Dredging & Port Construction

Launching of ‘Isaac Newton’ Vessel

March 10, 2015 - sblad

On March 7, Jan De Nul launched the world’s largest multipurpose cable laying vessel, Isaac Newton, at the Uljanik shipyard in Pula, Croatia. Read More
Picture of the Day: Van Oord’s Dredger in Egypt

February 27, 2015 - sblad

Van Oord, a Dutch contracting company that specialises in dredging and land reclamation, recently deployed its first dredging vessels to the New Suez Canal project. Read More
President Inspected New Suez Canal Project

February 24, 2015 - sblad

Yesterday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi inspected the digging and dredging operations under the New Suez Canal project. Read More
Picture of the Day: First-Hand View of New Suez

February 24, 2015 - sblad

Fifty kilometers to the south of Port Said in the Mediterranean Sea, a new waterway is now being excavated parallel to the existing canal. Read More
"The Great Egyptian Dream": An Update on the Suez Canal Expansion

February 9, 2015 - sblad

With the project not even close to the halfway mark, the new Suez Canal project has 1000 personnel currently dredging the canal with a further 1000 professionals still yet to join. As the first ship is planned to navigate the newly dredged channel in August 2015, the dredging consortium are working around the clock to finish the project on time. Read More
Damen Builds New Shoalbuster Vessel

February 9, 2015 - sblad

Damen has begun work on one of the largest models of its shallow draft Shoalbuster range, which was ordered by Van Wijngaarden Marine Services. Read More
Acta Marine contracts CIG Shipbuilding for the design and construction of a large Wind Farm Support Vessel (WFSV).

February 6, 2015 - sblad

The DP-2 fitted vessel measures 108 by 16 meters and offers accommodation and workspaces for 75 persons onboard. The vessel will be equipped with two dedicated boat landings for Crew Transfer Vessels as well as a motion-compensated gangway, which allows a safe and efficient transfer of technicians and equipment between the vessel and wind turbines. Read More
VBMS will assist Van Oord with the export cable installation for the Gemini Offshore Wind Farm, the cabling specialist company announced today

January 29, 2015 - sblad

Arno van Poppel, the company’s CEO, said: “After our successful cooperation for the Eneco Luchterduinen OWF last year, we are very pleased to install this export cable for Van Oord and contribute to one of the most productive offshore wind farms in the world.” The scope of work includes the installation of two cable sections with a total length of 11 km. This will be installed in the transition area between the shallow and deep water sections on the route, for which the company will mobilise its Stemat Spirit cable layer in March 2015. The Stemat Spirit is suited for this particular job as she is capable of working on anchors in the shallow part of the route, as well as transforming to dynamic positioning for operations farther offshore. Read More
Van Oord with partner Royal Boskalis Westminster has won a major land reclamation contract in Indonesia.

January 29, 2015 - sblad

The contract, awarded by the PT Muara Wisesa Samudra, includes design and construction of the artificial island under the Dredging and Land Development Project for Pluit City off the coast of Jakarta. The contract has a value of approximately EUR 350 million (shared equally between Boskalis and Van Oord). This project involves reclaiming approximately 160 hectares of new land requiring in excess of 20 million cubic meters of dredged sand. Two jumbo trailing suction hopper dredgers will be deployed for the dredging and reclamation activities sourcing sand from local borrow areas. Soil improvement and rock revetment works also form part of the project. Work will start immediately and the project is expected to be completed in 2018. When constructed, the new island will be used for both residential and commercial purposes. Read More
IADC: Dredging and the Environment

January 23, 2015 - sblad

The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has just released an article explaining how climate change influences the river deltas and what has been done to mitigate the risk. Read More