The year 2016 was a challenging one for Van Oord. Revenue decreased to an amount of EUR 1.71 billion (2015 EUR 2.58 billion) and net profits went down to EUR 90 million (2015: EUR 169 million)
NMDC Ltd, country’s largest iron ore producer and exporter in public sector, will be setting up an iron ore crushing plant and more downhill conveyor systems at its Bailadila Iron Ore Mines at its Kirandul Complex in Dantewada district which is a bastion of Leftist insurgents.
The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a five-year technical management and services agreement with Songa Offshore for four Cat-D type semi-submersible drilling rigs operating in the North Sea. Through the partnership with Wärtsilä, Songa Offshore ensures optimal performance and maximum availability of the Wärtsilä engines and thrusters on board the drilling rigs, which operate in extremely harsh conditions. This is possible with real-time knowledge of the actual condition of the equipment, provided by Wärtsilä’s digital offering.
The main channel at the port of Maputo in Mozambique was dredged to 14.20 m. The deepening of the port’s waterways was completed and intends to allow access to the port by ships of up to 80,000 tonnes.
Ionada BV has announced the signing of a Pilot Agreement with Van Oord to conduct trials of Ionada’s Semi-Dry Scrubbing technology onboard the hopper dredger Lelystad.
The Hong Kong Marine Department (MARDEP) said in their latest marine department notice that, with immediate effect and for a period of approximately 9 months, dredging operations will be carried out at the Marina Cove Basin and its Entrance Hebe Haven in Sai Kung.
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Water Resources Ministry yesterday recommended the Bangladeshi Government to complete the dredging of Buriganga, Shitalakkhya and Turag rivers on a priority basis, United News of Bangladesh (UNB) reports.