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Gator Dredging doing Dredge Re-nourishment Project on Honeymoon Island, Fl

Gator Dredging doing Dredge Re-nourishment Project on Honeymoon Island, Fl

FL, United States

In early May Gator Dredging mobilized their 18″ hydraulic dredge for a beach re-nourishment project located at Honeymoon Island State Park in Pinellas County. This project is being performed for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and behalf of the Florida Parks Service and is nearing completion. The $1.8 mil project consists of the dredging… Read More

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ROHR-IDRECO introduces its zero-emission iBoat

ROHR-IDRECO introduces its zero-emission iBoat

TX, United States

ROHR-IDRECO, a leading designer and manufacturer of premium dredging vessels and equipment, is proudly launching its first workboat. The “iBoat,” a high-end vessel powered entirely by electricity, adds to the company’s range of zero-emission dredge systems and equipment. The iBoat can be used for a variety of applications, such as anchor handling, mooring and support…. Read More

Dare commissioners set tax plan for Avon beach dredging project

Dare commissioners set tax plan for Avon beach dredging project

NC, United States

As part of its 2021-22 fiscal budget, the Dare County Board of Commissioners on June 7 unanimously approved the creation two Municipal Service Districts (MSDs) in Avon that will be taxed to help foot the bill of a $12.68 million beach nourishment project that will pump roughly one million cubic yards of sand along 2.5… Read More


Company & People News/Dredge Mining

Workforce Recruitment Program helps diversify workforce and recruit talent

MN, United States

The Workforce Recruitment Program, or WRP, is a national recruitment program that helps federal employers hire college students and recent graduates with disabilities for temporary or permanent positions. The WRP database contains more than 2,000 resumes from individuals with disabilities from a wide variety of majors and backgrounds, with candidates ranging from first year undergraduate… Read More

Vandroff named Fincantieri Marinette CEO

WI, United States

Fincantieri Marinette Marine reports that Mark Vandroff will be taking over as CEO effective July 7, succeeding Jan Allman who has led the Wisconsin shipyard since 2014 and who has been promoted to a corporate role at parent Fincantieri Marine Group. “Our company’s continued growth afforded us an opportunity to expand our senior leadership team… Read More

Lyon Shipyard to invest $24 million to expand operations

VA, United States

With the support of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, Lyon Shipyard is to invest $24.4 million to expand its operations in the City of Norfolk, Va. The company will add a new marine travel lift and increase the footprint of its waterfront dry dock. According to the office of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, Virginia successfully… Read More

Biden announces SECNAV pick

United States

President Biden announced on Friday that he intends to nominate retired U.S. Navy Commander Carlos Del Toro as Secretary of the Navy. Born in Havana, Cuba, Carlos Del Toro immigrated to the U.S. with his family as refugees in 1962. Raised in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City, he attended public schools and… Read More


Events & Conferences

Conrad Shipyard Hosts Steel Cutting Ceremony for GLDD’s Three Dump Scow Barges

LA, United States

Morgan City, LA: Conrad Shipyard hosted a Steel Cutting Ceremony for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC (GLDD) at its shipyard in Morgan City, Louisiana. The steel is for three 7,100 cubic yard dump scow barges. Conrad will be utilizing multiple strategically located facilities to support GLDD’s operational needs. Delivery for all three vessels… Read More

South Atlantic Division Virtual Promotion Ceremony (COL Jason Kelly) June 7, 2021 at 1100 AM EST

United States

Ladies and Gentleman, Lieutenant General Scott A. Spellmon, The 55th Chief of Engineers and Commanding General, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, requests the pleasure of your company at a virtual promotion ceremony in honor of COL Jason E. Kelly, Commander, South Atlantic Division on Monday, the seventh of June, two-thousand and twenty one at eleven… Read More

Register for 5/26 Port of Houston Virtual Project 11 Dredging Industry Day (Link Below)

TX, United States

On behalf of Port Houston, we invite your organization to join us for a virtual Project 11 Dredging Industry Day on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. CDT via Zoom Webinar. We ask that participants register online no later than 1:45 p.m. CDT on the day of the meeting. This presentation will deliver an… Read More

Orion Group Holdings, Inc. to Participate in the Sidoti Virtual Microcap Investor Conference on Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Houston , TX, United States

