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Ørsted Selects Maryland’s Crystal Steel Fabricators for Major Offshore Wind Steel Fabrication Center

Ørsted Selects Maryland’s Crystal Steel Fabricators for Major Offshore Wind Steel Fabrication Center

MD, United States

Ørsted Investment Enables Nearly $70 Million Supply Agreement, Creates up to 50 New Steel Jobs on the Eastern Shore  Maryland Steel Workers to Help Construct Ørsted’s Mid-Atlantic Projects Powering 1.3 Million Homes  Federalsburg, MD – Ørsted, the global leader in offshore wind energy, today announced a major economic agreement that will establish Maryland’s first offshore wind… Read More

A DredgeWire Exclusive: Western Dredging Assoc Conference Kicks Off with Record Attendance; South Carolina Port COO Provides Insights on Port Congestion

A DredgeWire Exclusive: Western Dredging Assoc Conference Kicks Off with Record Attendance; South Carolina Port COO Provides Insights on Port Congestion

SC, United States

The WEDA Eastern Chapter kicked off their conference in Charleston SC with an Icebreaker reception on Wednesday evening 10/13. The conference had a record attendance of over 200 people made up of contractors, vendors and USACE members. WEDA Eastern Chapter President Andrew Timmis, Director of Busn. Development for J.F. Brennan, welcomed everyone the following day… Read More

Great Lakes Announces Receipt of $88.1 Million in Awarded Work

Great Lakes Announces Receipt of $88.1 Million in Awarded Work

TX, United States

HOUSTON, Oct. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (NASDAQ: GLDD), the largest provider of dredging services in the United States announced today the receipt of several major dredging awards totaling $88.1 million. The awarded work includes: Sea Bright to Manasquan, Section II Beach Project (Coastal Protection, New Jersey, $26.6 million)… Read More

Crowley and ABB partner for first new all-electric USA tug, for San Diego

Crowley and ABB partner for first new all-electric USA tug, for San Diego

United States

With delivery of the first all-electric U.S. tugboat – Crowley’s eWolf – in 2023, the Port of San Diego will realize their vision of a zero-emission workboat, ensuring cleaner air from day one of operations, and taking an important step toward a sustainable future for port residents. “San Diego is proud of our focus on… Read More


Company & People News/Dredge Mining

Introducing 2021-2022 Directors of Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals

United States

Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals held its 2021 General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, October 19th at which time, the members present, elected their directors for the upcoming year. I am pleased to introduce you to the 2021-2022 Officers and Directors of the Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals (IRPT):   Officers   Chairwoman of the Board:… Read More

Greg Rudolph resigns Carteret Shore Protection post

NC, United States

EMERALD ISLE — After nearly 20 years working to place sand on beaches and get inlets and creeks dredged, Carteret County Shore Protection Office manager Greg Rudolph has resigned, effective Friday, Nov. 12. In a letter Thursday to county manager Tommy Burns, Rudolph, 51, said, “While there’s always the next storm, the next shoaling hot… Read More

President Biden names retired U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Ann Phillips as U.S. Maritime Administrator

United States

President Joe Biden has announced his intention to nominate retired U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Ann Phillips as Administrator of the United States Maritime Administration at the Department of Transportation. If confirmed, Phillips will take control of the agency as it once again finds itself at the center of a storm over the U.S. Merchant Marine… Read More

Dredging Contractors of America: 2021 Annual Meeting

United States

Dear Members, As CEO and Executive Director of the Dredging Contractors of America, it is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to the DCA 2021 Annual Meeting. We have a distinguished panel of guest speakers this year, including, from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE): Major General William H. Graham, Jr. Deputy Commanding General… Read More


Events & Conferences

Dec. 1st is the deadline to register for TAMU’s 51st Dredging Engineering Short Course

United States

This is a reminder that the 51st Texas A&M Dredging Short Course will be held online from January 10-14, 2022. Due to the ongoing pandemic conditions, the weeklong course will be held via WebEx platform, and include a mixture of lectures, laboratories, and discussions.  Please see the links below and the files attached for additional information… Read More

Join The Upcoming WEDA Pacific Coast Chapter Conference

United States

We are excited to have a in person full conference planned in Seattle! Please see the draft program attached. The hotel block will expire October 5th, please reserve your room now at MOTIF Hotel from Wednesday, October 27th to 29th, 2021. Registration, sponsorship, and hotel reservation information are listed below. Pacific Chapter WEDA Fall 2021… Read More

WEDA’s Webinar – PFAS – Coming Soon to a Sediment Site Near You!

