Dredging & Port Construction

MAN Engines for World’s Largest CSD

August 21, 2015 - sblad

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 - sblad

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 - sblad

With over 40 dredgers working on the project, the New Suez Canal is entering its final phase of production. Read More
Van Oord Names its Twelfth Water Injection Dredger

April 8, 2015 - sblad

For the first time in Van Oord’s history, the Dutch company has inaugurated one of its fleet at Rotterdam harbour. Van Oord employee Ms Jacqueline Determann named the vessel ‘Borr’ which means ‘son’ in Nordic mythology. The water injection dredging vessel measures 19 m in length and more than 5 m in width. Read More
Financial Support for Dunkirk Dredging Plans

March 26, 2015 - sblad

The European Union has decided to give €550,000 in funding for the technical design studies of the project. The funds will go towards improving access for shipping in the Western Port of Dunkirk, in order to provide optimum conditions for the berthing of the world’s largest container carriers and capesize ore carriers in the Port of Dunkirk. Read More
Picture of the Day: New Suez Dredging on Track

March 23, 2015 - sblad

Egypt launched the New Suez Canal project in August 2014. The construction was ordered by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi to be completed in one year. Read More
Exclusive Update: DEME’s Dredgers at New Suez Canal

March 19, 2015 - sblad

DEME, an international group of specialised companies in the field of capital and maintenance dredging, land reclamation and port infrastructure development Read More
Boskalis to Build 2nd Artificial Island in Panama

March 19, 2015 - sblad

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been awarded a contract from Compañía Insular Americana, S.A. to construct a second artificial island off the coast of Punta Pacifica in Panama City. Read More
Offshore Wind Boosts Van Oord’s Business

March 18, 2015 - sblad

Van Oord has released its financial report for 2014, stating that the company achieved a record turnover of EUR 2.104 billion (2013: EUR 1.641 billion). It is the first time in Van Oord’s history that its turnover has exceeded EUR 2 billion. Read More
Nauplius Secures Vessel Conversion Deal

March 18, 2015 - sblad

De Vries & Van de Wiel, part of the DEME, has commissioned Nauplius Workboats to convert a high-speed ship into a survey vessel for hydrographic research. Over the past few weeks, a Nauplius team has been working on converting a high-speed work ship into a survey vessel. Read More