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Nigerian Dredging Summit and Other Developments

The Nigerian Dredging Summit 2007 has come and gone but it exposed the potentials and the challenges for the emerging Nigerian indigenous dredging sector. One obvious conclusion for now is the scarcity of the prime commodity in this market and that is the dredger..More


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River Niger Dredging vs Nigeria's inland waterways system

Akin Olaniyan: Are dredgers to be classed too?

John Chukwuma: On sand search reports!

Dr M Zagi on EIAs in Nigeria.

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In the News :
Pearl River, biggest dredger to work in Africa now dredging Bonny River:
How come?

The Pearl River, the third biggest dredger in the world, which is now working at the Bonny river in River State is actually blazing a trail! It’s proprietors, Bonny Channel Company (BCC), call it the biggest dredger to work in Africa. Face it, though Nigeria may be having teething developmental problems, political and socio-economic,... Interviews from Xavier Cordier and Daodu Olusegun
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Gas Flaring: FG Restates Commitment to Deadline Mandate

The Federal Government has reiterated its decision to stop gas flaring by 2008, even as major oil producing companies appealed for more time. Director, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Mr Tony Chukwueke, said this at the 25th Annual International Conference of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE), adding that the 2008 zero gas flaring deadline would never be compromised.....More on Nigerian oil and gas report.

Lagos State Government Shuts Down Ajah dredging sites
The Lagos State Government has banned further dredging activities on the Aja-Badoreh road axis of the Lekki peninsula with immediate effect. It also ordered sand stockpile operators in that axis to stop selling sand within two weeks of the order until the new road is commissioned. This was to stop the movement of heavy trucks on the uncompleted road ...More

At Last, Van Oord and 3 Nigerian companies clinch R. Niger Dredging Contracts
Van Oord and three indigenous Nigerian dredging companies have successfully clinched the much delayed job of dredging the lower river Niger from Warri in Delta State to Baro in Niger State. ...More

Nigerian dredging summit criticizes lack of training and skills acquisition
... Delivering a lecture on “Remediation and Eco-dredging as an emerging aspect of dredging in Nigeria”, Prof Alade urged a collaboration between the industry and the universities in the country towards fashioning a programme of training in various skills needed in the industry.... More

Boskalis acquires LNG contract in Nigeria

Royal Boskalis Westminster has received a contract for some €60 million from Brass LNG Limited, a joint venture between NNPC, ENI, ConocoPhillips and Total, for the development of the Brass LNG gas project in Nigeria. The project focus includes site construction for a large LNG production and export facility....More on Nigerian Dredging and Transportation update.




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