Categories for Product and Technical Innovation

Conrad Shipyard Delivers Two Inland Asphalt Barges To Parker Towing

LA , United States

Morgan City, Louisiana (November 19, 2020): Conrad Shipyard (OTC Pink: CNRD) today announced that it has delivered two 30,000 BBL Asphalt Barges to Parker Towing of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. “We are pleased to announce the delivery of the tank barges PTC 2001 and PTC 2002 to Parker Towing,” said Conrad CEO Johnny Conrad. “Our two companies… Read More

Another 3,000-hp Maryland-built tugboat joins Vane Brothers fleet

MD , United States

Underscoring the advantages of building in series, Vane Brothers has taken delivery of the 3,000 hp Cape Fear, the seventeenth Maryland-built tugboat to join the Baltimore-based company’s expanding fleet. Since 2008, fifteen 3,000 hp, model-bow tugboats have been delivered to Vane Brothers by Chesapeake Shipbuilding and Naval Architects of Salisbury, Md. The shipyard has also… Read More

IHC America Delivers Spud Hoisting System for Port of Portland’s Oregon Dredge

United States

IHC America is pleased to announce receipt and delivery of a contract with the Port of Portland to design and have installed a state of the art spud hoisting system on the Port’s dredge, ”The Oregon.” The “Oregon” was originally built in 1965, IHCA’s spud hoist system refit is the latest overhaul of the dredge… Read More

C&C Marine and Repair delivers 6,600-hp towboat to Hines Furlong Line

LA , United States

Belle Chasse, La., based C&C Marine and Repair has delivered to Hines Furlong Line Inc. the 170’x50′ towboat Scarlett Rose Furlong, the first in a three-boat series that C&C Marine and Repair is building for the Nashville, Tenn. based company. The triple-screw 6,600-hp towboat’s pilot house has an eyeline measuring 39’3″. Scarlett Rose Furlong was… Read More

Armstrong Marine delivers Glacier Bay catamaran

WA , United States

The Armstrong Marine USA shipyard in Port Angeles, Wash., recently delivered the 45-foot, 8-inch by 16-foot semi-displacement catamaran, Serac, to the National Park Service (NPS) for use in the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska. The NPS selected Armstrong Marine’s proposal to build the Jutson Marine design vessel in a competitive solicitation process… Read More

Halter Marine unveils PythonX plasma cutter

MS , United States

Preparing for construction of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Polar Security Cutter, Pascagoula, Miss. shipbuilder Halter Marine is acquiring new technologies that include robotic welding machines and a Lincoln Electric PythonX plasma cutter. Unveiled at a recent ceremony, the PythonX will replace the traditional hand-cut method of cutting steel. Now, those parts will be cut via… Read More

Suffolk County NY Uses Ellicott dredger to dredge East Hampton Harbor

NY , United States

An Ellicott® 670 Dragon was recently used to complete a dredging project of Accabonac Harbor in East Hampton, New York. The dredge was purchased by Suffolk County for inlet dredging, and was used to clear a spit of beach that had narrowed an inlet near Louise Point. East Hampton Town Trustees said excess material made… Read More

Royal IHC and Suez Canal Authority successfully launch CSD HUSSEIN TANTAWY

Netherlands

On Friday 23 October, the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) and Royal IHC (IHC) successfully launched cutter suction dredger (CSD) HUSSEIN TANTAWY. The launch took place at IHC’s shipyard in Krimpen a/d IJssel, The Netherlands. The HUSSEIN TANTAWY is one of two vessels currently under construction at IHC for SCA. Its sister vessel, MOHAB MAMEESH, was… Read More

Golden Ray salvage: VB-10,000 to arrive in St. Simons Sound next week

FL , United States

The Unified Command working on the salvage of the capsized car carrier Golden Ray says that the heavy-lift vessel VB-10,000 is set to arrive in St. Simons Sound as soon as Tuesday, weather permitting. Responders will use the vessel to cut and lift the Golden Ray wreck in eight sections. The largest heavy lift vessel… Read More

ASBPA Best Restored Shore Award Highlights Coastal Restoration Projects

United States

A DredgeWire exclusive – Carrie Gentile, staff writer Outstanding shoreline efforts that are combating sea-level rise and storm surge were praised during the 2020 American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) National Coastal Conference held virtually October 13-16. Three northeast restoration projects won the association’s second annual Best Restored Shore award, recognizing projects that apply… Read More

ABS to Class U.S. Largest Hopper Dredge

TX , United States

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) will class the Frederick Paup, the largest self-propelled U.S. Hopper Dredge ever ordered. As previously reported, the giant hopper dredge was ordered by Manson Construction last month from Keppel AmFELS to build the hopper dredge. The 420-foot-long dredge, which will be U.S. flagged, will be built in Brownsville, Texas. It… Read More

Baker Hughes lands first vessel-deployed subsea mechanical wellhead cut

TX , United States

Baker Hughes has launched its vessel-deployed subsea wellhead cutting system – the Terminator. Using a first-of-its-kind mechanical wellhead removal method, the system has already proven its capabilities on Wintershall DEA abandoned exploration well in Norway. Romain Chambault, Europe vice president for oilfield equipment at Baker Hughes, said: “In the current environment, every aspect of operations… Read More

‘Wave Killer’ Could Be Cheaper Way To Protect Shorelines

United States

Atlantean Systems is a US company that has developed the Wave Killer, a system of tubes embedded into the seabed that when activated can create a bubble barrier that is claimed to reduce the impact of waves breaking on the shore, writes Dag Pike. “Our patented, game-changing, environmentally safe ‘Wave Killer’ system creates an immensely… Read More