1. CCCC-Tianjin Dredging Company was awarded Zhan Tianyou Award of China Civil Engineering
On April 14, 2017, at the Presentation Ceremony of the 14th Zhan Tianyou Award of China Civil Engineering, CCCC-Tianjin Dredging Company (hereinafter referred to as "CCCC-TDC") was awarded Zhan Tianyou Award of China Civil Engineering. This is the third time CCCC-TDC has won this award.
The Zhan Tianyou Award of China Civil Engineering are 29 award-winning projects selected out of 128 outstanding projects submitted. CCCC-TDC again won the award, which shows the approval of the country and civil engineering sectors to TDC's capability of scientific and technological innovation, transformation and application of innovative achievements, and construction organization and management capabilities.
2. The largest domestic regulation project on inland water - regulation project on navigation channel of Jingjiang River Reach passed acceptance test
On April 15, 2017, the regulation project on navigation channel of Jingjiang River Reach by the Changjiang Waterway Bureau officially passed acceptance test and the water depth of the channel was dredged to 3.8 meters. This enabled the 10,000-ton fleet consisting of 3,000-tonne cargo ships to sail in two ways both day and night.
The regulation project on navigation channel of Jingjiang River Reach in the middle of Yangtze River is one of the key projects that implements the national strategy of constructing the Yangtze River Economic Zone. The project starts from Zhicheng and ends at Chenglingji-- the exit of Dongcheng Lake, with a total length of 280.5 kilometers and investment of nearly 4 billion Yuan. The success of the project not only enhanced the dimension of waterway in the Jingjiang reach, which promoted the development of large-scale vessels, but also effectively reduced energy consumption, pollutant emissions, as well as environmental pollution along the Yangtze River and achieved desirable ecological benefits.
3. Contract signing ceremony of Ukraine Southern Port dredging project held in the Ukrainian Prime Minister's Office
On May 18, 2017, in the joint witness of Ukrainian Prime Minister Grovesman, Chinese ambassador to Ukraine Du Wei, Vice-president of China Communications Construction Co., Ltd Cai Wengang and president of CCCC Dredging (Group) Company Limited (hereinafter referred as “CDC”) Kang Xuezeng, the CDC-participating dredging project of the channel of grain terminal of Ukraine Southern Port was successfully signed. The contract cost of this project totals about 61.679 million US dollars, with the total construction period of about 30 months. As the first infrastructural project contracted and constructed by Chinese enterprises in Ukraine, it is a successful practice of China's dredging industry implementing the "going global" strategy and promoting the "Belt and Road" construction in Europe.
4. Commencement of Panama’s Largest Chinese Investment Project in History: the Panama PCCP Project Undertook by CCCC-CDC
On June 7th, 2017, the President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela witnessed the commencement of Panama’s largest Chinese investment: the Panama PCCP Project undertook by CCCC-CDC. The project locates in the largest free trade zone in the western hemisphere – the Colón Free Trade Zone and has a contract amount of approximately 3.16 billion USD for the duration of 34 months. The primary construction content of the project includes design, dredging of waterway and basin, land reclamation, foundation treatment, and marine works. The project is believed to have positive influence on the political and economic cooperation between China and Panama.
5. The Completion of the Undersea Tunnels of the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge
On July 7th, 2017, the undersea tunnel of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge was completed, marking the completion of the key control project of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge – the undersea immersed tube tunnel after 34 times of difficult constructions called “Kisses of the Deep Sea.”The island tunnel project is the control project of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge and boasts the longest length, deepest seabed burial depth, largest single-tube volume, longest designed life expectancy, most tunnel driveways, and highest technical difficulty in the world.
CCCC-GDC undertook the east and west foundation trench, the dredging of the temporary waterway of the Lindingyang Sea and immersed tube transportation, and the dredging and maintenance of the immersed tube foundation trench, in which the development of key technology and equipment for high precision dredging of deep foundation trench fulfilled the blank in the domestic research of technology and equipment for high precision dredging; the development of key technology and equipment for deepwater dredging fulfilled the blank in the domestic research of technology and equipment for high precision deep water dredging.
6. Completion of the World’s Largest Steel Cylinder Vibration Sink Project – the Shenzhen-Zhongshan Tunnel West Artificial Island Steel Cylinder Vibration Sink Project
In September 18th, 2017, the vibration sinking of the last steel cylinder of the Shenzhen-Zhongshan Tunnel Artificial Island was completed by NO.1 Engineering Company Ltd. of CCCC First Harbor Engineering Company Ltd., marking the acceleration of the construction of this mega project. The groundbreaking application of the world’s largest steel cylinder, largest vibration hammer, first case of soft foundation treatment in this mega project, showed the capability and intelligence of the Chinese construction workers to the whole world.
7. Launching of Asia’s Self-propelled Largest Cutter Suction Dredger Tian Kun Hao
On November 3rd, 2017, the cutter suction dredger Tian Kun Hao invested and jointly-designed by CCCC-TDC was successfully launched in Qidong, Jiangsu. The dredger is China’s first heavy self-propelled cutter suction dredger and the largest of its kind in Asia.
