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  • 29 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    Part of the WWII torpedo was found today by a barge dredging the Portsmouth Harbor ahead of the arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth next spring. The object was discovered on Hamilton Bank, at the approach to the Portsmouth Harbor, by Boskalis Westminster. The Dutch dredging company has been contracted by the Defense Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to carry […]

  • 16 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    A WWII German bomb was found at 5am this morning by a barge dredging the Portsmouth Harbor ahead of the arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth next spring. Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have inspected the device and a plan is in place to tow it out of the harbor and destroy it in open waters […]

  • 17 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have destroyed a Second World War German device found in Portsmouth Harbor during dredging work ahead of the arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth. The bomb was towed out to open waters 1.5 miles east of the Isle of Wight where a controlled explosion took place at 4pm yesterday. Shipping movements […]

  • 1 August 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Britain’s Defense Minister Harriett Baldwin is set to announce that millions of meters of mud have been dredged, clearing the way for Britain’s newest aircraft carrier to sail safely into her new home at Portsmouth Harbor. The Defense Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) awarded a contract to Boskalis Westminster to make room for the 65,000-tonne HMS Queen […]

  • 28 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    A public lecture, led by Captain Iain Greenlees, focusing on the preparation for the arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth, will take place next month at the University of Portsmouth. Captain Greenlees and his team will present the story of the scientific analysis and preparation for and delivery of the major capital dredge, which saw more […]

  • 9 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The contract to dredge Portsmouth Harbour is expected to be awarded in April 2015 and is worth £20 mln to £40 mln (between $33 mln and $67 mln), according to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence Mr. Philip Dunne. Work will commence following the appointment of the successful bidder, and will be completed ahead […]

  • 22 May 2012

    The public in Portsmouth caught their first glimpse of the giant forward section of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, as it was loaded out of the hall at BAE Systems’ facility at Portsmouth Naval Base in preparation for its departure to Rosyth. Using a fleet of remote controlled transporters, a team moved the 6,000 tonne section, known […]

  • 20 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    VolkerStevin Ltd. has just released a photo from the ongoing Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) base porting infrastructure project in Portsmouth. The project, worth £34.4 million, is for the reconstruction of the Middle Slip Jetty at HMNB Portsmouth, which will house the new Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers. These works come as a part of the overall £100 million investment in HMNB […]

  • 21 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Boskalis 4,500 m³ trailing suction hopper dredger Freeway has arrived at the HMNB Portsmouth and is dredging the channel ahead of the arrival of the Queen Elizabeth Class carriers. To accommodate their vast size and bow design, over three million cubic meters of clay, sand and gravel will be removed from over two miles of Portsmouth […]

  • 29 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Defense Infrastructure Organization, an operating arm of the UK’s MoD, has awarded Boskalis Westminster with a £31 million worth Portsmouth Harbor dredging contract. Boskalis will dredge the approach channel, inner harbor area and berth pocket, making these deep and wide enough for the new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. DIO project manager Paul Simmonds said: “DIO has worked closely with […]

  • 13 April 2012

      After a series of computer simulator tests, the plans for a deeper channel in Portsmouth Harbour were approved. The Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers needed the channel to be deeper in order to sail in and out of the harbour. According to Portsmouth.co.uk, the plans will include dredging of a new 30ft-deep approach channel […]

  • 29 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Work has begun to revamp facilities in Portsmouth Naval Base so it can accommodate Britain’s biggest warships. It will take 18 months and £34 million to turn the 90-year-old structure at Middle Slip Jetty into 21st Century moorings meeting all the needs of Britain’s future flagship. In due course, the more modern Victory Jetty – […]

  • 23 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    VolkerStevin has been awarded a £34 million design and build contract for the reconstruct of jetty at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Portsmouth (HMNB Portsmouth) that will house the new Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers. The existing Middle Slip jetty, originally built in the 1920’s, has seen several modifications throughout the years including an extensive review and […]

