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WEDA Announces Award Winners

At the annual meeting of the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) held June 5 to 7, in Chicago, Illinois. president and chair of WEDA Marcel Hermans presented the organization’s 2019 Annual Lifetime Achievement Award to Craig Daniel Vogt and its 2019 Dredger of the Year Award… Read More

Jan De Nul Commits to Reducing CO₂

Jan De Nul Group announced it has committed to reduce carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions by 15 percent each year during maintenance dredging works at the Nieuwpoort coastal marina. In collaboration with the Flemish government, the company also wants to include by 2020 a minimum requirement of 15… Read More

Sonardyne Acquires EIVA

Subsea technology and systems provider Sonardyne International Ltd. has acquired maritime software and equipment specialist EIVA A/S. EIVA will join the Sonardyne group of companies, while remaining an independent business and brand. EIVA CEO Jeppe Nielsen will remain in his position, and Sonardyne’s Investment… Read More

Early Plans for WODCON XXIII Announced

The Word Organization of Dredging Associations (WODCON) XXIII will take place from May 16 to 20, 2022, at the Tivoli Congress Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark, with the theme ‘Dredging is changing.’ Johan Pennekamp, chair of the WODCON XXIII organizing committee, explained the thinking behind the theme by saying, “Apart from stating… Read More

WEDA Chapters Announce Fall Conferences

The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Pacific Chapter Fall 2019 Conference will be held October 29 to 31 at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach, California. The tentative agenda will include meetings of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ports and industry, federal dredging program presentations, hosted poster social, technical presentations… Read More

WEDA Partners with PIANC to Address Beneficial Use of Dredged Material

The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) is partnering with The World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC) to work cooperatively developing a report on beneficial use of dredged material. PIANC’s Environmental Commission (EnviCom) formed Working Group 214 (WG214), focused on developing this report. Three WEDA-members, Victor… Read More

Van Oord Orders Two Water Injection Vessels

Van Oord has ordered the construction of two water injection vessels at Kooiman Marine Group. The first vessel will be commissioned in late 2020. This new generation of vessels has water injection dredging, mass flowing and power jetting systems. The vessels also have heave compensation and… Read More

AEM Kicks Off 125 Year Anniversary

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) officially kicked off its year-long 125th anniversary celebration. AEM is a North American-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers. Its member companies manufacture and market a wide variety of equipment, from large earth movers and agricultural equipment to smaller hand-held,… Read More