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Van Oord Operates First LNG Only Crane

Van Oord’s first vessel to run entirely on LNG, Werkendam, started work on its first project in May. The world’s first LNG-powered crane vessel is carrying out maintenance work in the port of Rotterdam. Van Oord said the client, the Port of Rotterdam Authority, is pleased with this initial deployment. Read More

Corps Tests Mini-Robotic Submersible Dredge for Future Military Operations and Precision Projects

Earlier this year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) took delivery of a new mini-robotic submersible dredge (MRSD) built by EDDY Pump. The dredge was a collaborative effort between ERDC and Eddy Pump. ERDC and Eddy started with Eddy’s initial design… Read More

WEDA Midwest Chapter Meeting Talks Safety, Hydrographic Surveying and Sediment Analysis

The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Midwest Chapter meeting took place in Memphis, Tennessee, from March 6 to March 8. About 70 members attended to hear presentations on safety issues, hydrographic surveying innovations and sediment analysis. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dredge Quality Management Program and Corps district offices in… Read More

Royal IHC Signs Contract for Second TSHD

Royal IHC has signed a contract with National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC, based in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.) to build another trailing suction hopper dredge. The new vessel will join the 6,000 cubic meters (7,847 cubic yards) hopper dredge ARZANA, which was delivered by IHC in 2018. Read More

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