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  • 9 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Gulf Coast Chapter has announced that their annual meeting is set to take place on November 14-15, 2018 at the ACE Hotel New Orleans. The meeting will provide a forum for the exchange of information of interest to the dredging industry and its associates, WEDA said. Representatives from all areas of the […]

  • 8 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Construction of two low-crest Geotextile Sand Container (GSC) groynes on the Drummond Cove Foreshore to mitigate coastal erosion at Whitehill Road will begin next week, reports the City of Greater Geraldton. The two 40m long groynes, which will extend across the beach and into the ocean, have been designed to retain sand at Whitehill Road and […]

  • 7 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District is hosting two public meetings to gather input on the feasibility study for hurricane protection and storm damage reduction for the South Central Coast of Louisiana. As the company reported yesterday, the study area includes Iberia, St. Martin, and St. Mary parishes and will look at […]

  • 1 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District will host a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) scoping meeting next week on the Puerto Rico Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Study. The meeting is set for Tuesday, November 6, at the El Teatro Manuel Mendez Ballester in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. The meeting will take place from 2 […]

  • 31 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Over the next fortnight, the North Portsea Island Coastal Defense Scheme will reach two major milestones, Portsmouth City Council said in its latest announcement.  The first of these is the re-opening of the coastal path at the Tipner Lake site between the Mountbatten Centre and Horsea Lane allotments at the beginning of November, with landscaping continuing for the […]

  • 30 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    VBA – a joint venture comprising VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business – is starting the next phase of works at Fairhaven Lake. According to VBA, the second phase of works at Fairhaven Lake will involve upgrading Stanner Bank car park, replacing the retaining wall and refurbishing the existing outfall drainage from Fairhaven Lake to the […]

  • 30 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Texas General Land Office (GLO) and the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers have announced the release of the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement. Since 2015, GLO and USACE have worked cooperatively on the feasibility study formulating risk reduction solutions to address coastal storm risks […]

  • 29 October 2018
    Business & Finance

     Texas General Land Office (TGLO) has just released a video about the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Feasibility Study – also known as the Coastal Texas Study – highlighting engineering, economic and environmental analyses on large-scale projects, which may be considered by Congress for authorization and funding. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in […]

  • 26 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    A new, long-term approach to coastal management in England is urgently needed given the expected impacts of climate change, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) said in their latest announcement. “Climate change will almost certainly cause sea levels around the UK to increase by 1 meter or more at some point in the future, and […]

  • 25 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Massachusetts’ Baker-Polito Administration yesterday announced over $10.2 million in grants and loans to assist communities in addressing deteriorating dams and refurbishing critical coastal infrastructure. The awards, funded by the Dam and Seawall Repair or Removal Fund and the Governor’s annual capital budget, include engineering phase or construction phase support for nine dam repair projects, […]

  • 24 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The NSW Coastal Conference Committee has announced that their 27th Annual NSW Coastal Conference, hosted for the first time by Bega Valley Shire Council, will take place from 7-9 November 2018, in Club Sapphire, Merimbula, NSW.  The conference will bring together over 250 delegates from a diverse range of fields, including: all aspects of coastal, […]

  • 18 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Scarborough Borough Council has approved the appointment of a contractor to design a scheme to repair and improve Robin Hood’s Bay’s main coastal defense asset. Previous studies have shown that the concrete seawall in the popular Yorkshire coast village is in poor condition and has an estimated serviceable life of approximately ten years, said the […]

  • 18 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a diesel fuel spill near Buffalo Bayou, Texas, yesterday morning.  Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from the captain of the dredger Susan Crosby that during a fuel transfer the vessel’s tank overflowed and released an estimated 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the Houston Ship Channel just north […]

  • 17 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Working on behalf of the Environment Agency, Team Van Oord is about to begin work on an innovative scheme aimed to provide improved protection from flooding to households, infrastructure and agricultural land adjacent to the West Somerset coast. The village of Stolford and surrounding area – located on the Bristol Channel, just east of Hinckley […]

