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  • 3 December 2019
    Business & Finance

     Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) Dredging Services division has been very busy these days pumping sand onto Durban’s Golden Mile beaches, aimed to welcome thousands of holidaymakers this festive season. Under the project, sand collected by their modern trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Isandlwana during TNPA’s usual harbor dredging operations from the ‘sand trap’ […]

  • 1 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Queensland’s City of Gold Coast multi-million dollar commitment to its beaches has paid off, with new figures from the Ocean Beaches Strategy mid-life review revealing favorable progress in protecting the coastline, the city said in its latest release.  Commenting the latest achievement, Mayor Tom Tate, said: “Our Ocean Beaches Strategy is now past halfway […]

  • 31 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Queensland Government is about to invest almost $20 million in Gold Coast waterways over the next 12 months. This announcement was made today by the Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey. According to him, completing dredging of the Coomera River to unlock superyacht access to the Gold Coast Marine Industry precinct, and a […]

  • 26 July 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

     Bell Dredging Pumps has successfully produced and delivered a fully line-of-sight remote controlled amphibious excavator to a customer in Oceania.  “All functions, including pump, side pontoon and power pack control can be operated from 200 meters away as well as from the cabin,” said Bell in its release. In accordance with their contract, Bell […]

  • 18 July 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    It’s full steam ahead for the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, ongoing coastal protection program, with construction underway on the $18.2 million Palm Beach Artificial Reef and the $1.1 million Kurrawa Park seawall at Broadbeach. Mayor Tom Tate said: “We’ve invested more than $30 million into a range of beach measures over 2018/19 to ensure […]

  • 13 May 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Research into the impacts of wild weather and climate change on the Queensland’s Gold Coast is being stepped up with the launch of a bright yellow monitoring buoy nicknamed Big Bird, the Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) said in its latest release.  According to GCWA, Big Bird’s launch formally marks the establishment of the Coastal […]

  • 21 March 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A pilot solar-powered, renewable energy system will be used to help power the Gold Coast’s Seaway Sand Bypass System, reducing carbon emissions and driving down operational costs. Design work is underway on a 100-kilowatt solar photovoltaic array to be installed at the Sand Bypass System at The Spit. The Sand Bypass System transports 500,000 cubic […]

  • 15 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Work to restore Queensland’s Golden Beach will soon be underway thanks to a grant from the Palaszczuk Government. The funding provided to Take Action for Pumicestone Passage Inc delivers on an election commitment and will allow the group to re-establish the natural ecosystem along the foreshore of the TS Onslow Australian Navy Cadets base on […]

  • 26 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Beach restoration works are currently underway across the Gold Coast – with locals and visitors urged to stay clear of heavy machinery, the City of Gold Coast said in their latest release.  “These are large scale work sites so please give the machinery a wide berth,’’ said Mayor Tom Tate. “We will be taking advantage […]

  • 18 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The City of Gold Coast is well prepared for large swells expected to impact the town’s beaches later this week. “The sand dredging and pumping we have done over the past two years has added millions of cubic meters of sand to our beaches,’’ said Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate. “The dredge alone placed three […]

  • 29 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    The City of Gold Coast said in its latest announcement that one of their most vulnerable stretches of coastline will be given significant protection. The city yesterday awarded a contract for the construction of an $18.2 million artificial offshore reef to better project Palm Beach. Palm Beach has a narrow beach width which makes it […]

  • 18 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    A $3.35 million upgrade to the jetty of the Gold Coast Seaway’s Sand Bypass System has been given the green light, announced today Minister for Transport and Main Roads The Honorable Mark Bailey. The investment, delivered in the Palaszczuk Government’s 2018 State Budget, will allow the jetty to safely accommodate the next generation of mobile cranes that […]

  • 11 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Royal IHC has successfully tested a new 5,940kW cutter suction dredger (CSD) for Golden Falcon Marine Construction. The dredger was built at the Krimpen aan den IJssel shipyard in the Netherlands and have a cutter power of 1,500kW. The Dutch shipbuilder successfully launched the CSD on 28 January at IHC’s shipyard in Krimpen aan den […]

  • 16 February 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

     Royal IHC successfully launched a 5,940kW cutter suction dredger (CSD) for Golden Falcon Marine Construction on 28 January at IHC’s shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, the Netherlands. Abu Dhabi based Golden Falcon Marine Construction was formed in January 2006, with the objective of carrying out dredging, reclamation and associated marine works anywhere in […]

