International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

Great Lakes Awarded Galveston Dredging Contract

On June 18, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, LLC was awarded a $20.9 million contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District for maintenance dredging of the Galveston Entrance, Outer, and Inner Bar Channels and Houston Ship Channel Bolivar Roads to Redfish Reef, Texas. Read More

Ryba Marine Awarded Contract to Dredge Sandusky Harbor

Ryba Marine Construction Company of Cheboygan, Michigan, has been contracted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District to dredge the federal navigation channel and harbor areas in Sandusky Harbor. Sandusky Harbor is on Lake Erie in Sandusky, Ohio. The $1.364 million contract was awarded on June… Read More

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