• 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.

  • Centre to bear 80% dredging work cost of Meghna...

    The Centre has agreed to fund 80% of the total cost for dredging work in river Meghna in Bangladesh side to operationalize the Indo-Bangla waterway connecting river Gomati, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has said.


  • NMDC inks deal with Dredging Corporation of India

    National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) has signed an agreement with the Dredging Corporation of India Limited (DCI), which is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, to develop business opportunities. 

  • Lower Part of the Mississippi Dredging Makes...

    Cargo vessels can load more corn and soybeans and reduce shipping costs due to dredging progress on the lower Mississippi River, according to the Soybean Transportation Coalition. The allowable depth for 150 miles of the Lower Mississippi River is now set at 48 feet, down from 45 feet previously.



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.


UAE's P&O Ports wins $336mln 30-year concession for port of Bosasso in Somalia's Puntland

P&O Ports,owned by the Government of Dubai, has won a 30-year concession for the management and development of a multi-purpose port project at Bosasso in the Puntland State of Somalia. The approximate investment for the modern multi-purpose facility will be USD $ 336m (approx. AED 1.235b) divided into two phases: USD $136 million (approx. AED500m) for Phase 1 and USD$ 200 million (approx. 745m) for phase 2.



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.


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.