Dredging Skills Courses 2008

Slated for Port Harcourt, River State
October 15-17 2008; Nov. 13 2008.

* Dredge Owners' / Dredge Operators Refresher Course

* Dredge Masters' / Dredge Engineers' / MEAs' Refresher Course

* Dredge Deckhands' 2-day Basic Orientation / Refresher

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In the News:

The Other side of Dredging: Sand Mining by artisans - The Ifesowaso Associates of Ebute Ilaje in Lagos Nigeria

A community of artisanal sand miners at Ebute Ilaje in Bariga local government of Lagos State in Nigeria is famed for sand mining from the Lagos lagoon. The Ifesowaso Associates produce sharp sand, soft and filling sand, all from the lagoon, but not at all from the immediate shoreline. DDH had to make a special trip to the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos on a set time of day in order to picture a flotilla of these boatmen sailing in from far offshore. More...

Eko Atlantic City:How Feasible?

The proposed Eko Atlantic City has had everyone babbling or talking since the Lagos State Government announced its plan to transform the Bar Beach areas into a mighty city within Lagos state. The huballoo created by the project is to be expected, judging from the experiences of residents along the Bar beach vicinity who have suffered persistent ocean surge. More...

Scheduled maintenance: Ellicott Dredges takes its customers through the loop.
With 38 dredgers delivered to the Nigerian market in the last 5 years, Ellicott Dredges of Baltimore USA becomes the single biggest supplier of dredgers to the Nigerian market as at today. These are mainly series 370s and 670s cutter suction dredgers. The majority are deployed to sand mining and closely related projects in the Lagos-Niger Delta axis. More...

Dredging in the Niger Delta

This is a very interesting narration of a man’s life to break into a perceived greener pasture. It’s cast in the background of the Niger Delta and as always these days, the Niger Delta is news across the world. How is he making it amidst the troubled Niger Delta communities where skirmishes constantly push up world oil prices? How is he dealing with the spectre of kidnappings and similar misadventures now rampant in the Niger Delta? How does he move dredgers, workboats and allied equipment across the creeks where toll gates have been mounted by militants and huge sums extracted before any movement is permitted?

International Dredging Briefs…

Dredging International wins Canal contract
THE Panama Canal Authority has awarded its largest contract to date, for the dredging of the Pacific entrance to the Canal, to Dredging International. The Belgian firm's winning bid was $177.5M. Two other bidders, Boskalis International and a consortium of Jan de Nul and Van Oord, had presented offers of $258.8M and $485.4M respectively. More...

Ellicott Dredges Begins Joint Venture, Dredge Training, with Japaul Marine Plc.
Ellicott Dredges LLC of Baltimore USA has sealed a working joint venture with Japaul Oil and Maritime Services PLC in an agreement under which they plan a faster service programme for their Nigerian and West African customers. The joint venture goes with the name of Japaul Ellicott ( West Africa) Ltd. Speaking during a one-day workshop which the company held for its Nigerian customers in Lagos in April, Peter Eberle, Ellicott’s managing director for major projects and joint ventures, announced that under the arrangement, spare parts, inventory services and training packages will be made available to the Nigerian market beginning in a few months time.

Nigerian Dredging & Inter-Modal Transport Digest.

Harris Dredging and 3 others win N3.88b Lagos ferry routes dredging contracts
Harris Dredging and Marine Services has won a N3b contract channelisaton contract for the Lagos State Government. This is part of contracts the state government awarded to four firms for dredging and channelisation of ferry routes. Total sum of the project is N3.881 billion. The dredging locations include the Tolu/Ajegunle-Tin Can Waterfront and the Port Novo Creek to the Liverpool Bridge Basin, which was awarded to Razz International and FBN Nigeria Limited, at a cost of N482 million. More...




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The Lagos State-Federal Government Tussle on Inland Waterways.

The tussle over who controls inland waterways in Lagos State is now at the front burner. A serious dialogue between Lagos State Government officials and those of the Federal Ministry of Transportation, especially the National Inland Waterways Authority, NIWA is afoot. The Presidency has advised its negotiators to seek ways to arrive at mutual agreements over all contentious issues. As a last resort, the Presidency thinks that a recourse to the Supreme Court for interpretation of extant laws on the matter is advisable. More...

Other Articles & Interviews

Dredging the Niger Delta: Interview of Ben Efekarurhobo

P.L. Carrodano

Understanding Musa Danjuma

Role of Surveying in the Dredging Industry

G.B Liman: Of Myth, Reality and Resource Control

Dredging Law: A judgment on sand mining royalty collection in Nigeria


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