Dredging & Port Construction

Middensluiseiland Set for Expansion

October 11, 2016 - rbaker

The Middensluiseiland island will be significantly expanded over the next month, and the area between the lock heads will soon again comprise fully recovered land. The contractor will be using this land for the cement production facility, which will manufacture all the cement required for construction work. A Ro-Ro facility in this section of the Middensluiseiland island is used to unload equipment and materials onto the shore. Read More
Boskalis, KWS Win Wadden Sea Dike Deal

February 25, 2016 - rbaker

The Hollands Noorderkwartier district water board has awarded a contract to reinforce the Wadden Sea dike on the Dutch island of Texel to “Combinatie Tessel”, a consortium consisting of Boskalis and KWS, a VolkerWessels company. Read More
TSHD Sospan Dau Completes Cardiff Harbor Maintenance Dredging

February 1, 2016 - rbaker

Boskalis Westminster’s trailing suction hopper dredger Sospan Dau has been busy this January, carrying out the winter maintenance dredging program for the Cardiff Harbor Authority. The works started in early January, and for the past three weeks, the dredging vessel MV Sospan Dau – supported with the MV Avanti and Tioga B – has been performing dredging works in Cardiff Bay Barrage Outer Harbor and the approach channel. Read More
Massive 10 Million cbm Dredged from Bronka Port in 2015

February 1, 2016 - rbaker

During the 2015 navigation season, one of the contractors on the Bronka Port dredging project, China Communications Construction Company Ltd. (CCCC), removed about 10 million cubic meters of materials to deepen the harbor to 14,4 meters, according to IAA PortNews. Read More
Gippsland Ports Orders Damen TSHD 650

January 27, 2016 - rbaker

The TSHD will be the first Damen dredger to operate in the country. The client will use the dredger to maintain entry to the port of Lakes Entrance and the Gippsland Lakes system, in Victoria, which is used by recreational, fishing and supply vessels. Read More
Royal IHC and Adani Sign Deal for IHC Beagle TSHD Duo

January 27, 2016 - rbaker

These two 8,000m³ vessels belong to the standardized IHC Beagle® series, designed and built by IHC using over a century of dredging experience. The IHC Beagle® series achieves high levels of efficiency and maximum uptime as a result of its uniform design and the use of high-end components. Each comes equipped with IHC’s Trailspeed Controller (TSC) and Eco Pump Controller (EPC). Developed in-house, the TSC ensures a constant speed while dredging, which leads to higher average production results and greater levels of consistency, while the EPC reduces excessive cavitation as well as wear and tear, and fuel consumption. Read More
Team Van Oord Projects Shortlisted for Excellence Awards

January 27, 2016 - rbaker

Team Van Oord (TVO) schemes have been shortlisted for five of the seven categories in the 2016 Environment Agency Project Excellence Awards. Read More
Kingsbridge and Salcombe Estuary Dredging Starts This Month

January 14, 2016 - rbaker

Van Oord, a Dutch dredging company, has won the Kingsbridge and Salcombe Estuary dredging contract. The dredging operations could start as soon as 21st January – weather permitting, according to the Salcombe Harbor Authority. Adam Parnell, Harbor Master at Salcombe Harbor, said that the type of dredging to be undertaken is known as water injection dredging. This is a proven technique for small-scale dredging or working at locations that are difficult to reach. Read More
Wagenborg Transports CSD Mangystau to Kazakhstan

January 11, 2016 - rbaker

After the successful transport of the dismountable cutter suction dredger “Ural River” from Nijkerk, the Netherlands, to Kazakhstan, in early 2015, Wagenborg was asked to transport an identical dredger, named “Mangystau”. Read More
Boskalis Strengthens Market Position in Germany

January 5, 2016 - rbaker

“We have decided to sell our hydraulic engineering assets to Boskalis, which is capable of operating the business strategically. Within our group, these activities would be consigned to a niche area. We are especially pleased that Boskalis is also willing to further employ the 238 employees of STRABAG Wasserbau GmbH,” said Thomas Birtel, CEO of STRABAG SE. Read More

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