International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

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

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

Despite Delays, Bathtub Beach Renourishment Is Complete

A beach renourishment project at Bathtub Beach/Sailfish Point in Stuart, Florida, was completed at the end of April. The project is part of the 2018 Federal Emergency Management Act (FEMA) Storm Damage Recovery Project to restore beaches lost to Hurricane Irma. FEMA funds are covering the majority of the $2.6… Read More

Maintenance Dredging at Knapps Narrows Completed

Southwind Construction of Evansville, Indiana, completed maintenance dredging at Knapps Narrows near Tilghman Island in Maryland on April 12. This maintenance project was overseen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District. The channel is used by watermen and recreational boaters and is also the main access to Poplar… Read More