International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

Damen Wins Awards at MT500

Damen placed second in the maritime & aviation sector in this year’s MT500 rankings of the top 500 companies and institutions in the Netherlands. It also came in twentieth out of 500 in the overall ranking, its best ever result. The MT500 is an annual report stemming… Read More

Trailing Suction Dredge DC Orisant Built for Reimerswaal Dredging Launched at Royal IHC

For a joint venture between Reimerswaal Dredging and Group De Cloedt, Royal IHC successfully launched a multi-purpose trailing suction hopper dredge (TSHD) named DC Orisant. The launching and naming ceremony took place on January 11, 2018, at IHC’s shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, The Netherlands. The contract… Read More

Boskalis Attempts HBG Takeover

On February 25 Dutch dredging contractor Royal Boskalis Westminster announced its intention to make an offer for the shares of Hollandsche Beton Groep nv (HBG) another major Dutch dredging contractor. This article describes the sequence of events of this attempt through March 10 including statements by Robert van Gelder CEO of Boskalis. Read More

De Groot Delivers Dredge to Infracon

De Groot Nijkerk Dredging Equipment has delivered a plain suction dredge to the Dutch construction company Infracon. The model EDPZ300 dredge can dig to 35 meters (115 feet) is driven by shore power and is completely automated and remote controlled. Read More

Boskalis and HBG Agree to Merge

After negotiations that began in March of this year the largest dredging company and largest construction company in Europe have agreed to a merger that will give each company a 50 percent share in the new organization. Operations will be jointly run by Boskalis chairman Rob van Gelder and HBG chairman Jan Veraart. Read More