The World Organization of Dredging Associations (WODA), during the gala dinner of its triennial international conference in Miami (WODCON) last week, presented four Environmental Excellence Awards in two categories, Environmental Dredging and Dredging for Coastal Reinforcement.
The First Prize for WODA’s Environmental Excellence Award for Environmental Dredging was presented to the Project Team for Boeing’s Plant 2 Sediment Remediation and Urban Waterway Restoration at the Duwamish Waterway in Seattle, Washington, USA.
The Project Team members were comprised of The Boeing Company, Amec Foster Wheeler, Dalton, Olmsted & Fuglevand, Inc. (DOF), Envirocon, Inc., Quigg Bros., Inc., Ballard Diving & Salvage and Waste Management.
First prize winner for WODA’s 2016 Environmental Excellence Award for “Dredging for Coastal Reinforcement” was the Project Team for Medmerry Managed Realignment, Medmerry, England, United Kingdom.
The Project Team members were Mackey, Environment Agency, RSPB, Arcadis and Jacobs.
The Silver Environmental Excellence Award winner in the “Environmental Dredging” category was Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge Marsh Habitat Restoration, Milton, Delaware, USA.
The Project Team members included Amec Foster Wheeler, Atkins, Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control – Division of Fish & Wildlife, Delaware Department of Transportation, Dredge America, EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC, Environmental Restoration & Management, Gahagan & Bryant Associates, Inc., Norfolk Dredging Company, Stantec, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
The Silver Environmental Excellence Award for “Dredging for Coastal Reinforcement” went to the Project Team for Hondsbossche and Pettemer Sea Defence, the Netherlands. Project Team Members were the consortium ZSNH Combinatie Van Oord – Boskalis.
The awards were presented at the closing ceremony of the conference by Dr. Ram Mohan, President, WODA, and Craig Vogt, Chair of the WODA Environmental Commission.