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  • 11 March 2011

      Until 15 April 2011, in a special exhibition in FutureLand,  Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam will be exhibiting the best skeletal remains of ten animal species from days long gone that were found in the sand used to construct Maasvlakte 2. The finds include the complete pelvis and hind leg of a woolly mammoth and the by now world-famous hyena dropping. Background: The bottom of […]

  • 7 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The environment secretary Liz Truss has praised the new £6 million flood defenses on Portsea Island’s northern shore following a recent visit to the site. This is the second time in a matter of a few weeks that Ms Truss has visited and praised a scheme delivered by Team Van Oord working on behalf of […]

  • 26 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The new Ports and Shipping Minister, Robert Goodwill MP, paid his first official visit to a UK port on Thursday, 25 June, at the Port of Tyne. While on a tour of the Port’s 600 acre estate, the Minister saw the rapid progress being made on a £25 million project on the Port’s estate. “The […]

  • 30 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    A new flood protection plan to protect Cumbrian communities for generations has been presented by Floods Minister Rory Stewart today, 30 June. The Cumbria Flood Action Plan sets out the short-term actions that will see 4,300 homes in the region better protected, as well as the long-term actions that will see local organisations and communities […]

  • 16 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders, Technology, Vessels

    Moray Council, the only authority in Scotland to own a dredger, invited Liebherr-Great Britain to design and supply an excavator for direct mounting on its new £2.5 million dredger, MV (Marine Vessel) Selkie. The R 936 excavator, supplied with marine specification and two excavation buckets, was selected for its ability to fulfill the requirement to […]

  • 28 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Team Van Oord has started work on phase one of a £44m, 10-year flood protection scheme for the north of Portsea Island which will reduce the risk of coastal flooding and erosion to the area over the next 100 years. The contract has been awarded to Team Van Oord by the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership, and […]

  • 15 March 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A major milestone has been reached on the new Antarctic wharf project at Rothera Research Station. Following two months of deconstructing the old Biscoe wharf, the first frame of the new 74-meter long structure has been lowered into place. Over the weekend, divers completed the final part of the wharf deconstruction along the sea bed, […]

  • 12 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A multi-million dollar contract was signed at a formal ceremony in Shanghai on July 30, between major UK port operator, Peel Ports, and engineering firm, ZPMC, helping to boost future bilateral trade opportunities between China and the UK. Peel Ports Group is investing over $512 million (£300 million) to redevelop and expand the existing Port […]

  • 16 May 2012

    On May 14 at the conference hall of hotel “Londonskaya” the VI International Conference “Freight and Ports of the Azov-Black Seas Basin” took place. Among the participants there were representatives from Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Israel, Britain, Austria, Switzerland, Canada, Egypt, Norway, Romania, the Netherlands and other countries. Organizers – “Business Forum” company, “Industrial cargoes” […]

  • 20 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Team Van Oord – a joint venture partnership between Van Oord, Kier Group, Mackley Construction and Royal HaskoningDHV – has been acclaimed a Green World Ambassador as a result of the environmental success of the Medmerry Managed Realignment Scheme. The Medmerry scheme, carried out by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency, won a […]

  • 19 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Four VolkerStevin projects have been shortlisted in the Project of the Year award categories at the Construction News Awards 2020. These projects are: Lincolnshire Lakes Flood Defense Scheme (under £20m); Victory Jetty (£20-£50m); Ipswich Tidal Barrier (£20-£50m); Dover Western Docks Revival (over £50m). Commenting the latest announcement, VolkerStevin Managing Director, Rob Coupe, said: “The announcement […]

  • 22 May 2012

    The public in Portsmouth caught their first glimpse of the giant forward section of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, as it was loaded out of the hall at BAE Systems’ facility at Portsmouth Naval Base in preparation for its departure to Rosyth. Using a fleet of remote controlled transporters, a team moved the 6,000 tonne section, known […]

  • 7 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Transport Minister, John Hayes, visited the Port of Liverpool yesterday to view developments at its container terminal Liverpool2, due to open in 2015. The minister, who has responsibility for the strategic roads network and ports, received a tour of the site and heard a presentation from Peel Ports on issues relating to transport integration in […]

