International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

Weeks Marine Conducts Beach Fill Operations in New Jersey

Under a contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District, Weeks Marine Inc. began dredging and beachfill operations at Ortley Beach in New Jersey on July 12. The work is part of the 14-mile beachfill and dune construction along the Barnegat Peninsula. The project is a joint effort… Read More

Beach Renourishment at Wrightsville Beach Underway

Weeks Marine is working under a $13.2 million contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District to dredge sand from offshore and place it on North Carolina beaches. Approximately 700,000 cubic yards of sand will be dredged from Mason’s Inlet and pumped via… Read More

Pump Conversions Increase Productivity

GIW Industries is offering pump conversion as a way of producing more profitable operation in old inefficient or ineffective pump designs. To operate at peak production levels dredges need more than just functional equipment; they need machinery that runs at optimum level with minimum maintenance. At the heart of this mix is the dredge pump. Cost effective pump performance can boost productivity and play a vital role in maximizing return on investment. Read More

Ground Zero Cleanup Ahead of Schedule

The Weeks 500 and 524 cranes had unloaded 481000 tons of debris (34139 truckloads) from the World Trade Center by January 20 at the Pier 25 site. At Pier 6 the Weeks 504 had unloaded 160000 tons of structural steel (13924 truckloads) by the same date. Read More

1999 2000 National Dredging Meetings

The Corps of Engineers National Dredging Meeting is planned for mid-May 2000 in Springfield Virginia. This annual meeting provides a forum for dredging contractors to speak directly to Corps officials. This article reports on the 1999 meeting which covered such topics as safety the New York Harbor deepening program environmental research and hydrographic surveying. 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