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Work Underway on Dual-Fuel Conversion of the Samuel de Champlain

Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (DSDu) has begun work to convert the trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Samuel de Champlain from diesel-electric propulsion to dual-fuel capability combining MGO and LNG. This is the first such conversion undertaken by DSDu, the first dual-fuel vessel in the GIE Dragages-Ports fleet, and the first vessel… Read More

Kongsberg Digital Wins Award for Customer Service

Kongsberg Digital has received a 2018 Confirmit ACE (Achievement in Customer Excellence) Award in the Overall Business Impact category. The ACE Awards program was established in 2005 to recognize outstanding achievement in customer excellence. Receiving a Confirmit ACE Award demonstrates both rigorous application… Read More

Royal Boskalis Releases Quarter Results

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) released information on its last quarter results showing revenue unchanged compared to the first quarter of 2017, stable fleet use for dredging, and continued pressure on margins particularly in offshore energy. Results also show increases in the order book partly due to two dredging contracts… Read More

Construction to Resume on Grasse River Clean Up Project

Construction work will resume in late May on a facility that will be used as a staging area to support future dredging and capping operations for a $243 million dredging project to clean up PCB’s from the Grasse River in New York. The construction, engineering plans and other design work… Read More

Senators Introduce America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018

America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 has been introduced by U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), committee ranking member Tom Carper (D-DE), Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee chairman Jim Inhofe (R-OK), and Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee ranking member Ben Cardin (D-MD). Read More

Dredge Jonathon King Boyd Destroyed by Fire after Hitting Gas Pipeline in Matagorda Bay, Texas

The dredge Jonathon King Boyd was destroyed by fire on Tuesday evening, April 17 when it dropped a spud onto a gas pipeline. All 10 crew members were rescued by the good Samaritan vessel First State, belonging to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD). The dredge, which belongs to RLB… Read More

Turning the Tide: CDMCS is Revolutionizing Safety for the Dredging and Marine Construction Industry

The Council for Dredging and Marine Construction Safety (CDMCS), the nation’s dredging and marine construction safety council and formal partnership between United States dredging contractors and the United States Army Corps of Engineers, is celebrating 10 years of progress in safety and occupational health leadership. April 10 marked the date… Read More