Categories for Product and Technical Innovation

Maine Company Looks to Tidal Power as Renewable Energy’s Next Generation

ME , United States

After years of development, tidal and river energy supporters say the technology is on the cusp of wider commercial deployment, especially if it can win federal support. With much of New England’s attention on offshore wind, a Maine company hopes to put itself on the map with tidal energy. Portland, Maine-based Ocean Renewable Power Company… Read More

LAD Services delivers walking spud dredge barge

LA , United States

The Shearer Group Inc. (TSGI) reports that LAD Services of Louisiana has delivered a 200- by 60-foot walking spud dredge barge. LAD Services contracted TSGI to develop the design of the barge which has the capacity to lift 114,000 pounds of dredging spoil. It features two 85 foot tall removable spuds and one winch-operated 85… Read More

Maryland arrives test for beneficial use of dredged material as bricks

MD , United States

Today the Maryland Board of Public Works approved a contract to Belden-Eco Products LLC to study the feasibility of using dredged sediment from Port of Baltimore shipping channels for manufacturing bricks and pavers. The innovative reuse of dredged material as recycled ceramic bricks and permeable pavers could be beneficial to Chesapeake Bay stormwater management solutions… Read More

Why 2020 Has Been a Surprisingly Good Year for US Offshore Wind

United States

And how it could get even better. The U.S. offshore wind sector entered 2020 in a nervous mood — agonizingly close to becoming the next big renewables market, but not there yet. The sudden delay of Vineyard Wind’s 800-megawatt project off Massachusetts last year has left the industry in limbo. Rarely in the energy business… Read More

VIDEO: Ocean Infinity orders a fleet of robot ships

TX , United States

Marine robotics company Ocean Infinity, which specializes in seafloor analysis and oceanography services, has placed an order with Norwegian aluminum workboat specialist Grovfjord Mek. Verksted (GMV) for what it calls “an armada” of large, cutting-edge robot ships. The initial order is for up to 13 vessels. Capable of completely robotic operations, each can be equipped… Read More

Manson Construction Co. to Build Largest U.S. Hopper Dredge at Keppel AmFELS

WA , United States

Manson Construction Co. has contracted with Keppel AmFELS to build the hopper dredge FREDERICK PAUP at their facility in Brownsville, TX. The 15,000 cubic yard hopper dredge — designed in collaboration with Hockema Whalen Myers Associates, Inc. of Seattle, WA — has a length of 420-ft, breadth of 81-ft and draft of 28.5-ft. The dredge… Read More

Comparing natural and man-made islands on the Mississippi River

United States

Story by Melanie Peterson Environmental scientists Aaron McFarlane and Eric Hanson, recently surveyed natural islands in Pool 5, near Fountain City, Wisconsin, and Pool 10, near Guttenberg, Iowa, and man-made islands in Pool 8, near La Crosse, Wisconsin, and Pool 9, near Eastman, Wisconsin, along the Upper Mississippi River. The man-made islands in pools 8… Read More

VIDEO: Latest USCG national security cutter completes sea trials

VA , United States

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE: HII) reports that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has successful completed builder’s sea trials of the U.S. Coast Guard’s newest national security cutter, Stone (WMSL 758). The ship spent three days in the Gulf of Mexico testing propulsion and auxiliary equipment, as well as various shipboard systems. “Every successful sea trial is… Read More

Harvey Gulf converts four PSVs to lightering support vessels

LA , United States

New Orleans, La., headquartered Harvey Gulf International Marine has begun converting four 220-foot DPS-2 platform supply vessels into lightering support vessels. They will be capable of stowing one set of four Jumbo fenders (4.5 meters diameter x 9.0 meter length) and one set of four smaller Jumbo fenders (4.5 meters diameter x 6.3 meters length)… Read More

New system to repair dredger discharge pipes

United States

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Harvey Gulf to convert PSV to offshore fuel supply vessel

LA , United States

Harvey Gulf International Marine reports that, in addition to its new 2 million gallon diesel bunkering facility in Port Fourchon, La., it will now offer a full-service fuel carrying vessel solely dedicated to offshore fuel and water deliveries, through the conversion of its 300-foot PSV Harvey Hawk. The vessel will be able to carry 800,000… Read More

New 250W Open-Array Pulse Compression Marine Radars

KS , United States

Garmin has launched its highest-powered solid-state marine radar: the new Fantom 254/256 series. It uses Garmin’s signature MotionScope™ technology to detect and highlight moving targets in different colours, helping users avoid potential collisions, find flocks of birds and track weather. Now with more than double the power of the existing Fantom 124/126, new features include… Read More

Ockerman Automation Consulting, Inc. Delivers Hybrid Solution to the U.S.Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

United States

The USACE recognized that a hybrid solution could provide benefits to its fleet when replacing vessels with certain operating profiles and requirements. The benefits of this new direction are improved vessel efficiency and reduced engine emissions while still enabling the multi-mission capabilities necessary for USACE mission execution. In 2017, the program was initiated to provide… Read More

Blount Boats delivers icebreaking tug

RI , United States

Warren, R.I., shipbuilder Blount Boats reports that, on Friday, August 28, the 56-foot, twin-screw tug Breaker II completed its delivery voyage to the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant, operated by New York Power Authority. The 56 foot by 18.5 foot shallow draft tug was designed by the Bristol Harbor Group of Bristol, R.I., and has… Read More

Using natural forces, sediment to restore coastal marsh habitat

MS , United States

VICKSBURG, Miss. – In this episode of the Engineering With Nature® Podcast, guest Jeff Corbino, environmental resources specialist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New Orleans District, shares several examples of Engineering With Nature (EWN) to restore coastal marsh habitat as a key part of the district’s navigation mission. Corbino is the environmental… Read More