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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

Low cost underwater drone
The cost of exploring underwater can be high which is why the founders of Fathom set out to design a drone system that would allow cheaper access to the world below the surface. 07 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
Smart wireless crack monitoring
UK based WFS Technologies and TSC have launched Seatooth ACFM, a wireless smart NDT monitoring solution designed to reduce subsea inspection costs. 01 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
Emden projects boost port clout
The German North Sea port of Emden has completed one major €6.2 million modernisation project and is on track to complete a second in a bid to boost cargo handling and improve ship access. 26 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Dutch team-up for unexploded ordnance services
Two Dutch organisations, subsea specialists N-Sea and unexploded ordnance experts Bodac, are to jointly market their marine UXO survey, identification and removal resources for projects across Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavia. 25 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Chinese research order for Sonardyne
The Polar Research Institute of China in Shanghai has commissioned Sonardyne underwater acoustic positioning technology for its new 122.5-metre Finnish-designed 14,300gt research vessel. 25 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Reson extends SeaBat sonar range
Teledyne Reson has extended its SeaBat range of multibeam sonar systems with introduction of four new models which the Danish company says can be readily scaled to match the needs of smaller survey platforms and those of larger vessels. 25 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Record level of Gardline cable route surveys
Great Yarmouth, UK-based Gardline Marine Sciences, which specialises in worldwide hydrographic, geophysical, environmental, oceanographic and geotechnical surveys, reports that it has so far surveyed in excess of 25,000km of cable routes during this year alone. 25 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
New Hydrographer of Norway
Birte Noer Borrevik has been appointed Director of the Norwegian Mapping Authority’s Hydrographic Service which is based in Stavanger with a staff of 145 specialist personnel. 25 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Advanced survey payload for new NERC research vessel
‘RRS Sir David Attenborough’, the new £140m polar research vessel under construction by Cammell Laird in Birkenhead, UK for the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), is to be equipped with a composite range of advanced survey and mapping equipment by Kongsberg Maritime of Norway. 25 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Expansion at Kalundborg
Plans are well advanced for work to start at the Danish port of Kalundborg on a major investment that will see a new container terminal and industry hub developed on the south side of the harbour. 25 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Seatools completes delivery of HighWire taut wire system upgrade for Boskalis
On behalf of its client Boskalis, Dutch subsea technology company Seatools has completed the upgrade of a HighWire survey grade taut wire system. The upgraded position reference system will be deployed to determine the position of a subsea cable plough during a subsea cable installation project executed by Boskalis. 24 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Red7Marine appointment
Red7Marine, the UK’s leading provider of jack up barges to the near shore marine construction industry, recently announced that Kristen Branford has joined the business in the role of Commercial Director. 19 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
New cruise terminal at Piraeus
A new cruise terminal at the Greek port of Piraeus has been officially opened adding to the array of cruise terminals in this busy port. 19 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Flooded member detection
What has been described as a ‘ground breaking underwater Flooded Member Detection system’ has been launched by Impact Subsea in collaboration with UAE-headquartered Unique Group. 19 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Modulift dockside tandem lift
A Modulift spreader has combined with a 45m-long beam attached to a gantry and a crawler crane to develop a solution for lifting 750t monopiles which are set for the Nordsee One offshore wind farm. 14 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Setting records in the Black Sea
A Surveyor Interceptor ROV from Sweden’s MMT has set new underwater records while being used for geophysical surveys to detect former land surfaces buried below the current seabed as part of the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project. 11 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Peterhead development
Scotland, UK's Peterhead Port Authority has awarded the contract for the Peterhead Scheme 2 project to a joint venture partnership between contractors McLaughin & Harvey and Boskalis Westminster. 10 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Stockholm's Norvik port gets go-ahead
Following two positive court rulings the planned new container and ro-ro port at Norvik near Stockholm, Sweden can start construction. Located at Nynäshamn this new port has deep water access and will enable the port to cope with the increase in both container and ro-ro numbers that the port is experiencing. 07 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Venice port system design awarded
The final design of the new Venice Offshore-Onshore Port System (VOOPS) has been awarded to Italian-Chinese consortium 4C3, led by the China Communication Constructions Company Group (CCCC Group). 05 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Concrete drilling the E-Z way
Part of the recent Maasvlakte 2 project at Rotterdam involved a contractor drilling some 180,000 holes in concrete. It is clear that this part of the project would benefit from some level of automation. 05 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal