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  • 30 June 2020
    Authorities & Government

    Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) will tomorrow, July 1, hold a webinar about the restoration of the Terrebonne Basin Barrier Islands. CPRA’s Greg Grandy and April Newman are to present the Barrier Islands project. The presentation will provide an overview of the restoration of the Terrebonne Barrier Island chain. According to CPRA, the […]

  • 6 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Darin Lee, Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority’s Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring Program Lead, will host a presentation on barrier island restoration in coastal Louisiana today. The presentation will focus on the long-term projections of island loss and the impact of various restoration projects on the coast. Barrier islands are known as coastal Louisiana’s first […]

  • 16 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards outlined the details of a $160 million project to restore and nourish two barrier islands and one headland on the southern perimeter of the Terrebonne Basin on September 13. Weeks Marine, a marine construction and dredging contractor with a branch headquarters in Covington, Louisiana, won the construction bid. According to […]

  • 26 June 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Tijmen Malschaert, Royal IHC’s product director for standard hopper dredgers, took part in the Africa Ports Expansion Summit today by giving a presentation about how to lower the entry barriers for local dredging operations. At the event, Malschaert said that IHC’s Easydredge – combined with dredge training and services – can be a smart and […]

  • 14 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    A decision-making committee, appointed by the New Zealand Government’s Environmental Protection Authority, has granted dredging and disposal company Coastal Resources Limited, a 35-year marine consent to dispose of dredged sediment off Great Barrier Island (GBI). Coastal Resources Limited already holds consent to dispose of 50,000 cubic meters of dredged sediment annually at the approved site, […]

  • 5 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Deltares has just announced that the coarse sand barrier won the first prize in the Flood Risk Management category of the 2018 Water Innovation Awards. Leo Voogt and Ulrich Förster picked up the award on behalf of the Rivierenland Water Authority and the POV program (part of a research program of Rijkswaterstaat’s National Flood Protection […]

  • 27 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    A consortium consisting of Van Oord, Australian research institute CSIRO, and Delft University of Technology have reached a new milestone – this week they are testing  a new method for large-scale coral rehabilitation at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Climate change and coral bleaching have resulted in the reef in losing more than half […]

  • 20 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards with Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority yesterday announced an award of $161.4 million from The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF) to fund Louisiana projects that support restoration of the Terrebonne Basin barrier island system: West Belle Headland, Timbalier Island and Trinity Island. “This is […]

  • 24 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    New York Senator Charles E. Schumer announced last week that the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has provided over $4 million in funding for the Athol Springs Route 5 barrier project through 2018 Supplemental funding. Specifically, USACE will use the funding to construct a new, safer and more durable stone barrier to shield Route […]

  • 31 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    As the City of Boston advances solutions to protect neighborhoods from climate change-induced flooding, a new independent report released earlier this week by the Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston advises against pursuing a harbor barrier in coming decades as part of larger resilience efforts. According to the University of Massachusetts Boston’s latest announcement, the analysis found […]

  • 24 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Freeport Mayor, Robert Kennedy, Hempstead Town Councilwoman, Erin King Sweeney, and other Freeport Village officials yesterday toured the Hurricane Protection Barrier located in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ teams are currently analyzing the feasibility of building a similar facility, in order to protect Nassau’s south shore from future flooding devastation. Mayor Kennedy […]

  • 2 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has awarded a contract to construct several miles of seepage barrier at the Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) as part of its ongoing rehabilitation project for the earthen structure that surrounds Lake Okeechobee. The Corps awarded the contract on February 28, for $55 million to Treviicos South, Inc. […]

  • 25 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP) in conjunction with Fareham Borough Council are undertaking replacement works to the defenses along the River Wallington. According to ESCP, these works will involve removing the existing erosion barrier and replacing it with a like-for-like barrier. The current barrier has reached the end of its serviceable life and is no […]

  • 22 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Floods Minister Thérèse Coffey has marked the start of works on the £100 million Boston Barrier flood defense, breaking ground on an Environment Agency scheme that will protect 14,000 homes and businesses from tidal flooding. Work is already underway to dredge more than 5,000 cubic meters of silt from the Boston Haven to make way […]