United States

When: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Time: Noon to 1:00 PM EST Add event to calendar       General Webinar Outline:   What are PFAS? PFAS chemistry Major sources of PFAS to waterways Fate & bioaccumulation of PFAS Detections of PFAS in sediment and water Key sediment/water-derived PFAS risk drivers PFAS Regulations Regulatory focus mostly on drinking water,… Read More

A DredgeWire Exclusive: Western Dredging Assoc Conference Kicks Off with Record Attendance; South Carolina Port COO Provides Insights on Port Congestion

SC, United States

The WEDA Eastern Chapter kicked off their conference in Charleston SC with an Icebreaker reception on Wednesday evening 10/13. The conference had a record attendance of over 200 people made up of contractors, vendors and USACE members. WEDA Eastern Chapter President Andrew Timmis, Director of Busn. Development for J.F. Brennan, welcomed everyone the following day… Read More


Maritime hires and promotions

Introducing 2021-2022 Directors of Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals

United States

Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals held its 2021 General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, October 19th at which time, the members present, elected their directors for the upcoming year. I am pleased to introduce you to the 2021-2022 Officers and Directors of the Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals (IRPT):   Officers   Chairwoman of the Board:… Read More

President Biden names retired U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Ann Phillips as U.S. Maritime Administrator

United States

President Joe Biden has announced his intention to nominate retired U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Ann Phillips as Administrator of the United States Maritime Administration at the Department of Transportation. If confirmed, Phillips will take control of the agency as it once again finds itself at the center of a storm over the U.S. Merchant Marine… Read More

Illinois International Port District appoints executive director: Erik Varela

IL, United States

Erik Varela has been named executive director of the Illinois International Port District (IIPD.), an Illinois municipal corporation created to promote the shipment of cargoes and commerce through its facilities. “To truly compete on a global scale, the Illinois International Port District needs to capitalize on its intersection of waterways, rail and roads that make… Read More

Blue Guard Innovations Welcomes New Marketing Manager, Julianne Nagy

CO, United States

The Industry Leader in Boat Monitoring and Control Technology Continues to Grow in Talent and Innovation BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Oct. 6, 2021 – (Marine NewsWire) Blue Guard Innovations (BGI), the industry leader and innovator of smart boat monitoring and control technology, has recently announced that Julianne Nagy has joined the company as Marketing Manager. Julianne… Read More


Port News

Introducing 2021-2022 Directors of Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals

United States

Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals held its 2021 General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, October 19th at which time, the members present, elected their directors for the upcoming year. I am pleased to introduce you to the 2021-2022 Officers and Directors of the Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals (IRPT):   Officers   Chairwoman of the Board:… Read More

Port of Green Bay reports a solid September

WI, United States

September proved to be another good month for cargo shipments into and out of the Port of Green Bay, Wis. Nearly 244,000 tons of cargo moved through the port last month bringing the year-to-date total to 1,348,126 tons. That puts 2021 shipping totals about 4% above the year-to-date totals from 2020. “It’s great to see… Read More

Port director sees opportunities for Milwaukee to be a logistics relief valve

WI, United States

It is hard to look at pictures of container congestion at West Coast ports and not wonder what it will take for the nation’s tangled supply chain to return some sense of normalcy. While many Wisconsin businesses are familiar with the problems caused by supply chain delays in recent months, the issues are also reaching… Read More

September Port Numbers Remain Strong as Leaders Address Congestion

United States

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are gearing up to operate 24/7 to clear the massive backlog of 20-foot-equivalent (TEU) containers as they pile up at the two Southern California ports and others on both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. “The cargo surge we’ve experienced for more than a year continues,” Port of… Read More


Product and Technical Innovation

Bollinger celebrates commissioning of FRC 45

PA, United States

Representatives from Bollinger Shipyards LLC joined senior U.S. Coast Guard officials at USCG Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia, Pa., October 15, for the commissioning of one of the newest Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters, USCGC Emlen Tunnell. Named in honor of Coast Guard hero and NFL great Emlen Tunnell, the cutter is the fourth of six… Read More

DSC Dredge signs contract with Muddy Water Dredging, LP to construct one of the largest 24” dredges in the United States

LA, United States

DSC Dredge signs contract with Muddy Water Dredging, LP to construct one of the largest 24” dredges in the United States RESERVE, LOUISIANA  – On Tuesday 12th October, Michael Kerns, President and CEO of Muddy Water Dredging, LP and Bob Wetta, President and CEO of DSC Dredge LLC,  launched a project to build a custom… Read More

Crowley and ABB partner for first new all-electric USA tug, for San Diego

United States

With delivery of the first all-electric U.S. tugboat – Crowley’s eWolf – in 2023, the Port of San Diego will realize their vision of a zero-emission workboat, ensuring cleaner air from day one of operations, and taking an important step toward a sustainable future for port residents. “San Diego is proud of our focus on… Read More

Insights Into Marine Early-Warning Fire Detection & Prevention Systems

CO, United States

Blue Guard Innovations Provides an Opportunity for Boaters to Learn About Fire Emergencies Broomfield, Colo. – (Oct. 12, 2021) – President and co-founder of Blue Guard Innovations (BGI), Zdravko “Z” Divjak will be taking his years of marine monitoring and control innovation and boating experience to center stage at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show… Read More


