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  • 11 February 2021
    Infrastructure

    Boskalis has successfully wrapped up the dredging operations for the development of the first large-scale LNG export terminal in Canada. For three seasons, the crews worked under harsh weather conditions to remove and remediate soil at the site of the future terminal in Kitimat. Boskalis’ hopper dredgers Beachway and Shoreway have already left for Vancouver […]

  • 28 January 2021
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. EPA and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency have signed a $16 million project agreement to remediate contaminated sediment in the “ponds behind Erie Pier,” two backwater ponds surrounded by shallow marsh wetlands in Duluth, Minnesota. “EPA’s partnership with Minnesota continues to produce results in the St. Louis River Area of Concern,” said acting EPA Regional Administrator, […]

  • 22 January 2021
    Operations & Maintenance

    In 2020 Rohde Nielsen A/S completed three exciting maintenance dredging projects in the Port of Esbjerg, Denmark. First out of three was the Project Grådyb. There, Rohde Nielsen removed around 230.000 m3 of non-contaminated dredged sediment from the fairway channel entrance leading to Port of Esbjerg. Next one was the Project Basin that included dredging […]

  • 20 January 2021
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021) Work Plan for the Army Civil Works program on January 19, 2021. On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, Public Law 116-260, of which Division D is the Energy and Water Development and […]

  • 19 January 2021
    Business development

    At present, a mayor port expansion project is undertaken at the Swedish Port of Gothenburg. The expansion will result in an additional 220.000 m2 of terminal surface and 460 m more quay length. The project has been divided in various stages: a Damen DOP200 has proven its worth in the later stages of phase 1. […]

  • 8 January 2021
    Business development

    The U.S. EPA is observing the significant and rapid progress addressing polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination in New Bedford Harbor during the past several years. EPA’s cleanup work in the harbor has achieved major milestones, resulting in EPA now transferring control of a 5-acre industrial port facility with rail access, formerly used as a sediment dewatering […]

  • 30 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    U.S. EPA yesterday announced the completion of two multi-million-dollar Great Lakes Legacy Act (GLLA) projects in Michigan through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). These two projects remediated a total of 23,600 cubic yards of contaminated sediment within the Muskegon Lake and Detroit River Areas of Concern (AOCs), two of 43 areas identified in the […]

  • 22 December 2020
    Environment

    After months of hard work, the $162.5 million-Esquimalt Harbour Remediation Project has reached a major milestone with the completion of remediation at the Y-Jetty & Lang Cove site, reports Fraser River Pile and Dredge (FRPD). Beginning in January 2019, the Y-Jetty & Lang Cove Remediation Project focused on addressing contamination that had accumulated in the […]

  • 22 December 2020
    Technology

    The U.S. EPA, U.S. Department of Justice, the Kalamazoo River Natural Resource Trustee Council, and Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy have announced entry of a consent decree that requires NCR Corp. to clean up and fund future response actions at a significant portion of the Allied Paper Inc./Portage Creek/Kalamazoo River Superfund site. […]

  • 18 December 2020
    Environment

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a Revised Final Permit for the Rest of River cleanup plan of the Housatonic River. The Revised Final Permit, issued under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), spells out the required cleanup measures to be followed by General Electric Company (GE) to remove contamination caused by […]

  • 14 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Utilizing Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding under the EPA’s Great Lakes Legacy Act Authority, USACE continues remediation of contaminated sediment from Howard’s Bay in the Duluth-Superior Harbor at Superior, Wisconsin. “Construction started this fall and, once complete next calendar year, we will dredge approximately 132,000 cubic yards of material, 52,000 cy of non-contaminated navigation dredging […]

  • 4 December 2020
    Environment

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently began historic full-scale dredging of Gowanus Canal Superfund Site in Brooklyn, New York. This is a major milestone in the history of one of the nation’s most contaminated waterways. According to EPA, the dredging and capping will take place in the upper canal – denominated as Remediation Target […]

  • 3 December 2020
    Technology

    The Municipality of Port Hope, Ontario, is conducting a suction dredge program on the Port Hope outer harbor. According to their latest release, the dredging operations started earlier this week. The Municipality and Cameco Corporation have been working collaboratively to resolve issues related to Cameco’s cooling water intake, located along the west harbor wall, which […]

