Major Taiwanese Dredging Contract for Van Oord

August 28, 2015 - Rebecca Baker

Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 13 August 2015 - Van Oord has been awarded the dredging contract for the Kaohsiung Intercontinental Container Center Phase II in Taiwan. The client is the Port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC). Read More
Panama Canal Expansion – August 2015

August 21, 2015 - Rebecca Baker

The Panama Canal Expansion Program progress update has been just released. The Expansion Program, is the largest infrastructure project since the waterway’s original construction which will create a new lane of traffic along the Canal through the construction of a new set of locks, increasing the waterway’s capacity. Read More
MAN Engines for World’s Largest CSD

August 21, 2015 - Rebecca Baker

Jan De Nul Group is set to further expand its modern fleet with a self-propelled, cutter-suction dredger to be built at Croatian shipyard, Uljanik in Pula. The vessel, currently known as “JDN8069″, will feature 1 × MAN 14V48/60CR + 2 × MAN 9L48/60CR engines as well as 3 × step-up, RENK Rheine gearboxes for a diesel-electric plant. RENK will also deliver the gearboxes for the cutter-head drive as well as for the dredger and booster pumps. Upon completion, the vessel will be the largest of its type in the world. Read More
New Suez Canal Nearing End

July 7, 2015 - Rebecca Baker

With the recent arrival of Royal Boskalis’ trailing suction hopper dredger “Oranje” at the site, a total of 242.1 million cubic meters of sand has been dredged from the New Suez Canal so far. Read More
Picture of the Day: Suez Canal Works in Full Swing

June 3, 2015 - Rebecca Baker

With over 40 dredgers working on the project, the New Suez Canal is entering its final phase of production. Read More