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Water Injection Dredger (WID) Osprey

NC, United States

Van der Leun America successfully installed and delivered the electrical installation for the “Osprey” Water Injection Dredger (WID) of IHC America. Shipyard St Johns Shipbuilding contracted by IHC America Customer North Carolina State Port Authorities (NCSPA) The dredger is built at St Johns Shipbuilding in Palatka, Florida and will be operating in Wilmington, North Carolina.The… Read More

Harbor Beach buys new pump for sewer

MI, United States

The Harbor Beach City Council voted to purchase a new pump for its sewer and sell a piece of formerly foreclosed land during its Feb. 16 meeting. The city council approved the purchase a larger pump for the rebuild of the DPW sewer machine. At a former meeting, DPW Supervisor Mike Jurgess had requested the… Read More

Supreme delivers new deep/digging clamshell dredge to Ohio USA plant

OH, United States

Breaking News from DredgeWire Thursday, February 18, 2021 — Western OH: Construction is underway on a new Supreme Manufacturing, Inc. (SMI) floating clamshell dredge at a sand and gravel operation in Western OH, USA. The new SMI machine is a gantry style dredge with a 16yd3 (12.2m3) bucket (model MD-16).  Designed specifically for this operation’s stony deposit, the MD-16 will utilize the latest… Read More

Cheniere asks to put Corpus Christi LNG train 3 in service

United States

U.S. LNG exporter Cheniere Energy has filed a request with the regulator to place its Corpus Christi LNG Train 3 into commercial operation. The company request in its filing to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that the permit is granted no later than March 12, 2021. In its filing, Cheniere noted that the facility… Read More

TAI develops diesel electric hybrid Jones Act SOV design

LA, United States

New Orleans headquartered Technology Associates, Inc. (TAI), has added a diesel-electric hybrid offshore wind farm Service Operation Vessel (SOV) design to its EnviroMax vessel series. The TAI EnviroMax vessels have been designed to maximize operational capabilities, minimize fuel consumption and carbon foot print. In addition to optimized operation, the designs offer unique features that reduce… Read More

Metal Shark to Develop Autonomous Defense Vessel for U.S. Marine Corps

LA, United States

Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark said Monday that they have been selected to develop and implement the Long Range Unmanned Surface Vessel (LRUSV) System for the United States Marine Corps. They say the LRUSV System will usher in a new era of naval technology while increasing the lethality of U.S. forces, with a network of unmanned… Read More

MD Governor, Board of Public Works approve contracts to study use of sediment from Port of Baltimore shipping channels for innovative reuse

MD, United States

Governor Larry Hogan and the state Board of Public Works (BPW) today approved contracts with two Maryland companies to study use of sediment from shipping channels leading to the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore for innovative purposes such as creation of structural concrete. The contracts follow three others recently approved by the BPW to… Read More

Chouest Jones Act SOV will be ABS classed

United States

The Jones Act offshore wind farm service operation vessel (SOV) that Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) is building to operate on long term charter to Ørsted and Eversource will be classed by ABS. The SOV will be engineered, constructed and operated by ECO to service the planned Revolution Wind, South Fork Wind, and Sunrise Wind offshore… Read More

VIDEO: Metal Shark selected to develop Marine Corps LRUSV system

LA, United States

Jeanerette, La., headquartered shipbuilder Metal Shark has been selected to develop and implement the Long Range Unmanned Surface Vessel (LRUSV) System for the United States Marine Corps. The LRUSV System will deploy a network of unmanned vessels traveling autonomously for extended ranges and transporting loitering munitions to address targets at sea and on land. This… Read More

JMS Designs Dry Dock Under Construction at Conrad Shipyard

United States

JMS Naval Architects designed a 500-ton lift capacity floating dry dock for Biblia, Inc., Marine Towing and Transportation of Savannah, GA. Biblia competitively awarded construction of the dry dock to Conrad Shipyard of Morgan City, Louisiana where it is currently under construction. Biblia owns and operates a fleet of tugs and barges, providing marine transportation,… Read More

WEDA has issued Volume 19 of its Technical Journal of Dredging

United States

WEDA Journal of Dredging (Vol 19 No 1) Source: westerndredging

Brix Marine wins order for third IPS-drive cat

WA, United States

Port Angeles, Wash.-based Brix Marine (formerly Armstrong Marine USA) has been contracted by Northrop Grumman to build a catamaran survey-research vessel, slated for fall 2021 completion. The 44- by 16-foot vessel is Brix’s third IPS-drive catamaran; the first two were 4216-CTC models, both delivered in 2019, one to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the… Read More

MARAD authorizes construction of two more NSMVs

DC, United States

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today authorized the construction of two additional National Security Multi-Mission Vessels (NSMV). The two ships, funding for which was approved in the massive omnibus spending bill passed by Congress last month, will replace aging training vessels at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine, and Texas A&M Maritime… Read More

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