Top News – November 25 to December 1, 2013
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has ordered a new self-propelled megacutter from IHC Merwede. This self-propelled cutter suction dredger, with a total installed power of 23,700 kW and a pump ashore capacity of 15,600 kW, is a replacement investment.
Damen has delivered a complete trailing pipe including submersed dredge pump to a Russian pontoon. The multifunctional pontoon “Litsa” has been turned into a performing dredger overnight as Damen delivered an entirely prefabricated system.
The Van Oord-GMB joint venture has been awarded a contract by the Hollandse Delta Water Board to reinforce the dikes on Dordrecht Island.
The Queensland government’s fast-tracking of industrialisation along the Great Barrier Reef coast is increasingly out of step with the downsizing and uncertainty from project investors following a downturn in coal prices and community support, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society.
Alarmist claims by extreme Green groups and the misuse of a scientific report to shut down Abbot Point’s port expansion, were exposed as a gross abuse of science by Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen in parliament recently.
Dredging Today Staff, December 1, 2013