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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

CPRA Accepting Proposals for Conservation and Restoration Partnership Fund

The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is accepting proposals for the FY 2020 Conservation and Restoration Partnership Fund until October 18. This year the Partnership Fund has dedicated $1,000,000 in matching funds for projects addressing coastal conservation and restoration needs. This funding will allow the state, through CPRA,… Read More

Dutra’s New Dump Scow ES15 Heads to Boston

On August 20, Dutra Group’s new Hydraulic Dump Scow ES15 was successfully launched, christened, commissioned and completed sea trials and further testing in the following week. The vessel departed on August 27 to make the journey to Boston, Massachusetts, where it will work on the Boston Harbor… Read More

Teledyne Lands Navy Contract for AUV’s

Teledyne Technologies Incorporated announced that its subsidiary, Teledyne Instruments Inc., has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center to supply autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and related monitoring and communications acoustic systems. The initial 2019 value of the contract is approximately… Read More