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 13, 2021– Orion Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ORN) (the “Company”), a leading specialty construction company, today announced that its VP of Investor Relations, Francis Okoniewski, will participate in the Sidoti Virtual Microcap Investor Conference on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 10:45 am ET. Mr. Okoniewski will be available for one-on-one meetings all day. To schedule a meeting please contact your Sidoti institutional… Read More


Maritime hires and promotions

Vandroff named Fincantieri Marinette CEO

WI, United States

Fincantieri Marinette Marine reports that Mark Vandroff will be taking over as CEO effective July 7, succeeding Jan Allman who has led the Wisconsin shipyard since 2014 and who has been promoted to a corporate role at parent Fincantieri Marine Group. “Our company’s continued growth afforded us an opportunity to expand our senior leadership team… Read More

Biden announces SECNAV pick

United States

President Biden announced on Friday that he intends to nominate retired U.S. Navy Commander Carlos Del Toro as Secretary of the Navy. Born in Havana, Cuba, Carlos Del Toro immigrated to the U.S. with his family as refugees in 1962. Raised in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City, he attended public schools and… Read More

Sandra Kilroy Hired as New Senior Director of Environment, Sustainability, and Engineering

WA, United States

Sandra Kilroy has been hired as the Port of Seattle’s new Senior Director of Environment, Sustainability, and Engineering. Since 2018, Kilroy was the Port of Seattle’s Director, Maritime Environment and Sustainability, where she provided strategic direction and policy guidance to a team responsible for maritime and economic development environmental issues. “It is exciting to having… Read More

Gov. Edwards Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

LA, United States

Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his appointments to several Louisiana boards and commissions. Louisiana Sentencing Commission The Louisiana Sentencing Commission assists the judiciary and the legislature in formulating such policy. The Commission shall conduct an annual review of the State’s Sentencing structure based upon existing criminal law and law relative to criminal procedure. Louis… Read More


Port News

Louisiana SmartPort program gets CARES Act boost

LA, United States

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced yesterday that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.6 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to The Water Institute of the Gulf, Baton Rouge, La., to develop the Lower Mississippi SmartPort and Resilience Center (SmartPort). This EDA grant, to be matched with $1.4 million… Read More

Port of Los Angeles Eclipses 10 Million Container Units

CA, United States

America’s Busiest Port Sets Western Hemisphere Record for Annual Volume SAN PEDRO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Port of Los Angeles on Thursday became the first port in the Western Hemisphere to process 10 million container units in a 12‑month period. To mark the milestone, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, longshore labor leaders, Port officials and stakeholders gathered… Read More


Product and Technical Innovation

Wison delivers China’s first floating wind platform

China

Shanghai-based Wison Offshore & Marine Co., Ltd. (WOM) reports that it has completed construction of a semi-submersible foundation platform for the Three Gorges Guangdong floating offshore wind power project. Located in the offshore areas near Yangjiang City, Guangdong Province, the Three Gorges project is China’s pioneering offshore wind project. The 91-meter by 32-meter platform, rolled… Read More

Bollinger bids to build Stage 2 of USCG OPC program

LA, United States

Lockport, La., headquartered Bollinger Shipyards has submitted a proposal to the United States Coast Guard to build Stage 2 of the Heritage-class Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program. If chosen, Bollinger would construct and deliver a total of 11 vessels to the U.S. Coast Guard over the next decade, helping to sustain the Bollinger workforce through… Read More

ROHR-IDRECO introduces its zero-emission iBoat

TX, United States

ROHR-IDRECO, a leading designer and manufacturer of premium dredging vessels and equipment, is proudly launching its first workboat. The “iBoat,” a high-end vessel powered entirely by electricity, adds to the company’s range of zero-emission dredge systems and equipment. The iBoat can be used for a variety of applications, such as anchor handling, mooring and support…. Read More

Cassidy Visits Port of Morgan City, Examines New Dredge and Bayou Chene Floodgate

LA, United States

LAFAYETTE – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today visited the Port of Morgan City. While there, he toured the Bayou Chene Floodgate Project and viewed the port’s new dredge. “The Bayou Chene Floodgate Project is a local solution to protect against flooding,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Good for us all that the St. Mary Parish Levee District and… Read More


Project Updates & Industry Developments

$1.6M from US for project using vessels to gather river data

United States

The federal government is putting up $1.6 million to help Louisiana develop “smart ports” that will gather data about Mississippi River conditions and traffic from tugs, barges and other vessels, officials said Wednesday. The SmartPort project is a national first, officials said. The state is adding $1.4 million to the grant from Commerce Department’s Economic… Read More

As Nurul Izzah Anwar joins the critics, could Penang South Reclamation project be stopped?

