The year 2016 was a challenging one for Van Oord. Revenue decreased to an amount of EUR 1.71 billion (2015 EUR 2.58 billion) and net profits went down to EUR 90 million (2015: EUR 169 million)
NMDC Ltd, country’s largest iron ore producer and exporter in public sector, will be setting up an iron ore crushing plant and more downhill conveyor systems at its Bailadila Iron Ore Mines at its Kirandul Complex in Dantewada district which is a bastion of Leftist insurgents.
The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a five-year technical management and services agreement with Songa Offshore for four Cat-D type semi-submersible drilling rigs operating in the North Sea. Through the partnership with Wärtsilä, Songa Offshore ensures optimal performance and maximum availability of the Wärtsilä engines and thrusters on board the drilling rigs, which operate in extremely harsh conditions. This is possible with real-time knowledge of the actual condition of the equipment, provided by Wärtsilä’s digital offering.
The main channel at the port of Maputo in Mozambique was dredged to 14.20 m. The deepening of the port’s waterways was completed and intends to allow access to the port by ships of up to 80,000 tonnes.
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Monday announced the arrest of 10 foreign nationals for illegally extracting minerals in San Felipe, Zambales. NBI Director Dante A. Gierran said operatives of the NBI-Environmental Crime Division (NBI-EnCD) arrested 10 foreign nationals, most of whom are Chinese were caught in flagrante operating the dredging vessel SL-D1 siphoning sand which is suspected to be black sand from the dead river and transporting its cargo to the mother vessel.
Seatools has announced the introduction of the fourth-generation DipMate® backhoe dredging monitoring and control systems. The upgrade encompasses two models: the Essential and Pro. The Essential is a cost-competitive visualisation system that contains all essentials for efficient backhoe dredging. The Pro is an advanced version that can be delivered with a range of automation modules enabling operators of all skill levels to dredge safely and maximise dredging productivity.
Businesses that recruit a diverse mix of employees are more likely to be highly innovative and creative in their respective industry, new research has found.
In a new YouGov study exclusively commissioned by DP World, 77% of respondents from the GCC and North Africa strongly agreed that cultural diversity was key to a more innovative workplace.
A large majority of respondents (78%) said that they were more attracted to a company that employed a diverse mix of employees, rather than ones with employees who matched their own background, culture and thinking.
Dredging of the sea bed near Goa's Mormugao Port Trust, to facilitate expansion of the port's privately operated coal-handling berths may sound the death-knell for Goa's dolphin-sighting tours, which are a hit with tourists.Over the last three days, the MPT, Goa's only major port, has been conducting environmental public hearings, which will eventually influence the central environmental clearances required for redevelopment of berths 8 and 9 operated by Adani Ports and the JSW-operated South West Port Ltd.
A trailing suction hopper dredger ordered by Gippsland Ports of Victoria, Australia, in December 2015 has been been launched at Damen Yichang Shipyard in China.
The vessel, Tommy Norton, is now alongside the yard’s new quay undergoing final commissioning, after which she will sail for Shanghai to undertake sea trials. Once those are completed she will sail for Australia on her own keel for dredging trials and delivery. The official handover will take place in August.