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Award of Detailed Design Contract For Wet Harvesters

Award of Detailed Design Contract For Wet Harvesters

Australia

Highlights • Royal IHC formally engaged to complete wet harvester FEED works • Wet harvesting to deliver significant operational and cost benefits for the Mackay Potash Project Agrimin Limited (ASX: AMN) is pleased to announce that it has awarded Royal IHC the Front End Engineering and Design contract for automated wet harvesting equipment for the… Read More

Damen Awards Thales Contract For The Missions And Combat System For The German Navy’s MKS180 frigates

Damen Awards Thales Contract For The Missions And Combat System For The German Navy’s MKS180 frigates

Netherlands

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) and Thales have signed a contract for the delivery and integration of the mission and combat system for the German Navy’s new MKS 180 class frigates. Thales’ Mission and Combat System includes the Tacticos Combat Management System and the AWWS Fire Control Cluster. The contract includes four ship systems, logistic… Read More

N.J. ports are 2nd busiest in the country. Road projects could get us to No. 1, gov says.

N.J. ports are 2nd busiest in the country. Road projects could get us to No. 1, gov says.

NJ , United States

Can the ports of Newark and Elizabeth overtake Los Angeles as the busiest port in the nation? Three bridge and road projects highlighted by Gov. Phil Murphy Tuesday to help cargo trucks move to and from the port might make it happen in the future. The projects highlighted at a Tuesday event held at Port… Read More

After massive losses, Port Authority cuts $1.3B through attrition, stalled projects

After massive losses, Port Authority cuts $1.3B through attrition, stalled projects

NJ , United States

Budget introductions by transportation agencies usually are upbeat affairs where officials talk about construction projects and the bright future they promise for travelers. That wasn’t the case when Port Authority of New York and New Jersey officials spoke about the $7.3 billion austerity budget proposed for 2021 on Thursday. Representing a $1.3 billion reduction from… Read More


Company & People News/Dredge Mining

NV5 scores $8 mln LNG upgrade deal

FL , United States

The U.S. engineering and consulting solutions provider NV5 has secured an $8 million LNG upgrade deal. The company said in its statement the contract is for a Northeast Utility, without disclosing further information. The deal covers engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services to upgrade a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility owned and operated by the… Read More

Future Mobility Solutions Appoints Eugene Hanscom As General Manager Of Willard Marine, Inc.

CA , United States

Anaheim, Calif. – Nov. 19, 2020 – Willard Marine today announced the appointment of Eugene Hanscom as General Manager. The industry veteran came to Willard in May of 2020 as the Director of Finance. Prior to that he spent the last six years with Curtin Maritime, a Long Beach-based maritime construction services company, as Vice… Read More

Port of New Orleans CEO Christian Receives 2020 C. Alvin Bertel Award

NEW ORLEANS , LA , United States

NEW ORLEANS—November 18, 2020—Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) President and CEO and CEO of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) Brandy D. Christian received the 2020 C. Alvin Bertel Award at the annual World Trade Center award ceremony and luncheon held this afternoon. The C. Alvin Bertel Award was established in 1967 and… Read More

Conrad Shipyard Delivers Two Inland Asphalt Barges To Parker Towing

LA , United States

Morgan City, Louisiana (November 19, 2020): Conrad Shipyard (OTC Pink: CNRD) today announced that it has delivered two 30,000 BBL Asphalt Barges to Parker Towing of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. “We are pleased to announce the delivery of the tank barges PTC 2001 and PTC 2002 to Parker Towing,” said Conrad CEO Johnny Conrad. “Our two companies… Read More


Events & Conferences

Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute holds webinar on Strategic Asset Management for Ports

United States

ASSET MANAGEMENT TASK COMMITTEE DEC 8 2020 WEBINAR Coasts, oceans, ports and rivers Institute Tales of Success Along the Way to Strategic Asset Management Tuesday, December 8th 1:00 PM EST – 2:45 PM EST Free Webinar. Register Now! Agenda: • Introduction/Recap of Strategic Asset Management in North American Ports o Ryen Tarbet, Asset Management SME,… Read More

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Join Us at the AIWA Annual Meeting November 19th!

Atlanta , GA , United States

Previous Attendees & Friends of the AIWA, You’re Invited! The AIWA Annual Meeting is fast approaching on Thursday, November 19! We are pleased to present this virtual, collaborative event bringing together our members and stakeholders to connect them with the federal and state agencies who have leadership roles in managing the waterway. The one-day schedule… Read More

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Public comment period extended for Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Study

TX , United States

GALVESTON, Texas – The Galveston District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the non-Federal sponsor, Harris County Flood Control District, is extending the public comment period until November 20, 2020 for the Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study Interim Report. The comment period for the Joint Notice of Availability for the Buffalo Bayou… Read More

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Port News

N.J. ports are 2nd busiest in the country. Road projects could get us to No. 1, gov says.