  • 30 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    USACE, which operates as part of the Department of Defense, announced via public notice that it’s withdrawing plans to dredge the shipping channel connecting San Francisco Bay to Stockton deeper, reports San Francisco Baykeeper. The scheme was a favor to the Bay Area’s oil refineries to help them operate larger oil tankers on the Bay. […]

  • 17 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 Administrator Pete Lopez, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, NYS Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon and other dignitaries yesterday marked the start of dredging operations in the upper portion of the Gowanus Canal Superfund Site in Brooklyn, New York. This is a major milestone in the history of one of the […]

  • 16 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The St. Louis River Area of Concern (AOC) is one step closer to delisting following completion of a contaminated sediment cleanup project at AZCON/Duluth Seaway Port Authority’s Slip on November 12. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)-funded project removed 850 cubic yards of contaminated sediment and capped an additional […]

  • 26 October 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    Strategic navigational dredging of the Howards Bay in Superior (WI) is in full swing now, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District. The work is part of the maintenance dredging contract awarded to La Crosse, Wisconsin-based, J.F. Brennan Company, Inc. “This work in Howards Bay is a necessary action to remove beneficial […]

  • 19 October 2020
    Project & Tenders

    Wasa Dredging and joint-venture partners Van Oord have completed the Kokkola dredging project according to schedule. The Kokkola fairway opened on the 30th of September 2020 with a new navigational depth of 14m, Wasa reported. The project started in May 2018 when Wasa mobilised two vessels: the 360-ton backhoe dredger “Optimus” alongside the 250 ton, […]

  • 19 October 2020
    Environment

    In an effort to de-list the Muskegon Lake Area of Concern, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has contracted Sevenson Environmental Services to complete the Ryerson Creek Outfall remediation dredging project. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is providing on-site quality assurance for the project. To date, approximately 1,900 cubic yards of debris, including large hand […]

  • 14 October 2020
    Research & Development

    Licencing of dredging activities is based on environmental analysis, including measuring levels of contamination. The contaminated dredged materials may upset the ecosystem balance at their disposal site. In these cases, officials take actions before the licence is granted. The types of contaminants in the environment can change over time, due to new or modified human […]

  • 13 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    Van Oord has won a contract to design and carry out the removal of silt from the Averijhaven depot in IJmuiden. After the removal of the contaminated silt, the area will be developed into an energy port. The contract has a value of EUR 18 million and preparations will start in the spring of 2021. […]

  • 8 October 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and City of Portage have started phase two of the canal restoration works. The project is a continuation of remediation and dredging work on the approximately 2.5-mile canal. According to the Portage Public Works Director Aaron Jahncke, DNR contractors are preparing the site at the end of Mullett Street […]

  • 7 October 2020
    Technology

    U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler has announced a series of Great Lakes-related accomplishments in Ohio and across the Midwest. In fact, these include the removal of the final beneficial use impairment at the Ashtabula River Area of Concern (AOC), and the completion of all management actions at the Black River AOC. “I’m proud to announce […]

  • 5 October 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    Land & Water Group has just announced the successful completion of the Thurrock dredging project on the River Thames. The main goal of the scheme was to remove contaminated materials from the berth of the marine terminal. For the project, the Land & Water team used their largest long reach excavator, the ZX690. “Our team […]

  • 30 September 2020
    Technology

    Texas A&M University (TAMU) has announced that their 50th Dredging Engineering Short Course will take place from January 11-15, 2021. This online Dredging Short Course will discuss current information on dredging fundamentals, dredge equipment & instrumentation, dredging procedures and dredged material placement procedures. Sediment transport in pipes, environmental regulations, mathematical/numerical models, cost estimating, dredging and remediation […]

  • 25 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    Barge-mounted excavators will start dredging the Gowanus Canal in mid-November, reports Brooklyn Paper. “We are on schedule for mid-November start of dredging,” said the Environmental Protection Agency’s Christos Tsiamis at the September 22 Gowanus Canal Advisory Group meeting. “We have made a lot of progress – we’re getting ready.” The federally-supervised cleanup is split into […]