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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

Duechting Acquires Habermann

DUECHTING PUMPEN Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG (Duechting) has acquired Habermann Mineral Systems GmbH (Habermann). Duechting develops and produces high-performance centrifugal pumps, while Habermann specialized in the design and manufacture of suction dredges and solids pumps for the sand and gravel industry. Both companies are based in Witten, Germany. Under… Read More

U.S. Dredging Industry Fly-In to Capitol Hill

The resolve of the U.S-flagged dredging industry was very evident during their successful fly-in to Washington, D.C., this week, reports Dredging Contractors of America (DCA). DCA delegates representing the private sector U.S.-flagged dredging industry were well received by Congressional leaders and Administration officials. These included: U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (TN),… Read More

R.D. James to Head Corps of Engineers

On January 25, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Rickey Dale “R.D.” James to lead the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the position of Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. James was a self-employed farmer and manager of cotton gins and grain elevators for the A.C. Read More

Registration Opens for WEDA’s Dredging & Expo ‘18

Registration is now open for WEDA’s Dredging Summit & Expo ’18. The event will be held in Norfolk, Virginia, at the Hilton Norfolk, June 25 to 28. Dredging Summit & Expo will include presentations and focused panels, an exhibit hall with more than 85 exhibitors, and many networking opportunities. WEDA… Read More

Dual-fuel Dredge Being Built in France

An innovative, eco-efficient water injection dredge is being constructed under a joint contract of the Atlantic Port of Bordeaux, the EIG Dragages Ports and the Socarenam shipyard. The LNG powered vessel will replace the grab hopper dredge La Maqueline, which has been in service since 1984. The dredge, to be… Read More

Damen Delivers Dredge to Dredging Africa

Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) will be delivering a Cutter Suction Dredge (CSD) 250 to Dredging Africa (Pty). The contract was signed during DSCT’s first African Dredging seminar that was held in October 2017. CSD’s play an important role in Africa, used to maintain drinking water reservoirs in the country. Read More