International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

Corps Announces Planned Projects Under the Disaster Relief Act

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced additional work that it will accomplish with funding provided in Public Law 116-20, the Additional Supplemental Appropriations Disaster Relief Act, 2019, signed into law June 6, 2019. Among other things, Public Law 116-20 provided $3.258 billion in five appropriations accounts: Investigations; Construction; Mississippi… Read More

Norfolk Harbor Dredging Underway

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Cottrell Contracting began dredging the Norfolk Harbor Inner Channel and channel to Newport News in late December. The Norfolk District is managing the operations and maintenance project as part of an effort to remove shoaling, and expects the project to… Read More

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