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Virginia Beach Dredging Kicks Off

Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District and the City of Virginia Beach announced that Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, LLC has again started dredging work on the Virginia Beach Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project. The project, which began in late June, renourished… Read More

Corps Starts Dredging Squalicum Waterway

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with local sponsor Port of Bellingham, began maintenance dredging of the Squalicum Waterway November 20. The Corps awarded a contract to Curtin Maritime Corp. of Long Beach, California, for $2.2 million. Approximately 250,000 cubic yards of… Read More

Dredging Starts For Lake Seminole Restoration

A county contractor has started a dredge operation that will remove about 900,000 cubic yards of organic sediment from Lake Seminole in Pinellas County, Florida, as part of the Lake Seminole Restoration Project. Lake Seminole is the county’s second largest freshwater lake, a critical part of the watershed and a… Read More

Cormagdalena Not Paying Damages to Jan De Nul Dredges

A dredging contract awarded to Jan De Nul was terminated this year, following a rupture in a dredge’s hull. In July this year, Colombian river management authority, Cormagdalena, said Jan De Nul’s trailing suction hopper dredge Francis Beaufort hit its hull during operations near the Boca de… Read More

Guayas City Terminates SERDRA Dredging Contract

The Ecuadorian Administration of Guayas City has terminated a dredging contract it had signed last year with the Ecuadorian Navy Dredging Service (SERDRA). The project was to dredge the 389-kilometer (241.7-foot) long Guayas River in Ecuador for a period of 24 months. SERDRA was supposed to extract about 4.5 million… Read More

Vale Dredges Brazilian Paraopeba River

Brazilian miner and iron ore producer Vale began dredging at the Paraopeba River, the company said. It expects to finish dredging works by July 2020. Vale is removing waste it spilled during an iron ore dam waste burst in January 2019, which killed 270 people in Brumadinho. Dredging is needed… Read More

Plymouth Harbor Dredging Enters Phase Two

Phase two of dredging to remove shoaling from the Plymouth Harbor federal navigation project in Massachusetts started the first week of October and is on schedule to be finished by the end of November, in time for the town of Plymouth’s 400-year anniversary celebration. Plymouth Harbor is in Plymouth Bay… Read More