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  • 26 February 2014

    Dredging, maintenance, environmental legislation and the Dutch example topped the agenda during a flooding early bird meeting at #NFU14 this morning. The session saw the publication of the NFU’s flooding manifesto, suggesting that farmland and rural communities are too often sacrificed as the lowest priorities when water levels rise. And it provided an opportunity to […]

  • 6 June 2012

    The Premier’s dissatisfaction with Gladstone Ports Corporation is welcome after past breaches of Gladstone Harbour’s turbidity limits were largely ignored, but it must trigger real change to the dredging operation in the Harbour if it is to be anything more than another opportunity to install the party faithful at the top of a government-owned corporation. […]

  • 12 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Lessons learnt from last winter’s floods have helped build a new approach so the nation is better prepared and more resilient to flooding, according to the UK Government’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. Improved rain and flood modelling, a significant increase in new temporary flood defenses and greater protection to infrastructure were all outlined […]

  • 9 February 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The £120 million Oxford flood alleviation scheme, which will reduce flood risk to homes, businesses, and transport in the surrounding area, has moved a step closer, reports the Environment Agency. The Oxford project partnership has just announced that it has secured the funding for the scheme, which will include at least 5 hectares of new habitat […]

  • 2 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Plans to dredge a section of the River Freshney have been announced by the Environment Agency after research revealed new information about the amount of silt in the channel. The dredging will help reduce flood risk and will be carried out on the stretch of river between Cromwell Road and New Haven Terrace, including a […]

  • 20 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    Today’s global economy is making the world smaller, and traditional trade patterns are shifting. Ensuring Canada is prepared to navigate this new reality is crucial to the country’s economic growth and success. It is also a unique opportunity for Canada to advance its global leadership. Canada’s Port Authorities gathered in Belledune, NB, on August 17th, […]

  • 1 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    As we enter the New Year, Dredging Today is bringing you a recap of the most popular stories from 2017.   Boskalis Part of Dover Western Docks Revival Project The first stage of the Port of Dover’s flagship Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development project is now officially underway. The port recently appointed this £115 million […]

  • 15 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Today, the Flemish Minister-President Geert Bourgeois laid the foundation stone of the new DEME office building in Zwijndrecht. He also put into operation the brand-new high-tech dredging simulator. The new office building is going to be built on the premises of DEME’s head office, located on Scheldedijk in Zwijndrecht, with a surface area of 5,600 m², and […]

  • 14 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The World Heritage Committee (WHC) is considering placing the magnificent Great Barrier Reef in the “endangered” category, because of the adverse impact of proposed new ports and coal loading facilities, which would add to the current pollution problems of soil, fertiliser and pesticides from coastal farms and developments. Each year 16 tonnes of pesticides are […]

  • 29 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Two changes to the biological opinion associated with the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project give the Army Corps of Engineers more flexibility in contracting and scheduling construction activities as workers continue with the massive deepening project, USACE said in their latest release.  “After careful study, officials with the National Marine Fisheries Service changed the limit of […]

  • 27 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency together with its partners will next month hold a series of events on the subject of Weardale Natural Flood Management (NFM) scheme. The EA is working on the project with Natural England, Forestry Commission, Durham County Council and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership. Currently, the project team is […]

  • 9 March 2011
    Vessels

      Sunergy, Inc today announces that it has received notification from the shipping company that the ETA for the container with the 3 dredges and operating equipment is now scheduled to arrive in Freetown, Sierra Leone by next Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Severe winter weather conditions, both on land and at sea, have delayed the […]

  • 2 July 2012

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter last week announced that the Highway Bill has been approved by the U.S. House and Senate conference committee and passed by both chambers. Vitter specifically has been instrumental in making sure the RESTORE Act was included in the final version of the bill. Vitter is the only Louisiana member on the […]

