Project Updates & Industry Developments
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Geotubes Not A Viable Option To Fight Sea Erosion

India

Bhubaneswar: Recently a portion of the geo-synthetic tube wall erected at Kendrapara’s Pentha village to combat sea erosion was damaged in a fire. Media reports suggest that 30 gabion boxes of the...

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The climate policy milestone that was buried in the 2020 budget

When President Trump signed a $1.4 trillion spending package in December to keep the government funded through 2020, there was a climate policy milestone buried in the budget. For the first time...

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Natural Catastrophes Cost $150B in 2019, with Insurers Paying $52B: Munich Re

Natural catastrophes caused overall losses of US$150 billion during 2019, including insured losses of about US$52 billion, which matches the average of the past 30 years, according to Munich Re’s...

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Siemens Gamesa named preferred supplier for largest U.S. offshore wind project thus far

Spain

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been named as the preferred turbine supplier for the massive 2,640 MW Dominion Energy Virginia Offshore Wind project. This is the largest offshore wind...

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Incident On Board Of Fpso In Transit On Vanguard

China

Earlier this week, an incident occurred on board of the FPSO which is currently being transported by the Vanguard from China to Brazil. During the journey a contractor, designated by the yard, is...

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Report: Georgia Revokes Deal with Anaklia Development Consortium

GA, Georgia

The Government of Georgia has reportedly canceled the contract with the Anaklia Development Consortium for the construction of the country’s deep sea port in the Black Sea.The key reasons behind the...

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Removing unexploded ordnance for dredging works

Dredging and reclamation works are often interrupted by unexploded ordnance (UXO). This is especially an issue encountered around the North and Baltic seas, but also in lakes, rivers, and land....

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Training wall planned on mouth of Cooum to check deposits of silt

India

River’s minimal flow not enough to prevent blockage by formation of sand bars In a bid to minimise sand bar formation on the Cooum river mouth and ensure smooth tidal action, the Water Resources...

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Pipeline Incident Prevention - A Life-Saving Guide for the Dredging and Pipeline Industries

United States

Today, the Council for Dredging and Marine Construction Safety (CDMCS) released Pipeline Incident Prevention, a recommended best practices guide for safe dredging near underwater gas and hazardous...

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Supporting Future Marine Construction Talent

United Kingdom

UK marine construction contractor Red7Marine has partnered with Engineering for Industry, offering students pre-employment support and training through its consortium with Colchester...

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Calls for Moray Council’s dredger to prioritise local port concerns after trips away during 2019

United Kingdom

Calls have been made for Moray Council’s dredger to focus on its own harbours following trips outside the region for commercial contracts.The Selkie was launched by the authority nearly four years...

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SSA questions need to dredge Kuching Port River Channel

Malaysia

KUCHING: Sarawak Shipping Association (SSA) wants the authorities to explain why it is necessary to dredge the Kuching Port River Channel the same level up to Pending Terminal.In making the request,...

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Shore north of Adyar eroding fast: study

India

IIT finds a two-km stretch near Srinivasapuram disappearing at the rate of 1-5 metres a year The shoreline north of the Adyar river’s mouth, including near Srinivasapuram, is eroding with every...

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Unethical companies dredge sand risking people’s lives in N’ganj

Bangladesh

This correspondent on a visit spotted these dredging pipes at the Kaladi Boro Mosque areaA number of unethical housing companies have been accused of dredging sand through illegally dug tunnels under...

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Panama Canal marks 20 years of US handover

Panama

By Juan Zamorano, Associated PressPANAMA CITY — Panama marked the 20-year anniversary Tuesday of the turnover of the Panama Canal, now amid a water crisis that threatens the viability of the...