International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

Coda Releases DA4G™-USB

Coda Octopus has released the DA4G™-USB, a new variant of the DA4G™. The system takes the digital acquisition and conversion components from the DA4G and presents them in a smaller package for analogue and digital acquisition. The DA4G™-USB runs GeoSurvey™ software for either single sensor acquisition (sidescan or sub-bottom profiler)… Read More

HYPACK 2018 Hosts User Training Events

HYPACK 2018 held its 25th User Training Event in January in Savannah, Georgia. This year’s event attracted more than 300 attendees, representing more than 20 countries. The three-day training included classes on single and multibeam data acquisition and processing, LiDAR, side scan and magnetometer data collection and processing; and various… Read More

Corps Issues RFP for Beneficial Use of Dredged Material Projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has published its request for proposals for beneficial use of dredged material pilot projects. Section 1122 of the 2016 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) requires the Corps to develop a pilot program for ten projects for the beneficial use of dredged material. The projects must maximize… Read More

President Releases Proposed Civil Works Budget

The President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Civil Works budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is $4.785 billion with $3.769 billion coming from the General Fund of the Treasury, $965.13 million from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, approximately $45 million from Special Recreation User Fees and $5.25 million from the… Read More

World Dredging Congress Issues Call for Papers

The 22nd World Dredging Congress & Exposition (WODCON XXII) has issued a call for papers. This year’s event, April 25 to 29 in Shanghai, China, will feature the theme, “Enhance the Harmony Between Dredging and Ecology.” Topics of focus include: sustainable dredging strategy; environmental and ecological assessments of dredging projects;… Read More

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Appoints New Board Chair

The Board of Directors of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) has appointed Lawrence R. Dickerson as board chair, effective February 1. Dickerson is assuming the role from Robert B. Uhler, who requested to step down as board chair to accommodate his other professional and personal time commitments. Dickerson has served… Read More

Upgrades at the Port of Cairns, Queensland, Australia

The Cairns Shipping Development Project in the state of Queensland, Australia, has been making plans for several years to improve access for larger vessels, both cargo and cruise ships. Cairns is located on the east coast of Australia, about 1,700 kilometers (a bit more than a 1,000 miles) north of… Read More

Corps To Hold Town Hall Meeting on Mobile Harbor Dredging

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District is holding a Town Hall meeting on February 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. to discuss the feasibility study for increasing the depth and width of the Mobile Harbor Federal Navigation Channel. The public will receive an update on the project’s status… Read More

Corps to Conduct Feasibility Study for Port of Nome Improvements

Following the January termination of the Alaska Regional Ports Feasibility Study, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District entered into an agreement with the City of Nome on February 2 to begin a feasibility study for constructing navigation improvements at the Port of Nome instead. The Alaska Regional Ports… Read More

Corps Taking Comments on Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Dredging Plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is accepting public comments on the operations and maintenance dredging and placement of dredged material of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW). The Corps is preparing a Dredge Readiness and Operation Plan (DROP) for the GIWW that will outline maintenance dredging priorities over… Read More