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Suction dredging will be used at Gloucester Docks rather than water injection dredging

Suction dredging will be used at Gloucester Docks rather than water injection dredging

Mooring installation of the first floating wind turbine in France
Following the now familiar pattern of oil & gas companies diversifying into offshore renewables, France-headquartered oil & gas industry service specialist Bourbon has been awarded a contract for the mooring installation of Floatgen, the first floating wind turbine in France. 28 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Kiel expansion into fifth phase
The long-running expansion of Kiel’s Ostuferhafen in Germany which is being funded by the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein out of its Forward Planning Programme: Economy (ZPW) and co-financed by the GRW – a community-based initiative aimed at improving regional economic structures, has entered what the port describes as its ‘fifth phase’. 27 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Innovative anchor launch
Netherlands-headquartered Vryhof Anchors has launched a revolutionary new heavyweight anchor around the OTC 2017 event in Houston. Stevshark Rex is claimed to deliver holding power in extreme conditions unmatched by any other anchor and is aimed at the heavy marine construction, oil & gas and offshore renewables industries. 27 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Arup wins Bridlington design contract
East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Bridlington Harbour Commissioners, UK have appointed internationally-renowned professional services firm Arup to undertake project design and pre-construction work for the Yorkshire Harbour and Marina Project at Bridlington. 27 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Kishorn revival
Scotland’s Kishorn Dry Dock will come out of a 23 year long hibernation after an agreement was signed to use the site during the construction of the world’s largest floating wind farm. 26 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
World Hydrography Day
Mapping Our Seas, Oceans & Waterways - More Important Than Ever is the theme of this year’s UN-sponsored World Hydrography Day due to be marked worldwide on and around 21 June. 24 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Third multibeam assembly for Hamburg Port
Hamburg Port Authority (HPA), one of Germany’s leading terminals accustomed to conducting around 900 surveys per year, has acquired a third dual head multibeam echosounder for installation aboard its smallest of three hydrographic vessels responsible for monitoring and documenting shallow water confines, ‘Deepenschriewer IV’. 24 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Danish venture for iSurvey
Norway’s iSurvey group is to carry out survey and positioning operations under a four-year contract with Maersk Oil in support of rig move operations in the Danish sector of the North Sea. 24 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
MMT Shetland surveys
Sweden’s MMT UK subsidiary in Banbury, Oxford reports two current major surveys in the Shetlands on behalf of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency. The first involves a 45-day undertaking from Yell to Unst, while the second comprises a 90-day venture covering a large area north of Lerwick. 24 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Multi-Million euro contract for Next Geosolutions
One such key contract disclosed at Southampton concerned award of two multi-million Euro undertakings to the Anglo-Italian geoscience and engineering group Next Geosolutions for work on the North Sea Link (NSL) project, the 730km high voltage electricity link between Norway and the UK due to become operational in 2021. 24 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Record Ocean Business ‘17
Despite present offshore concerns, the Paris-based semi-autonomous OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) reckons the global ocean economy will double from $1.5 trillion to $3 trillion by 2030, so few were surprised to encounter any number of buoyant market conditions at this year’s biennial Ocean Business event in Southampton, UK hosted by the National Oceanography Centre. 24 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
James Fisher secures MOD subsea contract
JFD, the subsea operations and manufacturing company and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has been awarded a four year framework contract, worth up to £10 million, by the UK MOD Salvage & Marine Operations Team for the provision of subsea equipment and support. 24 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Masterplan modelling
ABPmer, a UK-headquartered numerical modelling and dredge specialist, has been commissioned by the Port of Waterford in Ireland to develop hydrodynamic and sediment models of the Waterford Estuary, as part of its Master Plan process. 21 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
New facilities for cruise industry at Lerwick
The harbour at Lerwick, Shetland, UK has been provided with additional facilities to cater to the cruise industry which is expected to deliver another two record seasons, continuing a trend which saw record traffic in 2015 and 2016. 13 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Goldhofer modules for Route du Littoral
The centerpiece of the Route du Littoral in the north of the French-dependency island of La Réunion in the Indian Ocean is an offshore viaduct with a length of 5,600 metres, which is being built to avoid the dangerous sections of the existing coastal road. 13 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Eurogate performs despite infrastructure woes
The Eurogate Group says that the strong performance of its European terminals enabled it to turn around an increased profit in 2016, despite the news of Germany's delayed marine infrastructure projects. 13 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Meet the buyer event at Dover
Over 100 companies and 250 attendees from across Kent and the South East turned out for the UK’s Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) Meet the Buyer event to learn about the scope of the forthcoming works at the Port of Dover. 12 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Lateral steering for ScanFish ROTV
The Denmark-made EIVA ScanFish remotely operated towed vehicle (ROTV) models have always been able to follow the seabed, keep a fixed depth, or undulate up and down through the water. Up until now, it has not been possible to also have the ROTV effectively move side-to-side. 11 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Submarine races 2018
The IMarEST has announced that the fourth European International Submarine Races will take place over a fortnight from 2-13 July 2018, with QinetiQ, a UK defence technology company, as the principal sponsor for the event. 11 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Gothenburg testing contaminated dredge spoils
Many ports are faced with the problem of contaminated dredging spoils and how to dispose of them. Pioneering work by the Port of Gothenburg could provide a solution as the port is planning to make use of contaminated clay from a river bed to build a new freight terminal. 10 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal