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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

Battersea piling work
UK-headquartered Red7Marine has secured a contract to install two new large diameter mooring piles for the new Battersea Power Station river bus installation. 06 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Boskalis and Van Oord to reinforce Houtrib Dyke
The Dutch Directorate General for Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat) has awarded a contract for the reinforcement of the Houtrib Dyke in Holland to a joint venture between two major dredging companies, Boskalis and Van Oord. 04 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Third MC-Class vessel handed over to Bigroll
Cosco Dalian Shipyard has delivered a third MC-Class Module Carrier, the BigRoll Baffin, to owners BigRoll Shipping. 29 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
GeoSwath upgrade
GeoAcoustics of Great Yarmouth in the UK, which has a customer base in over 60 countries and is now a subsidiary of Norway’s Kongsberg Maritime, has launched GeoSwath 4, a fourth generation version of its ten year-old series of GeoSwath shallow water multibeam sounders. 23 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Near real-time Moroccan seismic surveys
CGG’s prowess as a leading exponent of seismic survey services has been underlined with reports of the French organisation’s recent completion of near real-time imaging results for a 4,200 square-kilometre 3D operation offshore Morocco in only four days. 23 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
New Caris development
Established software specialists Teledyne Caris have announced a new survey suite enabling users to process data in near real-time for reduced conversion and processing times, Caris Onboard 1.1. 23 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Ports of Jersey multibeam upgrade
Following extensive trials of various systems Ports of Jersey in the Channel Islands has extended its survey capability with acquisition of an R2Sonic Sonic 2024 multibeam system and associated equipment delivered and installed aboard an existing pilot-survey vessel by Swathe Services of Truro, Cornwall. The multi-role vessel is designed to take into account a large 12-metre tidal range. 23 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Windfarm monopile oscillation analysis
Longitude Engineering, a specialist marine engineering subsidiary of the LOC Group, has developed an innovative analysis and modelling process to understand why large windfarm monopiles oscillate in smaller wave heights. 12 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Gdansk inner port improvements
The EU has awarded grants to the Port of Gdansk in Poland totalling more than €140 million for three major projects at the port. Two of these projects are to improve road and rail transport links but the third will be a major upgrading of the Inner Port including deepening of the fairway and quay upgrades. 12 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Gravity base turbine developments
Gravity bases used to support wind turbines are not new and there have been a number of installations using these systems. In the main these are based on massive concrete structures that are floated out and then ballasted down onto a prepared sea bed using either sand or concrete as the long term ballast. 30 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
Coda Octopus breakwater package
UK-headquartered underwater technology company Coda Octopus says its new subsea Marine Breakwater Package is enhancing productivity, safety and quality control aspects of breakwater construction while increasing operations to 24/7. 29 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
Iemants and Jan de Nul to construct gravity bases
Belgium based Jan de Nul Group has joined forces with Iemants, another Belgian company to construct, install, ballast and protect the gravity based foundations (GFBs) and deck structures for the Krieger Flaks offshore wind farm substations. 28 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
Pile upending tool recognised
The UK’s Employee Ownership Association Award for Innovation celebrates the year’s most compelling examples of innovation within UK employee owned organisations. UK civil engineering company Houlder’s ingenious new tools for the offshore wind energy market have been highly commended by judges this year for delivering clear benefits both technically and commercially. 28 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
Titanic offshore wind contract for Harland and Wolff
Ship builder Harland and Wolff in Belfast has won a major contract to supply steel foundations to an innovative offshore wind farm off the Suffolk coast. 28 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
German hydro draws the crowds
A near-record attendance of an estimated 400 delegates from 38 countries was recorded for Hydro 2016, the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies’ 24th symposium held in Rostock-Warnemunde in early November. 25 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
ABP launches new vessel
ABP (Associated British Ports) has marked the launch of its latest survey vessel, Humber Sounder, with a naming ceremony at its home port of Hull. 25 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
Inflatable survey platform
Calypso, a novel inflatable remote-controlled platform that can carry a wide range of sensors for hydrographic and environmental surveys, has been developed by dotOcean of Brugge. 25 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
Major US contract for Fugro
Fugro Pelagos Inc of San Diego, a subsidiary of the Dutch group operating in 60 countries, has been awarded a multi-purpose survey contract by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in support of its Architect & Engineering Survey and Mapping Support Services Mobile District team. 25 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
Hydrographic survey commemorates 70th anniversary of D-Day
A team of international scientists has surveyed the Normandy coast to reveal how the greatest naval invasion in history unfolded. Utilising the latest technologies and the world’s most advanced software, the team surveyed 511 km2 of sea floor, producing an enormous 11TB of data. 10 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
Innovation award for monopile installer
The Integrated Monopile Installer, developed by Royal IHC’s subsidiary IHC IQIP, has won the Maritime Innovation award at the 11th Maritime Awards Gala. 07 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal