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  • 21 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Completion of the new King Edward Point Research Station wharf marks the latest milestone for the £140m UK Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme. The new wharf at Rothera Research Station and mooring dolphin provide the extra capability required to berth the new UK polar research vessel, the RRS Sir David Attenborough. The new wharf was commissioned […]

  • 7 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Mayor, Whitsunday Regional Council, Andrew Willcox, joined Member for Dawson, George Christensen, this week to check out the progress of the Shute Harbor Restoration project. Piling works to support the new wharf and pontoons started last week and the full restoration project is expected to be completed by mid-2021, weather permitting. The overall $54.5 million […]

  • 6 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Phase 2 of the Muddy River Flood Risk Management construction project in Boston and Brookline, Massachusetts, will be completed under the terms of a $36.5 million contract issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District. The non-Federal sponsors for the project are the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the City of Boston, and the […]

  • 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 Baker-Polito Administration recently announced more than $2.9 million in Seaport Economic Council Grants to support nine maritime projects in seven communities. “Massachusetts’ coastal assets are incredibly important to the state’s overall economic health, and our administration’s investments through the Seaport Economic Council continue to expand capacity, resiliency and opportunity in cities and towns throughout […]

  • 19 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Progress towards constructing a navigation improvement project for Tangier Island is hitting a major milestone this month. The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, issued a solicitation for an unrestricted, firm fixed price, invitation for bid (IFB) for construction of a jetty located on the small island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. […]

  • 2 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Virginia Congressman Bobby Scott delivered the following testimony before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Waters Resources and Environment about programs he would like to see included in the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 – authorization legislation for programs operated and projects completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: “I […]

  • 21 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Works have begun on site to rebuild the Shute Harbor marine facility, Whitsunday Regional Council reports.  The demolition of a section of the existing seawall near Snows Beach has occurred, with construction of the new stepped seawall beginning in this section. The new seawall will take approximately 8 months to build and the rock will […]

  • 22 January 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Almost 40 local jobs will be created to support a major channel widening and land reclamation project in Gladstone Harbor this year. The $80 million Clinton Vessel Interaction Project being led by Gladstone Ports Corporation will widen the Clinton Channel by about 100 meters and to further develop port facility area at Fisherman’s Landing. The […]

  • 21 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana State University (LSU) Real Estate and Facilities Foundation, an affiliate of the LSU Foundation, announced recently that they have invited two project adviser finalists to deliver in-person presentations to the University Lakes Project evaluation team. The finalists are a joint venture of Brailsford & Dunlavey and CSRS and a joint venture of Stantec […]

  • 8 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) has just announced that the company will host applicants for the Waterway Maintenance Fund program on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. As reported, applicants are invited to attend this meeting to present new project requests or to provide updates to the community on existing dredging projects. In May 2018, the Virginia […]

  • 7 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana State University (LSU) Real Estate and Facilities Foundation, an affiliate of the LSU Foundation, has received six proposals from highly qualified local and national firms in response to its request for proposals seeking a project adviser for the University Lakes Project. The RFP was issued December 9, 2019, with a response deadline of […]

  • 24 December 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia has purchased a 24m Giant Piston Corer system for the RV Investigator from Ocean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL). The modular deep sea sediment coring system comprises four 6m-long barrels, a stainless steel head with removable lead weights and a mechanical trigger arm with 1m long […]

  • 27 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The $35 million construction tender for the rebuild of Shute Harbor terminal and seawall in the Whitsunday Region of Queensland was awarded to Vassallo Constructions Pty Ltd today, with works expected to begin in January 2020, the Whitsunday Regional Council reports. The overall $54.5 million restoration project will see a complete rebuild of the seawall, […]

  • 13 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito recently joined Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, Congressman Seth Moulton, members of the U.S. Coast Guard and the Army Corps to announce a $2.4 million Massachusetts Dredging Program award for the Annisquam River Dredging Project. The award, which Governor Baker announced last week at the Gloucester Coast […]

