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  • 29 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Governor John Bel Edwards has announced that the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is pledging $80 million from its share of Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act funds (GOMESA) to build a permanent floodgate across Bayou Chene. “Backwater flooding in St. Mary and neighboring parishes has increasingly been a problem over the past […]

  • 24 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (March 18-24, 2019).   DEME in Singapore: Important Milestone for Tuas Terminal Project DEME Group has just released the latest update on their Tuas Terminal Phase 1 Port Development Project in Singapore, announcing the completion of Finger Pier 2’s Quay […]

  • 20 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The USACE’s New York District has announced the completion of the emergency restoration of the Atlantic Ocean’s Gilgo Feeder Beach in the Town of Babylon, Long Island, to restore coastal storm risk reduction measures that reduce the risk of barrier island breaches and protect critical infrastructure. The work restored the beach that protects the undermining of Ocean […]

  • 15 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Burnham Associates, Inc. (BAI) recently completed the first season of Plymouth Harbor (MA) dredging works ahead of schedule. The initial project schedule projected that during the 2018-2019 season, the entrance channel, extension, and turning basin would be completed, with the 2019-2020 season dedicated to dredging the anchorage basin in preparation for the Plymouth 2020 celebrations. […]

  • 15 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    With the release of the President’s Budget for fiscal year 2020 for USACE Civil Works, the Army Corps’ New England District said that they are looking for continued operations and funding in FY 2020 that starts on October 1, 2019. In Connecticut, the budget proposes continuing funding for the operation and maintenance of the 8 […]

  • 11 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    New York Senator Charles E. Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative John Katko are pushing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to provide funding for repairs to the West Pier and West Barrier Bar of Little Sodus Bay Harbor in the Village of Fair Haven. Little Sodus Bay is a harbor that provides […]

  • 6 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study investigating coastal storm risk management problems and solutions has reached an important milestone last month, USACE’s Norfolk District said in their latest release. Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, Chief of Engineers and commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, signed the Chief’s Report recommending the study’s […]

  • 5 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District has announced the launch of the Seven Mile Island Living Laboratory. According to USACE, this is an initiative designed to advance and improve dredging and marsh restoration techniques in coastal New Jersey through innovative research, collaboration, knowledge sharing, and practical application. USACE has partnered with the State of […]

  • 1 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are seeking public comment on an interim report that is a milestone in developing a comprehensive flood-mitigation strategy for the state’s extensive back bay areas. The Army Corps’ New Jersey Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management interim report released yesterday will inform decisions […]

  • 26 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The participants of the 2nd Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress in Moscow – organized by PortNews Media Group – have suggested establishment of a working group for improvement of the Dredging and Health, Environment and Safety (HES) regulations. When speaking at the Congress, Andrey Lavrishchev, General Director of FSUE Rosmorport, emphasized that the system of […]

  • 26 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Portsmouth City Council is currently conducting the repair works on the Bandstand sea defense scheme. This primary coastal defense protects historic buildings and recreational land from flooding and erosion. Norse Commercial Services Ltd. was appointed by the city council to undertake the repairs, with a start date of Monday, 25th February, 2019. It is expected that […]

  • 18 February 2019
    Business & Finance

     Restore the Mississippi River Delta, a coalition of Environmental Defense Fund, National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, and Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation involved in rebuilding Louisiana’s coastal landscape, has just released their latest Voices of the Coast video update.  In this video, Lauren Averill, Jefferson Parish’s Coastal Management Department Coordinator talks about coastal restoration […]

  • 15 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) announced yesterday, receipt of approval from the Army Corps of Engineers to Louisiana’s request to include the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion project on the Federal Permitting Dashboard. The official request was submitted on January 28, 2019 by Chip Kline, CPRA Board Chair and Governor Edwards’ Executive Assistant for Coastal […]

