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Just Published: “Facts About Coastal Protection”

According to the conclusions of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climatic Change (IPPC), sea levels are expected to continue to rise in the foreseeable future. That means that protecting coastal communities is a real challenge since half the world’s population lives near vulnerable coastlines. A… Read More

5th International Dredging Technology Development Conference, Beijing, China

The 5th International Dredging Technology Development Conference was held in Beijing, China, on November 28 and 29, with participants coming from many European countries. Under the theme of “Dredging, Ecology, Sustainability,” major global dredging projects were profiled as well as the progress of dredging technology in China, which has become… Read More

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