International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

Vale Dredges Brazilian Paraopeba River

Brazilian miner and iron ore producer Vale began dredging at the Paraopeba River, the company said. It expects to finish dredging works by July 2020. Vale is removing waste it spilled during an iron ore dam waste burst in January 2019, which killed 270 people in Brumadinho. Dredging is needed… 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

Dredging Increases Brazil’s Port of Vitória Access Channel

Dredging at the Brazilian Port of Vitória, in the city of same name in Espírito Santo state, increased the port’s access channel from 10.6 meters (34.7 feet) during high tides to 12.5 meters (41 feet), said port authority Companhia Docas do Espírito Santo (CODESA) in early August. The port’s access… Read More

Dredging at Brazil’s Madeira River Resumes

Brazil’s National Department of Transports Infrastructure, DNIT, said in mid-June that dredging at the local Madeira River, a 1.4 million-square-meter affluent located between the country’s north states of Amazonas and Rondônia, has resumed. The BRL 68.7 million ($17.8 million) project was awarded last year to the JEED-EPC consortium, a partnership… Read More

Brazil Awards Jan de Nul Dredging at Port of Mucuripe

The Brazilian Ministry of Transports, Ports and Civil Aviation (MTPA) has awarded Jan de Nul a dredging project at the nation’s Port of Mucuripe, according to a document filing at the country’s official gazette released in early February. Under the terms of the contract, Jan de Nul’s Brazilian… 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