• Suez Canal starts dredging work to extend double...

    The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has started dredging work to extend a second lane that allows for two-way traffic in a southern section of the canal near to where a giant container ship got stuck for six days in March, it said on Saturday.


  • Argentina extends key Parana River dredging...

    The dredging of the Parana River, Argentina’s grains superhighway, will continue for another 90 days, according to a government resolution issued on Wednesday aimed at ensuring that the country’s export hub of Rosario will stay open for business.


  • Kooiman building Hegemann Dredging's new...

    The Netherlands-based shipbuilder Kooiman Marine Group is building a new trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) for German Detlef Hegemann Aktiengesellschaft. The 1,500-cubic-meter dredger is designed to execute multiple types of dredging activities at specific locations. Hegemann V is scheduled for delivery in July 2022.


  • Conrad Shipyard lays keel for GLDD trailing...

    Morgan City, La., headquartered Conrad Shipyard recently hosted a ceremony at its Deepwater shipyard in Amelia, La., to mark the laying of the keel of a 6,500-cubic-yard trailing suction hopper dredge under construction for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD). Delivery of the dredge is scheduled before the end of first quarter 2023.



PIRIOU to Build First Airlift Dredger with Hydrogen Fuel Cell

French shipbuilder PIRIOU has received an order for a new airlift dredger, which will also be the first vessel of its kind to be equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell. Due to be delivered in the third quarter of 2023, the new dredger will not only be a highly productive vessel, but it also introduces new environmental and efficiency benefits with its fuel cell system while also being sensitive to the areas in which it operates.


Army Corps and dredging industry sign MOU to improve safety culture

D.C. the Council for Dredging and Marine Construction Safety (CDMCS) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) inked a strengthened partnership on safety and discussed ways, through shared understanding and commitment, to create and sustain an injury-free workplace and safety-first culture for the men and women of the dredging and marine construction industry.


DEME holds naming ceremony for the world’s most powerful cutter suction dredger ‘Spartacus’

Although it was not possible to have DEME’s traditional naming festivities and family day given the coronavirus restrictions, DEME was honoured that Mrs Annik Penders, the wife of the Prime Minister of Belgium Alexander De Croo, accepted to be the godmother of the new vessel. The ceremony still managed to capture the spirit of the occasion with all the traditional rituals as Mrs Penders gracefully smashed a bottle of champagne against the hull.