IHC Merwede name and launch the 5,500m³ trailing suction hopper dredger, DCI DREDGE XXI, for the Dredging Corporation of India Ltd (DCI) at the shipyard in Kinderdijk, The Netherlands. The ceremony was performed by Mrs R Mohanty, the spouse of DCI Chairman and Managing Director Captain DK Mohanty. The DCI DREDGE XXI is the third vessel in a series of three dredgers – including the DCI DREDGE XIX and DCI DREDGE XX – and is being constructed under the dual classes of Lloyd's Register and Indian Register of Shipping. IHC Merwede has previously supplied ten vessels to DCI, having been selected as a preferred supplier. The vessel will be deployed - along with the DCI DREDGE XIX and DCI DREDGE XX - for the maintenance-dredging project on the Hooghly River, which is a tributary of the Ganges River in West Bengal. These new DCI vessels are specially designed for this task, taking into account the Hooghly River's soil properties, strong current and shallow depth. These dredgers feature high levels of productivity, reliability and efficiency. The DCI DREDGE XIX and DCI DREDGE XX have already been successfully utilised in operations, and the DCI DREDGE XXI will be delivered in the first quarter of 2014.
Ellicott International received orders for four units of its new patented Mud Cat MC-2000 model auger dredge. Three will be going to Mexico where a local contractor will be desilting rivers in the State of Veracruz. The State of Veracruz specified the use of the MC-2000 for its high output and low turbidity with delivery slated for the first quarter of 2002. A U.S. contractor bought a fourth unit for cleaning fly ash ponds for a major utility, American Electric Power.
The Florida House and Senate on May 3 approved spending $3 million to dredge the Miami River. The vote, awaiting Gov. Jeb Bush's signature, sets the stage for the first dredging and comprehensive cleanup of the river in nearly 70 years. "This is great news for the citizens of South Florida and a major turning point in our long efforts to clean up the river," said Robert L. Parks, chair of the Miami River Commission.
Vosta LMG has been awarded a contract for a cutter suction dredge CSD750 by International Seaport Dredging Ltd., a joint venture company of the Belgian dredging major Dredging International (member of the DEME group) and the Indian construction giant Larsen & Toubro. The dredge will be used for dredging projects throughout India due to the growing demand from the Indian market for dredging operations. The mono hull cutter suction dredge design and characteristics has been defined in
DSC and its customer, the Port of New Orleans, were recently recognized in the 2011 Hot-Dip Galvanizing Excellence Awards for use of galvanized steel throughout the dredge design. The Dredge Edward S. “Ned” Reed was awarded in the water and marine category of the annual competition, representing the finest achievements in the use of hot-dip galvanizing. For each award, all parties involved in the project are recognized winners, as the nature of galvanizing is collaborative
Eastern Shipbuilding inform that Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC (GLDD) has placed orders for construction of a 433’ Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge Barge and a 158’-4” 15,600 BHP, CPP Tug. Named the GLDD302 (ESG Hull 252), the ATB Tug detailed engineering is being performed by Ship’s Architect, Inc. and the GLDD151 (ESG Hull 253), the ATB Dredge Barge by Bay Engineering, Inc. Both are based upon an Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering, Inc. ATB design
Congressional members listened intently this past week to the port industry regarding concerns over adequate dredge capacity. Some of the port industry's most formidable leaders convened at a House Joint Subcommittee hearing of the Transportation and Infrastructure's subcommittees on Coast Guard and Maritime resources and the Environment this past week. The hearing focused on interpretations of existing ownership requirements for U.S
A new niche for Alstom to equip the first 8,500 cu. m. hopper dredge with electric propulsion. Alstom Power Conversion has been awarded a contract by E.N. Bazan-Juliana Constructora Gijonesa SA to equip the new 8,500 cu. m. hopper dredge for Dragages-Ports. Alstom will supply diesel electric power and propulsion systems including main generators, a 6.6 kV switchboard, distribution transformers and two synchronous motors each of 2,500 kW @ 1,500 rpm supplied through synchroconverters.