NJ , United States

Can the ports of Newark and Elizabeth overtake Los Angeles as the busiest port in the nation? Three bridge and road projects highlighted by Gov. Phil Murphy Tuesday to help cargo trucks move to and from the port might make it happen in the future. The projects highlighted at a Tuesday event held at Port… Read More

After massive losses, Port Authority cuts $1.3B through attrition, stalled projects

NJ , United States

Budget introductions by transportation agencies usually are upbeat affairs where officials talk about construction projects and the bright future they promise for travelers. That wasn’t the case when Port Authority of New York and New Jersey officials spoke about the $7.3 billion austerity budget proposed for 2021 on Thursday. Representing a $1.3 billion reduction from… Read More

Port of Baltimore receives top security grade for 12th straight year

MD , United States

For the 12th consecutive year, the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore’s state-owned, public marine terminals received a top security grade during an annual assessment by the U.S. Coast Guard. The assessment reviewed security procedures and protocols at the six public marine terminals: Dundalk, Seagirt, North Locust Point, South Locust Point (including the cruise passenger… Read More

Port of San Diego pushes ahead with microgrid installation

CA , United States

Port of San Diego is pushing forward with the installation of a microgrid, battery storage system, and electrical infrastructure at the port’s Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal (TAMT) in line with its environmental strategy. Namely, on November 10 the Board of Port Commissioners approved the installation of the microgrid which aims to provide back-up power to… Read More


Product and Technical Innovation

Conrad Shipyard Delivers Two Inland Asphalt Barges To Parker Towing

LA , United States

Morgan City, Louisiana (November 19, 2020): Conrad Shipyard (OTC Pink: CNRD) today announced that it has delivered two 30,000 BBL Asphalt Barges to Parker Towing of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. “We are pleased to announce the delivery of the tank barges PTC 2001 and PTC 2002 to Parker Towing,” said Conrad CEO Johnny Conrad. “Our two companies… Read More

Another 3,000-hp Maryland-built tugboat joins Vane Brothers fleet

MD , United States

Underscoring the advantages of building in series, Vane Brothers has taken delivery of the 3,000 hp Cape Fear, the seventeenth Maryland-built tugboat to join the Baltimore-based company’s expanding fleet. Since 2008, fifteen 3,000 hp, model-bow tugboats have been delivered to Vane Brothers by Chesapeake Shipbuilding and Naval Architects of Salisbury, Md. The shipyard has also… Read More

IHC America Delivers Spud Hoisting System for Port of Portland’s Oregon Dredge

United States

IHC America is pleased to announce receipt and delivery of a contract with the Port of Portland to design and have installed a state of the art spud hoisting system on the Port’s dredge, ”The Oregon.” The “Oregon” was originally built in 1965, IHCA’s spud hoist system refit is the latest overhaul of the dredge… Read More

C&C Marine and Repair delivers 6,600-hp towboat to Hines Furlong Line

LA , United States

Belle Chasse, La., based C&C Marine and Repair has delivered to Hines Furlong Line Inc. the 170’x50′ towboat Scarlett Rose Furlong, the first in a three-boat series that C&C Marine and Repair is building for the Nashville, Tenn. based company. The triple-screw 6,600-hp towboat’s pilot house has an eyeline measuring 39’3″. Scarlett Rose Furlong was… Read More


Project Updates & Industry Developments

PHOTOS: Dredging work underway at Des Moines Marina entrance channel

WA , United States

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these photos showing dredging work being done in the entrance channel of the Des Moines this week. The channel was closed starting Monday, Nov. 16, to all vessel traffic for the emergency dredging. Click on the image below to open the photo gallery: Source: waterlandblog

Officials, community hail start of Gowanus Canal dredging

NY , United States

Brooklyn officials and community activists are praising the long-awaited start of the EPA’s dredging project of the Gowanus Canal — a Superfund site and one of the most polluted bodies of water on the East Coast. A ceremony was held earlier this week near the historic Carroll Street Bridge, one of the few remaining retractable… Read More

