Project Updates & Industry Developments
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Callan Marine recently launched the General MacArthur, one of the largest cutter suction dredges in the U.S. market.

Galveston, TX, United States

At 290 feet in length and a 9-foot draft, the General MacArthur boasts 24,000 total installed horsepower. Powered by 3 Cat-MAK diesel engines, the dredge has a fuel capacity of over 300,000 gallons,...

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Spate of Fires Has Shipping Industry Looking at How Dangerous Goods Are Handled

By Costas ParisA large share of the dangerous-goods shipments on international cargo ships were mislabeled, improperly handled and carried other safety risks, according to an industry study...

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Contractor enters into dredging phase of Port Hope Harbour cleanup work

Canada

PORT HOPE, ONT. — Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has announced that the Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI) project has entered a new phase with the commencing of cleanup of the Port Hope...

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C-Job designs Autonomous Underwater Maintenance Dredger

C-Job Naval Architects has developed an innovative dredging solution that holds out the promise of being cleaner and more sustainable than ever before. Dredging today is an energy intensive...

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Mill Lake poses flood risk, dredging may be considered

Canada

City may consider storm sewer filters to improve water quality in lakeMill Lake could flood nearby homes in the event of a significant flood, a new city report says.That will lead staff to consider...

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Federal government tests autonomous dredge at Skinners Pond

Canada

Alberta company brings technology east SKINNERS POND, P.E.I. — A Canadian flag snaps and flaps incessantly in the stiff...

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Canada: Environment committee hears about Prince Edward Island government's response to coastal erosion

Canada

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Vanishing coastlines. Damaged lighthouses. Unexpected storm surges. Washed-out roads.These events may increasingly be in P.E.I.’s present and future, say the two top...

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B.C. government supports proposal for LNG ship-refuelling facility

Canada

To help address the increased need for LNG in the maritime sector, the B.C. government is joining the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and FortisBC to establish the first ship-to-ship (STS) LNG...

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DCA Support: Full Utilization of Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund to Receive Full House Vote

DC, United States

The U.S. House of Representatives is set to consider H.R. 2440, Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance

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U.S. House of Representatives Chairmen & Ranking Members on the Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure & Sub Committee on Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation Request CRS (Congressional Research Service) to address bias in Jones Act Reports Issued.

United States

EXCLUSIVE DREDGEWIRE PRESS RELEASE By Heiko U. Osterchrist -Associate Publisher, DredgeWire Earlier this summer Dredging Contractors of America challenged the findings in CRS 2019 Harbor...

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Aquares 4D Geophysical Modeling & Asset Management

FL, United States

Arc Surveying & Mapping, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida presents game changing geophysical surveys and user friendly DemcoAquares 3D Subsurface Scanner Technology. Visualize the subsurface in a...

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Province to dump material dredged from Petitcodiac on former Moncton landfill

Canada

Work calls for removing 380,000 cubic metres of material to restore channel as bridge is completedThe provincial government plans to take over city land along the Petitcodiac River to use a former...

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Upgraded SWiFT SVP launched by Valeport

United Kingdom

Valeport’s latest and most popular sound speed profiler, the SWiFT SVP, has now been upgraded to provide enhanced versatility and deployment. An improved depth rating and increased pressure accuracy...

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Floating Solar Gets Ready for the High Seas

Floating PV panels could be headed out to sea amid growing interest in offshore solar. Last month, a Belgian consortium including Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering (DEME), Tractebel,...

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No commitment to solve Delta's dredging dilemma

Canada

A lot of talk and lobbying has so far yielded nothing but frustration when it comes to dredging the local channels of the lower Fraser River. “There is a great bit of concern from the people who...