  • 30 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    An unexploded German World War II 500 kg bomb was found on the seabed in Portsmouth Harbor yesterday. The device was located by a barge carrying out dredging works ahead of the arrival of the Navy’s new 65,000 tonne aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, next spring. Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have towed the device into […]

  • 20 February 2018
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    HMSML Gleaner, the Royal Navy’s smallest ship and with a crew of just eight sailors, has decommissioned at Devonport Naval Base after 35 years of service. The vessel began her career as the Royal Navy’s Inshore Survey Vessel in 1983. Since then she has operated in the majority of ports around the UK ensuring that […]

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

    The Royal Navy’s smallest commissioned vessel, Her Majesty’s Survey Launch Gleaner, returned to Devonport homeport one last time on Tuesday ahead of her decommissioning. In mist and rain, and with a 16-meter decommissioning pennant tied to the stern rail to prevent it flapping around uncontrollably, three of the nine crew lined up for Procedure Alpha as […]

  • 4 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (November 28 – December 4, 2016).    Boskalis Wins EUR 120 Million Dredging Contract in Brazil Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has been awarded a contract by Açu Petróleo S.A. (joint venture company of Prumo Logística S.A. and Oiltanking Gmbh) for […]

  • 20 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (November 14-20, 2016).   Royal IHC, ANP Ink TSHD Deal Royal IHC has signed a contract for the design, construction and delivery of a 4,200m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) with Administración Nacional de Puertos (ANP) in Montevideo, Uruguay.   […]

  • 14 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The team behind the preparation of the naval base for the new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has received a New Year’s Honor from the Royal Navy. Royal HaskoningDHV’s role has been as a member of this joint Naval Base Command, Defense Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and Industry team preparing Her Majesty’s Naval Base Portsmouth to […]

  • 21 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Her Royal Highness Princess Anne yesterday officially named the new jetty which will house the Royal Navy’s giant new aircraft carriers in Portsmouth. The Princess unveiled a plaque at Portsmouth Naval Base officially naming the vast berth as The Princess Royal Jetty. Formerly known as Middle Slip Jetty, the berth has been upgraded and strengthened […]

  • 2 February 2012

    The next step in preparing Portsmouth as the home of the biggest warships ever built for the Royal Navy begins this week. A specialist rig begins six weeks of drilling on Friday, sampling the sea bed in the harbour and in the Solent. The tests will pave the way for major dredging work in a […]

  • 19 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Four VolkerStevin projects have been shortlisted in the Project of the Year award categories at the Construction News Awards 2020. These projects are: Lincolnshire Lakes Flood Defense Scheme (under £20m); Victory Jetty (£20-£50m); Ipswich Tidal Barrier (£20-£50m); Dover Western Docks Revival (over £50m). Commenting the latest announcement, VolkerStevin Managing Director, Rob Coupe, said: “The announcement […]

  • 17 February 2012

      Production on HMS Prince of Wales, the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier, has started yesterday at BAE Systems in Portsmouth Naval Base – the future home of the Queen Elizabeth Class. Work on the forward section of the hull, known as Lower Block 02, commenced as Commander-in -Chief Fleet Admiral George Zambellas cut […]

  • 12 September 2011

    Cruise liners will make nearly 100 visits, including the maiden voyages of the Queen Mary 2 and the Queen Elizabeth, to the Far North… Nick Dalton (cairns) [mappress] Source: cairns, September 12, 2011

  • 20 January 2012

    Defence Infrastructure Organisation has unveiled plan for the capital dredging and jetty upgrade works at the Portsmouth Harbour. The work includes: – A contract for the refurbishment and upgrading of the jetty, berthing facilities and shore services, including high voltage electrical power, for the new Queen Elizabeth Aircraft (QEC) at HMNB Portsmouth, – Additionally the […]

  • 5 November 2010

    In a bid to upgrade the Sierra Leone Queen Elizabeth II Quay to a very standard quay that will accommodate large ships, an under-water … By Aruna Turay (drwebsite) [mappress] Source: drwebsite, November 5, 2010;