Asia Pacific

Thailand: Dredging to Solve Khao Ta Reservoir Problems

Thailand: Dredging to Solve Khao Ta Reservoir Problems

The Irrigation Department and Prachuap Khirikhan Province have united to resolve sewage problems in Khao Ta Reservoir, following a Royal Initiative Project, by dredging the ground and increasing the amount of oxygen dissolved in the water for improved quality in the future. The Irrigation Department has begun the Khao Ta Reservoir development and improvement project […]

Onshore Disposal Could Be Solution for Abbot Point (Australia)

Onshore Disposal Could Be Solution for Abbot Point (Australia)

The Australian Greens are calling for the Abbott Government to revoke its approval to dump dredge sludge in the Great Barrier Reef for the Abbot Point coal port, following reports the proponent is considering onshore disposal. “It’s appalling that the Abbott and Newman governments have ticked off on dumping sludge in the Reef’s World Heritage […]

AMCS: Abbot Point Dumping Backflip Welcomed

AMCS: Abbot Point Dumping Backflip Welcomed

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today welcomed reports of a backdown from port proponents Adani and GVK to avoid dumping dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef’s waters but said that there is a long way to go before the Reef is protected from port expansions. Felicity Wishart, the AMCS Great Barrier Reef […]

New Zealand: Chatham Rock Completes Another Milestone

New Zealand: Chatham Rock Completes Another Milestone

Chatham Rock Phosphate has achieved another major milestone by completing and filing evidence from 31 expert witnesses and answers to 62 queries from the Environmental Protection Authority. CRP has applied for a marine consent to mine rock phosphate from an area of the seabed on the Chatham Rise, in the Pacific Ocean 450 km from […]

Maintenance Dredging at St Kilda Marina (Australia)

Maintenance Dredging at St Kilda Marina (Australia)

As of Wednesday the 27th of August annual maintenance dredging of the entrance to St Kilda Marina is in full swing. Boaters are advised to proceed with caution and to look for dredge operators signal whilst navigating around the dredge area. The annual maintenance dredging of the entrance, undertaken by the marina management, should be […]

Top News – August 25 to 31, 2014

Top News – August 25 to 31, 2014

Royal IHC Starts Building EasydredgeTM 2700 for Stock Royal IHC is constructing the first vessel in its range of competitively priced standard trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHD). It has started to build the Easydredge™ 2700 for stock in response to the increasing global demand for TSHDs with an extremely short delivery time.    Infrastructure Technology Development Award […]

VIDEO: Dredging for Brisbane Airport – Aerial Footage

VIDEO: Dredging for Brisbane Airport – Aerial Footage

Charles Darwin, a Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD), used for dredging loose material such as sand, clay or gravel, recently arrived to Brisbane. The dredger will be crucial in building Brisbane Airport’s second runway. Charles Darwin will dredge the seafloor section of Moreton Bay, called Middle Banks, and transport the sand to Luggage Point. The […]

KAFDA: Premier Muddies the Waters on Delta Issue (Australia)

KAFDA: Premier Muddies the Waters on Delta Issue (Australia)

The Keppel and Fitzroy Delta Alliance (KAFDA) were surprised by Premier Campbell Newman’s comments in the Rockhampton Morning Bulletin this week. The Premier has contradicted the Federal Environment Minister, Greg Hunt’s promise on an ABC 4 Corners interview that the majestic Fitzroy Delta area is protected from port development forever. “The Premier is playing fast […]

Australia: Lake Cathie Dredging Nears End

Australia: Lake Cathie Dredging Nears End

Maintenance dredging work being conducted at Lake Cathie is nearing completion and is expected to be finalized next week. Port Macquarie-Hastings Council contracted Dredging Solutions to undertake the dredging for the purpose of beach nourishment. When completed, approximately 20,000 cubic metres of marine sand material will have been removed from within lower Lake Cathie and […]

Greens: Minister’s Statement on Reef Dumping Is Full of Holes

Greens: Minister’s Statement on Reef Dumping Is Full of Holes

The Australian Greens placed a motion to the Senate yesterday to establish what the Environment Minister meant when he said he would ‘draw a line in the sand’ on dumping in the Great Barrier Reef. “Minister Hunt’s vague statement about drawing a line in the sand on Reef dumping is full of holes,” Senator Larissa […]







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