• Toledo Harbor Dredging Contract Awarded

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District awarded a $4,565,000 contract to Michigan-based Ryba Marine Construction Company on May 17 to conduct dredging of the federal navigation channel in Toledo Harbor and the Maumee River.

  • Corps to resume round-the-clock dredging...

    The Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has begun dredging operations in sections of the Intracoastal Waterway (IWW) in St. Johns County, Florida, within the Palm Valley North Reach. 


  • Dredging leader, Jan De Nul, signs supply...

    W&O, a leading supplier of valves, actuation, pipes and fittings to the global maritime industry, today announces it has signed a new supply agreement with Jan De Nul Group, one of the world’s leading civil engineering and dredging companies. The contract expands upon the existing ten-year relationship, and will see W&O supply marine valves and instrumentation to Jan De Nul Group to meet the needs of its complex and specialist operations.


  • Centre sanctions over Rs 24 crore for dredging in...

    The Centre has sanctioned over Rs 24 crore for dredging in Gomati, a transboundary river between India and Bangladesh, and setting up 10 jetties for a waterway project, an official said here on Sunday. Of the total 93-km proposed waterway from Sonamura in Tripura's Sepahijala district to Daudkandi in the neighbouring country, around 15.5-km stretch needs dredging to operationalise the route, he said.


Damen completes repair work on Jan de Nul vessels

Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) recently completed work in Vlissingen and Brest on two vessels in the fleet of dredging and marine construction specialist Jan de Nul Group. The first is Vole au vent, a 140m jack-up vessel built specifically for the installation of the latest generation of offshore wind turbines; the second is the trailing suction hopper dredger Leiv Eiriksson.


Australia: trailing suction hopper dredger for Gipplands Ports launched

A trailing suction hopper dredger ordered by Gippsland Ports of Victoria, Australia, in December 2015 has been been launched at Damen Yichang Shipyard in China.

The vessel, Tommy Norton, is now alongside the yard’s new quay undergoing final commissioning, after which she will sail for Shanghai to undertake sea trials. Once those are completed she will sail for Australia on her own keel for dredging trials and delivery. The official handover will take place in August.



Maintenance dredging of Ponce de Leon Inlet is scheduled to begin April 11 and provides an interim solution to sand deposited in the inlet by Hurricane Matthew. Dredging keeps the channel open for safe navigation for as long as possible through summer 2017.