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  • 4 March 2021
    Technology

    The Fairfax County Government has just released this very interesting video about the Lake Accotink dredging project. A review of the lake and watershed data is underway. Detailed field condition assessments will take place through spring of 2021. A project alternatives analysis will be developed by summer 2021 to inform stakeholders, elected officials and staff […]

  • 4 March 2021
    Business & Finance

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has reported a strong set of results in 2020, both operationally and financially. According to the company, Boskalis has exceeded expectations in what has proven to be a very turbulent and challenging year with an EBITDA of EUR 404 million. Net operating profit amounted to EUR 90 million. Furthermore, despite […]

  • 3 March 2021
    Operations & Maintenance

    ML (UK) Dredging Ltd has begun routine maintenance dredging of the Port Solent Approaches. According to the Port Solent Marina, the dredging started on Monday, 1st March 2021 within the lock entrance and approach channel of the marina. The works are anticipated to last for three weeks, dependant on the weather and will start within […]

  • 3 March 2021
    Business development

    The Army Corps of Engineers’ Wilmington District has published its final environmental review required for the elimination of the environmental window for dredging the harbors at the state’s two seaports. The District last week released the final Deep Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) describing the actions to eliminate […]

  • 3 March 2021
    Project & Tenders

    Following the approval of the design deepening and feasibility reports, the upgrade projects of two rivers in Shenzhen, China is expected to begin this April, informs the Dutch water sector. In Shenzhen, the ambitious Blueway program aims to recover 1000 kilometres of existing rivers, riverfronts, and lakes by 2025. With scenic rivers and lake shorelines […]

  • 2 March 2021
    Infrastructure

    STS Hydropower has officially started a dredging project to remove sediment from an oxbow feature of the Kalamazoo River near South Wenke Park, Michigan. The project is being conducted in cooperation with the Township of Comstock Parks Department, Kalamazoo County and the State of Michigan. The oxbow is a natural depositional area that is currently […]

  • 2 March 2021
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    Aberdeen Harbour has released the latest update on their £350 million South Harbour expansion project. “Work has progressed on site despite the wintry weather in February, and we are gearing up for a busy construction period in the spring and summer,” announced the port. In February, revetment work continued around the concrete piles on the […]

  • 2 March 2021
    Business & Finance

    Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, along with Representatives Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer, Kurt Schrader, and Suzanne Bonamici, are pushing the U.S. Office of Management and Budget to provide the Army Corps with annual funding for maritime infrastructure maintenance crucial to public safety and the vitality of economies up and down the Oregon Coast […]

  • 1 March 2021
    Infrastructure

    A new bigger, and better Sidmouth sea defense scheme is now back on the table after recent changes to the eligibility for funding from various bodies. This news from East Devon District Council (EDDC) was revealed in a public meeting with the Sidmouth and East Beach Management Plan Project Advisory Group on Thursday, February 24. […]

  • 26 February 2021
    Infrastructure

    CDES, a Luzancy (Seine-et-Marne) based marine specialist, has won the La Teste de Buch dredging contract. La Teste de Buch is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. It is located on the south shore of Arcachon Bay, lying in the southwestern part of Gironde. The project includes dredging of 50,000 cubic meters of sediment, transport activities by land and […]

  • 25 February 2021
    Infrastructure

    Rohde Nielsen A/S finished a beach nourishment project in North of Funen, Denmark, a few weeks ago. The work, carried out from mid-December to mid-January, included placing 80.000m3 of sand onto the beaches. “The challenging Nordic weather tested us. However, we managed to finish the project in time. Those of our units on the project […]

  • 25 February 2021
    Business development

    The Port of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, has finished penning its lease agreement with DP World to expand the city’s Duke Point terminal. The project will include an extension of the existing berth from 182 meters to 325 meters and the construction of a new truck gate, warehouse and administration and maintenance building. Under the […]

  • 25 February 2021
    Operations & Maintenance

    Continental Heavy Civil Corporation has won a $37,348,064 construction contract for the Broward County Segment III beach renourishment project. According to the Army Corps, Broward County Segment III Shore Protection Project includes placing sand on the beaches of Dr. Von D. Mitzel-Eula Johnson State Park, Dania Beach, Hollywood and Hallandale. This renourishment calls for the […]

