Project Updates

HKND Seminar Series on the Grand Canal Project

HKND Seminar Series on the Grand Canal Project

Last week, HKND Group held six consecutive briefing seminars about the Nicaragua Canal project across the country in Managua, Rivas, Bluefields and New Guinea. The seminars were organized in collaboration with the Nicaraguan government, the Superior Council of Private Enterprises (COSEP), the American Chamber of Commerce in Nicaragua (AMCHAM), the National Recycling Forum (FONARE), the National […]

Barbours Cut Channel Dredging Commences

Barbours Cut Channel Dredging Commences

Dredging has started on the first of two improvement projects to deepen the Huston Port Authority’s container terminal channels from 40 feet to 45 feet, matching the depth of the Houston Ship Channel. The contractor has been onsite preparing the dredge material placement areas to receive material since May. The Barbours Cut Channel is being […]

CPEP’s East Container Terminal Project Halfway Through

CPEP’s East Container Terminal Project Halfway Through

Government of Sri Lanka has identified Colombo Port Expansion Project (CPEP) to cater to the increasing demands of services in the international shipping industry. The project consists of two phases such as construction of breakwaters, dredging for new harbour basin and navigation channel and rerouting of crude oil pipe line. The other component includes construction […]

Environmental Monitoring for SHEP Starts

Environmental Monitoring for SHEP Starts

With the signing of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 earlier this year, many people expected construction of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) to start immediately. However, several actions need to take place before construction can occur. “Environmental monitoring ranks high in the hierarchy of actions that must take place before […]

USACE Makes Final Preparations for Wachapreague Dredging

USACE Makes Final Preparations for Wachapreague Dredging

On the Eastern Shore’s lacey, Atlantic-facing coast, two main channels in Finney Creek and Bradford Bay cut their way inland toward the Victorian-era town of Wachapreague, Virginia. The channels, which provide tourism and commerce to Wachapreague and navigation abilities to the U.S. Coast Guard, have naturally silted over time, but the process was given a […]

Construction of Cowes’ New Breakwater Progresses Well (UK)

Construction of Cowes’ New Breakwater Progresses Well (UK)

Work on the construction of a new breakwater structure at the mouth of Cowes Harbour, which will transform the port into a true sheltered harbourage, has successfully moved into the third stage of this vital 18-month coastal protection project. Cowes Harbour Commission’s appointed contractors Boskalis Westminster, world leaders in the design and construction of breakwaters, […]

Nicaragua Canal Project Presented to Private Entrepreneurs

Nicaragua Canal Project Presented to Private Entrepreneurs

Upon request of the Superior Council of the Private Enterprise (COSEP), a group of top managers and engineers from HKND and ERM recently made a four hour long presentation to more than 200 members of COSEP and the Nicaraguan Council of Small and Medium Enterprises (CONIMIPYME) on the Integrated Development Project of the Grand Canal of Nicaragua. […]

Questions Raised Over CRP’s Mining Application (New Zealand)

Questions Raised Over CRP’s Mining Application (New Zealand)

Alarm bells should be ringing in light of the hard questions asked by Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) of Chatham Rock Phosphate’s mining application. “EPA is rightly asking the hard questions of CRP, showing that CRPs application is so loose that it puts the marine environment, and consequently the health of New Zealand fisheries, at huge […]

Australia: Esperance Port Dredging Nears End

Australia: Esperance Port Dredging Nears End

The twelve man crew of the trailer suction hopper dredger (TSHD) River Bee is wrapping up an intense two moths long dredging project at the Esperance port. During the dredging, around 12,000 cubic metres of sediments from the berth pockets was pumped into the ponds, dewatered and later capped with clean fill. According to the […]

WRRDA Clears Way for Critical Water Projects

WRRDA Clears Way for Critical Water Projects

A bill signed by United States President Barack Obama recently will result in hundreds of large contracting opportunities for private-sector firms according to Mary Scott Nabers, president and CEO of Strategic Partnerships, Inc. The Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) authorizes 34 critical water infrastructure projects valued at more than $12 billion. The WRRDA […]







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