  • 6 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) received two new rubber-tired gantries (RTGs) last week, increasing the number of RTGs at the Paul W. Conley Container Terminal to 16. According to the company, adding equipment is part of an $850 million investment to keep Conley Terminal competitive and efficient with truck turntimes averaging under 35 minutes. “After […]

  • 23 October 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Whitsunday Regional Council has officially opened several major restoration projects following Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie. These projects include the Conway Beach Seawall, Bowen Front Beach Sewall and the Inverdon Bridge in Bowen. As reported, the recently completed seawalls have transformed the foreshore areas and will protect nearby homes during disaster season. They will help protect […]

  • 15 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    A team co-led by Associate Professor Christopher Hein of William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) has won a three-year, $687,850 federal grant to study how natural and constructed dunes respond when impacted by coastal storms and rising seas. According to VIMS, their goal is to provide resource managers with knowledge and tools […]

  • 18 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito joined New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell at the City Whaling Museum yesterday to announce the administration’s commitment of $24 million in funding to dredge New Bedford-Fairhaven Harbor.  According to their official statement, this funding commitment will enable the dredging of approximately 430,000 cubic yards of sediment […]

  • 10 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    New guidelines for dredge plume modelling are currently being developed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in partnership with the Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI). Dredging activities form part of many coastal developments in Australia, ranging from small maintenance activities to large scale dredging campaigns which involve the removal of large […]

  • 26 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Governor Ralph Northam last Friday, August 23, released the final restoration plan for Virginia’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal rivers. The clean-up plan, referred to as the Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP), will guide local, state, and federal actions through 2025 and is designed to meet the Commonwealth’s commitments to reduce […]

  • 5 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan has called on the Commonwealth Government to work with State and local governments to manage coastal erosion across the country. The State Government today released a comprehensive report outlining the scope and scale of coastal erosion across Western Australia, and potential options for managing areas of risk. The report itself […]

  • 26 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The second stage of the Cairns Shipping Development Project officially started today with the arrival of the backhoe dredger Woomera, which will soon begin clearing the hard clays from the Trinity Inlet. The 111m-long, German-built dredging vessel Balder R began its task on July 1 to open up the inlet for large cruise ships after […]

  • 24 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Karyn Polito, joined Hingham’s Town Manager, Thomas Mayo, and other state and local officials yesterday to announce $3.6 million in Massachusetts Dredging Program grants to four communities, including a $2 million award for work on Hingham’s Inner Harbor. Lt. Governor Polito also announced awards for Beverly, Chatham and […]

  • 23 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Karyn Polito, joined Nantucket Town Manager, C. Elizabeth Gibson, and other state and local officials at a ribbon cutting ceremony last week to celebrate completion of the Polpis Harbor Dredging Project. Additionally, Lt. Governor Polito announced that Nantucket will receive a $500,000 award through the first-ever grant round […]

  • 19 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District has announced the opening of public comment for the Continuing Authorities Program Section 14 project in Parcela Suarez, Loiza,Puerto Rico. At the request of the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, USACE conducted a study along a portion of the shoreline […]

  • 18 July 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Senior leaders from the Army Corps’ North Atlantic Division, together with the officials from other districts, spent the beginning of the week at the Corps, New England for quarterly regional governance meetings. During the visit, officials toured the district’s ongoing Boston Harbor Dredging Project – a $350 million partnership between the Army Corps, the Commonwealth […]

  • 18 July 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    It’s full steam ahead for the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, ongoing coastal protection program, with construction underway on the $18.2 million Palm Beach Artificial Reef and the $1.1 million Kurrawa Park seawall at Broadbeach. Mayor Tom Tate said: “We’ve invested more than $30 million into a range of beach measures over 2018/19 to ensure […]

  • 5 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The National Land Agency (NLA) and Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will facilitate hydrographic surveys of the seabed in the country’s territorial waters, the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) reports.  The agreement will be executed under the auspices of the National Hydrographic Committee (NHC), which is chaired by Director […]