Malaysia

Critics say the multibillion-dollar island-building scheme, also known as BiodiverCity, will devastate marine life and may be rendered obsolete by coronavirus-fuelled work-from-home practices Dredging had been expected to begin soon, but political heavyweight Nurul Izzah Anwar’s withdrawal of support in a ‘bombshell’ announcement has given activists hope that the project is not the fait accompli… Read More

Marine economy growing

United States

Report: Tourism, recreation accounts for $235B in sales Apparently, there’s no feeling blue about the U.S. blue economy. The segment of the nation’s economy related to its oceans and the Great Lakes flexed its economic muscle in 2019 in sales ($665.7 billion), jobs (2.4 million) and its contributions to the overall U.S. gross domestic product… Read More

Governors of Nine East Coast States Send Offshore Wind Letter to Biden Administration

United States

In a letter dated June 4, 2021, the governors of Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Virginia commended the Biden administration for its recently announced commitment to developing wind energy off the US coast.1 The governors also noted that the expansion of the offshore wind industry creates an… Read More


Upcoming Projects/Contracts/Tenders

Workforce Recruitment Program helps diversify workforce and recruit talent

MN, United States

The Workforce Recruitment Program, or WRP, is a national recruitment program that helps federal employers hire college students and recent graduates with disabilities for temporary or permanent positions. The WRP database contains more than 2,000 resumes from individuals with disabilities from a wide variety of majors and backgrounds, with candidates ranging from first year undergraduate… Read More

After years of delay, state says construction will start this year on $107 million South Shore coastal project

NY, United States

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y — A project intended to protect the South Shore’s coastal communities is finally set to get underway in the fall after years of delays. Funding was approved for the project, known as “Living Breakwaters,” and state-run construction was meant to have begun in 2018, according to a 2017 report from the Advance/SILive.com,… Read More

Austal USA awarded $44M autonomous design and construction contract for Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) program

AL, United States

Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA was awarded a $44 million autonomous design and construction contract by the U.S. Navy Jun. 7. The award is an undefinitized contract modification for the expeditionary fast transport USNS Apalachicola (EPF 13) to establish the ship as an autonomous prototype. Austal USA will design, procure, implement, and demonstrate EPF 13… Read More

East Branch Clarion River Lake reopened to public

PA, United States

WILCOX — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and an open house Thursday at the East Branch Clarion River Lake to mark the completion of the cutoff wall construction project and dam repairs that began in 2014. This event also marks the district’s plans to return to normal… Read More


USACE

Workforce Recruitment Program helps diversify workforce and recruit talent

MN, United States

The Workforce Recruitment Program, or WRP, is a national recruitment program that helps federal employers hire college students and recent graduates with disabilities for temporary or permanent positions. The WRP database contains more than 2,000 resumes from individuals with disabilities from a wide variety of majors and backgrounds, with candidates ranging from first year undergraduate… Read More

East Branch Clarion River Lake reopened to public

PA, United States

WILCOX — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and an open house Thursday at the East Branch Clarion River Lake to mark the completion of the cutoff wall construction project and dam repairs that began in 2014. This event also marks the district’s plans to return to normal… Read More

Bouys on the horizon: Pittsburgh District installs more buoys to increase warning visibility

PA, United States

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh District added horizontal safety buoys to two locks and dams locations, one on the Ohio and one on the Allegheny River, to increase visibility and warn boaters away from the dams. “The last thing we want is to have any type of casualty or fatality out here. We’re doing it because… Read More

USACE completes Charles Point breakwater repairs

NY, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District and its contractor Michigan-based Great Lakes Dock & Materials, L.L.C have completed the repair work to the east breakwater in Great Sodus Harbor, located in Sodus Bay, Village of Sodus Point, Wayne County, NY. Work was completed May 19th, of the $3.86 million contract which covers repairs… Read More


Videos/C-Suite Interviews

TV program features JF Brennan work on lock project

WI, United States

 Join hosts Monica Pedersen and Mark Nilsson as they see carpenters’ roles in the future of our waterways and discover some awesome benefits offered by various unions. Source

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