Project Updates & Industry Developments
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Army Corps Hopes to Build Islands in Mississippi River Backwaters from Dredged Sediment

MN, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is moving ahead with plans to build islands with dredged sediment in the backwaters of the Mississippi River along the north end of Lake Pepin.For years, the Army...

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DA Pushes Dredging of Rivers, Tree Farming (Philippines)

Philippines

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) has announced that it wouldfocus more on tree farming nationwide this year as well as dredging of the country’s major rivers to address landslides, flooding and soil...

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Hiccups of Port Development in 2018 (2) (Nigeria)

Nigeria

In April 2018, the Federal Executive Council approved $44.861m (N16.150bn) for the dredging of Escravos Bar, Warri Port.The dredging, according to the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority,...

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Grant to Fund Lakemont Dredging

PA, United States

The Intergovernmental Stormwater Committee has received a $195,000 grant to help pay for dredging the pond at Lakemont Park — the centerpiece project of an ISC plan to reduce the amount of...

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Patimban Port to Operate in Late 2019, Minister Says (Jakarta)

Indonesia

Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said that the Patimban Port construction is progressing as targeted. The port project in Subang, West Java has obtained all required permits and licenses....

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EUROPE: Rauma Marine Constructions Signs LOI for Hybrid Ro-Pax

Finland

Commissioned by Kvarken Link, the vessel, which will operate between the Finnish city of Vaasa and the Swedish city of Umeå, will run on a combination of LNG and battery power.Source: Bunkerspot

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Orange Beach in Line for $40M in RESTORE Act Funds Covering 8 Projects (USA - Alabama)

AL, United States

Orange Beach, AL - (OBA®) - The widening and improvement of Canal Road, environmental restoration of Cotton Bayou and Terry Cove, the creation of the Gulf Coast Environment Research Station, the...

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Plan Would Use Dredged Sand to Build Islands Near Lake Pepin

MN, United States

A plan to use sand and sediment removed from the Mississippi River to build several islands near the head of Lake Pepin is moving forward.The pilot project proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...

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Royal IHC To Build Four New Vessels For DEME

Netherlands

Royal IHC has secured a contract from Belgium-based DEME for the design and build of four new vessels. The order consists of a copy of the recently delivered 8,400m3 trailing suction hopper dredger...

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Beach Replenishment Coming to Pickering Beach, Kitts Hummock and Bowers Beach

DE, United States

Beach replenishment at Pickering Beach, Kitts Hummock and Bowers Beach is expected to start soon.DNREC announced it will begin the work in February, pending permit approvals.Sand will be trucked from...

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CPRA Marsh Creation Project Benefits Over 1,100 Acres Terrebonne Parish

LA, United States

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has completed a $36 million marsh creation project benefitting 1,158 acres in south central...

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U.S. Army Joins Race To Expand U.S. Oil Exports

TX, United States

The news that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has placed a US$93-million order with Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company for the deepening and widening of its ship channel at the Port of Corpus...

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McCarthy to Build Container Yard at Port Houston

TX, United States

US-based construction company McCarthy Building Companies began construction in Oct. on a new container yard within Port Houston, located in Pasadena, Texas.According to a press release from the 150...

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Ohio Officials Describe Dredging Projects Coming to Lorain, Toledo, Conneaut Ports

OH, United States

Projects in Lorain, Toledo and Conneaut will improve Lake Erie water quality while maintaining navigation channels in the three port cities.State officials met in Toledo Jan. 8 to discuss developing...

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Gerd Stensen AS Orders Damen Stan Tug 1606

Netherlands

Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract with Gerd Stensen AS from Norway for the delivery of a Damen Stan Tug 1606. The client will apply the new vessel to its dredging operations, which include work...