Dredging Systems News

  • Fountain Lake CDF Groundbreaking Ceremony

    “This is a historic day for the Shell Rock River Watershed District and our community. Years of planning, designing and engineering have gone into the construction of the CDF and this marks the first visible sign of the Fountain Lake Restoration Project,” said Brett Behnke, Administrator for the Watershed District. A CDF is a dewatering site in the dredging process. ...

  • Landowner wins case against Army Corps

    Earlier this week, landowners scored a victory when a federal district court ruled against the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) for incorrectly claiming jurisdiction over private property. The Corps had claimed a piece of property owned by Hawkes Company, and used by Hawkes to harvest peat, was a “waters of the United States” which requires a federal dredge and fill (404) permit under ...

  • Great Lakes announces receipt of $88 million award for coastal restoration on the gulf coast

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (“Great Lakes”) (NASDAQ:GLDD), the largest provider of dredging services in the United States and a major provider of environmental and remediation services, announced today the receipt of an $88 million award for Phase I of the Mississippi Coastal Improvements Program (MsCIP) Comprehensive Barrier Island Restoration. MsCIP was initiated in ...

  • Self-Cleaning Debris Guard, the `Pump Defender`, for IMS and Mud Cat Dredges

    Ellicott Dredge Technologies (EDT) is pleased to announce new technology that will minimize down time by greatly reducing pump and cutterhead clogs in debris rich environments. EDT, through its IMS and Mud Cat product lines, is now offering the self-cleaning debris guard called the “Pump Defender” (patent pending) on its entire horizontal cutterhead product line. The Pump Defender ...

  • Great Lakes appoints Ryan Levenson to Board of Directors and announces agreement with privet group

    The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (“Great Lakes”) (NASDAQ:GLDD), the largest provider of dredging services in the United States and a major provider of environmental and remediation services, announced today that Ryan Levenson has been appointed to the Board of Directors, effective December 27, 2016. Mr. Levenson has also ...

  • Great Lakes Selects Lasse Petterson as CEO and appoints him to its board of directors

    The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (“Great Lakes”) (NASDAQ:GLDD), the largest provider of dredging services in the United States and a major provider of environmental and remediation services, announced today the selection of Lasse Petterson as CEO and his appointment to the Company’s Board of Directors. Chairman of ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Regulators OK plan to dismantle Hudson PCB cleanup plant

    Federal regulators have approved General Electric's plan to dismantle a Hudson River PCB cleanup plant used during six years of dredging, which concluded this fall. The Environmental Protection Agency says Thursday its approval allows GE to begin dismantling the 110-acre sediment processing plant and restore the site as outlined in the plan. The demobilization plan will continue into 2016. The ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...

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