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  • 9 July 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) announced today their decision to postpone the annual Gulf Coast Chapter meeting until November 2021. “The Gulf Chapter Board has been diligently tracking the societal and functional impacts of COVID related restrictions to everyone’s personal and professional lives,” WEDA said in the announcement. “Ongoing restrictions associated with social distancing, PPE […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    The City of Newcastle, NSW, proposal for mass-offshore sand nourishment and immediate minimal buried seawall extension works in the draft Stockton Coastal Management Program (CMP) has received broad support through public exhibition, with 162 community and 19 agency submissions in total. The City completed the 28-day public exhibition period on Tuesday. 74 percent of submissions […]

  • 10 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    Plans for state-of-the-art new coastal defences in Southsea have been given the green light as government awarded nearly £100m of funding to the project. Funding from the Environment Agency was the final hurdle the Portsmouth City Council project had to overcome and work is now set to start on site later this year. Cllr David […]

  • 28 May 2020
  • 28 May 2020

    The Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee yesterday heard Senate Bill 1090 by California Senator Patricia Bates that would help prevent further tragedies on public beaches such as the Encinitas bluff collapse that killed three people in August 2019. The committee did not vote on the bill. Instead, the committee’s chair, Senator Henry Stern (D-Calabasas), […]

  • 28 May 2020

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Norfolk District recently awarded a contract for more than $2.9 million to Gloucester, Virginia-based Coastal Design & Construction Inc. The contract calls for constructing an approximately 685-foot-long stone jetty at the entrance of the Tangier Island Federal Navigation Channel, located on the western side of the island. “The Norfolk […]

  • 25 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Colac Otway Shire, a local government area in the Barwon South West region of Victoria, Australia, is calling on the State Government to commit $4.3 million to urgently address coastal erosion which is severely impacting the coastline in and around Apollo Bay. Colac Otway Mayor, Cr Jason Schram, said that the Council had been advocating […]

  • 20 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana’s House Appropriations Committee has approved House Bill No. 2, the state’s Capital Outlay bill, the Restore the Mississippi River Delta reports.  The bill annually provides the funds for constructing projects across the state, projects that are needed more than ever because they provide jobs and stimulus to local economies. An amendment was added in […]

  • 15 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) will host a technical modeling workshop webinar on Tuesday, June 16 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. The purpose of the workshop is to provide technical audiences with an in-depth overview of the predictive modeling process and underlying assumptions that will be used for the 2023 Coastal Master Plan. According to CPRA, […]

  • 13 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    The City of Newcastle, NSW, has prepared a draft Coastal Management Program (CMP) for Stockton in partnership with the local community, and the plan is on public exhibition for a month. According to their official announcement, “City of Newcastle continues to work closely with our Stockton Community Liaison Group (SCLG), government agencies and members of […]

  • 12 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Neath Port Talbot Council and their contractor Knights Brown are making good progress on the vital scheme to repair and strengthen the iconic Aberavon Seafront Promenade. The work is part funded by the Welsh Government through its Coastal Risk Management Program – first announced by the Welsh Government in 2014. It aims to reduce flood […]

  • 11 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Construction works on the Fairhaven to Church Scar Coastal Protection Scheme are now complete, according to the Fylde Council. VBA – a joint venture between VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business – worked together with Fylde Council on this £22m coastal protection scheme along the Fylde coast. Under the project, the contractor replaced the […]

  • 29 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Works on a coastal defense scheme in the West Sussex village of Elmer are nearing completion, Mackley informs.  The Elmer Coastal Defense Scheme is being carried out by Mackley, working as part of Team Van Oord, on behalf of the Environment Agency, Arun District Council and Elmer Sands Limited. The project got underway in September […]

  • 27 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The mainland of Denmark is a low-lying peninsula that juts out 300 km into the North Sea from northern Germany, and the North Sea coast is a landscape of estuaries, inlets, low cliffs, dunes and long sandy beaches. According to Per Sørensen, Head of Coastal Research at the Danish Coastal Authority, “People here have always […]

  • 23 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Iberia Parish Council, State of Louisiana, has passed a resolution that may go a long way in alleviating drainage and fisheries concerns in the parish, The Daily Iberian reports.  The council voted unanimously to appropriate $5,000 from the GOMESA fund for costs related to the planning of the Coast Historical Hydrological Restoration Project. According […]

  • 23 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Washington State Department of Ecology has secured seven National Coastal Wetlands Conservation grants worth more than $5 million. The 2020 federal grants will help local partners restore and enhance nearly 500 acres of coastal wetlands and 17,500 feet of marine shoreline in Jefferson, Kitsap, Snohomish, Thurston, and Whatcom counties. More details about the each […]

  • 6 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Bayside City Council, Victoria, is currently undertaking works in Sandringham to reduce erosion and protect the coastal environment. These works are taking place along the coastal path and Trey Bit Reserve during April and May. Key improvements include: Extending existing fencing along the coastal path to protect flora and fauna; New drainage at Trey Bit […]

  • 30 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    This spring’s beach management activities at Hayling Island which consist of recycling beach material from Gunner Point and the Coast Guard Revetment to the Eastoke frontage are now complete, Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP) reports.  Contractor Les Searle Group moved over 33,000m³ of material for Havant Borough Council, making impressive progress in just three weeks. […]

  • 30 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management has announced more than $43 million in grants to improve the resilience of local communities and wildlife habitat in the face of increasingly severe and frequent natural disasters. The grants will support natural and nature-based infrastructure that will help people and wildlife recover […]

  • 25 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The N.C. Division of Water Resources has awarded $22 million to 13 coastal towns and counties to help with recovery efforts following Hurricane Florence. “Coastal communities are still in the rebuilding and recovery phase more than a year after Hurricane Florence left its devastating impact,” said Michael Regan, Secretary of the N.C. Department of Environmental […]

  • 18 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Orion Group Holdings, Inc. (ORN) yesterday announced contract awards totaling approximately $24 million. According to ORN, the Company’s Marine segment has been awarded two separate contracts to construct energy-related infrastructure on the Gulf Coast. “These projects enhance the backlog of our marine operations and position our resources well to maximize utilization,” said Mark Stauffer, Orion’s President […]