  • 19 June 2012
    Project & Tenders

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees and retirees, river residents and those affectionately known as river rats lined the banks of the Upper Mississippi River to see the Dredge William A. Thompson make its final voyage, June 12-13. The Thompson left the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers service base in Fountain City, Wis., around 11:30 […]

  • 10 January 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Construction of a multi-million pound scheme to protect thousands of homes and businesses in Hull from flooding from the Humber has been given the go ahead, informs the Environment Agency. The £42 million flood alleviation scheme, approved by Hull’s planning committee earlier this month, has now had final sign off from the Secretary of State […]

  • 9 July 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Environment Agency construction work gathers pace on the major flood scheme for Perry Barr and Witton, near Birmingham. The £32 million project – developed in partnership with Birmingham City Council and Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council – will reduce flood risk for 1,400 properties currently at risk of flooding from the River Tame, including 950 homes. The […]

  • 25 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    DNREC’s Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program has announced completion of the final report on the health of wetlands located in New Castle County’s Christina River Watershed. The Christina River originates in Landenburg, Pa., and flows 35 miles eastward through Newark, Christiana and Newport, Del., before emptying into the Delaware River through the Port of Wilmington. One […]

  • 28 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    People living in Mytholmroyd are being consulted over which one of two finishes they would prefer for a flood defense wall being built in the Calderdale village. The Environment Agency announced today that Mytholmroyd residents can vote on which wall finish they would prefer as part of the new £30m flood alleviation scheme in their village. […]

  • 14 March 2013

    Operated by Helix Energy Solution Group Inc.’s subsea UK robotics subsidiary Canyon Offshore Limited, the T1200 burial and trenching unit is building a successful track record in the North Sea after launching into service in 2012. Delivered by Forum Energy Technologies’ Perry Slingsby Systems ROV manufacturer, the 1200hp water-jet trencher is well suited for both […]

  • 1 June 2012

    U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) yesterday announced his support for a plan to fund critical operations and maintenance of the nation’s harbors, which could help direct unspent funds to the ports of Philadelphia and Erie to protect the jobs they support. Announcing his support for the bipartisan Harbor Maintenance Act, Senator Casey noted the large […]

  • 2 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District ushered in a new era of leadership as Lt. Col. Michael A. Bliss assumed command from Lt. Col. John C. Becking during a July 1 ceremony in the Wanamaker Building’s Crystal Tea Room. Bliss is the 58th commander in the District’s history. North Atlantic Division Commander Brig. […]

  • 4 March 2012

    The director of a company contracted to carry out work on the development of a marina in Falmouth docks has been sentenced at Truro Crown Court for environmental offences leading to the illegal dumping of heavily contaminated silt in a Special Area of Conservation. On Friday 17 February Peter Frampton, company director of Oil and […]

  • 31 August 2011
    Business & Finance

    Ushering in a new era in Caribbean ports, APM Terminals has signed a USD $992 million 33-year concession contract with the Costa Rican Government to design, finance, construct, operate and maintain the new Moin Container Terminal (TCM) on the Caribbean coast. 80% of the country’s commerce is handled in the current port complex of Puerto […]

  • 5 October 2012

    Femern A/S has commenced the process of prequalification of contracting companies, thereby giving the international construction industry access for the first time to detailed information about the further course of the project. Over the next few months until 18 January 2013, the companies can prepare their request for prequalification and submit it to Femern A/S. […]

  • 6 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Plans have been unveiled for a £40M investment into Peterhead Harbour to ensure it remains at the forefront of the fishing industry for the remainder of the 21st century. Proposals drawn up by Peterhead Port Authority (PPA) would develop the facility into a fully integrated, state-of-the-art fishing hub by 2016. The developments include the deepening […]

  • 17 August 2010

    Five buoy-mounted automatic water quality monitors (AWQMs) have been installed by YSI Hydrodata engineers at the new Tyne Tunnel project to ensure that construction operations do not significantly affect river water quality. Unusually, the contractors have not taken ownership of the instrumentation, preferring instead to simply purchase the data and alarms. Background In 1967 a […]