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  • 8 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    A new Mississippi State research project will study a wetland restoration approach along the Gulf of Mexico, and findings will help improve future environmental restoration efforts. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the organization’s Gulf Research Program recently announced that the MSU project is among five newly funded projects focused on enhancing […]

  • 12 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    Dr. Charles Boustany has worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to allocate funds for a Limited Reevaluation Review to continue the Acadiana Gulf of Mexico Access Channel (AGMAC) project connecting Acadiana ports to the Gulf of Mexico. Congress provided design authorization for the AGMAC project in the 2007 Water Resources & Development Act […]

  • 21 March 2011

    A feared new oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico probably is a plume of silt from dredging on the Mississippi River, the U.S. Coast Guard said Sunday. Spokesman Henry Cambre told the Wall Street Journal the Coast Guard is testing the substance, which gives off a rainbow sheen resembling an oil spill. Test results […]

  • 10 February 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Operations Division and Environmental Branch are closely monitoring the Gulf of … (dvidshub) [mappress] Source: dvidshub, February 10, 2011;

  • 16 June 2010
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    In line with the recently approved sand berm plans by the President of the US, the State of Louisiana has contracted Royal Boskalis… [mappress] Source: Boskalis, June 16, 2010;

  • 6 June 2010

    The Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) is pleased to hear that BP will be funding all six berm sites for the temporary protection of…   [mappress] Source: pr-usa, June 6, 2010;

  • 7 May 2010
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Two Dutch organisations – Deltares, an expertise centre for delta technology located in Delft and Rotterdam-based dredging company Van Oord – have together come up with an innovative concept to combat the oil spill threatening the US’s southern coast. Their proposals consist of a set of radical measures that will do more to limit the […]

  • 29 December 2009

    NEW ORLEANS  — With the recession showing signs of ebbing, Gulf of Mexico ports hope hundreds of millions of dollars in expansion projects proposed before the downturn will help them capture more trade as the world economy recovers… Source:latimes,December 29,2009 [mappress]

  • 4 February 2020
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Damen Shipyards recently delivered two new dredgers to the Mexican Navy, among which is the cutter suction dredger (CSD) 650 ARM Laguna Morelos (ADR-19). Following the delivery, the company congratulated the Mexican Navy for the flagging and entering into service the new vessels. The dredger will undertake various dredging, depth maintenance and land reclamation projects […]

  • 7 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, CPRA Board Chairman Chip Kline, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) secretary Shawn Wilson and OCD Director Pat Forbes joined elected officials and levee direct leaders from Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes yesterday to flyover the Morganza to the Gulf Hurricane Protection System. The tour also included the Larose to Golden Meadow […]

  • 10 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Water Institute of the Gulf and Nicholls State University have signed a memorandum of understanding that outlines increased collaborations on projects ranging from coastal protection and restoration to disaster risk reduction and nature-based flood defense. “The great challenges facing Louisiana and coastal areas around the world require an immense amount of research and action […]

  • 16 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt yesterday appeared before the House Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, facing questions on the proposed EPA budget, which will cut the agency’s spending by roughly 30 percent. According to national and local organizations working on Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi River Delta restoration – Environmental Defense Fund, the National Wildlife […]

  • 28 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has just announced the initial round of grants from the Gulf Coast Conservation Grants Program (GCCGP). The announced 29 grants total nearly $13 million and will generate an additional $15.8 million in matching funds, for a total conservation impact of nearly $28.8 million that will enhance coastal watersheds, […]

  • 15 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Historic Egmont Key will soon receive critical sand thanks to maintenance on the Tampa Harbor channel. The small island has experienced large-scale erosion and structural damage on its western shoreline. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District awarded a $13.4 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company of Oak Brook, Ill., to […]

  • 5 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    United States District Court Judge Carl Barbier yesterday ruled that BP was “grossly negligent” in its actions leading to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This ruling means that BP faces penalties of up to $4,300 per barrel of oil spilled, maximizing the money that will be returned to Gulf Coast […]

  • 29 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council has made significant progress in finalizing the processes for implementing large-scale restoration projects throughout the Gulf of Mexico. Approval of this process means council members can begin submitting projects as early as next month, with project-vetting activities taking place later this fall. The Council will invest in specific actions, […]

  • 29 December 2011

    The port authority of Lazaro Cardenas has announced APM Terminals as the winner of its deepwater container terminal bid (TEC2), designed to attract private investment and operational efficiencies to the port. The award represents a 32 year concession of a greenfield site for the design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of a new container terminal […]

  • 10 November 2011

    After 18 months of sustained effort to clean the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon accident, the U.S. Coast Guard’s federal on-scene coordinator (FOSC) has approved the shoreline clean-up completion plan, paving the way for restoration work. Under the plan, the FOSC will determine which shoreline segments have completed the active […]

  • 1 November 2011
    Business & Finance

    Van Oord‘s flexible fallpipe vessel (FFPV) Tertnes has been to the east coast of Mexico (Bay of Campeche) to execute subsea rock installation projects on pipelines and cables for various main contractors. The ultimate client is state oil and gas company PEMEX. FFPV vessel Tertnes was deployed to the Far East via the Panama Canal […]

  • 7 October 2011

    One year ago today, President Obama established the Task Force by executive order, in response to recommendations from a report by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, to continue the Administration’s ongoing commitment to the Gulf region. The group is made up of representatives from the five Gulf States and 11 federal agencies, including the […]

  • 1 September 2011

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, created by President Obama by executive order to develop a comprehensive restoration strategy for the Gulf of Mexico, holds its final meeting in Biloxi, Mississippi. President Obama selected EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, a native of New Orleans, to chair the task force which is comprised of 12 federal […]

  • 28 June 2011

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, joined by U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley , convened an official meeting of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force on Monday in Galveston, TX. This was the fifth public meeting of the task force, which […]

  • 9 May 2011

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson convened an official meeting of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force in Mobile, Alabama. During the meeting, the task force created a citizens’ advisory committee to help guide the group’s efforts and released a strategy background document outlining the priorities of the ongoing gulf restoration. The […]

  • 5 May 2011

    On Friday, May 6, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will convene an official meeting of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force in Mobile, Alabama. The meeting will further the task force’s ongoing commitment to supporting the conservation and restoration of resilient and healthy ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico. Administrator Jackson […]

  • 22 April 2011

      BP Exploration & Production, Inc. (BP) today announced it has signed a ground breaking agreement with federal and state agencies that will accelerate work starting this year to restore areas of the Gulf of Mexico that were affected by the Deepwater Horizon accident. The agreement commits up to $1 billion to projects that will […]

  • 14 February 2011

    On Monday, February 28, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force will hold its next meeting in New Orleans. The meeting will further the task force’s ongoing commitment to supporting the conservation and restoration of resilient and healthy ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico. It will be held at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel at […]