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Damen has unveiled an innovative twin-hulled, deep cutter suction dredger design – the DCSD500.

The first conversion of a dredger to LNG dual-fuel by a European shipyard has been launched at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque.

Damen Shiprepair and Conversion has won the first European contract to convert a dredger to dual-fuel for Rouen-based GIE Dragages-Ports.

There is a bit of understatement, in saying that the US ports sector of the maritime business is ecstatic about recent developments.

Keppel Singmarine, wholly-owned by Keppel Offshore & Marine, has won contracts worth about SGD100m ($73.7m) from Jan De Nul Group to build up to three trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs).

Cosco (Guangdong) Shipyyard has won an order to build one 15,000 cu m trailing suction hopper dredger from an European buyer.

MAN Diesel & Turbo is supplying 40,000kw of power for the largest cutter-section dredger ever built, under construction at Uljanik Brodogradiliste shipyard in Pula, Croatia for Jan De Nul Group.

Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines will power DEME Group vessel Scheldt River, the first dredger capable of using LNG as fuel.

Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) has been awarded three dredging-related contracts in Africa with a combined value of approximately $83.9m.

Wärtsilä has won a contract to supply engines for generating power and driving the dredging pump on one of the world's largest non-self-propelled dredgers.