DREDGING HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE PAST
35 YEARS AGO – 1978
On the occasion of the Eighth World Dredging Conference (WODCON) in Amsterdam on November 14 through 16, World Dredging & Marine Construction magazine published a list of statistics for the previous seven WODCONS. They were held in New York City in 1967; Rotterdam in 1968; Singapore in 1970; New Orleans in 1971; Hamburg in 1973; Taipei in 1974 and San Francisco in 1976, and were all organized under the leadership of M.J. Richardson.
30 YEARS AGO – 1983
The Corps of Engineers submitted a Mount St. Helens comprehensive plan to President Ronald Reagan, who had requested the plan in May, 1982 in an effort to solve long-term problems created by the May 1980 eruption of the volcano. The two-part plan addressed the problems of Spirit Lake and the sediment deposition downstream.
The National Research Council embarked on a National Dredging study sponsored by the Corps of Engineers to assess the dredging needs of the United States in the near and mid-term future. A public meeting was addressed by Col. George Kleb, commander of the Water Resources Support Center, and by spokespersons for a number of other interested organizations.
20 YEARS AGO – 1993
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) awarded Dr. John B. Herbich with its 1993 International Coastal Engineering Award. The award cited Dr. Herbich as “a renowned researcher, educator and author, whose international leadership, intellect and vision have profoundly advanced the knowledge of coastal, dredging and ocean engineering for over four decades.”
10 YEARS AGO – 2003
Rowan Electric, Inc. (dba Oilfield Electric Marine) received a $9,837,500 contract from the Corps Marine Design Center to build a 20-inch, all-electric cutter suction dredge to replace the St. Paul District’s Dredge Thompson.
VOSTA LMG introduced the MK3, a universal bow coupling for hopper dredges that allowed several dredges working on the same contract to use the same discharge line, or allow easy connection and disconnection by a single dredge. The coupling allowed connection to discharge pipeline from all manufacturers.Edit Module