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GLDD Begins Work on Two Virginia Beach Projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District has awarded the Sandbridge Hurricane Protection and Beach Renourishment project contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company. The Norfolk District, in partnership with the city of Virginia Beach, will administer the contract. The project is expected to begin… Read More

Ecuadorian Port of Guayaquil Dredging to Boost Economy

Ongoing maintenance dredging at the Ecuadorian Port of Guayaquil is expected to boost the local economy, a media report by Mundo Maritimo said. The project, which was won by Jan De Nul in 2018, will deepen the existing access channel from 9.6 meters (31.4 feet) to 12.5 meters (41 feet). Read More

Brazil Port of Rio Grande to Complete Dredging in August

Maintenance dredging at the Brazilian Port of Rio Grande, in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, should be completed by August, officials estimated. As of late July, the dredging project was 88 percent complete, the local state-owned port administrator, the Superintendence of the Port of Rio Grande (SUPRG),… Read More

Prosecutors Demand Dredging at Una Bay in Brazil

Pará state prosecutors demanded that the city of Belém, in Brazil, perform “immediate” dredging in the channels of the Una Bay. The body of public prosecutors, also known as the Ministério Público do Pará (MPPA), requested on July 15 that the municipality present a short, medium and long-term emergency plan… Read More

Argentina and Uruguay Complete Plata, Uruguay River Dredging

Argentinian and Uruguayan officials announced in July the two countries completed dredging at both the De La Plata and the Uruguay River, a joint project seen by the governments as vital for the economy of the neighboring nations. Binational Administrative Commission of the Uruguay River (CARU) said the dredging at… Read More

Port of Barranquilla Dredging Provisionally Suspended

In July, Colombia’s river management authority, Cormagdalena, said it provisionally suspended dredging in the access channel of the Port of Barranquilla. The suspension was due to a rupture in the dredge’s hull. Jan De Nul’s trailing suction hopper dredge Francis Beaufort hit its hull during operations near… Read More

WEDA Honors Two Environmental Projects

During its Annual Summit & Expo at the historic Hilton Chicago, Illinois, held from June 4 to 7, the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) presented two Environmental Excellence Awards, recognizing projects that demonstrate environmental awareness in two categories. The “Environmental Dredging” award went to the Zephyr Refinery Project… Read More

Two Years of Dredging Removes Decades of Muck from Florida’s Eau Gallie River

A $24 million dredging project on the Eau Gallie river in Melbourne, Florida that was decades overdue, wrapped up on March 31. Florida Dredge & Dock of Tarpon Springs, Florida removed the equivalent of 40,000 dump truck loads of muck. Material was dredged, piped to a dredged material management area… Read More

Oxygenating System In Savannah Harbor Expansion Is Largest To Date

The largest water oxygenation effort to date, costing about $100 million, is well underway as part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). Engineering firm CDM Smith won the prime contract for the oxygenation system in July 2015. Construction and preparation of the sites began in 2016. In April of… Read More