Coastway, a new 4,900 m3 trailing suction hopper dredger for Westminster Dredging Company of Fareham, will be launched today at the Merwede Shipyard in Hardinxveld-Giessendam. Mrs. J.M. van Gelder-Wolff, wife of R. van Gelder, chairman of the board of Management of Royal Boskalis Westminster nv, will perform the inauguration and launch of the Coastway. The Coastway, with its shallow draught and large loading capacity, has been designed to carry out on and foreshore beach replenishment
EPA has determined that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Draft Environmental Impact Statement presents insufficient scientific information to support dredging permits allowing sand and gravel removal from the Missouri River. The applicant’s proposal would allow the removal of 11,615,000 tons per year of main channel river bottom material. EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said, “Adequate science is lacking to support issuance of the requested dredging permits
The port of Miami's total debt is set to pass $1 billion after Miami-Dade County commissioners approved a $225 million bond offering on Tuesday to meet existing lending agreements and pay the balance on a nearly finished underground tunnel connecting the island-port to nearby highways.
IHC Merwede successfully increased its orderbook in 2013 across the main sectors of its business: offshore and dredging. The company received almost € 1.8 billion worth of new orders in the past year. At the end of 2013, the order book was valued at over € 1
Amongst the latest listing of US Department of Defense contracts, RLB Contracting of Port Lavaca, Texas, has been awarded a USD$8,286,850 firm-fixed-price contract for deep draft maintenance dredging of the Houston Ship Channel from Carpenters to Greens.
Counsel to the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission informs that Commissioner William P. Doyle has recently surveyed the construction site on a visit to the Pacific-side of the expanded Panama Canal. Doyle viewed construction sites on the Pacific side and received extensive updates on several
In a ceremony at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation’s (OPIC) President and Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth L. Littlefield presented Ellicott Dredge Enterprises, LLC and its Ellicott Dredges LLC entity with OPIC’s inaugural “Impact
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) reports an increased revenue of EUR 3.5 billion in 2013 (2012: EUR 3.1 billion). Net profit rose sharply to EUR 366 million (2012: EUR 249 million), partly due to a number of extraordinary items amounting to EUR 97 million post tax
To avoid significant financial losses to the port and local economy, dredging the Cuyahoga River and Cleveland Harbor must start without delay considered the Port Board at its March 2014 meeting. Accordingly they directed the Port’s management to work with U.S
The Army Corps has informed the Pilots that maintenance dredging in the Arthur Kill has been only partially completed and that the previously shoaled areas in and adjacent to Port Socony and Port Reading Reaches have not yet been returned to full project depth.
Dispute remains over who pays for maintenance costs for federal channel. The $35 million harbor widening and deepening project at Port Canaveral to allow larger ships greater safety margins for sailing in and out of the port is scheduled to begin next month with completion in November 2014
Following the recent meeting of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority, the following news items of note were released. Dredging The Port Commission approved a $68 million construction contract with Orion Construction L.P. for Bayport and Barbours Cut channel improvements
Amongst the latest US Department of Defense listing, Detyens Shipyards has been awarded the dry-docking contract for Navy oiler USNS Laramie, and Mansen Construction has been awarded a US West Coast dredging contract. Details as follows: Ship repair contract
Dredging operations have been completed in New Castle Range and all submerged pipeline has been removed, GAC said in a alert. Anchorage No.3 and No.5 are reopened for anchorage purposes. At this time, Norfolk Dredging is conducting dredging operations at Deepwater Point Range
IHC Merwede announced that it has appointed Bram Roelse as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with immediate effect as of April 1, 2014. He has taken over this leading role within the company from predecessor Dirk Philips who stepped back in November 2013.
GAC informs that until approximately July 8, 2014, the dredge G.D. Morgan will be conducting dredging of shoal material in the vicinity of Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River. The cutterhead dredge G.D. Morgan will be working in the vicinity of the Mississippi River, approximate Mile 6
Capilano Maritime Design Ltd., a naval architecture design firm based in North Vancouver, BC, Canada, announced that John Shaw has joined the firm as Manager of Engineering. For the last six years, John was employed at Seaspan Shipyards where he played a role in the shipyard’s successful