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Pipeline DQM Program Underway with Two Dredges Certified and Working

In March 2016, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters officially instructed its dredge quality management (DQM) team at the Mobile District to take steps to monitor all industry and government pipeline dredges having a discharge diameter greater than 18 inches. The beginning date was set for the summer… Read More

Marinex Preparing Pipeline for Folly Beach Re-nourishment, Will Repair Hurricane Damage

Marinex Construction has begun mobilizing for the Folly Beach (South Carolina) Shore Protection Project, in an area that was badly eroded by three hurricanes, including Joaquin in 2015, Matthew in 2016, and Irma in 2017. The Corps of Engineers Federal Emergency Beach Rehabilitation Funding will pay for the $11 million… Read More

Turning the Tide: CDMCS is Revolutionizing Safety for the Dredging and Marine Construction Industry

The Council for Dredging and Marine Construction Safety (CDMCS), the nation’s dredging and marine construction safety council and formal partnership between United States dredging contractors and the United States Army Corps of Engineers, is celebrating 10 years of progress in safety and occupational health leadership. April 10 marked the date… Read More

AIWA Advocates for Increasing Funds to Dredge the M-95 Intracoastal Waterway

Department of Transportation-designated marine highway M-95 needs to be improved to provide for an integrated marine transportation system on the U.S. Atlantic Coast. That is clear to Brad Pickel and a broad group of his maritime partners including the dredging industry. “A viable Marine Highway 95, the Intracoastal… Read More

Trailing Suction Dredge DC Orisant Built for Reimerswaal Dredging Launched at Royal IHC

For a joint venture between Reimerswaal Dredging and Group De Cloedt, Royal IHC successfully launched a multi-purpose trailing suction hopper dredge (TSHD) named DC Orisant. The launching and naming ceremony took place on January 11, 2018, at IHC’s shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, The Netherlands. The contract… Read More

Autonomous Survey Vessel Increases Efficiency on MDVP’s Portable Dredging Projects

Mobile Dredging & Video Pipe Inc. (MDVP) of Chester, Pennsylvania, purchased a Seafloor Systems EchoBoat-ASV™ last September.  Referring to the ASV as a “drone boat”, Project Manager Stephen Simpson said that the company used it on three projects in the remaining four months of 2017 and is… Read More

DREDGING ROUNDUP NORTH AMERICA

Senator’s Intervention Gets Columbia River Port Dredged The Daily Astorian reported December 16 that the intervention of Sen. Jeff Merkley (DOregon) has resulted in the Port of Astoria on the Columbia River getting a expedited permit for maintenance dredging in the short time window available. The… Read More