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  • REDmeters Launches The Dredging RM2

    REDmeters just released the new RM2, a non-nuclear in-line density meter that can be mounted on any dredging vessel. This is new for the dredging world, that has been struggling to justify contractual pricing with performance. As a result, contractual negotiations today, are mostly based on estimated time to complete the project, not on the work itself. Non-Nuclear ...


    By REDmeters

  • Dredging and shoreline remediation

    Many situations can complicate a shoreline’s integrity. These can range from flooding, hurricanes and man-made disasters and can even include aquatic harvesting and human recreation. Making efforts to protect a shoreline from these intrusions helps protect economic and recreational interests. Shoreline remediation is an investment in the overall economic and natural habitat of a community. ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Dredging and reclamation seminar

    For (future) decision makers and their advisors in governments, port and harbour authorities, offshore companies and other organisations that have to execute dredging projects, the International Association of Dredging Companies, in co-operation with UNESCO-IHE, organises the International Seminar on Dredging and Reclamation. The Seminar will take place in Delft, The Netherlands from Monday 21 to ...

  • GE Completes Hudson River Dredging

    GE [NYSE: GE] today (Oct 2, 2015) announced it has completed dredging in New York’s Upper Hudson River. Since 2009, GE has removed the majority of PCBs from the Upper Hudson River in one of the largest and most successful environmental cleanup projects ever undertaken in the United States. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has called the project an historic achievement that ...


    By General Electric

  • Great performance and productivity with the new Dragflow Amphibious Dredge

    Productivity and stability at the highest level with the new Dragflow Amphibious Dredge. The Dragflow DRM (Multi-Purpose Dredge) series represents a step up on the approach of dredging technique. The extreme mobility in any kind of swamp and the full floatability, allow this dredge to reach most remote locations otherwise impossible to get with any other equipment: the DRM can easily operate also ...


    By Dragflow S.r.l.

  • Dragflow expands it line of high efficiency dredges

    The Dragflow network, one of the most extended, thrustable and successful team in the pump and dredging business, has been working hard in the last two years to develop and market the most complete, competitive and efficient line of dredges. In addition to the three traditional dredge's designs, steel cable, telescopic boom and ladder dredge, Dragflow's introduced a new line of remote controlled ...


    By Dragflow S.r.l.

  • World Dredging Congress Exhibition WODCON XXI 2016

    Next week the World Dredging Congress Exhibition - WODCON XXI 2016 - takes takes place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Miami, Florida, USA from 13-17 June 2016. This global event occurs only once every three years and brings together representatives of manufacturers, universities, research institutes, consultants, public authorities and contractors working in the dredging, navigation, ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • Dredge pumping systems improve with VFD motor controls

    Pumps and Systems recently published an article by Christopher Jaszczolt titled “VFDs Improve Motor and Pump Control”. The article discussed current applications of variable frequency driven (VFD) motor controls as an excellent method to improve on mechanical control methods. VFD control systems have gained market share and visibility in the past decade as an excellent motor control ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Proactive Dredging: a little now or a lot later

    If public works departments had a list of fun things to do, dredging sediment out of holding ponds would not be on it. It’s like cleaning the shower in your bathroom. Whether you make it a frequent quick job or an occasional laborious task, time and effort must be set aside to maintain a fixture that is as critical as it is uninteresting. This is the scenario that played out for ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • IMS Introduces GeoPool Dredge Dewatering Technology

    IMS is pleased to announce the acquisition of a patent pending state-of-the-art dewatering technology that is inexpensive, reusable, scalable, and does not require polymers. The technology was invented by an IMS Versi-Dredge customer and then successfully trialed in the United States and Europe. IMS recently sold several GeoPools to a customer in the U.S.   ...

  • Innovative dredging technology accelerates removal of residual contamination in Ashtabula River

    The US EPA's Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO) and their non-federal sponsor, the Ashtabula City Port Authority, along with the State of Ohio, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and a consortium of private companies collaborated to design and implement an innovative approach for addressing extensive sediment contamination in a portion of the Ashtabula River near Lake Erie. The ...

  • BP penalty trial dredges up gloomy images of 2010 Gulf spill

    Images of oil-coated birds and testimony about "widespread sociocultural harm" opened the third phase of a trial to establish penalties BP must pay under the federal Clean Water Act for spilling millions of barrels of crude into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. The government wants the oil giant to pay another $13.7 billion for harming not just the birds and fish, but the business ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA resumes ninth season of dredging in New Bedford harbor

    EPA is set to begin the ninth season of dredging at the New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site. Mobilization for the dredging began the week of May 28, and dredging is set to begin towards the end of June. Through September 2012, EPA will again be hydraulically dredging areas at the bottom of the harbor that have been contaminated from earlier decades of industrial pollution. Contamination of the ...

  • Mud Cat MFD-1000 Dredges Operating in the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers

    Multiple amphibious, multi-function dredges from Mud Cat are operating in Iraq to clean various dams and barrages that are positioned along the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. Iraq’s Ministry of Water Resources (MWR) purchased the MFDs to remove accumulated silt, sand, and vegetation at each dam’s basin. By performing regular dam maintenance, Iraq’s MWR can maintain the designed ...

  • EPA, Illinois and local officials announce major dredging project at Waukegan Harbor

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the State of Illinois and Waukegan officials joined forces today to kick off a Superfund dredging project needed to remove the Waukegan Harbor "Area of Concern" (AOC) from a list of toxic hot spots identified in the 1987 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. "Today, Waukegan Harbor is going from what was once called 'the world's worst PCB mess' to one of ...

  • For more than 25 years, Dragflow manufactures and markets pumps, dredges and equipment for the mining sector.

    Dragflow has cooperated many times with the leading companies in the mining, energy and oil sectors, which have cemented the brand, placing it in a relevant position on the market. The expertise gained throughout a quarter century, allowed Dragflow to consolidate a know-how, which is today recognised as a beacon of excellence in the mining industry. The recognition received and the growing ...


    By Dragflow S.r.l.

  • Tracking largest industrial spill

    At about 1 a.m. last Dec. 22, James Schean awoke with a start. He heard what sounded like a furious thunderclap and a staccato of snapping trees. Then his house shuddered and heaved. Swept up by some mighty force, it tore clear of its foundation and rumbled off like a derailed freight car. "I could hear everything breaking," he says, "the rafters cracking, Sheetrock falling off, the furniture ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • EPA Directs NL Industries to Remove Lead at Raritan Bay Superfund Site in Old Bridge and Sayreville, New Jersey

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has directed NL Industries to conduct a $79 million cleanup at the Raritan Bay Slag Superfund site in Old Bridge and Sayreville, New Jersey. Soil and sediment at the site are contaminated with lead-containing waste that was used to construct a seawall and jetty at the popular beach. In May 2013, the EPA finalized its plan to clean up lead contamination at ...

  • Modifications Recommended and Proposed to Part of the Cleanup of Industri-plex Superfund Site in Woburn, Mass.

    EPA has proposed recommended modifications to part of the cleanup of the Industri-plex Superfund Site in Woburn, Mass. The site used to be a former chemical and glue manufacturing facility, and the cleanup for the site is being addressed in two stages called operable units (OU). EPA recommends modifications to the cleanup plans for OU-2 at the Industri-plex Site. The details of EPA’s ...

  • EPA proposes plan to clean up Lower Duwamish Waterway from decades of industrial pollution

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a proposed plan to clean up the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund Site, the city’s chief industrial waterway located on the south end of Elliott Bay. The release of the sediment cleanup plan marks the beginning of a public comment period. “The Duwamish is Seattle’s river. This plan is the product of our close coordination among ...

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