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September-October 2008

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Kuwait Ministry to Hold Pre-Tender Meeting

Poe Lock Shutdown Shakes Great Lakes Shipping Industry

AGC Reacts to Rejection of Bailout Plan

Moffatt and Nichol Receive $7.5 million Navy Contract

Institute Publishes Global Shipping Report

Flanders Dredging Wins Safety Award

Contract Awards June 3, 2008 through July 31, 2008

Elastec Introduces Spill Response Unit For Hard-to-Reach Places

Elastec Introduces Spill Response Unit For Hard-to-Reach Places

In response to challenges of responding to spills in the environmentally sensitive regions of Alaska, Elastec / American Marine has developed a vacuum system that can be towed by all terrain vehicles, including most ATVs and utility vehicles.

Agg1 Conference a Reality; Scheduled for March in Orlando

By the beginning of August 2008, eight manufacturers of dredges and related parts had committed to exhibit at the AGG1 Aggregates Forum and Expo, to be held March 9 through 12, 2009, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida.

New Orleans and Panama Renew Alliance

New Orleans and Panama Renew Alliance

During an official ceremony Panama on June 18, Panama Canal Administrator/CEO Alberto Alemn Zubieta and Port of New Orleans President and CEO Gary LaGrange signed a Memorandum of Understanding renewing a strategic alliance first initiated in 2003.

Palm Beach County Chain of Lakes Project Benefits from DEL Corporation Fast Dewatering System

Palm Beach County Chain of Lakes Project Benefits from DEL Corporation Fast Dewatering System

The mobile patented Total Clean System continues to show success in the sediment removal and solids control industry.

Orion Wins $25 Million Contract In Texas

Orion Marine Groups wholly owned subsidiary, Orion Construction, LP, was awarded a contract to design and build a new dock for a private customer in south Texas.

McDonald Joins DWS Sales Team

McDonald Joins DWS Sales Team

Marcus McDonald has joined DWS International Inc. (DWSII) as Sales Manager Products. He will work from the companys corporate office in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Anchor Environmental Wins Restored Beaches Honor

The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) presented Anchor Environmental LLC with its 2008 Best Restored Beach Award in June 2008 for the Seattle Art Museums Olympic Sculpture Park. Anchor provided shoreline habitat design and permitting support services to the museum on the project.

Sand and Gravel Dredging Vendors a Small Important Part of CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2008

Sand and Gravel Dredging Vendors a Small Important Part of CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2008

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2008 and the co-located IFPE 2008 expositions set records in March for attendance, exhibit space and number of exhibiting companies.

Ports Urge $8 Billion for Navigation by FY2009

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) issued a statement urging Congress to appropriate $8 billion for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program and passage of an Energy and Water Appropriations Bill in time for the beginning of fy2009.

Arabian Canal Moves Forward in Dubai, Contractors Bid on $61 Billion Project

Arabian Canal Moves Forward in Dubai, Contractors Bid on $61 Billion Project

Limitless LLC, Dubai's state-owned developer, has received proposals from 10 earth-moving contractors, including dredging contractors, for their $61 billion project to build a 75-kilometer canal and an extensive waterfront development.

Blue Goose Excavators Customized to Support Full Load at 95-Foot Extension

Blue Goose Excavators Customized to Support Full Load at 95-Foot Extension

Blue Goose Construction is making their fleet of Extreme Reach excavators equipped with GPS computer grade systems available to contractors and clients on a rental basis.

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Harbor Crane Destroys Dredge Operators Cabin In Nigeria

Harbor Crane Destroys Dredge Operators Cabin In Nigeria

A large harbor crane recently fell onto a cutter suction dredge undergoing maintenance at a yard in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, destroying the operators cabin, delivery piping and mufflers, but not damaging the structure of the dredge.

Rhoads Is New Moffatt & Nichol Unit Leader

Rhoads Is New Moffatt & Nichol Unit Leader

Richard Rhoads has transitioned to business unit leader for Moffatt & Nichols Walnut creek, California office.

Hudson River Dredging Design Report Available

EPA has received the Intermediate Design Report from the General Electric Company (GE) for Phase 2 of the Hudson River PCB site cleanup.

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Phoenix Separators Aid Tower Rocks Manufactured Sand Operation

Phoenix Separators Aid Tower Rocks Manufactured Sand Operation

Tower Rocks product is washed aggregates for asphalt and concrete mixes. They also make manufactured sand, that requires separation of the slurry, using Phoenix Model HG HydroCyclone separators.

Dobson Welcomes Dredging Community to Chinese Congress Tianjin, China 18-19 November 2008

The recently-released Second Announcement for the 3rd International Dredging Conference and Exhibition in Tianjin, China includes details for registration and hotel bookings together with information on the congress program and site visits.

A Conexpo/Con-Agg Photo Album

A Conexpo/Con-Agg Photo Album

Photos from the 2008 Conexpo/Con-Agg Convention

DSC to Build New Port of New Orleans Dredge

DSC to Build New Port of New Orleans Dredge

On June 26, 2008 Dredging Supply Company, Inc. (DSC) signed a contract with the Port of New Orleans for a new 24-inch cutter suction dredge.

Producers Are Converting to Electric Power In the Face of High Diesel Prices

Producers Are Converting to Electric Power In the Face of High Diesel Prices

On August 4, diesel fuel was $4.502 per gallon in the United States. In March, 2001, it was $1.338, and a year ago, it was $1.604. An aggregate operation whose profitability factors in diesel prices of less than $2 per gallon is hard hit by fuel prices that have nearly tripled in a year.

Hemisphere Introduces Compass Board to Product Line

Hemisphere GPS has introduced the LV100 GPS Compass Board to its product line.

Environmental Groups to Meet in Panama

The CEDA Environmental Commission (CEC) and WEDA Environmental Committee will hold a joint meeting in Panama, March 3 through 8, 2009.

Van Winkle Named To Construction Board

Van Winkle Named To Construction Board

Maj. Gen. Van Winkle retired from the Corps in 2003, has been named to the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board by President George W. Bush.

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