  • 24 February 2021
    Business development

    MDL Marinas has successfully completed dredging at their Sparkes and Northney marinas in Chichester, the culmination of the £400K 2020/21 winter dredging program. “This year we dredged enough silt and mud from our marinas to fill ten Olympic sized swimming pools, weighing 33,000 tons and the equivalent of 8,000 elephants or the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth. This […]

  • 24 February 2021
    Research & Development

    Bakker Sliedrecht has just announced their plan to begin a research in order to determine whether biodegradable oil can be used in the submersible motors that the company has supplied for equipment of Van Oord. If this is applicable, the international marine contractor wants to use this type of oil on more of its vessels. […]

  • 23 February 2021
    Operations & Maintenance

    Canal & River Trust will invest £15 million this winter in the North West, carrying out essential repairs, upgrades and maintenance work. As part of the four-month programme, which is due to finish in mid-March, the expert engineering teams are replacing worn-out lock gates, dredging waterways and carrying out a host of tasks to keep […]

  • 23 February 2021
    Technology

    First part of Jan De Nul’s 100% sustainable beach replenishment work along the Belgian coast has been completed ahead of schedule. “Our Pedro Álvares Cabral, sailing on biofuel, successfully restored the beaches of Ostend. We’ve moved up north today, to Knokke where we started the reclamation of 900,000 m³ to restore the eroded beaches,” Jan […]

  • 22 February 2021
    Infrastructure

    A project to improve the sea defenses protecting a popular holiday destination on the Essex coast is nearing completion. The Seawick Sea Defenses project is being carried out by Mackley as the main subcontractor to Van Oord, and on behalf of the Environment Agency. The scheme is improving and extending the rock armour around the […]

  • 22 February 2021
    Equipment

    Van der Leun America has successfully installed the electrical installation on the water injection dredger (WID) Osprey. The dredger, built by St. Johns Ship Building in Palatka, Florida, for IHC America, will be operating in Wilmington, North Carolina. Earlier this month, IHC America delivered and commissioned the Osprey to the North Carolina State Ports Authority […]

  • 22 February 2021
    Operations & Maintenance

    The Army Corps contractor, Healy Tibbits Builders has begun night dredging operations in the inner Honolulu Harbor. According to USACE, the dredge barge is working at Area U3B. Dredging will take place on Monday nights through Sunday mornings, from 3 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., with hours extending to 10:30 a.m. in the month of March. […]

  • 19 February 2021
    Vessels

    TV Dredging, part of the Holland Shipyards Group, recently completed full-scale trials for the new deep suction dredger ‘Geertje’. According to the company, the newbuild is ready for delivery to her new owners Hoftijzer Verhuur- en Aannemingsbedrijf B.V. This in-house engineered vessel – type TVD DSD 35 DE – has a dredging depth of 37m, […]

  • 19 February 2021
    Infrastructure

    House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chair Peter DeFazio and Ranking Member Sam Graves have urged President Biden to fully utilize the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF) in his upcoming budget request. This move would make billions of dollars in already-collected fees available to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to maintain U.S. ports and harbors, […]

  • 19 February 2021
    Equipment

    Royal IHC has just released this beautiful video of the cutter suction dredger (CSD) Alkaramah’s launching ceremony. After the tests, the CSD will start dredging works at the Dead Sea in Jordan – to be used for developing a new pump station. Upon completion of this task, the dredger will be modified by Royal IHC […]

  • 18 February 2021
    Infrastructure

    The Port of Palm Beach has just released this very interesting video named ‘Digging deeper into dredging of the Lake Worth Inlet’. In the video, Port of Palm Beach Engineer, Ron Coddington, explains how much funding is allocated for a future dredge project, why dredging is important to the economy and how it will impact […]

  • 18 February 2021
    Operations & Maintenance

    The Environment Agency have begun work to fix a breached riverbank on the River Alt at Lunt meadows Nature Reserve and flood storage area in the latest phase of response to last month’s floods. The river burst its bank on 20 January during significant and severe rainfall caused by Storm Christoph which also saw the […]

  • 17 February 2021
    Operations & Maintenance

    Following storm events over the Christmas and New Year period, the beach at Eastoke has significantly reduced in height and width, leading to reduced protection to coastal properties. After 10 days of work on site, a survey of the beach at Eastoke has calculated the need for additional shingle material to reach the design profile […]