Europe & Eurasia

Scottish Secretary Visits Port Ellen Harbour

Scottish Secretary Visits Port Ellen Harbour

Community projects took centre stage as Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael returned to his Islay roots for a day of visits across the island. His day began by visiting Port Ellen Harbour Association who have received over £340,000 from the Coastal Communities Fund to install a new pontoon arrangement in Port Ellen Bay. This will increase the […]

UK: BMAPA Recognises Excellence in Archaeological Reporting

UK: BMAPA Recognises Excellence in Archaeological Reporting

Three winners of the British Marine Aggregate Producers Association (BMAPA) annual Archaeology Awards have recently been announced. The Awards recognise best practice in applying an archaeological reporting protocol developed in partnership between the industry and English Heritage. Mark Russell, Director BMAPA, said: “Staff working in the marine aggregate industry, at wharves or on board dredgers, […]

Russia: Vladivostok Port Development to Involve Dredging

Russia: Vladivostok Port Development to Involve Dredging

Under the instruction of Rosmorrechflot on April 18, 2014, in Vladivostok, the agreement was signed between Vladivostok Administration, FSUE “Rosmorport” and LLC “Inflot Worldwide Rus” on collaboration for the purposes of development of urban port infrastructure for the cruise shipping. The document was signed by Igor Pushkarev, head of Vladivostok Administration, Alexey Nemkov, Deputy General […]

Seatronics Enhances Its ROV Tooling Capabilities

Seatronics Enhances Its ROV Tooling Capabilities

Seatronics, an Acteon company, has invested more than £1 million in the latest technologies, sensors and tools available from Tritech International Ltd, a Moog Inc. company. Many of the products will enhance the ROV tooling capabilities, which are available through recently acquired Acteon Company, J2 Subsea. Phil Middleton, Seatronics deputy managing director, said: “As part […]

Liverpool2 to Become UK’s Largest Transatlantic Deep-Sea Port

Liverpool2 to Become UK’s Largest Transatlantic Deep-Sea Port

Peel Ports Group has awarded a multi-million pound contract to Shanghai-based Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co (ZPMC) to supply state-of-the-art ‘mega’ container cranes for its new Liverpool2 development. ZPMC will initially supply five ship-to-shore (STS) megamax quay cranes and 12 cantilever rail-mounted gantry cranes (CRMGs) for phase 1 of the contract, and a further 3 STS […]

UK: CEG to Remove Crinnis Beach Sea Wall?

UK: CEG to Remove Crinnis Beach Sea Wall?

Cornwall Council has decided to take enforcement action against Commercial Estates Group (CEG) over the sea defences at Crinnis Beach, Carlyon Bay. At a meeting of the Central area Planning Committee, councillors expressed their anger and frustration over the continued blighting of the beach by the sea wall which was constructed without planning permission in […]

Nordsee One OWF Project to Include Trenching

Nordsee One OWF Project to Include Trenching

Siem Offshore Contractors GmbH has won the contract for the turnkey supply and installation package of the inner array grid cable system for the Nordsee One Offshore Wind Farm, a project developed by RWE Innogy GmbH. The OWF will be situated within the German Bight sector of the North Sea, about 40 km north of […]

New EC250E Crawler Excavator from Volvo CE (Germany)

New EC250E Crawler Excavator from Volvo CE (Germany)

A recent press event at Volvo Construction Equipment’s Konz facility has not only unveiled the company’s latest EC250E crawler excavator, but also gone behind the scenes at one of Germany’s ‘top national employers’. Journalists gathered in early April for a ‘Made in Germany’ event at Volvo Construction Equipment’s (Volvo CE) facility in Konz. The highlight […]

The Netherlands: “Slurry Transport in Dredging and Wet Mining” Approaches

The Netherlands: “Slurry Transport in Dredging and Wet Mining” Approaches

The Training Institute for Dredging (TID) scheduled its advanced pump and slurry course named “Slurry Transport in Dredging and Wet Mining” for May 19-22, 2014, in their training facilities in Kinderdijk, the Netherlands. In this advanced, 4-day training, emphasis will be put on the hydraulic transport of solids-water mixtures with centrifugal pumps and through pipeline […]

UK: Flood Protection Restored to 115,000 Homes

UK: Flood Protection Restored to 115,000 Homes

Many of the flood risk assets that were damaged in the extreme weather since December are already being repaired by the Environment Agency – with repairs to over 350 defences already completed, restoring protection to over 115,000 homes. A further 650 assets have repairs planned or underway, to restore protection to a further 180,000 properties. […]







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