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  • 3 February 2012

    A £28 million Fund to clean up England’s rivers and encourage local wildlife to flourish has been announced today by Environment Minister Richard Benyon. Part of a £92 million Defra commitment to clearing up England’s rivers and lakes, the Fund announced today will allow communities and charities to tackle local eyesores and encourage iconic wildlife […]

  • 10 July 2011

    Around the country, the U.S. EPA is engaged in various endeavors to improve the quality of nation’s waterways. Region 1 is no exception. In… (waterworld) [mappress] Source: waterworld, July 8, 2011;

  • 5 March 2021
    Infrastructure

    The USACE New England District is proposing a Section 111 Shore Damage Mitigation Study for beach nourishment of Town Neck Beach in Sandwich, Massachusetts. This area has eroded as a result of the Cape Cod Canal Federal Navigation Project (FNP) jetties at the east entrance of the Canal. The work is authorized by Section 111 […]

  • 26 February 2021
    Operations & Maintenance

    Dredging activities continue to progress on Phase 2 of the $36.5 million Muddy River Flood Risk Management project in Boston and Brookline, Massachusetts, reports the Army Corps’ New England District. Beginning March 1, 2021, work will progress to Work Area #4 in the vicinity of Riverway and Netherlands Road (near the Brookline DPW building), said […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 February 2021
    Technology

    Subsea, trenching and excavation pioneer, Rotech Subsea, has completed a dock entrance silt clearance and pile de-burial scope at one of the north of Scotland’s most strategic ports. Rotech Subsea mobilized its next generation RS2 Controlled Flow Excavation (CFE) and Suspended Jet Trenching tool to carry out the dispersal of silt that had accumulated along […]

  • 11 February 2021
    Operations & Maintenance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District has announced upcoming lane closures on Riverway and Netherlands Road as dredging activities continue to progress on Phase 2 of the $36.5 million Muddy River Flood Risk Management project in Boston and Brookline, Massachusetts. According to the Corps, temporary lane closures will take place Feb. 12, […]

  • 28 January 2021
    Business development

    New England’s busiest port moves closer to welcoming larger containerships and growing the regional economy thanks to Cashman Dredging and JV Partner The Dutra Group completing Phase II of III of the U.S. Army Corps’ Boston Harbor Navigation Improvement Project last month, nearly one year ahead of schedule. Beginning in July of 2018, Phase II […]

  • 21 January 2021
    Operations & Maintenance

    The Environment Agency, in partnership with Lewes District Council, is putting finishing touches to the Newhaven flood alleviation scheme. The scheme, estimated to cost around £18 million, will reduce the risk of flooding to approximately 430 homes and 390 businesses in and around the East Sussex town of Newhaven. According to the latest update, the […]

  • 20 January 2021
    Equipment

    New dredging of the River Parrett has got off to a good start this week between Northmoor and the M5, Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) reports. “Thanks to Somerset Drainage Boards Consortium and contractors Van Oord for getting on with this important job for Somerset Rivers Authority, within some challenging coronavirus restrictions,” SRA said in their […]

  • 14 January 2021
    Operations & Maintenance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District has just announced that dredging activities continue to progress on Phase 2 of the $36.5 million Muddy River Flood Risk Management project in Boston and Brookline, Massachusetts. Beginning Jan. 20, 2021, work will progress to Work Area #3 in the vicinity of Brookline Avenue, Riverway and […]

  • 12 January 2021
    Technology

    A new section of the River Parrett is to be dredged in the following days, Somerset Rivers Authority reports. Large quantities of silt will be removed from 1.37miles (2.2km) of the river between the village of Moorland and the M5, to increase its capacity to carry flood water. Dredging is due to start this week, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 December 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District has presented a proposal regarding the repair of the breakwater feature of the Federal Navigation Project (FNP) at Hyannis Harbor, Massachusetts. The purpose of the proposed project is to restore full functionality of the FNP breakwater to meet its authorized purpose and to extend the repairs […]

  • 15 December 2020
    Technology

    J.F. Brennan Company has announced the asset acquisition of New England-based Specialty Diving Services, Inc (SDS). The acquisition combines two established union companies that specialize in commercial diving and heavy marine construction. Founded in 1986, SDS is headquartered at the Port of Davisville in North Kingstown, Rhode Island within a short range of Boston and […]

  • 8 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    USACE and Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) have announced that Phase II of the Boston Harbor Dredging Project is now complete – ahead of schedule by nearly one full year. USACE, partnering with Cashman Dredging Inc. and Dutra Group, have worked 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, since July 2018 to complete this second […]

  • 4 December 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District has announced another temporary lane closure on Riverway as dredging activities continue to progress on Phase 2 of the $36.5 million Muddy River Flood Risk Management project in Boston and Brookline, Massachusetts. As reported, a temporary lane closure will take place Dec. 7, 2020, at Work […]

  • 30 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Five regional engineering projects were put into the spotlight at the East of England Merit Awards 2020. Among the award winners was Bacton to Walcott Sandscaping Scheme, who won the Exceptional Merit Award. The Bacton to Walcott scheme is a large-scale beach nourishment, designed to protect the Bacton Gas Terminal and surrounding communities from cliff […]

  • 25 November 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District has announced another upcoming temporary lane closure on Riverway as dredging activities continue to progress on Phase 2 of the $36.5 million Muddy River Flood Risk Management project in Boston and Brookline, Massachusetts. According to the Corps, a temporary lane closure will take place Nov. 30, […]

  • 18 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, has announced that dredging activities continue to progress on Phase 2 of the $36.5 million Muddy River Flood Risk Management project in Boston and Brookline, Massachusetts. “On Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, a temporary lane closure will take place at Work Area #2 in the vicinity of […]

  • 21 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    Royal Smals recently started maintenance dredging in Wainfleet all Saints, an ancient port on the east coast of England. The main goal of this project is to protect the area and community of Wainfleet all Saints from flooding. In addition, through dredging, the dredged silt will be used to fertilize a local farmland – a […]

  • 16 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    After much preparation, planning and anticipation – the sediment removal on the Muddy River Phase 2 project is now underway. This work will be completed under the terms of a $36.5 million contract issued by the USACE New England District. The non-Federal sponsors for the project are the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the City of Boston, […]

  • 14 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has announced nominees for the 2020 ICE East of England Merit Awards. The Merit awards celebrate the best of civil engineering in the region. Among the nominees is the Bacton to Walcott Sandscaping Scheme. Carried out by Van Oord and Royal Haskoning DHV on behalf of the client-North Norfolk […]

  • 30 September 2020
    Equipment, Technology

    Jenkins Marine has commissioned Manor Marine to manufacture and install two new wheelhouse and accommodation modules for the split hopper barges Nab and Needles. The superstructures will be manufactured in Portland over the coming months, with an aim to complete the project by Summer 2021. Each superstructure will feature two separate air-conditioned double cabins, a […]

  • 28 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. EPA has finalized the designation of a disposal site for dredged material off the coast of southern Maine and New Hampshire. This designation, published in the Federal Register on September 25, 2020, will provide a new, long-term disposal site for federal, state and commercial marine dredging projects in this region, said EPA The […]

  • 23 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    The USACE New England District has received a permit application from Quonset Development Corporation for a work in Narragansett Bay. The project is located at the seaward end of MacNaught Street in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. The proposed scheme includes: the installation of a bulkhead, a pile-supported pier, a catwalk and dolphin system, removal of […]