International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

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

Eco-Canal One Step Closer

The Concession Contract between the Government of Nicaragua and the private company Ecocanal S.A. was signed on Wednesday November 1 2000. This is the final legal step needed to proceed with the construction of the private waterway to re-connect Lake Nicaragua and the Caribbean Sea. All these procedures were approved by the National Assembly of Nicaragua at the end of last year. Read More

Panama Canal Widening at 75 Percent

Gaillard or Culebra Cut a narrow eight-mile-long stretch was widened from its original 300 feet to 500 feet during the 1960s. The ongoing widening program will increase the navigable channel to a minimum of 630 feet in straight sections and 730 feet on curves reducing the time vessels must spend maneuvering in this area of the Canal. 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

Rio San Juan Channel Approved

On Wednesday November 10 the National Assembly of Nicaragua approved the |!|Law that Rehabilitates the Colmmercial Navigation in the River San Juan. This will restore barge traffic from Lake Nicaragua to the Caribbean Sea. Read More

Westminster Wins Harwich Deepening

Westminster Dredging Company a Boskalis Company received the contract for deepening the Harwich deep-water channel on England's East Coast. The article describes the project and the dredges to be used. Read More