Categories for Product and Technical Innovation

St. Johns Ship Building develops new landing craft design

FL, United States

Among the first vessels in the U.S. to be powered with the new 300 hp diesel outboards from Cox Powertrain is likely to be a new series of 87 foot long by 30 foot beam landing craft currently under development by St. Johns Ship Building, Palatka, Fla. The Cox Powertrain CXO 300 diesel outboard successfully… Read More

OSG takes delivery of second 204,000 barrel barge

OR, United States

The Greenbrier Gunderson shipyard in Portland, Ore., has now delivered the 204,000 barrel capacity oil and chemical tank barge OSG 205, to Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. This is the second tank barge that Greenbrier Marine has delivered to OSG this year, after delivering its sister barge OSG 204 in May. OSG 205 was sponsored by… Read More

Severe weather increases demand for river dredging

MS, United States

Unusual weather patterns that produced sustained high water along inland rivers and severe hurricanes in the Gulf have put extra stress on locks and dams and flood control infrastructure and caused extreme shoaling in many areas of the Mississippi River system. The situation has required the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its private contractors… Read More

Navy Asks Shipbuilders: Can You Build Us a Warship for Just $100 Million?

United States

Who wants to win the contract for one of the Navy’s cheapest warships? The U.S. Navy’s Gerald R. Ford-class nuclear aircraft carrier is the most expensive warship in the world, weighing it at an estimated $12 billion per ship — and that’s just the cost of the ship itself. Factor in the cost of the… Read More

GLDD Advances US Offshore Wind Energy with All Purpose built Vessel for Subsea Rock Installation

TX, United States

— Represents critical step forward for US renewables and offshore wind industry — State-of-the-art vessel design in cooperation with Ulstein — First step in establishing US-based rock supply chain for the offshore wind industry — Vessel to be built by US shipyard and expected to be operational as early as Q1 2024 HOUSTON, Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/… Read More

Derecktor starts construction of hybrid research cat

NY, United States

Derecktor Shipyards of Mamaroneck, N.Y., has started construction of a 64-foot aluminum catamaran research vessel. Ordered by the University of Vermont for its Rubenstein School of Environmental and Natural Resources, it will be based at the Rubenstein Science Ecosystems Laboratory on Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vt. Consistent with the Rubenstein School’s strong commitment to the… Read More

The Planning of America’s Largest Self-Propelled Hopper Dredge

United States

The making of a dredge is no simple feat, and the planning and design of the largest self-propelled trailing suction hopper dredge in the USA has certainly been no different. For more than a decade, the new vessel – which is set to be christened the FREDERICK PAUP – has been an inkling in the… Read More

DredgeWire exclusive: WEDA seminar on Marsh Restoration in Louisiana

LA, United States

A reclamation project in coastal Louisiana has facilitated creation of 2,252 acres of vegetated land in what had been deep open water. The process combines a river diversion into the bay with direct deposit of maintenance dredged material from Southwest Pass.  It is believed that the land masses in West Bay will continue to grow and that most of the bay will be converted to marsh with channels and… Read More

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

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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

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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

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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