Tridevi Prem is one of the nine dredging vessels in Mercator's fleet. Credit: Mercator

Having made headway in dredging, India’s Mercator Limited is said to be in talks for the acquisition of state-owned Dredging Corporation of India. 

A CSD Beaver 40

Construction of new ports, and investment in inland water transport opens market opportunities for dredging firms 

Damen’s CSD 450

There is not the usual diversity in this annual look at small and unusual dredgers, perhaps a reflection of the past turbulent few years, with fewer owner/operators commissioning vessels and only a few builders creating them on spec

Adhémar de Saint-Venant under construction. Credit: Jan De Nul

Given the slump in the offshore market over the last two years or more – with bankruptcies and redundancies of ships and personnel – DPC asked some key players if 2017 was shaping up any better.

Creating a 1:50 scale model of Colwyn Bay for wave testing

With a major railway line, an expressway, a trunk sewer, and more all at risk of coastal erosion and flooding, HR Wallingford uses statistical and physical modelling to find an answer for the UK’s Colwyn Bay

The Netherlands' Sand Motor

The EcoShape consortium has been involved in many projects within the Building with Nature (BwN) programme over the past decade. Here, proponents discuss previous cases such as the Dutch Sand Motor, as well as current project, Medmerry.

Marieke coupling to the shore delivery line off Cuxhaven

The LP4 (Liegeplatz 4) project in Cuxhaven, Germany, reached an important milestone in mid May 2017 with the completion of the reclamation stage

Cutter suction dredger RS Weeks working off Atlantic City

Part of a revitalisation project for Atlantic City in New Jersey, this USD97.4 million seawall construction and beach fill project has thrown up some challenges to dredging and marine construction

Innovation (L) with TSHD Breughel

Specialist facilities are needed to cater for the many offshore windfarm projects in and around the North Sea.