• Damen launches free dredge calculator

    Dredge projects are tendered around the globe on a daily basis. Consequently, dredging contractors have to make new calculations, involving various production parameters, when preparing their project quotations. 

  • Christie gets it right on off-shore drilling

    As New Jersey reeled from the immediate aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in 2012, Gov. Chris Christie did the unthinkable for a partisan Republican just days before the general election: he embraced President Barack Obama when he came to personally see the storm damage in New Jersey. 

  • Call to use water jet technology instead of...

    Majuli Island Protection and Development Council (MIPADC) general secretary Bharat Saikia, who is also a former Superintending Engineer of the State’s Water Resources Department (WRD), has proposed that instead of going for expensive methods for dredging the Brahmaputra bed, high-pressure water jet technology should be used to provide the river a single-regime channel.

  • Damen Strategically Positions Tugs In Europe

    The latest Damen vessel transport has arrived in the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The multiple vessel shipment comprises various Damen Tugs and one Multi Cat that have been constructed at Damen’s yards in Vietnam. The vessels were transported on board the SAL Heavy Lift vessel MV Lone.

  • Aramco signs major deal for maritime industries...

    Saudi Aramco has signed a contract with a consortium comprising Saudi Archirodon Company and Huta Hegerfeld AG Saudia Company for dredging, reclamation and marine structures for King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and Services in Ras Al-Khair.

  • Weeks Marine to get advanced dredging ship

    Weeks Marine Inc., a major dredging company with a shipyard in Houma, has announced a new major ocean-going dredging ship that will focus on coastal and environmental restoration in Louisiana and the entire Gulf of Mexico.


Importance of JAXPORT Dredging Project Highlighted

For every $1 invested in deepening, $24 will be returned to the economy, Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) said in their latest announcement named ‘Harbor Deepening Facts’.

According to the official statement, JAXPORT currently supports more than 130,000 jobs throughout the region and creates $26 billion in economic impact every year, with local jobs associated with JAXPORT’s Asian business grew more than 57 percent in a five-year period.

JAXPORT has also grown Asian container volumes nearly 100 percent since 2012.


Damen Opts for Alewijnse Marine

Damen Shipyards Group has awarded Alewijnse Marine a contract for the complete electrical outfitting of the group’s first Marine Aggregate Dredger (MAD) 3500.