Project Updates & Industry Developments
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Liebherr says load hook failure caused collapse of giant offshore crane

Germany

Crane manufacturer Liebherr says the collapse of a massive offshore crane during testing May 2, was the failure of a crane hook designed and manufactured by an external supplier. As we reported...

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Dredging data: Vessels under construction

IHS Markit data shows where dredging vessels are currently under construction. Both the European building hub, the Netherlands; and the eastern hot spot, China, lead the table in terms of...

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An automated future for dredging

Dredging’s precise and predictable form of operations, often carried out relatively close to the shore, make them ripe for automation, with satellite coverage paving the way for wider take-up of...

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Dredging Data: Port Upgrades

In this final edition of Dredging data, DPC looks at the dredging developments planned in ports around the worldUsing IHS Markit Ports and Terminals data, DPC has analysed what kind of projects are...

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The game changers of the dredging industry

From DPC’s inception over 52 years ago to this the final issue, the magazine has kept readers up to date with every aspect of dredging. Past editor, Tony Slinn, gives a personal overview of what...

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Roving bandits and looted coastlines: How the global appetite for sand is fueling a crisis

Next to water, sand is our most consumed natural resource. The global demand for sand and gravel stands between 40 billion and 50 billion tonnes annually, according to the United Nations Environment...

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East Anglia One, Hornsea One offshore wind projects start getting phase 2 CfD payments

United Kingdom

The second phases of the East Anglia One and Hornsea One offshore wind projects in the UK have begun receiving payments under their Contracts for Difference (CfDs).This means that 285 MW from East...

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LG For Prioritizing Wular Dredging, Resuming Flood Protection Works

India

Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor, GC Murmu on Monday chaired a high level meeting of officers to review flood preparation and response mechanism in place in Kashmir division.Speaking on the occasion,...

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Watchdog 'failing in oversight' of dredging of toxic harbour sludge

Australia

The state's environment watchdog has been accused of failing to ensure proper oversight of the dredging of contaminated sludge for a motorway tunnel under Sydney Harbour.Two weeks after its initial...

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DEME’s ‘Game-Changing’ Offshore Installation Vessel Suffers 11th-Hour Crane Collapse – Incident Video

Belgium

A newbuild offshore installation vessel due for delivery later this month suffered a major accident over the weekend when its crane collapsed during testing. Belgian marine services company DEME...

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The volume of dredging carried out by own fleet of Delta Pilot Branch of USPA has made over 500 thousand cubic meters since early 2020

Ukraine

The total volume of maintenance dredging, performed by the technical fleet of the Delta Pilot Branch of USPA since early 2020, exceeded 500 thousand cubic meters, which makes more than 30% of the...

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UK approves IOG’s plan for North Sea development

United Kingdom

The UK Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) has approved IOG’s field development plan for the Core Project Phase 1 located in the UK North Sea. IOG said on Friday that full contract awards are expected...

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Suez and Panama Canals cut owners breaks to keep ships transiting

Panama

Cheap bunker prices are tempting hard-pressed shipowners to send ships “the long way round” and avoid expensive Suez and Panama Canal transit fees.In response, the authorities of both canals are...

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With hotels shut, no sewage discharge, river Sal shows signs of healing

India

Margao: With the ongoing lockdown, the lifeline of Salcete – the river Sal –is showing signs of revival bringing joy to the thousands of dependents living along the river bank even as villagers say...

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Dredging operations starting at Cobourg Harbour

Canada

Essential dredging operations should be done by May 31, says townCOBOURG — Dredging operations are starting at the harbour, staff are advising residents.“Dredging operations are completed...