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Dredging Highlights from the Past

40 Years Ago – 1978 Three land surveyors took a week to verify the locations for Trisponder transmitter stations at Jubail, Saudi Arabia, in preparation for the hydrographic survey to position a planned 40-mile-long approach channel to the new Port of Al Jubail on the western shore of the Arabian… Read More

JUST PUBLISHED: “FACTS ABOUT COASTAL PROTECTION”

According to the conclusions of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climatic Change (IPPC) sea levels are expected to continue to rise in the foreseeable future. That means that protecting coastal communities is a real challenge since half the world’s population lives near vulnerable coastlines. … Read More

JAN DE NUL NV STRENGTHENS PRINS HENDRIK DIKE IN THE NETHERLANDS

As announced in mid-October Hollands Noorderkwartier (Northern Quarter) District Water Control Board awarded the reinforcement of the Prins Hendrik dike on the Dutch island of Texel to the Jan De Nul Group whose work headquarters are located in Aalst Belgium. The 1.8- mile-long Prins Hendrik dike which protects Texel will… Read More

BOSKALIS AWARDED CONtRACT FOR MARTÍN GARCÍA CHANNEL

In December the Comision Administradora del Rio de la Plata (CARP) awarded Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) a 5-year contract for the capital and maintenance dredging of the Martín García channel located between Uruguay and Argentina in the northern part of the 50-kilometer-wide Rio de la… Read More

COLOMBIA EXPECTS YEAR-END MAGDALENARIVER PROJECT

Cormagdalena Colombia’s river management authority has requested the country’s finance ministry as well as the nation’s planning department DNP to make agile the process of closing a new contract for the recovery of the local Magdalena River. Cormagdalena wants the new contract to be signed by year end. “We… Read More

ECUADOR REVIEWING YILPORT CONTRACT

The Ecuadorian Ministry of Public Works (MTOP) said in late November it has set a commission to evaluate the concession contract of Turkish port operator Yillport which operates the Port of Bolivar in the south part of the country. “These contracts are public. Thus they can be… Read More

JR Bagger Acquires Rights to Beyer Dredges

Jochen Rohr CEO of Aggregate Dredge Solutions has formed a new company called JR Bagger & Technik GmbH in Speyer Germany. This venture creates an all-new operation in Germany to complement Aggregate Dredge Solutions in the U.S. and includes exclusive worldwide rights to manufacture all dredges designed by Beyer GmbH. … Read More