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Working Period Revised for Tuas View Project (Singapore)

Working Period Revised for Tuas View Project (Singapore)

The working period and area for rock removal and sheet piling work of a cofferdam for the proposed construction of dock at Tuas New Shipyard, Tuas View Extension (West) have been revised, announced Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). These works will be conducted from 7:00am to 7:00pm daily, including Sundays and Public Holidays, […]

Australia: Swansea Channel in Need of Dredging

Australia: Swansea Channel in Need of Dredging

The New South Wales Government has announced a tender for dredging of the Swansea Channel in Lake Macquarie. According to the government, the dredging project will remove up to 100,000 cubic metres of sand from the channel. The project also includes pumping of material via pipes to Blacksmiths Beach and spreading of spoil along Blacksmiths […]

Officials Highlight Importance of Wales Canals

Officials Highlight Importance of Wales Canals

The importance and potential of Wales canals to improve the prosperity of local communities was recognized at last week’s Royal Welsh Show, with a series of meetings between Welsh ministers and representatives from Glandŵr Cymru, the Canal & River Trust in Wales. The First Minister Carwyn Jones AM highlighted the vital contribution that the Welsh […]

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 […]

Italy: I2SM Conference Set for September

Italy: I2SM Conference Set for September

The 4th International Symposium on Sediment Management (I2SM) will be held in Ferrara, Italy, on September 17, 18 and 19, 2014, during the RemTech Expo. This event is being organized by Ferrara Fiere Congressi, Politecnico di Milano – Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering – Environmental Section and the École des Mines de Douai. The […]

Restoration Begins on Seaham Harbour’s Historic Pier (UK)

Restoration Begins on Seaham Harbour’s Historic Pier (UK)

Work on a £3.4m project at Seaham Harbour’s historic North Pier aimed at protecting the town from flooding and erosion is to get underway this week. The scheme will safeguard around 100 homes and 30 businesses in the town against potential flood risks and help prevent coastal deterioration by stopping storm waves penetrating the harbour. […]

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 […]

USA: Bright Future for PRPA

USA: Bright Future for PRPA

With activity at the facilities of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) recently passing the halfway point of 2014, cargo statistics compiled for period of January 1 to June 30 strongly suggest that this will be another year of major successes at the Port of Philadelphia, with the fifth year of double-digit cargo growth a […]

Port Freeport: New Equipment Arrived (USA)

Port Freeport: New Equipment Arrived (USA)

Port Freeport has announced the arrival of two Post Panamax Cranes. “The Gantry cranes departed from Shanghai, China on May 7th and arrived at Port Freeport on July 19th,” Executive Port Director/CEO Glenn Carlson said. The Zhen Hua 28, delivered the two 100-foot gauge container cranes completely erect for Port Freeport. Being approximately 80 feet […]

USA: Experts Discuss EPA’s Cleanup Plan for Passaic River

USA: Experts Discuss EPA’s Cleanup Plan for Passaic River

Environmental cleanup experts gathered at New Jersey Institute of Technology last week for an all-day public forum on a $1.7 billion proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to dredge toxic sediment from an eight-mile stretch of the lower Passaic River. The EPA has called the plan, which proposes removing 4.3 million cubic yards […]







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