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Grand Popo, Benin: The Ministry of the Living Environment and Sustainable Development recently awarded a contract, funded by the World Bank, to West African dredging contractor Logistics and Assistance S.A. to remove over 100,000 cubic yards of sediment from the Mono River in Grand Popo, Benin. The World Bank approved $210 million in financing to fund a regional project known as the West Africa Coastal Areas (WACA) Resilience Investment Program. The program is designed to protect against coastal erosion through a range of activities, including restoring wetlands, replenishing beaches, and building seawalls. Grand Popo, known as a popular fishing community,...
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How does dredging the Salado River impact Buenos Aires? Recent history has proven that a tremendous amount of rainfall in the low-lying region has caused the Salado river to repeatedly flood threatening the agriculture community. Until recently the river had not been properly maintained. This has caused prior floods to occur. Recent funding now makes it possible to pay for improvements to the river and surrounding areas and having access to the proper dredging equipment that will help control potential floods by restoring the river to its natural state. The Salado River and its Impact From 2000 to 2017, more...
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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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Source: mlive.com COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI — This is the last summer the Kalamazoo River will be the scene of heavy dredging activity, as Enbridge Inc. cleans up the mess from a pipeline leak that sent an estimated 800,000 gallons of crude oil into Talmadge Creek and the river. Nearly four years later since the spill was discovered July 26, 2010 near Marshall, the Canadian pipeline company is wrapping up the cleanup. Comstock Township Supervisor Ann Nieuwenhuis said the work in her eastern Kalamazoo County township has carried on pretty much out of public view and apparently without a hitch. “Every...
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“The most cost-effective piece of equipment ever brought onto this property.” – Mark Shea, Assistant Supervisor of Waste Treatment In an unusual feat for a hydraulic dredge, an Ellicott Brand Series 370 Dragon”DRAGON®” cutterhead dredge excavated four different materials from two power plant settling ponds: fly ash, bottom ash, lime, and lime mixed with fly ash. The dredge moved over 100,000 cubic yards in just three months. The City of Springfield, Illinois owns and operates the City Water Light & Power (CWLP) Dahlmann Generating Station. Burning coal generates three waste products: fly ash, bottom ash, and lime from the water...
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Source: Excerpted from Bay Weekly On-Line Publication Deale is the biggest Western Shore port of call between Annapolis and Solomons. But to get to its protected waters, boaters have had to pass Scylla and Charybdis. The modern-day incarnations of those Odyssean monsters have grounded many a boater. Scylla, the rock, is the 900-foot stone jetty protecting the harbor from the north. If you get through Scylla, you’ve still got to tackle Charybdis. A whirlpool in her native Straits of Messina, Deale’s Charybdis is the shoal water of Rockhold Creek, the channel into Deale harbor. Scylla is firmly entrenched, but every...
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Source: Greater Kashmir by Arif Shafi Wani ‘Sustained Dredging Has Increased River’s Outflow Capacity’ After more than 50 years, the original Ellicott® brand dredge for the Jhelum conservation dredge operates alongside a current model. Srinagar, Sep 16: An ambitious project to salvage Kashmir’s lifeline river Jhelum has started to yield positive results with the Jammu and Kashmir government maintaining that the flood threat triggered by recent incessant rains subsided due to ongoing conservation measures in the river in north Kashmir. Jhelum which is the main source of irrigation in the Valley has been marred by extensive siltation in the last few...
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Source: Cover Story of World Dredging Mining & Construction 18 inch (457 mm) Ellicott® brand cutter suction dredge “Alabama” commences operations on the Keta Sea Defense Project The Keta Lagoon is a large body of freshwater separated from the salt waters of the Gulf of Guinea by a narrow strip of land. This isthmus experiences severe and continuous erosion. A large portion of residential and public infrastructure in the village of Keta, including the road linking it to its northern neighbors, has been lost to the sea. The stretch of land between Keta and Kedzie erodes at a rate of...
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With dredging season in Edgartown coming to an end, Fuller Street Beach has gotten a fresh makeover, and boaters can look forward to safer passage in Eel Pond in the spring. On a bright afternoon this week, a large number of seagulls and the occasional walker were enjoying the beach, where a large pipe extended about 3,500 feet from the pond, ending just north of the Edgartown Lighthouse. A steady north wind slightly muffled the skittering of sand through the pipe and the humming of a front-end loader. Seagulls gathered in a small channel where the pipe ended, as Mark...
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