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  • 15 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The City of Gold Coast just announced that the biggest offshore dredging program in the city’s history will start today, shifting millions of cubic meters of sand onto the beaches. The 111-meter Balder R hopper dredger, owned by Danish company Rohde Nielsen, will spend 16 weeks working along Palm Beach and the coastal strip from Miami […]

  • 12 April 2010

    MILLIONS of dollars in State Government funding for dredging is needed to save the Gold Coast’s popular bar crossings from dire straits which could result in loss of life… [mappress] Source:goldcoast,April 12,2010;

  • 28 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Gov. John Bel Edwards has just released details on proposed legislation for protecting and restoring Louisiana’s coast. These proposals are part of the governor’s legislative package that will be considered in the Regular Session that is set to begin on April 10. “This is a plan for all of Louisiana, not just one agency and […]

  • 13 May 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Research into the impacts of wild weather and climate change on the Queensland’s Gold Coast is being stepped up with the launch of a bright yellow monitoring buoy nicknamed Big Bird, the Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) said in its latest release.  According to GCWA, Big Bird’s launch formally marks the establishment of the Coastal […]

  • 19 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Coastal Texas Protection & Restoration Feasibility Study review verified the most advanced modeling and catastrophic storm surge events were included within the recent study, USACE Galveston reports.  “We used the most advanced storm modeling system to run storm surge forecasts by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center […]

  • 23 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Eurobodalla Council is preparing a draft Coastal Management Program to set out how it will manage the coast for the next 10 years. The plan will outline how the coastline and beaches will be protected long-term and where and how investment will take place. Council is holding four drop-in sessions this month to give residents […]

  • 24 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    A new federal study is attempting to reframe the national discussion about coastal risk and relief, and it behooves local communities and coastal advocates to be part of this conversation from the beginning. The study, issued by the National Research Council in late July, calls for “a national vision for managing risks from coastal storms… […]

  • 18 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    A $3.35 million upgrade to the jetty of the Gold Coast Seaway’s Sand Bypass System has been given the green light, announced today Minister for Transport and Main Roads The Honorable Mark Bailey. The investment, delivered in the Palaszczuk Government’s 2018 State Budget, will allow the jetty to safely accommodate the next generation of mobile cranes that […]

  • 15 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    Governor Kay Ivey last Friday announced that on March 29, 2019, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council approved Alabama’s State Expenditure Plan for Gulf Coast recovery. This plan, developed by the Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council (AGCRC), proposes 28 activities for the Spill Impact Component of RESTORE funding (also known as Bucket 3) for a […]

  • 20 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council announced the approval of the Comprehensive Plan Update at the meeting on Friday, December 16th, 2016. The plan update was unanimously adopted by the Council, which includes the five Gulf States (Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas) and six federal agencies (U.S. Departments of the Interior, Commerce, Agriculture, and […]

  • 29 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) is seeking public comment on the Council’s proposal to amend its FPL in order to approve implementation funding for the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (MBNEP), specifically for restoration of a portion of Twelve Mile Creek, Alabama. In 2015, the Council approved $358,000 in planning funds for this […]

  • 14 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Griffith Center for Coastal Management (GCCM) has just released a video named “Shaping Our Coast – Dredging and Nourishment”. GCCM is a research center, targeting research that contributes to all aspects of the sustainable management of coastal regions as well as facilitating community education programs, CoastEd and BeachCare. “At the Griffith Centre for Coastal […]

  • 17 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, intends to issue an Invitation for Bid for the West Coast Hopper Dredging 2016 program.  This dredging project includes maintenance dredging and new dredging at Grays Harbor, maintenance dredging at the San Francisco Mainship Channel, Coos Bay Entrance, Mouth of the Columbia River, and selected Columbia River bars from […]

  • 8 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment of the Netherlands, Melanie Schultz, yesterday presented the improved section of the Dutch coast, in the West-Zeeuws Vlaanderen area. The completion of the last weak link on the Dutch coast means that the Dutch coast will be superstorm proof for the next 50 years. “In 2003, nine weak links were […]

  • 3 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Central Coast Council’s dredging program has wrapped up for 2020 with approximately 25,000 cubic meters of sand removed from the channel. Under the cleanup plan, two dredges were used simultaneously to ensure the dredge program was completed in the compressed timeframes. Council’s Environment and Planning Director, Scott Cox, said that the use of two dredges […]

  • 21 March 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A pilot solar-powered, renewable energy system will be used to help power the Gold Coast’s Seaway Sand Bypass System, reducing carbon emissions and driving down operational costs. Design work is underway on a 100-kilowatt solar photovoltaic array to be installed at the Sand Bypass System at The Spit. The Sand Bypass System transports 500,000 cubic […]

  • 17 February 2010
    Project & Tenders

    NEW ORLEANS — Port officials from Savannah, Ga., to Mobile, Ala., to Long Beach are moving full steam ahead to expand and modernize their ports. [mappress] Source: USA Today, February 17, 2010

  • 8 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) is pushing ahead with dredging works on the Gold Coast, ensuring vital transport links remain open for the city’s marine industries. “Dredging is starting in the West Crab Island Channel in the section from the Ephraim Island bridge down to the intersection with the North Channel,” CEO Hal Morris […]

  • 18 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The City of Gold Coast is well prepared for large swells expected to impact the town’s beaches later this week. “The sand dredging and pumping we have done over the past two years has added millions of cubic meters of sand to our beaches,’’ said Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate. “The dredge alone placed three […]

  • 16 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, is ready to issue an Invitation for Bids for West Coast Hopper Dredging 2017. According to the Corps, the project will include hopper dredging work at four locations: Humboldt Bay Bar and Entrance, California; Coos Bay, Oregon; Mouth of the Columbia River, Oregon/Washington; and the Columbia River, […]

  • 3 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Gulf Coast Chapter has announced that their annual meeting is set to take place on November 7th and 9th at Mobile Convention Center in Mobile, AL. The meeting will provide a forum for the exchange of information of interest to the dredging industry and its associates. Representatives from all areas of […]

  • 20 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    Rijkswaterstaat needs millions of cubic meters of sand every year to maintain the Dutch coast and protect it from the coastal erosion caused by major storms. That sand comes from the seabed. A permit is needed to extract the sand and an environmental impact report is needed in turn to obtain a permit. Rijkswaterstaat works […]

  • 26 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    A landmark study into the light sensitivity of Gold Coast seagrass meadows has pinpointed how much light these vital sea life breeding and feeding grounds need to grow and thrive, Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) reports. The study, undertaken by Griffith University on behalf of GCWA, looked at the impacts of light levels on growth […]

  • 15 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Works contributing to safe and navigable access to the South Wave Break Island channel in the Broadwater are set to begin today, Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) reports. GCWA CEO, Hal Morris, has confirmed that a local dredging contractor will start setting up on site and will kick off dredging on 25 November, with work […]

  • 24 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Mathews County, VA, said in their latest release that Congressman Rob Wittman will hold a meeting later this week on the Mathews dredging issues and the removal of aids to navigation.  At the meeting, Wittman will discuss residents’ concerns about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ lack of dredging in local waterways and the removal […]

  • 9 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council has released an update to its 2013 Comprehensive Plan. According to the Council, the update provides additional strategic guidance for them to follow as they make decisions on funding projects and activities aimed at restoring the Gulf of Mexico. The Council will meet to vote on the Comprehensive Plan Update and […]