  • 21 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Royal HaskoningDHV has been engaged by the City of Gold Coast to carry out the design of beach nourishment works at the iconic Palm Beach. This project forms part of the largest offshore dredging and beach nourishment project in the city’s history, reported Royal HaskoningDHV. The Gold Coast Beach Nourishment Project (GCBNP) will increase the […]

  • 25 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The 111-meter trailing suction hopper dredger Balder R, which has been operating offshore of the Gold Coast for the past month, has broken down, the Gold Coast Bulletin reports. The dredger, owned by Danish company Rohde Nielsen, stopped work yesterday after maintenance issues. Mechanics are working to get the dredger working again in the next couple of […]

  • 15 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The City of Gold Coast just announced that the biggest offshore dredging program in the city’s history will start today, shifting millions of cubic meters of sand onto the beaches. The 111-meter Balder R hopper dredger, owned by Danish company Rohde Nielsen, will spend 16 weeks working along Palm Beach and the coastal strip from Miami […]

  • 29 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) has just released a video about their dredging plans and activities, named ‘Maintaining Navigational Access in the Gold Coast Waterways’. This video shows a brief introduction by the Gold Coast Waterways Authority to dredging activities undertaken to maintain access throughout the navigation network, which includes 31 channels with a […]

  • 24 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The City of Gold Coast has released an international tender for a major beach nourishment project in the city. The project, scheduled to take place between May and October 2017, will involve dredging of the offshore sand reserves to nourish Palm Beach and the northern Gold Coast beaches from Miami to Main Beach. According to the city, the […]

  • 13 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    In a Gold Coast tradition spanning 26 years, 35,000 cubic meters of sand is being dredged from Currumbin Creek to renourish southern Palm Beach. Last month, in the first stage of the beach nourishment program, 30,000 cubic meters of sand was dredged from Tallebudgera Creek and placed onto Burleigh Beach. Mayor Tom Tate inspected the […]

  • 25 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The City of Gold Coast’s defenses against storm damage continue to be boosted with the construction of a new 205 meter seawall at Kurrawa Beach. “The $1.3 million project, adjacent to Kurrawa Park between Charles Avenue and Victoria Avenue, is part of our extensive seawalls program,” the City said in its announcement. In a positive […]

  • 14 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Neumann Contractors have been awarded the dredging contract for South Channel and South Wavebreak Island Channel Dredging 2016 project on the Gold Coast, Queensland. The works involve the dredging operations in the nominated shallow areas of the primary South Navigation Channel and the secondary South Wavebreak Island Channel. The sand will be used to re-nourish […]

  • 6 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Tallebudgera Creek dredging project is currently underway, announced City of Gold Coast. “This $913,000 dredging campaign is an integral part of our efforts to maintain and replenish sand on our beaches ready for summer,” Mayor Tom Tate said. “Each day some 1000m3 of sand is being pumped around the Burleigh Headland and along southern Burleigh Beach […]

  • 17 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Queensland Ports Minister Mark Bailey has requested an independent review into plans to dredge a Gold Coast channel. Mr Bailey has held talks with the Gold Coast Waterways Authority and the Australian Live-aboard Association on plans to dredge the Labrador Channel and change mooring arrangements for boat residents. “I want to make sure that all […]

  • 5 March 2014

    Gold Coast residents will get improved access to local waterways with the finalisation of the 10-year Waterways Management Strategy. Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said the final strategy is the largest overhaul of Gold Coast waterways in 30 years. “Following several months of community consultation, the strategy has been finalised and ensures Gold […]

  • 19 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Queensland’s Coordinator General has approved the proposed $390 million Gold Coast International Marine Precinct project on the Coomera River, subject to the proponent meeting a number of stringent environmental and operational conditions. The proposal by Harbour Island Pty Ltd is to develop a 63.5 hectare site adjacent to the existing Gold Coast Marine Precinct in […]

  • 24 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Washington Department of Ecology is seeking public comment on Gold Bar’s proposed update to its shoreline master program. The draft shoreline program update will guide construction and development along the city’s 4.8 miles of shorelines along May Creek and the Wallace and Skykomish rivers. It combines local plans for future development and preservation with […]

  • 12 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Strong investment in boating infrastructure, an international symposium and a review of waterway speed limits are all part of the Newman Government’s 10-year Gold Coast waterways strategy. Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson and Member for Broadwater Verity Barton released the draft Waterways Management Strategy for community consideration. “Making better use of the Gold […]

  • 20 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The City of Gold Coast’s ongoing commitment to protecting and managing the city’s iconic beaches has been given a further boost today, as the Council endorsed its Ocean Beaches Strategy. The new strategy, developed through widespread community consultation, sets out a clear framework for maintaining, protecting and enhancing the ocean beaches now and into the […]