Dredging Systems News

  • OSHA investigates trench collapse after 28-year-old worker becomes 13th worker injured while working underground in 2016

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Cleveland office has opened an investigation after learning a 28-year-old employee of W.F. Hann & Sons was injured while installing sewer lines in an 8-foot trench in Seven Hills on Nov. 19, 2016. While working in the trench at approximately 1:30 p.m., the soil suddenly ...

  • Aquamec Launches new Watermaster Dredger - Classic V

    The amphibious multipurpose Watermaster dredgers are used worldwide in flood prevention, deepening shallow waterways, cleaning urban canals, building infrastructure in water environment and industrial-pond maintenance work. With its large selection of heavy duty attachments, the versatile Watermaster can do all the work that conventionally requires separate machines, including dredging, ...


    By Watermaster - Aquamec Ltd.

  • House Passage of Critical Water Infrastructure Bill Commended by American Public Works Association

    The U.S. House of Representatives is commended by the American Public Works Association (APWA) for its approval late yesterday of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA), H.R. 5303. The legislation is critical for protecting our communities by authorizing 31 Army Corps of Engineers projects. Passed by a vote in the House of 399-25, the bill authorizes $9 billion for 31 Army Corps of ...

  • PCBs Recently Discovered in New York have Property Owners Concerned

    Due to the past use of industrial chemicals at a number of locations across New York and the tri-state area, the soil around some homes and businesses may be contaminated. A recent case in New York highlights this issue after polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were found in the soil of a number of homes in Salina. So far, at least 19 homes have been found with PCB contaminated soil in ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • U.S. Environmental Contracting Business Grows to $24.5 Billion in Revenues

    The U.S. Environmental Contracting* business generated $24.5 billion in revenues in 2015, with Remediation & Industrial Services contributing $13.6-billion and Hazardous Waste Management contributing $10.9-billion, according to new research by Environmental Business International Inc., publisher of Environmental Business Journal (EBJ). ...

  • 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

  • Van Oord Selects Valeport SWiFT SVPs

    Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors, a leading contractor for dredging, marine engineering and offshore energy projects has selected Valeport’s SWiFT SVP for its various survey activities. The ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • A Perfect Time to Buy a Dredge

    If the initial capital investment has caused you to postpone purchase of a dredge, significant tax incentives exist in 2016, which enable you to buy dredges at sharply reduced costs with little or no initial capital expense – i.e., fantastic tax programs like the Section 179 deduction, as well as low interest rate financing. ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • WKC at Petro Environment 2016

    WKC have been invited to present three papers at this year’s Petro Environment Symposium and Exhibition in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, between February 22nd – 24th. Held under the patronage of of H.R.H. Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Governor of the Eastern Province, and endorsed by Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil and gas company, this unique ...


    By WKC Group

  • 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 will speed up review of GE`s Hudson River cleanup

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to speed up its study of whether General Electric's massive $2 billion six-year dredging project on the Hudson River was effective in cleaning up PCB contamination. In a Dec. 18 letter to groups that met with him in Washington, D.C., this month, Mathy Stanislaus, who oversees the EPA's Superfund cleanup programs, agreed to begin the review early ...


    By Associated Press

  • Dry Self-Priming Pump on Board a Sustainable Razor Shell Dredger

    Maaskant Shipyards has recently built an innovative shellfish dredger - the YE 118. The 43-metre long razor shell dredger is the flagship of the Stellendam shipyard and best demonstrates the constant innovation delivered by the shipping sector in order to meet the continually changing needs of the modern fishing industry. “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to build ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • Companies Fined and Take Action to Comply with Ocean Dumping Requirements

    Under a recent settlement with EPA, Cashman Dredging & Marine Contracting Co., and the joint venture Cashman-Weeks NB, JV, will pay a penalty and perform additional measures for alleged violations of the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA and also known as the Ocean Dumping Act). EPA alleged that the companies violated the Ocean Dumping Act related to dredging ...

  • EPA, Army Corps of Engineers, Puerto Rico and ENLACE Agree to Work Together to Clean Up the Cano Martin Pena

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Corporacion del Proyecto ENLACE del Cano Martin Penatoday signed an agreement to assist in the restoration of the ecosystem of the Martin Pena channel. The agreement, detailed in a Memorandum of Understanding, provides the foundation for close collaboration between the entities to ...

  • 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.   ...

  • 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

  • Holcim, Inc. Receives Gulf Guardian Award for Eliminating Stormwater Discharges from Theodore, Ala.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Gulf of Mexico Program recognized Holcim Inc., which operates a cement plant in Theodore, Ala., with the First Place 2015 Gulf Guardian Award in the Business and Industry Category. The awards ceremony was held today at the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, Texas. In 1999, Holcim initiated a stormwater management program at its Theodore ...

  • UXO Seminar - Locating and Clearing Unexploded Ordnance

    Organised and hosted by The Hydrographic Society UK this one-day seminar and accompanying table-top Exhibition will focus on Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Surveys. Unexploded ordnance (UXO) are defined as explosive munitions which haven't yet been set off. UXO may already have been fired, dropped or launched, but it failed to detonate as intended and therefore still poses a risk, possibly decades ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • Plug and Play Dredging: how to Move Sediment to the Drying Bed

    Got a minute? Watch a one minute video of the plug and play SD-110 Rotomite dredge in the Philippines. "Plug and Play" is a catchphrase of USB computer gadgets, representing equipment that can be connected to a system and used immediately. No system configurations; ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • EPA Honors Puerto Rico Environmental Champions

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has honored five individuals and organizations from across Puerto Rico with Environmental Champion Awards for their achievements in protecting public health and the environment. EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck was joined by Donovan Richards, Chair of the New York City Council's Committee on Environmental Protection, to ...

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