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Jan De Nul Orders Three Water Injection Dredges

The Jan De Nul Group has contracted with Singapore-based PaxOcean Shipyard to convert three recently purchased offshore supply vessels into Water Injection Dredges (WIDs). The first one to be delivered was Giovanni Venturi, which will be mobilized for a project in Argentina. The other… Read More

Corps Seeks Comments on Channel Dredging in the Northwest

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Portland District is seeking public comment on the Federal Navigation Channel Operations and Maintenance Dredging and Dredged Material Placement draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for Skamokawa Creek, Westport Slough, Old Mouth Cowlitz River and Upstream Entrance to Oregon Slough. The Corps is proposing to perform… Read More

Nominations Open for the Annual IADC Safety Award

Nominations for the International Association of Dredging Contractors (IADC) Safety Award are being accepted. The IADC Safety Award encourages the development of safety skills on the job and rewards people and companies that demonstrate diligence in safety awareness in the performance of their profession. The award will recognize the exceptional… Read More

American Association of Port Authorities Calls on Congress to Invest in Ports

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) submitted written testimony to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s subcommittee on Water Resource and Environment on the “Cost of Doing Nothing.” The AAPA called on Congress to invest in critical landside and waterside connections to seaports, fully use Harbor… Read More

Corps Hosting Teleconference on Miami Harbor Navigation Improvement Study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District staff will host a public teleconference on April 26 from 11:00 a.m. to noon to provide an update on the ongoing Miami Harbor Navigation Improvement Study and to provide information on the study progress and upcoming milestones. The navigation improvement study began… Read More

Onboard Noise and Vibration Training to be Held in the Netherlands

Limiting the nuisance caused by noise and vibrations on vessels is a key challenge in maritime design and engineering. Excessive vibrations can lead to equipment damage and crew fatigue. With this in mind, the Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT), the Netherlands Organization (TNO) and Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) have developed… Read More

DEME Awarded Contract to Deepen the Elbe

DEME has been awarded a contract to deepen the Elbe fairway in Germany. The Waterways and Shipping Administration Cuxhaven (WSA Cuxhaven) has awarded the  EUR 238 million ($265 million) contract to DEME Group’s subsidiaries Nordsee Nassbagger und Tiefbau and Dredging International. DEME will deploy its trailing suction… 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

WEDA Chapters Announce Fall Conferences

The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Pacific Chapter Fall 2019 Conference will be held October 29 to 31 at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach, California. The tentative agenda will include meetings of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ports and industry, federal dredging program presentations, hosted poster social, technical presentations… Read More

WEDA Dredging Summit & Expo Opens Nominations for Awards

The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) will host the 2019 Dredging Summit & Expo at the historic Chicago Hilton downtown on Michigan Avenue, June 4 to 7. During the 2019 Dredging Summit & Expo, WEDA will recognize individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievements. Nominations for 2019 Dredger of the Year and… Read More