  • 10 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is launching work on a comprehensive plan to make coastal areas more resilient to the impacts of severe storms and sea-level rise, announced yesterday Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe during a summit at Monmouth University in West Long Branch. The Coastal Resilience Plan will become a blueprint for protection of […]

  • 10 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    New research undertaken on behalf of the Environment Agency by scientists at HR Wallingford has been recognized by the Institution of Civil Engineers, with the award of the Bill Curtin Medal for Research and Innovation at the ICE Publishing Awards ceremony, held at One Great George Street in London on Monday, 8 October 2018. The […]

  • 5 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    On the Egyptian coast, a desalination plant is being constructed and Damen is taking significant role in this project.  The program includes a 500m long, 10m wide and 4m deep sea water inlet channel. According to the Dutch defense, shipbuilding and engineering conglomerate, this channel will be created using a DOP150 dredge pump. “The submersed pump […]

  • 2 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    RLB Contracting Inc., from Port Lavaca, Texas, has won a $15.1 million contract for maintenance dredging of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Corpus Christi Ship Channel to Port Isabel and the channel to Harlingen in Kenedy, Willacy and Cameron Counties, Texas. Bids were solicited via the internet with three received, according to the latest U.S. Department of Defense’s […]

  • 28 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    There is widespread, bipartisan support for action in addressing Louisiana’s coastal land loss crisis, according to a new poll released today by BDPC, LLC + Pinsonat and Restore the Mississippi River Delta. Of note, 79 percent of coastal voters said they support sediment diversions, large-scale engineering projects that would be strategically operated to direct sediment and fresh water from the […]

  • 26 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Salud Carbajal has announced the passage of new federal funding for water projects on the Central Coast included in the Fiscal Year 2019 Energy and Water Appropriations Act (H.R. 5895). The bill – signed into law by the President on Friday – includes investments in the Cachuma Water Project, and will help fund necessary dredging in the Morro Bay […]

  • 26 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council) is beginning the process to develop the next Funded Priorities List (FPL), targeted to be finalized in mid-2020. The FPL is a vehicle through which funds from the Council-Selected Restoration Component, commonly referred to as “Bucket 2”, are approved for specific ecosystem restoration activities in the Gulf […]

  • 19 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    Over 800 meters of riprap sea-defense works have been completed on the West Coast of Demerara, Guyana, reports the Department of Public Information. According to the DPI, the project, which commenced in November 2017, was completed in three phases. BK International has executed 300 and 260 meters respectively of riprap sea-defense in two phases and Toolsie Persaud […]

  • 10 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    West Calcasieu Port, located in Sulphur, Louisiana, said in its latest release that dredging operations in the port’s west barge basin were completed on August 24. Coastal Dredging of Hammond, La., was the contractor on the $1.3 million maintenance dredging project that removed more than 140,000 cubic yards of spoils over a 10-week period. The […]

  • 7 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Palaszczuk Government is backing Hinchinbrook Shire Council’s Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy (CHAS) with a $398,645 grant delivered through the state’s $12 million QCoast2100 program, the Queensland Government said in its latest release.  Minister for Environment, Leeanne Enoch, said that QCoast2100 helps councils and communities understand and prepare for storm tide inundation, coastal erosion, and […]

  • 5 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    Governor Ralph Northam yesterday announced the Commonwealth of Virginia sought and received authorization from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to continue the Commonwealth’s partnership with the agency through the Virginia Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Program in perpetuity. Through a “transmittal letter,” Governor Northam replaces the need for Executive Orders that each new governor […]

  • 5 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    The President of the Maldives, Abdulla Yaameen Abdul Gayyoom, attended a special ceremony last week, held to mark the completion of the Lh. Kurendhoo Coastal Protection Project. The main components of the project included dredging of 3,740m³ of material from the Kurendhoo coastal area and construction of 220m revetment, the Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) […]