Project Updates & Industry Developments

Virginia’s first offshore wind turbines have become a haven for marine life

VA, United States

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — In the Atlantic, about 27 miles off the Virginia Beach coast, schools of fish congregate around what looks like a large cylinder covered in algae. Mussels glom onto the structure. Even the occasional sea turtle or giant ocean sunfish pays a visit. The source of this bustling underwater scene is somewhat… Read More

Inside the Senate’s new fiscal 2022 spending bills

United States

Senate Democrats yesterday released nine fiscal 2022 spending bills with significant proposed increases for environment and public land priorities. Lawmakers are now focused on what can make it into law so they can avoid a shutdown in December. The bills emerged after Senate Democratic and Republican appropriators failed to reach a deal on overall fiscal… Read More

AWO’s Carpenter: 4 steps to speed up U.S. offshore wind fleet development

United States

Addressing an audience of offshore wind industry stakeholders last week, Jennifer Carpenter, president and CEO of the American Waterways Operators (AWO), said that the U.S domestic maritime industry is “ready, willing, and able” to partner with offshore wind developers to build and operate vessels to support all phases of the offshore wind project lifecycle. Speaking… Read More

Like Beaches, Salt Marshes Need Restoration, Too

TX, United States

Those who traveled Seawall Boulevard west of 61st Street in August saw a huge pipe on the beach spewing upward a slurry of water and sand. And if they stopped and watched long enough, they saw the water drain off while the sand was spread about with heavy machinery. This most recent effort to restore… Read More


Upcoming Projects/Contracts/Tenders

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC awarded Port Houston contract

TX, United States

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC was awarded up to $95,375,349 to dredge 11½- miles of the 52-mile channel, widening a major portion of the Galveston Bay reach from 530 to 700 feet. The work includes the construction of a new bird island and oyster mitigation. Port Houston negotiated multiple options and selected the… Read More

Detyens wins $8.9 million cable layer contract

SC, United States

Detyens Shipyards Inc., North Charleston, S.C., has been awarded an $8,991,045 firm-fixed-price contract for a 90-calendar day shipyard availability. The work to be performed provides for services for the regular overhaul and drydocking availability of the cable laying repair USNS Zeus (T-ARC 7). The contract, which was competitively procured with four proposals received, also contains… Read More

Ocean Isle Beach terminal groin, sand projects set to begin

NC, United States

Two major beachfront projects to mitigate erosion and beef up the east end of Ocean Isle Beach’s shore are expected to be underway next month. Once the environmental window for dredging and beach nourishment activities opens Nov. 16, contractors are set to begin building a terminal groin, a wall-like structure built perpendicular to shore. At… Read More

DSC Dredge signs contract with Muddy Water Dredging, LP to construct one of the largest 24” dredges in the United States

LA, United States

DSC Dredge signs contract with Muddy Water Dredging, LP to construct one of the largest 24” dredges in the United States RESERVE, LOUISIANA  – On Tuesday 12th October, Michael Kerns, President and CEO of Muddy Water Dredging, LP and Bob Wetta, President and CEO of DSC Dredge LLC,  launched a project to build a custom… Read More


USACE

New Army Corps guidelines will expand natural infrastructure to reduce flood risk and more

United States

This year has brought devastating flooding in the Netherlands, Germany, China, the U.S. and elsewhere. Globally, over 2.2 billion people are exposed to flooding, and that number is growing. New research indicates the proportion of people living in floodplains since 2000 has increased by 20% to 24%, and climate change is further increasing flood risk… Read More

Wetland restoration with dredged material proving successful in Buffalo’s back yard

NY, United States

What was once nearly a landfill is now a thriving wetland ecosystem in the City of Buffalo’s back yard. At Unity Island on the West Side of the city, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District spent two years building the basis for a wetland using material dredged from the nearby Buffalo River. Nearly… Read More

Senator Collins Secures funding for Searsport Maine harbor dredging

NY, United States

Searsport Harbor Recipient: Army Corps Location: Searsport Harbor Amount: $1,650,000 ($5.85 million total, $4.2 million was included in the President’s request) Purpose: To complete maintenance dredging of Searsport Harbor and to maintain the navigation channel. Source

USACE, Omaha District executes historic $1.75B for 1500 contracts in fiscal year 2021

NE, United States

There were many challenges this year – finishing the restoration of the Lower Missouri River Basin from the catastrophic flood event of 2019, reintegrating the workforce safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, and hurricane first responder deployments. But in the face of unprecedented adversity, the USACE, Omaha District team rose to each challenge by leveraging its… Read More


Videos/C-Suite Interviews

Crab Bank Restoration Project

United States

The Crab Bank Restoration project uses compatible material dredged from the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project. The project will add 32 acres to the historic shorebird habitat and is slated to complete in the next few months. Video by Adam Boozer Source

Drone video of Hurricane Ida destruction of Grand Isle, LA

LA, United States

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