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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

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

Brazil Awards Jan de Nul Dredging at Port of Mucuripe

The Brazilian Ministry of Transports, Ports and Civil Aviation (MTPA) has awarded Jan de Nul a dredging project at the nation’s Port of Mucuripe, according to a document filing at the country’s official gazette released in early February. Under the terms of the contract, Jan de Nul’s Brazilian subsidiary, Jan… Read More

Argentina’s CAP Dredges Local Chico River

Argentina’s CAP has cleansed and dredged the north stretch of the Chico River, in the nation’s Santa Cruz province, the local government said in late February. CAP dredged about 600 meters (1,970 miles) of the north section of the river, as well as a nearby treatment plant owned by state-run… Read More

Venezuela Hires Chinese Company to Dredge Orinoco River

The Venezuelan Instituto Nacional de Canalizaciones, INCANAL, has contracted China Communications Construction Company, Ltd. (CCCC) to dredge the navigation channel of the local Orinoco River, the nation’s government said in mid-February. The project aims to keep the Matanzas-Boca Grande section of the river navigable, INCANAL’s president, Jose Angel Simoza Liendo,… Read More

Cape Henry Dredging Underway

On April 10, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD) of Illinois began dredging the Cape Henry Channel at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Under a $14.5 million contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District, the contractor will remove approximately 2.5 million cubic yards of material as… Read More