News and information for the worldwide dredging industry

November-December 2014

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Top Stories

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA

ROCKAWAY BEACH, NEW YORK

STONE HARBOR AND MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY

STONE HARBOR AND MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY

TOWER, MINNESOTA

DARE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

KEANSBURG AND BRIGANTINE, NEW JERSEY

RACINE COUNTY, WISCONSIN

OAKWOOD BEACH, NEW JERSEY

STOCKTON AND SACREMENTO, CALIFORNIA

STOCKTON AND SACREMENTO, CALIFORNIA

GROTON AND STONINGTON, CONNECTICUT

JACKSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

GUILFORD HARBOR, CONNECTICUT

GUILFORD HARBOR, CONNECTICUT

BRAZIL

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

COLOMBIA

COLOMBIA

GUYANA

GUYANA

PANAMA

PANAMA

JAMAICA

EL SALVADOR

EL SALVADOR

PUERTO RICO

URUGUAY

DREDGING ROUNDUP LATIN AMERICA - November/December 2014

DREDGING ROUNDUP NORTH AMERICA - November/December 2014

DREDGING ROUNDUP NORTH AMERICA - November/December 2014

Cutting Theory Book Free Online

The Delft Sand, Clay and Rock Cutting Model, by Dr. ir. Sape Miedema, associate professor of Offshore & Dredging Engineering at the Delft University of Technology and published by Delft University Press is available for download at: http://www.iospress.nl/book/the-delftsand-clay-and-rock-cutting-model/ The book provides an overview of cutting theories. Printed copies are available for EUR 94. Contact Dr. Miedema at S.A.Miedema@tudelft.nl.

Dredge Yard Launches Cutter Suction Dredge

Dredge Yard Launches Cutter Suction Dredge

Dredge Yard, Netherlands-based dredging and mining equipment manufacturer, introduced the ECO 200, a compact and economic cutter suction dredge at the Dredging in India conference in Mumbai from September 3 to 4.

New Pump Website

New Pump Website

Damen Delivers to Hopper Dredge

Damen Delivers to Hopper Dredge

The trailing suction hopper dredge Margaret Ann, owned by Cloedt Group of Belgium, took delivery of Damen parts, including a suction tube position indication with both vertical and horizontal angle measurement, a load and draught indicator, showing the vessels loading graph, and a data logger that combined the various signals plus time stamp and the location data.

Dave Evans and Associates Commissions Survey Vessel

Dave Evans and Associates Commissions Survey Vessel

The Marine Services Division of David Evans and Associates, Inc. commissioned its new 82-foot hydrographic survey and scientific vessel Blake in a ceremony in October at the vessel’s homeport of Gulfport, Mississippi.

CONTRACTS - November/December 2014

Verna Takes Over as WEDA Executive Director

Verna Takes Over as WEDA Executive Director

In October, Tom Verna took over as executive director of the Western Dredging Association (WEDA), replacing Eileen Maher, who resigned effective September 30.

National Dredging Meeting and DCA Reception Celebrated Passage of WRRDA

National Dredging Meeting and DCA Reception Celebrated Passage of WRRDA

DSC Delivers Dredges to Africa and Canada

DSC Delivers Dredges to Africa and Canada

DSC Dredge, LLC will deliver three cutter suction dredges to customers in Nigeria, Republic of Congo and Canada.

New Orleans District Creates Marshland at Mouth of the Mississippi

New Orleans District Creates Marshland at Mouth of the Mississippi

In 2014, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District created 850 acres of wetlands with the placement of approximately 60 percent of the material dredged from Southwest Past at the mouth of the Mississippi River in Louisiana.

Downtown Portland Project Wins COPRI Award

Downtown Portland Project Wins COPRI Award

A redevelopment project in Portland, Oregon, won the 2014 Project Excellence Award in the large category, from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Coasts, Oceans, Ports and River Institute (COPRI). The Zidell Waterfront Cleanup restored a contaminated site along the riverbank.

Jan de Nul to Dredge Argentina’s Port of Quequen

Jan de Nul to Dredge Argentina’s Port of Quequen

Jan de Nul has bagged a three-year contract to dredge one of Argentina’s largest ports and is aiming to win a second contract to deepen it.

WEDA Pacific Chapter Draws 110 Participants

WEDA Pacific Chapter Draws 110 Participants

The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Pacific Chapter meeting was well attended with 110 participants, including 15 Corps of Engineers employees. Held October 22 through 24 at the Arctic Club in Seattle, the event included a day and a half of technical presentations, an October 22 evening icebreaker and a field trip to the Boeing Museum of Flight, where the group viewed the first jet Air Force One, the SR-71 Bl

Corps North Atlantic Division Continues Sandy Restoration

Through October 2014, the Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division has completed 66 coastal storm damage risk reduction projects, including repairs to 46 Sandy-damaged navigation channels and structures and restoration of 20 engineered beach projects.

WEDA Midwest Chapter Plans Milwaukee Meeting

The 2015 WEDA Midwest Chapter meeting will be held from March 9 to 11 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Milwaukee Downtown.

Ricardo Hernandez P. to Lead WEDA Mexico Chapter

Ricardo Hernandez P. to Lead WEDA Mexico Chapter

Ricardo Hernandez Perez will head up the resurrected Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Mexico Chapter.

MARAD Releases Port Planning Toolkit

In November, the U. S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) released the first module of the Port Planning and Investment Toolkit, a manual designed to aid U.S. port authorities with planning and funding for crucial port infrastructure improvements.

Inner Space Services Optimizes and Automates Water Treatment Process

Inner Space Services Optimizes and Automates Water Treatment Process

Inner Space Services, Inc. (ISSI) is a hydraulic dredging and marine contractor that specializes in dredging, treatment and dewatering of contaminated and non-contaminated dredge materials. From its work dredging and treating contaminated sediment, ISSI developed the Optimizer system, a self-contained, portable PLC controlled slurry processing system. The fully automated system analyzes the dredge slurry as it passes through the pipeline to determine the exact percent of solids in a slurry mixture and interreads with other parameters including flow and trending to calculate and dose the dredge slurry with the correct amount of polymer to treat and dewater the specific sediment.

Eastern Chapter and COE Hold Joint Meetings in Atlanta

Eastern Chapter and COE Hold Joint Meetings in Atlanta

The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Eastern Chapter meeting was held from October 14 to 16 in Atlanta, Georgia. The event included the day-long Corps of Engineers South Atlantic Division (SAD) regional dredging meeting at SAD headquarters, followed by the Eastern Chapter meeting the next day at the nearby conference hotel.

Nov/Dec 2014 EDITORIAL

Nov/Dec 2014 EDITORIAL

Edit Module
Advertisement