China Tests New “Island Builder” Dredge

MANILA, Nov 6 (Reuters) - The Philippines expressed concern on Monday about China's testing of a massive dredging ship, saying it would track its activities closely, despite Beijing's assurances it would not develop areas where it has competing claims with Manila. China, which has poured billions of dollars into building artificial islands to strengthen its sovereignty … [Read more...]

Wärtsilä dual-fuel solution to drive the world’s most powerful cutter dredger

The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply a comprehensive package of engines and propulsion machinery for a new Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) vessel. When delivered, the 'Spartacus', which is being built on behalf of Belgium based Dredging International (DEME), will be the world's most powerful CSD and the first ever to be fuelled by liquefied natural gas … [Read more...]

Signal International and Great Lakes Dredge Square Off

Signal International, Inc. made the announcement Tuesday that work toward the design and construction of an Articulated Tug/Barge Hopper Dredge for Great Lakes Dredge and Dock (GLDD) has been discontinued at the request of GLDD... and let's just say Signal is not happy about it. Signal and GLDD entered into the contract for both the design and construction of the AT/B Hopper … [Read more...]

Dutch Dikes To Get $65 Million Upgrade

Amsterdam - The Dutch Rijnland District Water Control Board, responsible for flood defenses in an area surrounding Amsterdam, tendered a contract today to reinforce 100 kilometers (62 miles) of aging dikes along the North Sea. Embankments will be widened and stabilizing edges added to the dike’s lower side, the Leiden, Netherlands-based agency said on its website. The … [Read more...]

Cutter Suction Dredgers Delivered to Azerbaijan

On 24 January 2012, Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards delivered three Cutter Suction Dredgers of its CSD 500 series to the Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES) in Azerbaijan.  After delivery, President Ilham Aliyev and Minister of Emergency Situations Kamaladdin Heydarov examined the dredgers at the premises of the Yacht Club in Baku. Damen representatives briefed the … [Read more...]