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Tribal Protests in North Dakota Spur Further Talks on DAPL Pipeline Route

Tribal Protests in North Dakota Spur Further Talks on DAPL Pipeline Route

An oil pipeline crossing permit is at the center of a dispute in North Dakota, where the Standing Rock Sioux tribe (SRST) is protesting the transit of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), a high volume, high pressure crude oil pipeline, under Lake Oahe in the Missouri River. The lake is the primary source of drinking water for the 11,000-member tribe.

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Tribal Protests in North Dakota Spur Further Talks on DAPL Pipeline Route

An oil pipeline crossing permit is at the center of a dispute in North Dakota, where the Standing Rock Sioux tribe (SRST) is protesting the transit of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), a high volume, high pressure crude oil pipeline, under Lake Oahe in the Missouri River. The lake is the primary source of drinking water for the 11,000-member tribe.

Hall Pacific Rebuilds Borrow Pits Left from WWII; Aid Project Wins Award

Hall Pacific won an award for the 2016 Innovate Awards of Excellence, held in New Zealand in September. The dredging and civil construction company, wholly owned by Hall Contracting of Australia, worked in conjunction with New Zealand’s Calibre Consulting on an aid project in Tuvalu, a small island country, located approximately halfway between Australia and Hawaii.

Panama Canal Authority to Dredge 1,350-meter Berths at Controversial Port of Corozal

Panama Canal Authority (ACP) should spend $70 million US to dredge a large part of the proposed Port of Corozal, whose 20-year concession should be granted this year, when the winner for the public tender is announced.

Jan de Nul Advances Dredging at Argentina’s Port of Quequén

In November 2015, Jan de Nul ended the fourth phase of a maintenance dredging contract it sealed in December 2014 with one of Argentina’s largest ports, the Port of Quequén.

Sevenson Completes Gowanus Canal Pilot Project

MAINTENANCE DREDGING COMPLETED AT KILOMETER 11 OF PORT OF BARRANQUILLA

ECUADORIAN MINISTRY AWARDS GUAYAQUIL CITY 25-YEAR DREDGING CONTRACT

DREDGING ADVANCES IN CHILE’S VALDIVIA CITY RIVERS

BRAZIL INKS DEAL TO DREDGE MADEIRA RIVER

BRAZIL’S PORT OF PECÉM TO ADD THREE NEW BERTHS

PORT OF BARRANQUILLA’S ACCESS CHANNEL REACHES 10 METERS

BOSKALIS WINS EUR 120 MILLION DREDGING CONTRACT IN BRAZIL

NICARAGUA BUILDING ARTIFICIAL ISLANDS TO BOOST TOURISM

DUTCH DREDGING WINS TEN-YEAR MAINTENANCE CONTRACT IN NEW ZEALAND

Five ports in New Zealand have signed a ten-year contract with Baggerbedrijf de Boer-Dutch Dredging of Sliedrecht, the Nether-lands. The contract was signed in early November 2016, and will provide maintenance work for the New Zealand port authorities of Napier, Taranaki, Timaru, Lyttelton and Tauranga. The cooperation among these competing ports for maintenance dredging is a sound decision with economic advantages for all of them, as there is not enough maintenance dredging for each port individually to have a dredge on a full-time basis. This joint contract helps to spread the costs and allows a dredge to be permanently stationed in New Zealand for the length of the contract. Dutch Dredging will deploy its trailing suction hopper dredge Albatros for the task.

EXPANSION AT PORT OF TEMA, GHANA BEGINS

Work on Ghana’s Tema Port Expansion Project officially started in early October 2016, according to the Ghana Ports & Harbors Authority (GPHA). This capital development project is being executed by the Meridian Port Services (MPS), which is a consortium of three main institutions, Bolore Africa Logistics, APM Terminal and GPHA. The contract for the construction of the Tema Port Expansion Project was awarded to the China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) and AECOM professional services (Ghana). The $1.5 billion construction works are being financed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC). The funding for the first phase of the project includes $195 million from IFC’s own account and $472 million from three commercial banks – Bank of China, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, and Standard Bank – as well as the Dutch development bank FMO. MPS shareholders are providing the balance of the funds.