International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

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 navigability levels near the Matanzas-Boca Grande section of the river, INCANAL’s president,… Read More

Port of Santos Completes Expansion Works

Latin America’s busiest port, the Port of Santos, Brazil, expects to receive larger vessels following recovery works that deepened berths between warehouses 12-A and 23 in a 1,700-meter (5,600-foot) area. The country’s Ministry Transports, Ports and Civil Aviation (MTPA) spent BRL 229 million ($706 million US) to reinforce… Read More

Jan de Nul Dredges Ecuadorian Port of Manta

Jan de Nul has started dredging at the Ecuadorian Port of Manta, following a crowded tender last year, which was awarded to Envisan, the environmental division of the Jan de Nul Group. Local Port Authority Autoridad Portuaria de Manta (APM) said it expects Envisan to dredge the access… Read More

Beach Renourishment at Wrightsville Beach Underway

Weeks Marine is working under a $13.2 million contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District to dredge sand from offshore and place it on North Carolina beaches. Approximately 700,000 cubic yards of sand will be dredged from Mason’s Inlet and pumped via… Read More

Brevard County Beaches Replace Sand Lost to Hurricanes

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announced the Brevard County Shore Protection Project got underway on February 1. Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company was awarded a $17.5 contract to remove approximately 1.1 million cubic yards of sand from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)… Read More

New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site Clean-Up Continues

Dredging of the Lower Harbor of the New Bedford Harbor is underway with a $14.9 contract awarded to Cashman Dredging and Marine Contracting of Quincy, Massachusetts. The harbor accommodates the needs to the Port of New Bedford, which is a break-bulk handler of perishable items and also serves… Read More

Destin Florida Officials Aim to Attach Holiday Isle Renourishment to Norriego Point Stabilization Project

City of Destin officials are planning to tag onto an existing dredging operation, the Norriego Point Stabilization, to replenish the severely eroded beach on Destin’s Holiday Isle. Moving forward with the project first required agreement from several sources. The Okaloosa County commissioners voted to spend approximately $2 million… Read More

Autonomous Survey Vessel Increases Efficiency on MDVP’s Portable Dredging Projects

Mobile Dredging & Video Pipe Inc. (MDVP) of Chester, Pennsylvania, purchased a Seafloor Systems EchoBoat-ASV™ last September.  Referring to the ASV as a “drone boat”, Project Manager Stephen Simpson said that the company used it on three projects in the remaining four months of 2017 and is… Read More