Project Updates & Industry Developments
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Plan Would Use Dredged Sand to Build Islands Near Lake Pepin

MN, United States

A plan to use sand and sediment removed from the Mississippi River to build several islands near the head of Lake Pepin is moving forward.The pilot project proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...

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Royal IHC To Build Four New Vessels For DEME

Netherlands

Royal IHC has secured a contract from Belgium-based DEME for the design and build of four new vessels. The order consists of a copy of the recently delivered 8,400m3 trailing suction hopper dredger...

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Beach Replenishment Coming to Pickering Beach, Kitts Hummock and Bowers Beach

DE, United States

Beach replenishment at Pickering Beach, Kitts Hummock and Bowers Beach is expected to start soon.DNREC announced it will begin the work in February, pending permit approvals.Sand will be trucked from...

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CPRA Marsh Creation Project Benefits Over 1,100 Acres Terrebonne Parish

LA, United States

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has completed a $36 million marsh creation project benefitting 1,158 acres in south central...

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U.S. Army Joins Race To Expand U.S. Oil Exports

TX, United States

The news that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has placed a US$93-million order with Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company for the deepening and widening of its ship channel at the Port of Corpus...

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McCarthy to Build Container Yard at Port Houston

TX, United States

US-based construction company McCarthy Building Companies began construction in Oct. on a new container yard within Port Houston, located in Pasadena, Texas.According to a press release from the 150...

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Ohio Officials Describe Dredging Projects Coming to Lorain, Toledo, Conneaut Ports

OH, United States

Projects in Lorain, Toledo and Conneaut will improve Lake Erie water quality while maintaining navigation channels in the three port cities.State officials met in Toledo Jan. 8 to discuss developing...

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Gerd Stensen AS Orders Damen Stan Tug 1606

Netherlands

Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract with Gerd Stensen AS from Norway for the delivery of a Damen Stan Tug 1606. The client will apply the new vessel to its dredging operations, which include work...

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NC State Ports Authority Seeks Water Injection Dredge Design-Build & Demonstration Project

NC, United States

The North Carolina State Ports Authority (NCSPA) is seeking qualified naval engineers, architects and shipbuilders to design and build a fully commissioned and equipped Water Injection Dredge (WID)....

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Asia's Largest Dredging Vessel Returns After Completing Sea Trial (China)

China

A Chinese-built dredging vessel, the largest of its kind in Asia, returned to the shipyard Wednesday after completing its sea trial of nearly three months.The 140-meter-long, 27.8-meter-wide vessel,...

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Corps to Build Islands in Mississippi River at Head of Lake Pepin (USA - Minnesota)

MN, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to build islands in the Mississippi River at the Head of Lake Pepin in an effort to restore backwater habitat.Through the pilot program, corps engineers will use...

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Four Hong Kong Container Terminal Operators Set Up Alliance

Hong Kong

Cosco Shipping Ports Limited announced that, COSCO-HIT Terminals (Hong Kong) Limited (CHT), Asia Container Terminals Limited (ACT), Hong Kong International Terminals Limited (HIT) and Modern Terminals...

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Shifting Sands Shift Plans for Cape Cod Beach Parking Lot

MA, United States

The popular waterfront parking lot at Herring Cove Beach will be rebuilt farther inland than planned due to an emerging “hot spot” of erosion that is expected to last several years at least.But the...

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From Dams to Coastal Barriers: How the U.S. Is Fighting Flooding in 2019 (USA - Texas)

TX, United States

Critics say the Army Corps of Engineers never saw a flood control project it didn’t like. The agency is swinging for the fences again in 2019 with the rollout of what could be the most expensive...

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Dutch Queen Christens Vox Amalia

Netherlands

Dutch dredging giant Van Oord closed out celebrations marking its 150th anniversary year with the christening last month of the trailing suction hopper dredger 'Vox Amalia' in Rotterdam.Dredging has a...