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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

Damen Expands in China

Damen Shipyards Group has opened Damen’s China Support Company in Shanghai to support commercial involvement and development in the region. John Zhou is managing director of the new company and will work on providing service to clients in the region and on commercial activity for Damen newbuild and Damen Marine… Read More

Cottrell Contracting Ends Year With Zero Loss Time

Devon Carlock vice president of Safety & Government Relations at Cottrell Contracting Corporation of Chesapeake Virginia reports that Cottrell finished 2017 with no loss time due to illness or injury. "The commitment to safety from the Cottrell Contracting team has been overwhelming. The safety culture change has been incredible. The… Read More

Damen Delivering Multi Cats to Group Ocean of Canada

Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract with Group Ocean of Canada for the delivery of two Modular Multi Cats 1205 that will be used as dredging support vessels on an oil sands project in northern Canada. The oil sands project location is inland and difficult to access so the… Read More

Seatools Delivers High-End Pressure Compensators for Bakker Sliedrecht

Subsea technology company Seatools has completed the development manufacturing and testing of two 250-liter subsea pressure compensators for Bakker Sliedrecht. The ultra-long life compensators will be applied to 1.7 MW submersible electric motors installed on a new hopper dredger under construction at Wenchong Shipyard in China. The dredge is being… Read More

Van Oord turns 150

In 2018 Van Oord dredging and marine contractor headquartered in Rotterdam the Netherlands is celebrating its 150th anniversary. The first announcement came in the form of a video which introduces their jubilee theme “Marine Ingenuity.”  While Van Oord began as a family business in 1868 it has grown into… Read More