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Royal Boskalis Sending Fairway to Work in New Zealand

Royal Boskalis will be sending its 230-meter long (754-foot)  trailing suction hopper dredge Fairway to New Zealand’s Lyttelton Harbour in August to begin work to widen the navigation channel in the harbor to 20 meters (66 feet). Contracted by the Lyttelton Port Company (LPC), Boskalis will begin by lengthening the… Read More

Corps Awards Intracoastal Dredging Project to Cavache

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District awarded a $8.55 million maintenance dredging contract for portions of the Intracoastal Waterway (IWW) and the Ponce de Leon Inlet in Volusia County to Cavache Inc. of Pompano Beach Florida. Work will consist of maintenance dredging approximately 500,000 cubic… Read More

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority to Begin Sediment Diversion Project to Restore Wetlands

The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is working with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and other natural resource agencies, to design two coastal restoration projects. The Mid-Barataria and Mid-Breton sediment diversions will establish a controlled and permanent connection between the Mississippi River and the coastal wetlands on… Read More

Construction to Resume on Grasse River Clean Up Project

Construction work will resume in late May on a facility that will be used as a staging area to support future dredging and capping operations for a $243 million dredging project to clean up PCB’s from the Grasse River in New York. The construction, engineering plans and other design work… Read More

Alaska District Moves Forward with Project to Dredge Illiuliuk Bay Entrance

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District is preparing a Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment for the Unalaska Channels, also known as Dutch Harbor. The study evaluates whether deep draft navigation improvements are feasible at this location and the benefit cost ratio. The Unalaska Channels project would… Read More

Texas State Government Pushing State Port Project Funding

In April, bipartisan members from the Texas Congressional Delegation sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging for more funding for the Port of Corpus Christi’s Ship Channel Improvement Project (CIP). U.S. Reps. Kevin Brady, chairman of the Ways & Means Committee, Mike Conaway, chairman of the… Read More

Great Lakes Begins Work on Charleston Harbor Post-45 Deepening Project

On March 2, the South Carolina Ports Authority (SPCA) held a ceremony aboard the USS Yorktown to celebrate the start of construction of the Charleston Harbor Post 45 Deepening Project. The event celebrated eight years of planning and hard work to begin deepening the federal channel portion of Charleston Harbor… Read More

Boskalis to Create an Artificial Island in Amsterdam

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been contracted by the municipality of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to construct an artificial island for residential housing in the IJmeer lake adjacent to the existing IJburg islands. The contract is valued at EUR 85 million ($101.2 million USD). Work should begin in the summer… Read More

Yangtze River Deepening Project Completed at Nanjing Xinshengao Port

A new 12.5-meter (41-foot) deepwater channel below the Yangtze River in Nanjing passed inspection and is approved for deepwater channel trial operation. The channel is between the Nantong Tiansheng Port and the Nanjing Xinshengao Port, which sit 227 kilometers (141 miles) apart. The total length of the navigation channel is… Read More