Jan De Nul Completes Three-Year Dredging Project at Port Hedland

Luxembourg-based Jan De Nul Group says it has completed dredging on the navigational channel in Port Hedland, Western Australia. The completion of dredging works as part the Channel Risk and Optimization Project (CROP) concludes a three-year cooperation between Jan De Nul Group with the Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA). Over the past three years a combination of Hopper … [Read more...]

Elbe River Dredging Kicks Off

The project to widen and deepen the Elbe River has kicked off with the arrival of DEME Group’s hopper dredger ‘Scheldt River’. The project consists of widening and deepening the 72-mile long Elbe fairway, leading to the port of Hamburg, to allow two-way traffic of ultra-large containerships without restrictions. “This is very good news for our trading and shipping … [Read more...]

Dredging Kicks Off in Project to Expand Port of Corpus Christi Ship Channel

The Port of Corpus Christi is celebrating the start of dredging work in the project to expand the Corpus Christi Ship Channel to prepare the port for the anticipated increase in U.S. crude oil exports overseas. The Port of Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project will deepen and widen the entrance ship channel from 47 to 54 feet and widen it from 400 to 530 … [Read more...]

Jan de Nul Finds Lucrative Side Business Selling Dredged Sand for Argentina’s Shale Push

By Jonathan Gilbert (Bloomberg) -- Sand shoveled out of an Argentina river used to transport soybeans will soon reappear 1,100 kilometers (700 miles) away in the country’s booming shale fields. Tecpetrol SA, part of billionaire Paolo Rocca’s empire, has started buying sand that Belgium’s Jan de Nul hauls from banks on the Parana River to frack for natural gas in Vaca Muerta, … [Read more...]