International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

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

American Samoa Receives Grant Funding for Waterways Improvements

Under the guidance of the U. S. Assistant Secretary to the Interior, the Office of Insular Affairs’ Capital Improvement Project Program has released more than $9.6 million in grant funding to American Samoa. A portion of those funds will go toward the American Samoa Shipyard Services Authority and to the… Read More