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  • 30 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Conservation groups announced a settlement reached in the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project litigation that establishes significant new conservation efforts to help the Savannah River withstand the harm from further deepening, and requires proof that a proposed oxygen injection system actually works before any river dredging can begin. Previously, conservation groups challenged the project in multiple […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) announced that it has appointed Board Member and Treasurer, Thomas M. Verna, as its Interim Executive Director, effective October 1, 2014. A long time WEDA member, Board Director, Treasurer, and Safety Commission Chairman, Mr. Verna knows WEDA only too well. “Tom brings to us incredible institutional knowledge, the liaison with […]

  • 18 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reviewing comments received regarding the draft Missouri River Recovery Management Plan-Environmental Impact Statement as it moves toward preparing a final EIS which is anticipated to be released in summer 2018. “Public comments are a crucial element in developing the final EIS and record of decision,” said Maj. Gen. […]

  • 18 December 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Civil engineering contractor Jackson has just announced the start of flood control structure preparation at Perry Barr & Witton. The company has diverted the River Tame through a temporary river channel in preparation for the new flood control structure. The team diverted the flow through a temporary excavated south channel by installing a GeoDam at […]

  • 30 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    As the Mississippi River’s water level threatens to reach a historic low, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) recently joined U.S. Representative Bill Enyart (D-IL-12) and leaders from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Coast Guard to view firsthand the work underway to remove rock pinnacles which threaten navigation on the river. “As goes the […]

  • 3 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Trials of different dredging methods on the River Parrett, carried out by Van Oord working in partnership with the Parrett Internal Drainage Board and the Somerset Rivers Authority, have produced promising initial results, Team Van Oord said in its latest announcement. Tests of water injection dredging and agitation dredging were carried out on sections of […]

  • 25 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has just announced that they will begin armoring the east side of the Kissimmee River embankment (Canal 37)  between Lakes Hatchineha and Kissimmee in January 2018. The armoring construction, part of the Kissimmee River Restoration project, will span approximately 18 months. “Navigation will remain open during construction; however, a […]

  • 24 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    On the 18th and 19th June, 2014, the IADC/CEDA “Environmental Aspects of Dredging” Course was hosted by HR Wallingford at their headquarters in Howbery Park, Wallingford, UK. With a total of 27 delegates attending from France, UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Qatar, Ireland and Colombia, the presentations and workshops forming the course were the scene of much […]

  • 21 September 2011

    An ‘‘unprecedented’’ community response has put the Myall River’s choked eastern channel one step closer to being dredged…   BY MATT CARR (theherald) [mappress] Source: theherald, September 21, 2011;

  • 4 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Siport21 has shown the nautical studies developed in Colombian Ports (Cartagena, Buenaventura and Aguadulce) during the celebration of the first PIANC Congress in Colombia. The principal aim of these projects was to support the design of new channels and terminals as well as improve the accessibility of new vessels at their facilities. The company has carried out studies […]

  • 2 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    According to the Department of Water Resources (DWR), construction of a temporary emergency drought barrier at West False River in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is its nearing completion. The barrier now spans the approximately 750-foot-wide river between Jersey and Bradford islands and blocks salt water that tidal action attempts to push eastward from San Francisco Bay […]

  • 17 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Thousands of tonnes of silt that currently lies on the bed of the River Lagan in Belfast will be dredged in a major project to maintain and enhance the river’s water quality and unique eco-system, the Northern Ireland’s Department for Communities reports.  The £3.3m investment by the Department, which manages the River Lagan, will see […]

  • 23 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, has just reported that contractors working on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project are on track to finish several SHEP-related features in 2017. Senior project manager for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, Spencer Davis, recently provided an update on the environmental mitigation features outside of the actual harbor and entrance channel […]

  • 9 December 2010

    State and federal officials gathered in Pointe Coupee Parish on Tuesday night to reaffirm their commitment to restoring False River’s … By KORAN ADDO (2theadvocate) [mappress] Source: 2theadvocate, December 9, 2010;

  • 26 July 2012

    Round the clock dredging works conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Memphis are well underway as the Mississippi River’s water level continues receding, inflicting high losses on the river barge and tow boat operators, the Associated Press reports. Drought has reduced the river’s water level to about 13 feet below normal summer […]

  • 13 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    General Electric is working aggressively to refine plans for the sixth and final season of the Hudson River dredging program, which will be performed later this year, from May through November. When dredging is completed this year, GE will have removed 100 percent of the PCBs targeted by EPA for removal — more than 2.65 […]

  • 2 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Huge excavators positioned on jack-up barges on Deptford Creek have been dredging the riverbed to prepare for tunnelling in Greenwich, reports the Tideway – the company delivering the Thames Tideway Tunnel. The operation is a key part of Tideway’s work in south-east London to clean up the River Thames and will make it possible to […]

  • 18 July 2012

    In the aftermath of the river steamboat, the American Queen’s forced docking one mile north of Beale Street Landing, prompted by low water level of the Mississippi River, the need for dredging has become ever more evident. Namely, the accumulated sediments have made it impossible for the American Queen to dock at her designated spot. […]

  • 20 November 2020
    Authorities & Government

    Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, USACE Commanding General and 55th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, signed the Chief’s Report for the Grand River Basin Study on November 19, 2020. The signing of the report progresses the project to Congress for authorization. “This is a great example of improving habitats and the environment while also increasing […]

  • 28 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Habitat Enhancement Program (HEP) submitted this month a project permit application for the Maplewood Marine Restoration Project. The scheme is located immediately south of the Maplewood Flats Conservation Area which is two kilometers east of the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge in the District of North Vancouver, British Columbia in federal waters managed […]

  • 26 January 2010
    Project & Tenders

    The new marina Sandspit Yacht Club Marina Society hopes to build at Sandspit would provide berthing for 157 boats at the Matakana River’s lower end, with a 35 year occupation of the marina… [mappress] Source:nbr.co.nz,January 26,2010

  • 10 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Water Institute of the Gulf and Nicholls State University have signed a memorandum of understanding that outlines increased collaborations on projects ranging from coastal protection and restoration to disaster risk reduction and nature-based flood defense. “The great challenges facing Louisiana and coastal areas around the world require an immense amount of research and action […]

  • 10 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The USACE St. Paul District is nearing the completion of its dredging contract to place near 150,000 cubic yards of dredged material to the Buck Creek Placement Site. The material was removed from the Mississippi River navigation channel at McMillian Island near Lock and Dam 10 in Guttenberg, Iowa. The Corps worked with its partners […]

  • 2 October 2012

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to clean up contaminated river sediment at the Grasse River Superfund site in Massena, New York. Past industrial activities have contaminated the river sediment with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), which are potentially cancer-causing chemicals that build up in the food chain and accumulate in the fatty tissue […]

  • 23 July 2010

    Missing out on federal funds for dredging of the Saginaw River would have a serious impact on the river’s condition for shipping within two years, said the chief of operations for the Detroit District Army Corps of Engineers. Wayne Schloop said a nearly $4.2 million chunk of federal funds U.S. Rep. Dale E. Kildee, D-Flint, […]

  • 12 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Corps of Engineers is hosting a public meeting aboard the Motor Vessel (MV) Mississippi on Aug. 13 at 1 p.m. at the River’s Edge Plaza in Dubuque, Iowa. The public meeting is held as part of the Mississippi River Commission’s Low Water Inspection trip that runs Aug. 12-16. The MRC conducts the annual trip […]