  • 3 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Works on the £100 million Boston Barrier project, which received final Government approval just before Christmas, are about to begin, according to the Boston Borough Council. The scheme – which will better protect more than 14,000 properties from tidal flooding – was given the green light by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural […]

  • 11 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Town of Dauphin Island said that a public meeting about the Alabama Barrier Island Restoration Assessment (ABIRA) will be held today at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Shelby Auditorium. This project is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the State of Alabama funded by the […]

  • 5 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency’s £100 million Boston Barrier – which will better protect more than 14,000 properties from tidal flooding – has been given the a green light by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Michael Gove. Following approval for the scheme’s full business case from HM Treasury last week, the […]

  • 18 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    An underwater rock mound has been constructed in Fremantle Inner Harbor to protect the Fremantle Rail Bridge from the risk of ship impact, the Fremantle Ports said in its latest release. The underwater rock mound is about 60 meters long and 20 meters wide. Rocks used for this project were a minimum of 20cm in diameter and […]

  • 7 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senate Minority Leader, Charles E. Schumer, yesterday called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prioritize a project that will build a new, safer and more durable stone barrier to shield Route 5 against crashing waters from Lake Erie during large storms. Schumer said that a new barrier is critical to ensure the safety of […]

  • 4 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency recently extended deadline for Ipswich Flood Barrier artwork project. The creations will be installed at 2 locations – across the 3 doors of the barrier’s control building, and within a circular space on the West Bank of the New Cut. The deadline for submission of the designs is July 28, 2017. Work […]

  • 8 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Opened on this day, 8 May 1984, the famous Thames Barrier continues to play a vital role in the country’s flood defenses. This image, released by long reach specialist WM Plant Hire Ltd, shows a flashback to some emergency works carried out by Van Oord to remove silt from the gate underwater. In order to […]

  • 21 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    VBA a joint venture comprising of VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins recently hosted a school visit at the Environment Agency (EA) Ipswich tidal barrier site, for The Oaks Community Primary School. The purpose of the visit to the EA £58 million scheme was to teach the children about flood defense measures as a stimulus for […]

  • 17 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Two days ago, the Port of Boston announced its full backing of the proposed Boston Barrier and has formally withdrawn its objection to the Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) application made by the Environment Agency in August 2016. This comes after extensive discussions between the Environment Agency and the port around the proposed Transport […]

  • 6 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The latest stage of the Environment Agency’s £58 million Ipswich Flood Barrier Scheme has been completed. According to the release, over the last few months, VBA the contractors working for the EA, have installed the cofferdam, pumped it dry and they have now excavated the river silts and gravel. The next stage is to pour […]

  • 30 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    A new $2 million Queensland Government program will aim to reduce the amount of sediment washing off building and construction sites and flowing into the Great Barrier Reef and Moreton Bay. Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles said that the Palaszczuk Government has provided funding to deliver a four-year urban development erosion and sediment control program […]

  • 30 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A strong risk-based framework for sustainable maintenance dredging of Queensland ports, aimed to ensure protection of the Great Barrier Reef, has been announced by the government. The Maintenance Dredging Strategy for Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area Ports was jointly released by Ports Minister Mark Bailey and Minister for the Great Barrier Reef Steven Miles, […]

  • 3 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    A scheduled closure of the navigation gate at the Stamford Hurricane Barrier coastal protection project on the East Branch Harbor in Stamford, CT for maintenance and upgrade work will take place from November 15 through November 16, 2016. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ latest announcement, the gate will be closed to all […]

  • 7 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    The 8th Annual Dredging & Reclamation Summit, taking place on 15-16 November in Brisbane, will bring together 15 expert speakers to discuss key strategies to improve cost efficiency, reducing lead time and ensuring the sustainability of dredging operations. Ahead of the summit, we caught up with Dr Neil Tripodi, Principal Scientist, Water Assessment and Systems […]

  • 31 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Braddock Bay, Greece (NY) is undergoing a restoration project that involves dredging portions of the bay and the construction of the barrier beach. Ongoing barrier beach construction works at the bay are in full swing now and will be completed by the end of the construction season 2016. Braddock Bay is located on the shore of Lake Ontario […]