  • 12 February 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency’s new tidal flood defense barrier for Ipswich has been officially opened by Floods Minister, Dr Thérèse Coffey. Costing almost £70 million, the new flood defenses centerpiece is a 200-tonne rotating barrier which can be raised in minutes, helping to keep the town safe from tidal surges during storms. The defense scheme also […]

  • 7 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, CPRA Board Chairman Chip Kline, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) secretary Shawn Wilson and OCD Director Pat Forbes joined elected officials and levee direct leaders from Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes yesterday to flyover the Morganza to the Gulf Hurricane Protection System. The tour also included the Larose to Golden Meadow […]

  • 6 February 2019
    Business & Finance

     J.F. Brennan of La Crosse, Wisconsin, has just released a video from the Ashland Lakeshore Superfund Site cleanup project. The 40-acre polluted site located on the shore of Lake Superior in Chequamegon Bay in the city of Ashland was used for various industrial purposes for more than a century and contains legacy toxins such as benzene […]

  • 4 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The City of Whyalla is set to begin its annual foreshore sand replenishment project today. Earthmoving contractors and their associated machinery (dump trucks and excavators) will be operating along the Whyalla Foreshore in the week beginning Monday, February 4, until Friday, February 8. Council’s Project Manager Landscape, Sam Bourne, said that the work was done […]

  • 4 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) was granted Commonwealth permits last week to conduct maintenance dredging at the Port of Hay Point following a thorough consultation and assessment process. The 10-year permits, issued by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, carry conditions that protect the marine environment. Maintenance dredging at the Port of Hay Point […]

  • 1 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Marco Ciarla, USACE Baltimore District’s Planning Division project manager, provided an overview of types of nonstructural flood risk management measures during a North Atlantic Division Nonstructural Workshop yesterday. The event, held at Baltimore District’s Headquarters, was focused on policy and guidance, planning and implementation of nonstructural measures. Nonstructural measures include dry and wet flood proofing, elevation […]

  • 29 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District has received an application for a Department of the Army permit for a maintenance dredging work to restore water depths in navigable waters in the Village of Islamorada, Florida. The applicant – Village of Islamorada – seeks authorization to maintenance dredge a total of 11,380.60 cubic yards […]

  • 4 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, has just released the latest update on their ongoing Harpersfield Dam project in Geneva, Ohio. Current work – including removing sediment and excavating abutment walls – is aided by a water diversion system serving as a temporary dam, said USACE. The Buffalo District is constructing a new […]

  • 24 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Court has confirmed the resource consents issued to Refining NZ for its dredging project, subject to minor revisions agreed between the parties, the company announced. The confirmation comes four months after the company had appealed the consents granted by the Northland Regional Council (NRC) and follows detailed discussions with the parties to the […]

  • 24 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ New England District has completed the Pawcatuck River Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) feasibility study and now is proposing a plan to reduce potential storm and flooding impacts to Westerly, Charlestown, South Kingstown and Narragansett, RI. The study area included about 28 miles of moderately developed coast in the […]

  • 18 December 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Two dredges are now running 24 hours a day, six days a week on Quonochontaug Pond, suctioning material from the breachway and depositing it on the adjacent salt marsh as part of the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) salt marsh restoration and elevation enhancement project. Contractor J.F. Brennan, which also worked on a […]

  • 14 December 2018
    Business & Finance

     Tonry Insurance Group has just released a very interesting video about the Plymouth Harbor dredging project. Maintenance dredging of the Plymouth Harbor Federal navigation project started last month and will take about 5 to 6 months to complete, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District. USACE has awarded this $9.3 million contract […]

  • 12 December 2018
    Business & Finance

     Steele Associates Marine Consultants, LLC, a Massachusetts based full service hydrographic surveying and marine environmental consulting firm established in 2003, has just released a very interesting video named ‘Burnham Plymouth Harbor Dredging 2018’. Maintenance dredging of the Plymouth Harbor Federal navigation project started last month and will take about 5 to 6 months to complete, according […]