International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

Callan Marine Begins Work On Bolivar Ferry Terminal

In May, Callan Marine began a maintenance dredging project for the Texas Department of Transportation at the Bolivar Ferry Terminal, removing 600,000 cubic yards of material. The project will return the landings to the required depth of 22 feet. The General Pershing, an 18-inch cutter suction dredge, will… Read More

CPRA Receives Second Installment of RESTORE Act Funds

On May 7, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) announced the U.S. Treasury Department is awarding $3.2 million to Louisiana’s Center of Excellence Research Grants Program. This is the second installment in a RESTORE Act allocation of approximately $26.6 million over 15 years to support research relevant… Read More

WEDA Pacific Chapter Welcomes Abstracts for Fall Conference

The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Pacific Chapter is accepting abstracts for technical presentations at its fall conference in Seattle, Washington from October 28 to October 30. Abstracts should be limited to one page. Presentations on all aspects of dredging and disposal, navigation structures, environmental restoration, and related topics are… Read More

Gator Dredging Completes Maintenance Dredging in Fort Pierce

In April, Gator Dredging completed a maintenance dredging project for the City of Fort Pierce, Florida, along the Intracoastal Waterway (ICWW). The work included hydraulically dredging and dewatering about 10,500 cubic yards of sediment from the ICWW, approximately 2,500 feet south of the A1A bridge in Fort Pierce, Florida. The… Read More

Second Corpus Christi Contract Awarded to Callan Marine

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a $97.9 million construction contract on April 8 to Callan Marine, Ltd., to complete the second phase of the four phase Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project. The project increases the channel depth from -47 feet Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW)… Read More

St. Paul District To Revise Pool 6 DMMP

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District will be revising its published draft of the Mississippi River Pool 6 dredged material management plan, based on the comments it received during its public comment period that ended April 10. After reviewing comments to the draft plan, Corps officials believe… Read More

St. Paul District Releases EA for Lake Pepin Project

In April, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District released the draft Environmental Assessment for a habitat rehabilitation project at the head of Lake Pepin on the Mississippi River in Pierce County, Wisconsin. The Corps will accept comments on the document until May 11. In lieu of hosting… Read More

Corps Provides Sand for Beneficial Use Free of Charge

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District encourages public, private and government entities to pick up dredged material, or sand, free of charge from the Corps’ beneficial use placement areas. The material available at the sites is generally on a first-come, first-served basis. The Corps makes no warranty,… Read More

St. Paul District Approves New Process for Placement Site Acquisition

In March, the St. Paul District Real Estate Division announced that it received approval from the Corps’ Head­quarters Directorate of Real Estate, to pursue the acquisition of a non-standard estate (NSE). Kevin Sommerland, real estate chief, granted the approval for one of the district’s long-term dredged material placement sites for… Read More