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  • 3 July 2020
    Business development, Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is continuing field studies in July 2020 as part of ongoing environmental and technical work for the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project. Since 2011, the Port Authority has been conducting field studies at Roberts Bank and the surrounding areas that build on previous scientific work as well as address existing […]

  • 2 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The USACE Buffalo District awarded a $6.11 million contract to Cold Spring Construction Company, from Akron, NY, on June 25 to repair over 1,300 feet of seawall, which has deteriorated over time due to Lake Erie ice and wave action, at the northern section of LaSalle Park, Buffalo, NY.  “This project is critical to protect […]

  • 1 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    Birdon Pty Lt of Port Macquarie, NSW, has successfully completed dredging operations in the Settlement Shores canals. The maintenance dredging of Settlement Shores Canals will ensure the canal system continues to be safe to access for the boating public. The Settlement Shores Plan was prepared in 2017 and identified dredging of the canal beds as […]

  • 1 July 2020
    Business development

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division, recently selected St. Paul District Channels and Harbors Section Supervisor and Lewiston, Minnesota, resident Steve Tapp as the division’s nominee for the national Outstanding Civilian of the Year Award. The award recognizes a civilian’s contributions and support to the Corps of Engineers, including civil works, humanitarian […]

  • 30 June 2020
    Authorities & Government

    Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County (NY) is working on a project that will dredge the Pines Marina in Great South Bay and provide safe navigational depths within the marina. According to USACE, the town has already requested Department of the Army (DA) authorization to conduct periodic maintenance dredging of the Pines Marina over the next […]

  • 29 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    Work on coastal protection structures at N. Fohdhoo is well underway, with 58% project progress so far, Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) said in their latest release. “We are currently working on back-fill area leveling works and geo bag filling which will be used for revetment construction,” MTCC said. The project involves sand filtering […]

  • 29 June 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Monroe County, its nonfederal sponsor, recently released the Florida Keys Coastal Storm Risk Management Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement. The Draft IFR and EIS, prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, identifies coastal storm flood risks to residents, industries and businesses; develops risk-management measures, […]

  • 26 June 2020
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    The Napier Port 6 Wharf project is coming along nicely and is set to complete on time, by the end of 2022. According to the latest update, the contractor – HEB Construction – has so far made good progress with piling, having installed 13 piles out of 400 that will support the wharf. With progress […]

  • 25 June 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District has received a permit application from the state of New Hampshire, PDA Port Authority for maintenance dredging of Rye Harbor. According to USACE, the proposed work involves dredging within the designated setback area of the Corps’ Civil Works project known as the Rye Harbor Federal Navigation […]

  • 25 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    Ports of Auckland (POAL) has applied to Auckland Council for consent to deepen the city’s shipping channel and a resource consent hearing on the matter will be held next week. Auckland’s population is forecast to grow significantly, with a million more people expected to live here by 2050. More people means more demand for the […]

  • 25 June 2020
    Research & Development, Technology

    Following the successful WODCON XXII conference, organized by the Chinese chapter of the Eastern Dredging Association (EADA) in Shanghai last April, the host of the next WODCON, CEDA, announced the details for the next congress in the series. WODCON XXIII will take place from 16th-20th May 2022, at the Tivoli Congress Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark, and […]

  • 24 June 2020
    Business development, Infrastructure

    Port of Tumaco, Colombia, has achieved a major milestone welcoming their largest ship ever, DEME Group said in its latest announcement. DEME’s TSHD Lange Wapper pressed on with a crucial maintenance dredging campaign along the access channel to the Colombian port, despite facing many COVID-19 restrictions. The team’s perseverance enabled the port to handle the […]

  • 24 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    Earlier this week, the Clay City Council unanimously passed Resolution 2020-08, awarding the bid for the Cosby Lake dredging project to M & N of Alabama, LLC., The Trussville Tribune reports. “It is a resolution to allow the mayor to sign a contract for the dredging of Cosby Lake,” City Manager Ronnie Dixon said. “The low […]

  • 24 June 2020
    Authorities & Government, Operations & Maintenance

    City of Cleveland, the Port of Cleveland, Ohio EPA, and the Army Corps have released a document for public comment to begin a 20-year dredged material management plan for Cleveland Harbor. The array of alternatives to address the 20 year plan for dredged material management in Cleveland Harbor is available for public comment until July […]

  • 23 June 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The Environment Agency in partnership with Arun District Council and Elmer Sands Limited has completed major coastal defence works at Elmer in West Sussex. During construction 20,000 tonnes of rock were used to improve the existing rock revetment and 12,500 cubic metres of shingle were recharged across the defences. A new boat ramp for Elmer […]