With cutter power of 6600kW, the dredger is most adaptable for severe sea conditions and boasts number one in the world for her transporting capacity and number on in Asia for her dredging capacity. The dredger truly achieves the sinicization of design, development and building for large-scale dredger, representing the highest level of dredger shipbuilding industry in China, meaning that china has entered into world’s advanced level in the field of high-end manufacturing of dredging equipment. It will lead china’s dredging industry towards a new era of vigorous development. Recently, she has been selected as one of the world famous ships by the internationally renowned shipping magazine MARITIME REPORTER AND ENGINEERING NEWS and also selected as Top Ten of Pillar of Great Power from State-Owned Enterprise of 2017 Concerned by Internet Users by SASAC News Center combining SASAC Website, State-Owned Assets Report, Global Network, Headline Today and Yidian.
8.The 5th International Dredging Technology Development Conference of China and China’s Dredging Achievement Exhibition are held in Beijing.
On November 28, 2017, to commemorate the 120th anniversary of china’s dredging industry, the 5th International Dredging Technology Development Conference of China and the first China’s Dredging History and Achievement Exhibition were held in Beijing. With the theme of "Dredging, Ecology and Sustainability”, the conference attracted more than 400 industrial elites from all over the world, focusing on the main subjects such as intelligent dredging and ecological dredging, and discussing about the industrial innovation and development trend in the new era for the world dredging industry.
Meanwhile, CDC, CHIDA and CCCC-TDC jointly held Chinese Dream, New Era and New Journey---Thematic Achievement Exhibition to Commemorate 120th Anniversary Of China’s Dredging Industry, CCCC Dredging and CCCC-TDC and the Silk Road Fine Arts Exhibition, which reviewed thousands of years of development of china’s dredging, emphasizing on the developing achievements of China’s dredging industry and TDC over the past hundred years, and highlighting the contributions made by China’s dredging industry to economy, society and people’s livelihood.
To commend the outstanding contributions of Tianjin Dredging Company and promote the sustainable development of the Asian dredging industry, WODA and EADA presented Award for Special Contribution to the Asian Dredging Industry to CCCC Tianjin Dredging Co., Ltd. It is the first time for the Eastern Dredging Association to issue Award for Special Contribution to the Asian Dredging Industry. All China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) granted may National 1st Labor Medal to CCCC Tianjin Dredging Co., Ltd.
In the conference, “Top 10 Creative Projects in the New Century of China’s Dredging Industry” and " Top 10 Technological Innovations in the New Century of China’s Dredging Industry” initiated by China’s dredging industry were officially revealed. Ten creative projects such as “Dredging Works And Treatment Project in Phase I, II, III of the Yangtze Estuary Deep Water Channel Treatment Project” submitted by CCCC and Zhuhai Hengqin New Area High-tech Industrial Development Zone Level I Development Area Landfill Project submitted by CRCC Harbor & Channel Engineering Bureau Group Co., Ltd.
Independent Research and Development of Dredging Automation Monitoring System by the National Dredging Technology and Equipment Engineering Research Center, Submerged Motor for Dredging Use by Tianjin Puyou Electrical and Mechanical Services Co., Ltd. and other 8 scientific and technological achievements were selected.
9.Yangshan port, the world's largest single unit port with the highest automation degree opened, and CCCC Shanghai Dredging Company and Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company participated in its construction
On December 10, 2017, the opening ceremony of the fourth phase of Yangshan Deepwater Port of Shanghai International Shipping Center was held in Yangshan. CCCC Shanghai Dredging Company has undertaken 100% land filling and 100% waterway dredging for Yangshan Deepwater Port including Phase 4 since 2002. For land reclamation, a total of nearly 220 million tons of sand soil was backfilled through dredgers, sand carriers and suction dredgers, and created a land of 8 square kilometers from the deep sea, which is equivalent to more than 1,000 standard soccer fields. The new land is 11 meters above sea level with the deepest piling of up to 39 meters, which is a rare deep-sea landfill project at home and abroad. Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (Group) Co., Ltd. and other units jointly developed the software system and provided fully automated equipment for the fourth phase of Yangshan Deepwater Port.
The opened fourth phase of the Yangshan Deepwater Port Project will play a very important role in expanding the container throughput capacity of Shanghai Port, consolidating and elevating the international hub status of Shanghai Port and promoting the construction of Shanghai International Shipping Center, which will also better serve the "Belt and Road Initiatives", the Yangtze River economic belt and the integration of the Yangtze River Delta and also better serve China.
10. Gu Ming, chief engineer of CCCC Tianjin Dredging Company was awarded "2017 People of China Science"
On December 31, 2017, selection of 2017 People of China Science jointly sponsored by "China Science News", Science Network, "Medical Science Newspaper" and "Science News Magazine" was officially announced. Mr. Gu Ming, a senior expert in the dredging industry in China and chief engineer of CCCC Tianjin Dredging Company was awarded 2017 People of China Science.
The activity of "People of China Science" has been successfully held for seven times. Thanks to its rigorous authority and extensive public participation, it has a good reputation and influence in China’s science and technology circle. The activity committee is chaired by Wang Zhizhen, an academician and the vice chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, and some academicians such as Ouyang Ziyuan, father of Chang'e satellite and many veteran media members are judgers.