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DredgeWire Exclusive: Dredging Industry Pipeline Task Force Meets in Washington DC


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Governor, local officials celebrate $24M grant for harbor dredging

MA, United States

NEW BEDFORD — Since the Port of New Bedford has ranked as the most valuable fishing port in the country for 18 consecutive years, there’s no doubt that it’s an important part of the city and...

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Texas. Signed Chief’s Report released for Jefferson County Ecosystem Restoration Project

TX, United States

Jefferson County Ecosystem Restoration Project to include the 77,000 acres of freshwater wetlands and approximately 1 mile of rock breakwater to prevent barge / tug wake impact to the restored...

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$2B waterway through Deep South yet to yield promised boom

TN, United States

More than a century in the making, the 234-mile Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway was supposed to fulfill a dream of “orderly growth and prosperity” when it opened in 1985, snaking its way through the...

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Restoration project to get $160 million

LA, United States

Settlement money from the 2010 BP oil spill will finance a $160 million restoration of two barrier islands and a headland off the coast of Terrebonne Parish.Standing in Government Tower in Houma on...


Upcoming Projects/Contracts/Tenders
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Sweetwater Authority eyes sand mining, material dredging opportunities

CA, United States

South Bay district exploring revenue sources and increasing capacity of reservoirsCHULA VISTA  — The board of the Sweetwater Authority is interested in sand mining and material dredging...

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Galveston Wharves to Begin $1.5 Million Annual Channel Dredging

TX, United States

Galveston Wharves is launching a $1.5 million dredging project to maintain depths along its waterfront, according to a press release.The port’s dredging contractor will remove an estimated 135,000...

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The Corps of Engineers awards Lorain Breakwater repair contract

OH, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District is excited to announce a $2.1 million contract for repairs to the Lorain breakwater, located in Lake Erie in the Port of Lorain, Lorain County,...

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Casco Bay dredging project aims for 2021 start date

ME, United States

At workshop Sept. 17, city councilors discussed the $30 million project to mitigate the negative effects sediment buildup has had on the working waterfronts in both the city and Portland.SOUTH...


Project Updates & Industry Developments
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No Manasota sand until after the New Year

United States

VIRGINIA BEACH — A replenishment project which put millions of dollars’ worth of sand on a portion of the Oceanfront appears to have withstood Hurricane Dorian.City coastal programs manager...

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South Carolina. Getting money for sand in Pawleys Island

SC, United States

Pawleys Island Town Council is closer to securing funding for $2.8 million for the balance of funds needed to do its beach renourishment project.On Monday, Sept. 16, Council held a special called...

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Arkansas River system facing $225M backlog in upkeep, senator says

OK, United States

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe says an Arkansas River system that runs from Tulsa to the Mississippi River is facing a $225 million backlog of "critical" upkeep projects after being...

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New York: Montauk Beach Restoration Would Be Costly, But Possibly Worth The Cost To Those Who Would Pay

NY, United States

East Hampton has a ripe opportunity to rebuild Montauk’s beachfront at a discount by piggybacking on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to bolster the beach near the hamlet’s downtown. And...


Company & People News/C-Suite Interviews
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South Carolina Governor, Henry McMaster, visits Dredge Texas

TX, United States

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, along with his Chief of Staff, Trey Walker, joined Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company’s CEO Lasse Petterson and Project Director Dave Johanson on a visit...

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Bank of Montreal Can Invests $1.09 Million in Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co.

IL, United States

Bank of Montreal Can acquired a new position in shares of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. (NASDAQ:GLDD) in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and...

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Algoma Central Corporation Announces Agreement to Acquire Croatian-Built Vessel

Canada

ST. CATHARINES, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Algoma Central Corporation (“Algoma” or “the Company”) (TSX: ALC), a leading provider of marine transportation services, today announced it has reached an...


Product and Technical Innovation
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FLIR Introduces M300 Series Marine Cameras

VA, United States

M300 Series Combines Thermal and High-Definition Visible Imaging to Offer Professional Mariners, First Responders, and Recreational Boaters Increased Situational Awareness and Safer...

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Eastern launches new 5,100-hp escort tug for Bisso Offshore

FL, United States

Eastern Shipbuilding Group Inc., Panama City, Fla., has launched the first of two 80’x38’x13’2?, 5,100-hp Z-drive tugs. The C.D. White is being built for Bisso Offshore LLC, a division of E.N. Bisso...

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NSF picks operator for third Regional Class Research Vessel

LA, United States

A consortium co-led by the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) and the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) has been awarded a four-year National Science Foundation (NSF)...

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Port News
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SC Ports reports record cargo volumes, successful bond issuance

SC, United States

South Carolina Ports Authority reported its best monthly container volumes on record in August.SCPA handled 233,110 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) at the Wando Welch and North...

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$547M bond offering caps funding plan for SC ports agency’s ‘big ship’ future

SC, United States

The final piece to a $1.6 billion spending plan to keep the Charleston waterfront competitive in an era of bigger, heavier ships came together this week with the State Ports Authority’s second bond...

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Port of Siuslaw continues seasonal upgrades

OR, United States

Pier improvements, long-awaited dredging to start soonThe Port of Siuslaw has had a busy summer —installing new camping sites, reinforcing a large segment of the grounds that meets the...

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Proposed Georgia, SC Terminal Operator Agreement Withdrawn

GA, United States

U.S. Federal Maritime Commission." data-reactid="27">The petitioners of a joint marine terminal operation in the ports of Savannah and Charleston have withdrawn their proposed agreement from the...


Videos
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VIDEO: Car carrier capsize closes Port of Brunswick

GA, United States

The Port of Brunswick, Ga., was closed Sunday morning as the U.S. Coast Guard and port partners searched for four crew members aboard a disabled cargo vessel with a fire on board in St. Simons...

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Army Corps test Submersible Dredge ROV - MRSD

United States

The Subdredge was designed and developed by EDDY Pump for the US Army Corps of Engineers. Specifically for their ERDC R&D arm. Learn more about these tests here...

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Nags Head Beach Nourishment August 8, 2019 Near Mile Post 18

NC, United States

Beach nourishment construction taking place near Mile Post 18 in Nags Head on August 6, 2019. Source: youtube.com


Events & Conferences
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Wilmington, De. to host the Eastern Chapter WEDA Fall 2019 Conference with main focus on Beneficial Use of Dredged Materials. October 16-18

WI, United States

Final ScheduleOctober 16-18, 2019The Dupont Hotel, Wilmington, DEWEDA Eastern Chapter Meeting ProgramOctober 16th1:00 – 4:00 WEDA Dredging 101 Course4:00-6:00 Early Sign-In6:00-8:00Icebreaker...

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WEDA Midwest Meeting Heads to Wisconsin

WI, United States

The 2020 Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Midwest Chapter meeting will be held March 24 to 26 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Green Bay, Wisconsin.WEDA is accepting abstracts from participants and...

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Early-bird deadline for National Coastal Conference is Sept. 28

Summer is drawing to a close, and while that thought tends to brings us down, the closing of the summer also means we are getting close to the annual National Coastal Conference! The National...

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Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway Association to meet in Savannah

GA, United States

AIWA's 20th Anniversary Annual Meeting is November 21 - 22, 2019 in Savannah, GA Spotlight on AIWA's 20th Anniversary Annual MeetingNovember 21 - 22, 2019 ~ Savannah, GA Excitement is building for the...