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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...

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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...

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ASBPA Best Restored Shore Award Highlights Coastal Restoration Projects

United States

A DredgeWire exclusive - Carrie Gentile, staff writerOutstanding shoreline efforts that are combating sea-level rise and storm surge were praised during the 2020 American Shore & Beach...

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Algoma Central takes delivery of second Equinox 650

Canada

Algoma Central Corporation, St. Catharines, Ontario, has taken delivery of the Algoma Intrepid, its second Equinox 650-foot Class self-unloading dry-bulk carrier. The ship has begun her voyage to...

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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...

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New dredging method to be tested at Cold Lake Marina

Canada

A pilot project to test a new method of dredging will start immediately after the Cold Lake Marina is closed for the 2020 boating season.The last full day of Marina operations will be October 11....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...