LWCC) Safest 70 Award.

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Big Sandy River Deepening Part of Prichard Project

The Corps of Engineers will study the feasibility of enlarging the Intermodal Facility in Prichard, West Virginia.

WEDA Environmental Committee Meeting Focuses On Ways to Educate the Public

A lively discussion among the fifteen members of the Environmental Committee held during the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Conference was chaired by Craig Vogt.

Carmanah Announces Solar-Powered Marine Lantern

Carmanah Technologies Corporation, Victoria, British Columbia, has announced the M708 solar-powered marine lantern.

Long Beach Awards Two Contracts To Moffatt & Nichol

Moffatt & Nichol announced on August 18 that the City of Long Beach, California had selected them for two contracts.

Malfunction Highlights Need for Second Poe-Sized Lock

A malfunction of the Poe Lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan on September 24 has illustrated the pressing need for Congress to appropriate the funds to build another lock capable of handling the largest U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters.

Warner Joins Arcadis Washington D.C. Office

Warner Joins Arcadis Washington D.C. Office

ARCADIS announced on August 20 that Washington veteran Ann Warner has filled the newly-created position of vice president, director of Government Affairs.

To The Editor_Hummer

re: Dredger of the Year

SeaBat 7125 is Latest Multibeam System From Reson

SeaBat 7125 is Latest Multibeam System From Reson

RESON has launched SeaBat 7125-Surface, a new version of the SeaBat multibeam sonar systems designed for easy installation on small surface vessels.

To The Editor_Adams

re: Dredger of the Year

Vosta, Inai Kiara Sign Contract for 10 Dredges

Vosta, Inai Kiara Sign Contract for 10 Dredges

On May 21, 2008 Vosta LMG signed a contract with Inai Kiara Sdn Bhd for the delivery of an engineering and components package for two Model 750 cutter suction dredges (CSD).

Satellite-based C-Nav Positioning Provides 10 Centimeter Accuracy Around the World

Satellite-based C-Nav Positioning Provides 10 Centimeter Accuracy Around the World

C&C Technologies C-Nav Globally Corrected GPS (GcGPS) system provides real-time precise point positioning (PPP) solutions.

Misener and Subaqueous To Build Haiti Cruise Terminal

Orion Marine Groups wholly owned subsidiary, Misener Marine Construction, Inc. has been awarded a contract to build a new cruise ship pier for a private customer in Labadee, Haiti.

To The Editor_Cohen

re: Dredger of the Year

Contract Awards July 3, 2008 through October 7, 2008

Contract Awards July 3, 2008 through October 7, 2008

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