NOAA rejects objections to Electric Boat’s use of dredging disposal site

NY , United States

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has upheld Electric Boat’s request to use an eastern Long Island Sound dredging disposal site, according to a news release from U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District. Citing environmental concerns, the state of New York had taken several legal actions seeking to stop use of the site, referred to as ELDS. The… Read More

Ebbs and flows: New Jersey beach replenishment

NJ , United States

Over the past several decades, the federal and state government have spent an estimated $1.5 billion to pump more sand on New Jersey beaches to widen them. In at least one spot along the Jersey Shore, they are spending millions of dollars now to take that sand off the beach. News 12 was in Monmouth… Read More


Upcoming Projects/Contracts/Tenders

NextDecade Selects Great Lakes Dredge & Dock to Complete Ship Channel Improvements

TX , United States

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NextDecade Corporation (NextDecade) (NASDAQ: NEXT) today announced that it has completed a competitive bid and contracting process and has selected Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (Great Lakes) (NASDAQ: GLDD) to perform essential improvements to the Brownsville Ship Channel (Channel). These improvements, which include deepening the Channel, will enhance commercial navigation into and out… Read More

Vigor wins $8.5 million MSC contract

OR , United States

Vigor Marine Shipyard LLC, Portland, Oregon, has been awarded an $8,562,943 firm-fixed-price contract for a 50-calendar day shipyard availability for the mid-term availability on the USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE 9). The contract includes options that, if exercised, would bring its total contract value to $8,821,718. Work will be performed in Portland, Oregon, and is expected… Read More

Chief of Engineers signs report for Rio Grande de Manati

United States

The commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has signed a key report that allows Congress to consider a key flood risk management project in Puerto Rico for potential authorization. Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, USACE Commanding General and the 55th Chief of Engineers signed “chief’s report” for the Rio Grande de Manati… Read More

Williams County Receives Section 594 Assistance from USACE for the Alvordton Sanitary Sewer Project

NY , United States

BUFFALO, NY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District has entered into an agreement with Williams County, Ohio, to provide almost $1 million toward the total costs of sanitary sewer upgrades. The Section 594 reimbursements to Williams County will be supplemented by other sources of financing as necessary to cover the entire… Read More


USACE

Chief of Engineers signs report for Rio Grande de Manati

United States

The commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has signed a key report that allows Congress to consider a key flood risk management project in Puerto Rico for potential authorization. Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, USACE Commanding General and the 55th Chief of Engineers signed “chief’s report” for the Rio Grande de Manati… Read More

Williams County Receives Section 594 Assistance from USACE for the Alvordton Sanitary Sewer Project

NY , United States

BUFFALO, NY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District has entered into an agreement with Williams County, Ohio, to provide almost $1 million toward the total costs of sanitary sewer upgrades. The Section 594 reimbursements to Williams County will be supplemented by other sources of financing as necessary to cover the entire… Read More

Chief of Engineers signs Grand River Basin Study – on to Congress

DC , United States

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, USACE Commanding General and 55th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, signed the Chief’s Report for the Grand River Basin Study on November 19, 2020. The signing of the report progresses the project to Congress for authorization.”I am grateful for the hard work of the entire team and… Read More

The Corps of Engineers issues newsletter “Corps Environment”

United States

The Corps Environment is an online quarterly news magazine published by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under the provisions of AR 360-1 to provide information about USACE and U.S. Army environmental initiatives, policies and technologies. Opinions expressed herein are not necessarily those of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Army or the… Read More


Videos/C-Suite Interviews

Corps of Engineers Wraps Up Dredging Contract Near Lock and Dam

MN , United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is nearing the completion of its dredging contract to place near 150,000 cubic yards of dredged material that was removed from the Mississippi River navigation channel at McMillian Island near Lock and Dam 10 in Guttenberg, Iowa, to the Buck Creek Placement Site. The Corps worked… Read More

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VIDEO: Latest USCG national security cutter completes sea trials

VA , United States

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE: HII) reports that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has successful completed builder’s sea trials of the U.S. Coast Guard’s newest national security cutter, Stone (WMSL 758). The ship spent three days in the Gulf of Mexico testing propulsion and auxiliary equipment, as well as various shipboard systems. “Every successful sea trial is… Read More

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Charleston Harbor Deepening Project Update

SC , United States

Charleston Harbor will be the deepest on the East Coast at 52 feet in 2022, enabling #SCPorts to handle the largest ships calling the East Coast without any tidal restrictions. SC Ports CEO Jim Newsome, SC Ports COO Barbara Melvin. Sen. Lindsey Graham, Rep. Joe Cunningham and Col. Jason Kelly, Commander of USACE South Atlantic… Read More