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September 3, 2018
Source: World Dredging & Marine Construction Perhaps one of the leading examples of dredging’s direct impact upon a nation’s economic growth can be seen in Venezuela. The annual maintenance dredging in Lake Maracaibo and on the Orinoco River has exceeded 70 million cubic meters. Over 70% of the national product of Venezuela comes from petroleum extracted from the zones lying under Lake Maracaibo, thereby creating heavy traffic in tankers in and out of the Lake. The Instituto Nacional de Canalizaciones (INC) has the responsibility, as a government agency, to engineer and carry out all dredging and related research and engineering...
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Source: World Dredging Mining & Construction An Australian dredging and earthmoving contractor is using a recently purchased 14-inch Ellicott® Brand B890 dredge to clear access channels for six isolated island communities in the remote Torres Strait between Northern Australia and New Guinea. Hall Contracting Pty. Ltd., headquartered on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, won a tender for the Torres Strait job from the Australian government. The contract involves dredging channels for large landing barges to supply six island communities direct from Cairns instead of off-loading to smaller barges and awaiting tides. The logistics of working in this remote region prompted Hall Contracting to...
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