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  • 24 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The California Division of Boating and Waterways has awarded the Port of San Diego a $6.1 million grant from the Harbors and Watercraft Revolving Fund for the Shelter Island Boat Launch Facility Improvements Project. The grant will help fund the estimated $9.5 million needed for the project. The project entails improving the launch ramp’s basin […]

  • 14 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Crown Estate has completed the construction of a £325,000 flood defense wall at Hawkins Point, Sunk Island to protect the areas high grade agricultural land from flooding. This follows a £450,000 investment last year which saw the tidal doors and drainage system on the island upgraded. The latest investment in flood defenses comes in […]

  • 14 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The first phase of the Wallasea Island Wild Coast project was completed just a couple of days ago when the new sea walls of ‘Cell 1’ were successfully breached to allow for tidal flow into the marshland. This coastal scheme, located eight miles north of Southend-on-Sea in Essex, aims to transform 670 hectares of farmland, an […]

  • 3 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has just released a video about the Tybee Beach Renourishment project in Georgia. Under the $10 million contract with the Corps, cutter suction dredge Alaska, owned and operated by the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company of Illinois, has been dredging sand from off-shore of Tybee Island onto the beach since mid-October. GLDD […]

  • 8 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    A program of beach management was carried out recently along the Eastoke frontage of Hayling Island. The shingle beach along Eastoke is the primary line of defense against erosion and flooding, however coastal processes are constantly eroding the shingle bank. Without regular intervention, the densely populated area of Eastoke would quickly become vulnerable to flooding […]

  • 30 June 2020
    Authorities & Government

    Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) will tomorrow, July 1, hold a webinar about the restoration of the Terrebonne Basin Barrier Islands. CPRA’s Greg Grandy and April Newman are to present the Barrier Islands project. The presentation will provide an overview of the restoration of the Terrebonne Barrier Island chain. According to CPRA, the […]

  • 22 July 2020
    Authorities & Government

    Attorney General William Tong and Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) on Monday welcomed a decision by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York in dredging case vital to CT maritime economy. In the press release, the attorney general applauded the court decision in Rosado v. Pruitt upholding the lawful selection of […]

  • 18 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board is leading a team to reconstruct Hall’s Island, which was destroyed by industrial development in the 1960s. Located just north of the Plymouth Avenue Bridge, the site is being excavated to create a new back channel that will re-separate the island from the mainland. In the process, 1,000 linear […]

  • 1 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District’s representatives met with partners from Iowa Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest Region yesterday for a site visit of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration (UMRR) Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project (HREP) at Beaver Island in Clinton County, Iowa. The site visit […]

  • 25 October 2019
    Business & Finance

     Coastal islands and marshes in Chesapeake Bay are disappearing, along with the ecosystem services and shoreline protection benefits they provide. Within the last half century, the cumulative effects of shoreline erosion, land subsidence, inadequate sediment supply, and sea level rise have accelerated the rate of island submergence. NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science […]

  • 3 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    The President of the Republic of Marshall Islands, Christopher Loeak, today officially opened the Coastal Causeway Project in Woja Island, Ailinglaplap Atoll, as part of the country’s efforts to build resilience to climate change. The project has involved constructing a rock causeway combined with soft engineering measures to strengthen the vulnerable and narrow road link […]

  • 30 November 2012

    Galveston Park Board approves $4.2 million beach renourishment project on Galveston Island, reports chron.com. Beach renourishment project is scheduled to begin in September. The project includes replenishment of a mile-long beach area from the end of the Galveston Seawall to Park Board-run Dellanera Park. Galveston Island is a barrier island on the Texas Gulf Coast […]

  • 18 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, has begun work on the Oswego Harbor Detached Breakwater to repair the $19 million worth of damages caused by Superstorm Sandy, October 2012. Repair work to the 850 linear feet of breakwater is being completed by Durocher Marine Division/Kokosing Construction Company and includes the placement of armor […]