  • 8 November 2013

    GEI Consultants, Inc., one of the nation’s leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms, announces its contribution as a member of the United States team to the International Levee Handbook, a new global guide to best practices on the design, construction, maintenance, and improvement of levees. The handbook was released to […]

  • 20 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Associated British Ports (ABP) has received consent from the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to improve the marine access to the Port of Southampton with an extensive programme of dredging. The dredging, in Southampton Water and the Solent, is part of an extensive programme of investment centred around improving the capability of the port to receive […]

  • 8 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    UK’s biggest ever coastal realignment scheme at Steart, a joint project between WWT and Environment Agency, has been completed. The construction of Steart Marshes means the Environment Agency can continue its maintenance of flood risk schemes elsewhere in the Severn Estuary that protect 100,000 homes and businesses. Rising sea levels are predicted to result in […]

  • 11 February 2014

    The Port of Dover, together with its international partners Mott MacDonald and Buchan Group announced that it has been successful in securing a significant contract to guide the major future development of three ports managed by Taiwan International Ports Corporation Ltd (TIPC). Having established strong relationships with TIPC, cemented through the signing of a Memorandum […]

  • 20 September 2011

    Cooperation and ongoing projects were at the centre of talks yesterday between DP World Chairman HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem and UK Minister for Trade and Investment, Lord Stephen Green, at the company’s Head Office in Jebel Ali. Lord Green, who is currently on an official visit to the UAE, toured the Jebel Ali Port […]

  • 3 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Despite 270 flood warnings in place across the UK on Monday night, 400 shippers, cargo owners and carriers made it to London Gateway’s offices on Tuesday morning to view the latest developments at Britain’s new port and Europe’s largest logistics Park, which opens next year on the Thames. At the ‘Insight to London Gateway’ event, […]

  • 15 November 2012

    Canal & River Trust started a major overhaul of our waterways this November, as part of a five-month, £50 million restoration programme of canals and rivers across the country. The programme of essential maintenance will include the replacement of worn-out lock gates, brick work repairs, relining of channels and repair of aqueducts, reservoirs and other […]

  • 20 February 2012

      On 9 February 2012, the world’s largest offshore wind farm, located in the East Irish Sea, was officially inaugurated by Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, at a ceremony in the Barrow-in-Furness Town Hall. In the presence of representatives from the owners, local dignitaries, senior management from DONG Energy and […]

  • 28 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The British Marine Aggregate Producers Association (BMAPA) has published its eighth annual Sustainable Development (SD) report covering the year 2013. This builds upon the wider sustainable development initiative established by BMAPA’s parent organisation, the Mineral Products Association (MPA). The publication of BMAPA’s eighth SD Report follows the launch of the sector’s sustainable development strategy in […]

  • 16 January 2013

    The Board of Saudi Ports Authority held a meeting on Saturday, 10/13/2012 in Dhiba port under the chairmanship of His Excellency Dr. Jubarah AL Suraiseri Transport Minister & Chairman of The Board of Saudi Ports Authority. At the beginning of the meeting the board expressed its deep gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy […]

  • 20 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    The UK-based Port Evoluation Management (Port-Evo) will invest $25 million in the next year to develop and operate the under-construction river-based Rupayan Container Terminal in Bangladesh. The deal signed on December 17. with Rupayan Port & Logistics Services at the Westin hotel in Dhaka, will make Port-Evo a partner of the country’s first private inland […]

  • 15 March 2012

    An agreement between two ports of Falmouth on opposite sides of the world got the royal seal of approval from Prince Harry during his recent tour of the Caribbean. Falmouth, Jamaica and Falmouth, Cornwall have entered into a sister port relationship to promote good will and friendship with each other. The agreement was formally signed […]

  • 2 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Associated British Ports (ABP) has recently appointed Boskalis Westminster to carry out major dredging work in the approach channel to the Port of Southampton. Work on the £30m contract is due to get underway shortly, with the new facilities at Southampton’s container terminal due to open in the first quarter of 2014. The dredging works […]