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  • 8 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Next month the status of the Great Barrier Reef will be debated by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) have issued list of urgent actions needed from the Queensland state and Australian federal governments before countries gather in Bonn, Germany for that meeting. “The World Heritage Committee has […]

  • 21 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    Global energy giant Shell’s rethink of a planned fourth LNG plant at Curtis Island makes it the latest organisation to acknowledge projects contributing to the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef are a bad investment, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society. AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director Felicity Wishart said a changing global marketplace […]

  • 27 March 2014

    A brochure describing 35 innovative water managements projects that put the Netherlands on the map as a global player in innovative water management is being published to mark World Water Day. The brochure entitled Waterinnovaties in Nederland (Water Innovations in the Netherlands) is a joint effort of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Rijkswaterstaat […]

  • 21 October 2011

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been awarded a contract for the mining of bauxite in Lelydorp nearby Paramaribo, Surinam. The contract value is approximately € 125 million and the contract was awarded by Suralco L.L.C., an indirect joint subsidiary of Alcoa Inc. and Alumina Ltd. Work is set to commence shortly and it is […]

  • 6 December 2010

    SMIT Salvage, a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., has acquired two ship salvage contracts in India. The combined value of the contracts is approximately € 50 million. The first assignment involves the refloating of a container vessel off the western coast of India. The vessel was involved in a collision with another […]

  • 5 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement yesterday regarding a $3.2 million Center of Excellence Research Grant for the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA)’s partnership with the Water Institute of the Gulf (the Water Institute). The grant is funded under the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies […]

  • 7 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will dedicate an additional $14.4 million to Mississippi this year to support additional dredging, flood control, and other construction and maintenance projects. The Army Corps of Engineers has decided to direct additional Mississippi River & Tributaries Project (MR&T), general construction, and operation […]

  • 13 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, will host two open houses this week to inform stakeholders and the public on the progress and future plans for the federal levee projects in the Metro East. The 75.8-mile system of levees in the Metro East protects an 111,700-acre area including parts of Alton, East […]

  • 12 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    To commemorate the upcoming 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a coalition of local community and conservation advocacy groups working to restore wetlands around the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO) released a new report yesterday. The MRGO Must Go Coalition’s report – titled “10th  Anniversary of Katrina: Making New Orleans a Sustainable Delta City for the […]

  • 28 October 2010
    Business & Finance

    Further to earlier reports concerning the financial position of the SMIT pension fund, Boskalis announces that the board of the SMIT Pension fund Foundation (Stichting Pensioenfonds SMIT) has informed the Board of Directors of SMIT that it intends to reduce the pension entitlements by 13.2% from 1 January 2011 in order to strengthen the fund’s […]

  • 3 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, announced yesterday that it has updated the environmental and regulatory coordinated project plan (CPP) for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion. In accordance with Title 41 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, the CPP includes a comprehensive schedule for completing all environmental reviews and authorization decisions needed […]

  • 22 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, has reported committee passage of a bill that rejects an administration proposal to cut the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers budget by 17 percent and instead makes increased funding available for the Mississippi River and Tributaries Project (MR&T). The Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday approved the FY2016 […]

  • 24 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Legislature of the Virgin Islands, during a special session held on July 21st, approved a Coastal Zone Management permit to dredge off the St. Thomas for larger cruise ships and legislation allowing the Virgin Islands Port Authority refinance bonds to save interest and fund the port improvements. Bill No. 30-0443, sponsored by the Senate President […]

  • 13 January 2012

    Construction of the hard sea wall that is to protect the north side of Maasvlakte 2, proceeds steadily. The ‘wet’ activities underwater were completed in November. In the meantime the specially constructed land-based crane, the Blockbuster, continues to work briskly on the block dam that will reach the mainland in mid-February. The coastal expansion project […]

  • 11 June 2012

    Capricorn Conservation Council (CCC) welcomes the UNESCO report which expresses “extreme concern” about the rapid increase of coastal developments, including ports infrastructure, in and around the Great Barrier Reef. “Considering the high rate of approvals over the past 12 years, this unprecedented scale of development affecting and potentially affecting the property (Great Barrier Reef World […]

  • 25 January 2011

    This is the most recent information update in the IADC series of concise, easy-to-read “management summaries”, which give overviews of essential information on specific dredging and maritime construction subjects. Facts About Building with Nature introduces a new approach to planning, designing and operating dredging and maritime infrastructure projects. Rather than presuming the worst – that a project will harm […]

  • 4 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today welcomed the report of the Senate Committee Inquiry into the management of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the concerns expressed about the threat from dredging, dumping and rapid industrialization and called for all parties to support legislation to ban the dumping of dredge spoil in […]

  • 6 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers appropriations for fiscal year 2014 provide more than $150 million for Sacramento District flood risk reduction and ecosystem restoration work in California. The appropriations fund projects through September 2014, the end of the federal fiscal year. Funded projects include: Sacramento area: • Folsom Dam Auxiliary Spillway Project construction: $66.4 […]

  • 14 September 2011
    Business & Finance

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been awarded a contract worth approximately € 30 million to provide and install a submarine fiber optic cable across the Strait of Magellan, Argentina. The contract was awarded by the state-owned corporation AR-SAT (Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales S.A.). The fiber optic cable, which will be used for internet […]

  • 5 July 2010
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has been awarded the second phase of the construction of the LNG import terminal of Cuyutlán on the west coast of Mexico. The total contract value is approximately € 90 million with Boskalis’ share amounting approximately € 45 million. The contract was awarded by Secretaría de Comunicaciones Y Transportes (Ministry of […]

  • 21 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Urging citizens, government leaders and non-governmental organizations to recognize a continuous storm destroying Louisiana’s coast, King Milling, chair of America’s WETLAND Foundation, opened a summit on the national significance of Louisiana’s coastal master plan last week. Ticking off a list of threatened environmental, navigation, energy and transportation assets housed in Louisiana’s wetlands, Milling said: “The […]

  • 4 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Minister of Transport, Senator Idris Umar, says government had to remove 62 critical wrecks from Lagos waterways to allow for dredging and also accommodate bigger vessels. Umar disclosed this in Abuja on Monday during the 2013 Ministerial Platform organised by the Ministry of Information. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event […]

  • 10 March 2011

      With a record number of more than reviewed 850 papers, the OMAE2011 Conference (International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering) in Rotterdam is an ideal forum for offshore engineers, researchers, managers and students to present their progress in research and innovative technology. The OMAE is considered to be the ideal mix of people […]

  • 22 February 2012

      The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is committed to a comprehensive cleanup of the DuPont Pompton Lakes Works hazardous waste site in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey with full interaction with the community. Soil and sediment in areas of the former manufacturing site, the Acid Brook Delta and Pompton Lake were contaminated by mercury and lead, […]

  • 4 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, yesterday reported that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will allocate an additional $27.6 million to Mississippi this year to supplement its dredging, construction and maintenance work throughout the state. The additional funding for Mississippi stems from FY2015 appropriations provided by Congress for the […]

  • 22 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    A new poll of nine Queensland electorates along the Reef coast and South East Queensland has shown the industrialisation of the Great Barrier Reef could prove to be a decisive federal election issue, according to the Fight for the Reef campaign. Significantly, nearly half [49.4%] of people polled said they were more likely to vote […]