International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Announces Dredging Contract Awards

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation announced the receipt of a several dredging awards totaling $164 million. The awarded work includes: the Long Beach project in New York (Coastal Protection, $54.4 million); the Myrtle Beach project in South Carolina (Coastal Protection,  $34.8 million); the Nags Head Beach project in North Carolina (Coastal Protection,  $34.7 million); the Chesapeake Beach project… Read More

Atchafalaya Deepening Subject of Meeting

The New Orleans District Corps of Engineers will hold a public meeting on August 8 on deepening the channels of the lower Atchafalaya River and nearby bayous. The authorized depth is 20 feet in the Atchafalaya below the railroad bridge in Morgan City Atchafalaya Bay the Gulf of Mexico and Bayous Chene Boeuf and Black about 48 miles of channel. The deepening would encourage the fabrication of large offshore platforms in the Morgan City area rather than overseas. Read More

Blast Inaugurates Panama Canal Deepening

On March 6 Brazil President Fernando Henrique Cardoso and Panama President Mireya Moscoso launched the Panama Canal's channel deepening project by setting off a spectacular blast that marked another milestone in the famous waterway's history.The seven-year deepening project will remove 6.7 million cubic meters of material from the navigation channel lowering the depth to elevation 34 feet. Read More

Fedorko Helping NYSA Re-Start

Beverly Fedorko has spent her time since September 11 in the dual tasks of helping recreate the New York Shipping Association (NYSA) office and helping to keep the organization running.The organization was headquartered on the 20th Floor of World Trade Center Tower 2 and all employees escaped from the building. But the offices and everything in them were destroyed. They are still hoping that the companys fireproof safe will turn up. Read More

PANYNJ to Consolidate 50-Foot Project

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) plans to complete the 50-foot deepening project at Bergen Point in the Kill Van Kull in one step instead of the originally-planned two projects. The Port Authority proposes to piggyback its work on an existing Corps of Engineers construction project which is deepening the area from 40 to 45 feet. The plan is contingent on a Corps of Engineers permit to drill blast and dredge the approximately 1.5 million cubic yards of rock from Bergen Point. Read More

Norfolk Dredging in Charleston

Norfolk Dredging Company has upgraded the clamshell dredge Atlantic which is working on the Charleston Harbor deepening project along with the companys other clamshell dredge Virginian. Read More

Corps Studies Columbia Deepening

The Corps of Engineers is in the final year of a five-year study to assess the feasibility of improving the Columbia River channel. The study area is from the mouth of the river upstream to the Interstate 5 bridge between Portland Oregon and Vancouver Washington and from the mouth of the Willamette River upstream to the Broadway Bridge in Portland. Read More

Houston Deepening to Begin

The first project to deepen the Houston Shipping channels to 45 feet began in the beginning of 1999. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company brought the 30-inch cutterhead dredge California from her last job in Mexico to work on the Houston-Galveston Lower Bay widening and deepening project. This is a 10 million cubic yard contract awarded on September 4 1998 for $52285040. This article describes the nine dredging contracts that will achieve the deepening of all the channels in Houston. Read More

Great Lakes Finishes Mystic River Job

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company complete the first part of a $31.9 million contract for the Boston Harbor Deepening project in which the channles are being deepened to 40 feet from the existing 35 feet. This article describes the project in detail including which dredges are in use cost mitigation and placement of clean and contaminated materials. Read More