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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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