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Orion Releases First Quarter Report

Orion Group Holdings Inc. reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019. “Revenues for our marine segment were down slightly relative to the first quarter of 2018 reflecting the timing of the start-up of projects in backlog. Marine margins were lower year-over-year as a result of the… Read More

Kahana Beach Nourishment Project Presented to Public as Ocean Engineers Seek Solutions to Sea Level Rise Damage in Hawaii

A proposal for a regional response to erosion partially caused by sea level rise (SLR) in Hawaii was introduced to the public on March 8 in the form of an Environmental Impact Statement Preparation Notice (EISPN) “Kahana Bay Erosion Mitigation Project Lahaina District, Island of Maui” with a 30-day public… Read More

Norfolk Harbor Deepening Project PED Phase Pushes Ahead of Schedule

Ahead of a deepening project to expand Norfolk Harbor’s shipping channels, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Virginia Port Authority are continuing design measures with the intention of awarding an initial dredging contract by January 2020. An official design agreement between the port and the Corps was signed… Read More

Argentinian Province Opens Dredging Tender for South America’s Southernmost Port of Ushuaia

In September, Argentinian Provincial Port Authority, DPP opened a dredging tender for the local Port of Ushuaia, located in South America’s southernmost city of same name. The project covers dredging near the port’s berths. DPP expects dredging to allow vessels with an 8.6-meter (28.2-foot) draft or larger to dock at… Read More

Cavache Begins Ponce de Leon Dredging

Cavache Inc. of Pompano Beach, Florida, began dredging the Ponce de Leon Inlet and Intracoastal Waterway channels in early August. Approximately 450,000 cubic yards of sand will be removed and pumped via pipeline to the nearshore disposal area along New Smyrna Beach. Cavache is using the Ellicott… Read More

Combined Team Retrofits VFDs on Dredge Yaquina Drag Arm Winches

Updated variable frequency drives (VFDs)on the Dredge Yaquina’s drag arm winches are increasing the accuracy and safety of its operations. Industrial Logic Systems (ILS) designed and provided equipment to replace the VFDs in February and March of this year at Vigor Shipyard in Portland, Oregon. “It was an extremely… Read More

IMX Session Explores Equipment and Dredging Work Along the Mississippi River

At the Inland Marine Expo (IMX) in St. Louis, International Dredging Review hosted an education session to discuss dredging along the inland waterways. The panel discussion on May 25 welcomed three speakers – one dredge equipment manufacturer and two representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer St. Louis District. Read More