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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

Titan Surveys Possible Boxport Development
A trend has developed in the Americas to place container trans-shipment ports off the eastern seaboard of the goods-hungry USA. North-south trade along the Atlantic coast and east-west traffic with Europe utilise these facilities. 01 Jun 2002 - Maritime Journal
IJmuiden's Third Harbour Gets Ready to RoRo
The Third Harbour at the Dutch port of IJmuiden is nearing completion and is expecting to receive business by the end of this year. Despite problems such as weak surface layers that were discovered only after digging had begun and the need to relocate a protected species of sand lizard, the development is only six months behind its original schedule. 01 Jun 2002 - Maritime Journal
seawork Exhibitor Wins Groyne Innovation Award
Portsmouth UK-based Plasti Ltd, which will be exhibiting at seawork2002, has won a prestigious Government SMART Development Award to develop, construct and install a beach groyne using patented composite piles in combination with other sustainable materials. 01 Jun 2002 - Maritime Journal
Seabed Classification Software Demos
Atlantas Marine of Langport, Somerset is currently hosting a series of demonstrations of new seabed classification systems developed by Canadian software specialists, Quester Tangent. 01 Jun 2002 - Maritime Journal
UKHO Dutch Licence Agreement
The UK Hydrographic Office has signed a licencing agreement with Nautical Information Services BV for direct electronic transmission of Admiralty Notices to Mariners to vessels at sea under the Digital Folio and Notice Service (DFANS). 01 Jun 2002 - Maritime Journal
HR Wallingford Studies Coastal Defence Materials
HR Wallingford, the UK-based marine engineering consultants, has begun work on a project which, it is anticipated, will be of considerable interest to marine contractors, builders, and local authorities who are involved in sea defence or river protection works. 01 Jun 2002 - Maritime Journal
Pangea Software for Italian HO
Pangea of Bologna, which specialises in design of static, dynamic and real-time geographical data management software, has completed delivery of 323 new sub-modules to the Italian Navy's Hydrographic Office in Genoa. They will enable the Office to increase its chart production capacity while also improving current automation processes. 01 Jun 2002 - Maritime Journal
Fugro Puts DGPS Chart Updates on Web
Fugro has introduced a web service (www.surveyplanner.com) for updated coverage charts of its worldwide Differential GPS services, enabling users to produce customised maps for any location and service. 01 Jun 2002 - Maritime Journal
SA Port Development Project Planned
Coega Industrial Development Zone and Ngqura Port in the Eastern Cape in South Africa - which covers an area of 12,000ha of land adjacent to a proposed deep-water port providing serviced industrial sites with purpose-built infrastructure - have released preliminary details of a number of marine civils contracts which will be let in the near future. 01 Jun 2002 - Maritime Journal
Droitwich Junction locks restored
The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) and Droitwich Canals Trust (DCT) have announced the completion of the restoration of Hanbury Locks on the Droitwich Junction Canal. The re-opening ceremony took place on 31 May when the first boat to pass through the Locks was steered by Tom Mayo who is thought to have been on the last boat to travel on the Canal before it closed nearly 75 years ago. 01 Jun 2002 - Maritime Journal
Dutch JV Begins Installation Work on Offshore Wind Turbine Project
Two Dutch contractors - Mammoet and Van Oord ACZ - have revealed details of the jack-up barge they have built and started to use as a platform to serve the rapidly growing market in Europe for offshore wind turbine installation work. 01 Jun 2002 - Maritime Journal
'Unsinkable' Replacement Pontoon Brings Wapping Great Success
With its 40 year old pontoon prone to leaking and sinking, London's Metropolitan Police were in need of an 'unsinkable' replacement at the Wapping Boat Yard on the river Thames. 01 Jun 2002 - Maritime Journal
English Nature: No Change on Marine Conservation Areas
English Nature, the statutory body responsible for advising the UK government on the designation of marine Special Areas of Conservation (marine SACs) has confirmed that it does not intend to alter the way it designates the areas, even though a study it has recently completed indicates that other countries in Europe clearly use different, less stringent criteria to do so. 01 Jun 2002 - Maritime Journal
Coastal Erosion Comes Under Scrutiny
A newly developed model for predicting coastal erosion came under the spotlight at a recent conference at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London. 01 Jun 2002 - Maritime Journal
'Svitzer' Successfully Completes EEZ Surveys
Great Yarmouth-based Svitzer has successfully completed the first stage of Mauritius continental shelf survey operations in the West Indian Ocean using its specialist hydrographic vessel L'Espoir. 01 Jun 2002 - Maritime Journal
Self-Closing Quayside Flood Barrier
Working in collaboration with a consortium of companies, Holland's Van den Noort Innovations has designed a self-closing flood barrier, the Self-Closing Waterdam (SCW). 01 May 2002 - Maritime Journal
UKHO Contract for Gardline
Gardline Surveys of Great Yarmouth has been awarded a further two-year contract by the Ministry of Defence for surveys in support of updating UK nautical charts on behalf of the UK Hydrographic Office. 01 May 2002 - Maritime Journal
Win a Portable Echosounder
Southampton-based environmental equipment specialists, Ohmex, is sponsoring a free photographic competition, Extreme Hydrography, for which camera enthusiasts are invited to submit a picture illustrating any taxing hydrographic operation typically in cold climates, shallow waters or at high altitudes. 01 May 2002 - Maritime Journal
EU Go-ahead for Galileo
European Union Transport Ministers meeting in Brussels have given an official go-ahead for continued development of the Galileo satellite positioning system which will provide an alternative to the comparable GPS network operated by the US Department of Defense. 01 May 2002 - Maritime Journal
Imtech Systems for Dutch Vessels
Two new survey vessels being built at the Royal Schelde yard in Flushing for delivery to the Royal Netherlands Navy in 2004 are to be equipped with integrated bridge systems designed by Imtech Marine & Offshore of Rotterdam. 01 May 2002 - Maritime Journal