  • 30 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Pawleys Island Police Department has just released these beautiful photos from the South Carolina’s Pawleys Island beach fill program, showing the progress being made on a multi-million dollar renourishment project. The $14.8 million job is starting in the south end and crews will work their way up past the Pawleys Island Pier. The beach […]

  • 15 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    The President of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, has participated in the ceremony to mark the completion of three projects in Madifushi Island of Kolhumadulu Atoll. The ceremony held yesterday marked the completion of the Madifushi Land Reclamation and Shore Protection Project. Under the project 28 hectares of new land was reclaimed and 2070 meters […]

  • 24 November 2011

      Demag Cranes​ has now supplied its first Mobile Harbour Cranes to Papua New Guinea. Two Gottwald Model 6 cranes have recently been commissioned in the third-largest island state in the world on behalf of PNG Ports Corporation Ltd., where they are in operation unloading imported grain and containers. Two more cranes are due to […]

  • 2 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, has awarded two contracts for maintenance dredging of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) in Texas.  The first contract, worth $8.9 million, was awarded to Goodloe Marine Inc., for dredging between Freeport Harbor and Matagorda Bay, Texas, and the second contract, worth $4.5 million, was awarded to Mike Hooks […]

  • 14 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    A project which is currently underway, undertaken by a Texas A&M University at Galveston researcher, might save one of Texas’ most important, but relatively unknown, coastal venues from disappearing completely – Follet’s Island. Tim Dellapenna, associate professor of marine sciences and oceanography who has studied Texas beaches for years at the Texas A&M Galveston campus, […]

  • 24 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) yesterday confirmed the award of an $88 million contract for Phase I of the Mississippi Coastal Improvements Program (MsCIP) Comprehensive Barrier Island Restoration. MsCIP was initiated in 2005 in the aftermath of the damage and destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina, and addresses hurricane and storm damage reduction, salt water […]

  • 24 November 2020
    Business & Finance

    Gov. John Bel Edwards yesterday announced that the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG) has approved $234.6 million in funds resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement for restoration projects that will create and restore wetlands in Plaquemines and Terrebonne Parishes. In all, the funding will be used for the engineering, design, and construction […]

  • 29 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Town of Pawleys Island, South Carolina, will host a public information meeting today, from 3-5 p.m. about their upcoming beach renourishment project. The meeting will provide an overview of the Pawleys Island Beach Restoration Project, the scope of the work and the plan for financing the project. Town officials and Coastal Science & Engineering […]

  • 5 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Top federal and state environmental officials from New York yesterday announced 31 grants totaling $2.04 million to local government and community groups to improve the health and ecosystem of Long Island Sound, EPA said in their latest release.  Fifteen projects, totaling $1.05 million, directly benefit New York, according to EPA. EPA Regional Administrator, Pete Lopez, […]

  • 11 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Lee Zeldin, Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Long Island Sound Caucus, has announced that the Senate passed the 5-year reauthorization of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Long Island Sound Program. The program, which Rep. Zeldin secured at $65 million per year, will now head to the President’s desk to become law following Senate passage of […]

  • 7 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council and the state Department of Environmental Management are accepting public comments on a proposal to dredge a portion of Winnapaug Pond this winter. The two agencies issued a joint public notice of the project last Friday, December 1. The notice sets a comment period that ends on December […]

  • 3 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Andy Harris, Representing the First District of Maryland, will visit two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects around Smith Island on Saturday, April 7. The projects, currently underway, entail the construction of two jetties to improve navigation at Rhodes Point and dredging the Big Thorofare and Twitch Cove federal channels. These development programs, conducted in coordination […]

  • 8 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Stockton Port annual dredging program for deepening of the port’s five ship berths along the Rough and Ready Island waterfront has been given the green light by the Port Commission. According to the port officials, the Commission on Monday authorized the spending of up to $1.9 million for the dredging program that will begin within the […]