International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

Van Oord Delivers More Than 600 Acres of New Land for Taiwan’s Port of Kaohsiung

The Port of Kaohsiung, located on the South China Sea, is the largest Taiwanese port and plays an important role in Taiwan’s export-oriented economy. To remain competitive and maintain its trade advantage, expansion of the port was a clear necessity. Containership traffic is about 150 vessels per day,… Read More

Turkey Announces Route for “Kanal Istanbul”

The Bosphorus is one of the world’s narrowest shipping channels, complicated by strong changing currents and several sharp turns and headlands. This creates an obstructed view of the waterway, which has made navigation highly risky. Since its founding in 1936, maritime traffic in the Bosphorus has increased more… Read More

DEME Announces Keel Laying Ceremony Cutter Suction Dredge ‘Spartacus’

Belgian dredging, environmental and marine engineering group DEME announced in late December the keel laying ceremony of its newest cutter suction dredge Spartacus. The combination of power, size and new innovations of CSD Spartacus sets a new benchmark for mega-cutters. The vessel is 164 meters (538 feet) long… 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

Venezuela Hires Chinese Company to Dredge Orinoco River

The Venezuelan Instituto Nacional de Canalizaciones, INCANAL, has contracted China Communications Construction Company LTD (CCCC) to dredge the navigation channel of the local Orinoco River, the nation’s government said in mid-February. The project aims to keep navigability levels near the Matanzas-Boca Grande section of the river, INCANAL’s president,… Read More