International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

Dredging Adds to Upgrades at the Port of Beira, Mozambique

In July 2017, CFM offered a tender for Mozambique’s port and railway company, for the emergency dredging of the port. The contract was awarded four months later in November 2017 to Van Oord, the dredging and marine contractor headquartered in the Netherlands. The contract for the emergency dredging works in… Read More

China’s Newest, Largest Dredge Is Known as “The Island Maker”

Asia’s largest, most advanced cutter suction dredge (CSD) was launched in early November 2017 in the city of Qidong, in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu. The dredge, built for China Communications Construction Co. Ltd. (CCCC), was designed by the China State Shipbuilding Corporation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Guangzhou Wenchong… Read More

Port Development Begins at Duqm, Oman

In late August 2017, the Special Economic Zone Authority in Duqm (SEZAD) and Boskalis Westminster (Oman), LLC signed an agreement to construct a liquid bulk berth at Duqm Port. Al Duqm Port & Drydock is a seaport located in Oman on the Arabian Sea that was opened in 2013. The… Read More

Boskalis Awarded Contract for Martín García Channel

In December, the Comision Administradora del Rio de la Plata (CARP) awarded Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) a 5-year contract for the capital and maintenance dredging of the Martín García channel, located between Uruguay and Argentina in the northern part of the 50-kilometer-wide Rio de la Plata estuary. The contract… Read More

Colombia Expects Year-end Magdalena River Project

Cormagdalena, Colombia’s river management authority, has requested the country’s finance ministry, as well as the nation’s planning department, DNP, to make agile the process of closing a new contract for the recovery of the local Magdalena River. Cormagdalena wants the new contract to be signed by year end. “We… Read More

Mexico’s Port of Mazatlán Expects Dredging

The Mexican Port of Mazatlán, in the state of Sinaloa, has opened a dredging tender, which has been delayed since 2013 due to lack of resources. The Mazatlán port administration, or the Administración Portuaria Integral (API), is taking proposals for the tender until December 11, 2017. According to API Mazatlán,… Read More

Ecuador Reviewing Yilport Contract

The Ecuadorian Ministry of Public Works (MTOP) said in late November it has set a commission to evaluate the concession contract of Turkish port operator Yillport, which operates the Port of Bolivar in the south part of the country. “These contracts are public. Thus, they can be reviewed and questioned… Read More