International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

CPRA Accepting Proposals for Atchafalaya River Basin Projects

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is accepting proposals for specific projects in the Atchafalaya River Basin in anticipation of its Atchafalaya Basin Program Annual Plan for Fiscal Year 2021. CPRA will accept proposals from various sources including academia, parish governments, elected officials, agencies, non-governmental organizations, landowners, businesses,… Read More

St. Paul District Seeks Comments on Dredged Material Management Plan in Pool 5

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District released a draft Environmental Assessment (EA), for its proposed dredged material management plan in Pool 5, near Kellogg, Minnesota. The draft plan outlines the transportation methods and necessary land requirements to permanently place dredged material removed from the Mississippi River in… Read More

CEO of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Died September 11

Douglas B. Mackie, Chief Executive Officer of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD) from 1995 to 2011, passed away on September 11, 2019. Mackie also served in many leadership roles at the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) including association president several times. Mackie worked on dredges and tug boats… Read More

Van Oord To Test Biofuel On Its Fleet

Van Oord, in coordination with Shell, is testing the use of biofuel on its fleet. The biofuel reduces CO2 emissions by more than 40 percent compared with conventional marine fuel. This test fits in with the ambitions of both parties to reduce the CO2 emissions in the maritime industry. Read More

WEDA Midwest Meeting Heads to Wisconsin

The 2020 Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Midwest Chapter meeting will be held March 24 to 26 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Green Bay, Wisconsin. WEDA is accepting abstracts from participants and presenters regarding best dredging practices and innovation in the Midwest and beyond. Suggested topics include sediment investigation, environmental… Read More