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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

Norfolk Dredging Company Conducts Beach Renourishment in Florida

Norfolk Dredging Company was awarded a $5.1 million contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for beach renourishment in Pinnellas County, Florida. The contractor began dredging April 15 at Treasure Island, first filling Sunshine Beach and Sunset Beach with sand dredged from John’s Pass. The next section to receive… Read More

Colombian Finance Ministry Approves Modeling for New Dredging PPP

Colombia’s Finance Ministry has approved a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) modeling proposal by the nation’s river management authority, Cormagdalena, to recover navigability at the Magdalena River. Colombia expects a new private partner for the massive dredging project, following a contract termination with the original contractor. A massive dredging project involving nine… Read More

Marinex Preparing Pipeline for Folly Beach Re-nourishment, Will Repair Hurricane Damage

Marinex Construction has begun mobilizing for the Folly Beach (South Carolina) Shore Protection Project, in an area that was badly eroded by three hurricanes, including Joaquin in 2015, Matthew in 2016, and Irma in 2017. The Corps of Engineers Federal Emergency Beach Rehabilitation Funding will pay for the $11 million… Read More