• Additional federal funds approved for harbor...

    Harbors in Gulfport and Pascagoula are about to get an influx of cash to pay for dredging work. Wednesday, Senator Thad Cochran announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will allocate an additional $67.5 million in FY2017 appropriations in Mississippi. 

  • Royal Boskalis set for $513m Duqm port terminal...

    Royal Boskalis Westminster, a Netherland-based dredging and maritime infrastructure services provider, is set to start work within a month on the planned $513-million liquid terminal at Duqm port in the Al Wusta region of Oman, said report.

  • Keppel to build two additional dredgers worth S$...

    Keppel Offshore & Marine’s (Keppel O&M) wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd (Keppel Singmarine) has secured contracts from Codralux S.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jan De Nul Group, to build two Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers (TSHDs). The dredgers are valued at approximately S$120 million, including owner-furnished equipment.

  • Chinese nationals arrested for illegal sand...

    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.

  • Hanover gets 2nd $75K dredging grant

    Getting money back for a bill that’s already been paid may sound like a fantasy, but that’s exactly what’s happening in the town of Hanover concerning last spring’s Cattaraugus Creek dredging project.

  • Seatools Introduces New Generation of DipMate®...

    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.


Damen launches free dredge calculator

Dredge projects are tendered around the globe on a daily basis. Consequently, dredging contractors have to make new calculations, involving various production parameters, when preparing their project quotations. 


Christie gets it right on off-shore drilling

As New Jersey reeled from the immediate aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in 2012, Gov. Chris Christie did the unthinkable for a partisan Republican just days before the general election: he embraced President Barack Obama when he came to personally see the storm damage in New Jersey. 


Damen Strategically Positions Tugs In Europe

The latest Damen vessel transport has arrived in the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The multiple vessel shipment comprises various Damen Tugs and one Multi Cat that have been constructed at Damen’s yards in Vietnam. The vessels were transported on board the SAL Heavy Lift vessel MV Lone.


Call to use water jet technology instead of dredging

Majuli Island Protection and Development Council (MIPADC) general secretary Bharat Saikia, who is also a former Superintending Engineer of the State’s Water Resources Department (WRD), has proposed that instead of going for expensive methods for dredging the Brahmaputra bed, high-pressure water jet technology should be used to provide the river a single-regime channel.