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Weeks Marine Begins Dredging at The Port of Virginia

Weeks Marine began dredging at the Port of Virginia kicked off on December 1. “This project, combined with all of the investments we are making at our terminals, tells the ocean carriers ‘we are ready for your big ships,” John F. Reinhart, CEO and executive director of… Read More

Corps Opens South Pacific Border District

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers established its 46th district in a ceremony held in Phoenix, Arizona on December 6. The newly activated South Pacific Border District falls under the South Pacific Division, one of nine  Corps geographic divisions. The South Pacific Division supports California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and… Read More

Corps Seeks Comments On Tacoma Harbor Navigation Improvement

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled a public meeting on January 15 to review and answer questions about the Tacoma Harbor Navigation Improvement draft feasibility report and draft environmental assessment (EA). Sessions begin at 2 and 5 p.m. at the Moore Branch of the Tacoma Public Library in Tacoma,… Read More

U.S. Budget Includes Increased Funds for Dredging Projects

The Fiscal Year 2020 Congressional budget passed both the House and Senate and was signed by the President on December 20. Included in the domestic appropriations bill is a section titled the “Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2020” that includes many projects related to dredging. The… Read More

Dredging Industry Meets in D.C.

The owners and chief executive officers of the hopper owning and specialized dust pan companies met in Washington, D.C. in late December for three days of meetings. The sessions included a roundtable discussion with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, chief of engineers, Lt. General Todd Semonite and Major General Scott Spellmon,… Read More

CPRA Announces Completion of Louisiana Marsh Restoration Project

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) announced the completion of the Cameron Creole Watershed Grand Bayou Marsh Creation project. CPRA, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR) shared in the $12.4 million construction cost to create and… Read More

Keppel Delivers Another ULE Dredge to Jan De Nul

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) has delivered the 6,000 cubic meter (7,848 cubic yard) trailing suction hopper dredge Sanderus to Jan De Nul Group. The ultra-low emission vessel (ULEv) is the fourth dredge that Keppel O&M has delivered to Jan De Nul Group. Read More

Damen Develops New Shoalbuster

Damen’s new Ultra Shallow Shoalbuster 3815 SD has completed sea trials and bollard pull testing in the Middle East. Damen developed the design of the new Shoalbuster 3815 SD after extensive dialogue with numerous workboat operators from the oil and gas, and dredging industries, in addition to end clients who charter… Read More