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Caterpillar AVD™ Scalable Power System Provides Superior Fuel Savings

Caterpillar Marine has introduced the Advanced Variable Drive (AVD™), a fully-integrated hydro-mechanical propulsion system that can be customized for any engine application large or small, including dredges, auxiliary vessels and river towboats. The AVD incorporates a planetary gear set that allows seamless clutch engagement of main engines,… Read More

CEDA & IADC Publish New Book, “Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure”

Dredging is more than simply lifting sediment out of the water and moving it to somewhere else. This was once again obvious on November 19 and 20 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, when a conference was held with the theme, “Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure.” The conference marked the launch of the… Read More

Mississippi River Ship Channel Dredging and Wetlands Creation – An Environmental Success Story

There are 6,800 acres of new marshland bordering the Passes of the Mississippi River – land that was created starting in 2011 by a coalition intent on stopping the loss of land in Louisiana at a rate once described as “a football field every hour.” The Mississippi River advocacy group… Read More

Boskalis Uses SediMeter™ to Monitor Sediment and Turbidity for Projects Near Eelgrass Beds

In July, Boskalis began using the SediMeter™ by Lindorm Inc. of Miami on two separate projects. The sediment monitoring system has been deployed at Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada, at an LNG terminal construction project and with the City of Amsterdam on a land reclamation… Read More