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Improving Marine Construction Productivity with 3D Visualization Systems

As the global economy continues to improve and populations advance in the coastal areas around the world, the demand for commercial dredging services and effective marine construction capabilities are increasing at a steady pace. To help improve accuracy and efficiency, marine contractors are using marine construction visualization systems, which can… Read More

Hall Contracting Completes Project in Fiji; Expands Fleet with Backhoe Dredge

In May, Hall Contracting completed a project at Fiji’s first iron sand export facility. Dredging for the Lautoka Wharf project began in October 2018. In June, Hall Contracting also expanded its dredge fleet with the first Australian backhoe dredge, which started its work in Cairns at the Trinity Inlet shipping… Read More

After 16 Years, WEDA Returns to Chicago

The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) held its annual 2019 Dredging Summit & Expo in Chicago from June 4 to 7. Four hundred and nine attendees attended the event, and the trade show hosted 85 exhibits. The conference included pre-conference short courses and a pre-conference boat tour and lunch, welcome reception,… Read More

WEDA Honors Two Environmental Projects

During its Annual Summit & Expo at the historic Hilton Chicago, Illinois, held from June 4 to 7, the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) presented two Environmental Excellence Awards, recognizing projects that demonstrate environmental awareness in two categories. The “Environmental Dredging” award went to the Zephyr Refinery Project… Read More

Oxygenating System In Savannah Harbor Expansion Is Largest To Date

The largest water oxygenation effort to date, costing about $100 million, is well underway as part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). Engineering firm CDM Smith won the prime contract for the oxygenation system in July 2015. Construction and preparation of the sites began in 2016. In April of… Read More

Two Years of Dredging Removes Decades of Muck from Florida’s Eau Gallie River

A $24 million dredging project on the Eau Gallie river in Melbourne, Florida that was decades overdue, wrapped up on March 31. Florida Dredge & Dock of Tarpon Springs, Florida removed the equivalent of 40,000 dump truck loads of muck. Material was dredged, piped to a dredged material management area… Read More

Remediation of Extensive 19th Century Oil Contamination Completed in Historic Gloucester, Massachusetts, Harbor Area

The Gloucester (Massachusetts) Gas Light Company (GCLC) operated a manufactured gas plant (MGP) facility on the Gloucester waterfront from 1854 to 1952 and produced coal gas and then carbureted water gas for lighting and other purposes in the surrounding community. When the plant shut down in 1952, the land was… Read More