  • 23 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    Works are underway to improve sea defenses along a 3.7km stretch of the Kent coastline between Hythe and Dymchurch, the beach frontage of a Ministry of Defence (MoD) firing range, said Mackley in their latest release. The Hythe Ranges Sea Defence project is being carried out by Van Oord working in partnership with Mackley and […]

  • 22 June 2020
    Authorities & Government, Project & Tenders

    Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District recently commissioned two Mud Cat MC 225D units each with their own industrial grinding system and booster station. The new dredges will replace the original Mud Cat dredges put into service 38 years ago in 1982. Each dredge and booster station are built with Tier 4 Final Engines approved by […]

  • 19 June 2020
    Authorities & Government

    A plan to issue a Special Use Permit (SUP) to Dare County to utilize a privately-owned hopper dredge to perform maintenance dredging within Oregon Inlet has been approved by the National Park Service (NPS). In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the NPS adopted an Environmental Assessment (EA) drafted by the Army Corps for […]

  • 19 June 2020
    Equipment

    The hydrographic survey vessel Geo Ranger performed successfully her sea trials on the river Ems earlier this week, reports Royal Niestern Sander. In presence of the client Geo Plus, surveyors of Bureau Veritas and various commissioning engineers of Kongsberg and Alewijnse, the capabilities of the vessel were tested thoroughly. In April 2019, Royal Niestern Sander […]

  • 19 June 2020
    Equipment

    Earlier this week, Straatman BV successfully completed the production of two bow couplings for their customer Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD). This installation is designed for efficient beach and land reclamation and it realizes the connection between ship and floating hose line. The bow discharge installation consists of the following main parts: – […]

  • 19 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, recently awarded contracts for maintenance dredging of the Detroit River, Saginaw River and St. Clair River, all in Michigan. The contracts were separately awarded to Morrish-Wallace Construction Inc., of Cheboygan, Michigan, (d.b.a.) Ryba Marine Construction. These dredging projects help maintain the Great Lakes navigational channel to keep […]

  • 18 June 2020
    Business development

    Orion Group Holdings, Inc., engaged in heavy civil construction project management business, yesterday announced contract awards totaling approximately $17 million. The Company’s Marine segment has been awarded two separate contracts to provide dredging services in the Corpus Christi Ship Channel in Corpus Christi, Texas. The first award was the result of a competitive bid to […]

  • 18 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    American Construction Company has been contracted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform maintenance dredging in the Coos Bay harbor from River Miles 12 to 15, beginning on or around July 1, 2020. Dredging was also conducted in this section of the Federal Navigation Channel throughout the summer of 2019. This section of […]

  • 17 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    A new coastal partnership has been established between BCP Council and Dorset Council. The Dorset Coastal Engineering Partnership will provide an effective and coordinated approach in the delivery of schemes to help protect residents and communities from coastal flooding and erosion. As well as designing and delivering large government funded projects, the main functions of […]

  • 17 June 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The Army Corps’ Jacksonville District is opening public comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and proposed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the operation and maintenance dredging of the Okeechobee Waterway (OWW). “Maintaining safe navigation on federal waterways is one of the Corps’ key missions,” said Ashleigh Fountain, Project Manager. “Accumulation of sediment […]

  • 16 June 2020
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    As the largest hydraulic project in Ghana, the Ghana Tema New Container Terminal Project has been completed on June 12, informs China Communications Construction Company (CCCC). Undertaken by their subsidiary CHEC, the project mainly included the reclamation of 121 hectares of land from the sea, construction of a 3,558-m long breakwater, a 1,400-m long deep-water […]

  • 16 June 2020
    Business development

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (USACE), is seeking public comment on the Coos Bay North Jetty Maintenance and Repairs draft Environmental Assessment (EA) in Coos County, Oregon. The draft EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality’s NEPA regulations (40 C.F.R. parts 1500–1508), […]

  • 12 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    Redland City Council, QLD, is inviting community members to provide input into Phase 6 of its Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy. A city-wide strategy for the protection of the city’s coastline, including islands and inland rivers and creeks; the project will assess the vulnerability of infrastructure, assets and property to coastal hazards, and recommend actions to […]

  • 12 June 2020
    Business development

    Mackley has overcome supply issues caused by the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure continued progress on the latest phase of a scheme which will reduce the risk of coastal flooding for more than 4,500 homes and businesses on Portsea Island. The £58m North Portsea Island Coastal Defence Scheme, which is being delivered by the Eastern Solent […]