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  • 22 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Highland Council has invited bidders to submit their offers for the Nairn Harbor dredging contract. The cleanup scheme will involve removing about 12,000 cubic meters of accumulated silt, mud and sand that have built up over several decades within the facility’s inner harbor. A temporary ramp will be installed between the basin and the car park, and from the […]

  • 3 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Highland Council has awarded a contract to AECOM to carry out comprehensive flood protection studies for two Highland coastal towns.   Thurso, on the north coast, and Golspie, on the east coast, have both suffered from flooding incidents over the years that has affected domestic and business properties and resulted in both towns being identified […]

  • 8 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Highland Council and Pitmain Estate announced today that the final phase of the work to construct the Kingussie Flood Alleviation Channel is now underway. The jointly-funded project between the Council and Pitmain Estate is located on the estate’s land above the village of Kingussie. McGowan Ltd. of Aviemore carried out phase 1 of the construction in June and July. This phase saw the formation of a section of the diversion channel between the Allt Mor and Loch Gynack. […]

  • 22 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Highland Council has invited the Dingwall and Blairninich residents to attend a public exhibition highlighting proposals for flood prevention measures along the River Peffery. The council is currently developing a Flood Protection Study (FPS) for the river to identify solutions that will alleviate the risk of flooding to locations in Blairninich and Dingwall. The […]

  • 18 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Highland Council has invited people in Thurso to attend a public exhibition highlighting proposals for flood prevention measures along the River Thurso. The council is currently developing a Flood Protection Study (FPS) for the river to identify solutions that will alleviate the risk of flooding. An exhibition on Tuesday, 22 January, from 2pm – […]

  • 20 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A renewables jobs boom for the Highlands moved a step closer as the Port of Ardersier secured the full backing of the Scottish Government for plans to turn the former oil fabrication yard on the Moray Firth into a manufacturing ‘super-hub’ for offshore wind. In what Chief Executive Officer Captain Steve Gobbi described as a […]

  • 27 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    The final phase of works to alleviate flood risk to the communities of Smithton and Culloden has begun, according to the Highland Council. Local firm Morrison Construction are now on site for the largest phase of the Smithton & Culloden Flood Protection Scheme which will protect 129 properties that would otherwise be at risk of a […]

  • 26 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Following the decision by Transport Scotland, CMAL and CalMac, to provide a larger vessel for the Uig/Tarbert/Lochmaddy Triangle lifeline ferry service to the Western Isles, the drafting and submission of a Harbor Revision Order and other construction consents for the new works required at Uig Harbor have now been approved. The final Masterplan Report has been […]

  • 31 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Highland Council has today granted planning permission in principle to Port of Ardersier Ltd to establish an off-shore renewables port facility at the former McDermott Fabrication Yard at Whiteness Head to the west of Nairn. The site, which extends to over 3km2 of ground reclaimed from the foreshore in the 1970s for the fabrication […]

  • 6 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency recently awarded CH2M two significant flood defense projects, Bridgwater Tidal Barrier Appraisal and conducting the Avonmouth-Severnside Enterprise Area Ecology Mitigation and Flood Defense study. “We have a long history of working with the Environment Agency on successful projects to protect local communities from flooding and natural disasters, and these new projects will […]

  • 7 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Ardersier and Petty residents had the opportunity recently to find out more about the Port of Ardersier’s ambitious plans to develop the former oil yard. Alastair Wood, of Savills property consultants, which represents site owners the Port of Ardersier Ltd, gave a brief presentation and answered questions on the proposed development. Ronnie Fraser a local […]

  • 6 May 2013

    A renewables jobs boom could come to the Highlands of Scotland if plans to turn a former oil fabrication yard into a manufacturing ‘super-hub’ for offshore wind get the go ahead. The Port of Ardersier has submitted plans to Highland Council, Marine Scotland and Transport Scotland for the consents needed to make the site a […]

  • 5 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Christie Administration yesterday announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded New Jersey a nearly $900,000 Regional Coastal Resilience Grant to help communities in 15 municipalities in northeastern Monmouth County develop a regional plan to address the impacts of coastal hazards and storm surge. The planning project, called New Jersey Fostering […]

  • 25 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently awarded New Jersey a major regional coastal resilience grant to help communities in 15 municipalities in Monmouth County develop a resiliency plan. Louis Berger, an engineering, architecture, planning, environmental and construction management firm based in Morristown, NJ, partnered with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) […]

  • 9 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The 200-year-old Crinan Canal has been honored with plaque unveilings by the Glasgow Branch of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).  Originally designed by civil engineer John Rennie and completed in 1801, the canal created a vital link for the area between Glasgow and the River Clyde and the villages and islands of the West Highlands. The […]

  • 25 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Queensland is just a few years away from using up its existing coal export capacity according to latest port data. Addressing a Central Highlands Development Committee breakfast in Emerald, Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche said data from Queensland’s coal port operators show that exports totalled a record 209 million tonnes in 2013-14. “This […]

  • 4 November 2020
    Business development, Operations & Maintenance

    The Scottish Government has awarded £1 million of additional funding to Scottish Canals to undertake vital dredging works in the Highlands this winter. Dredging will take place across the Caledonian and Crinan Canals from January 2021. During the works, contractors will remove some 20,000 tonnes of material which will make the canals easier to navigate. […]

  • 20 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Construction crews have delivered new sand and rock to Rosewood Beach in Highland Park, IL, over the past two weeks as part of the Park District of Highland Park’s efforts to protect the beach from erosion amid record high Lake Michigan water levels. The project has reinforced the inside of the breakwater with additional stone […]

  • 27 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and 54th Chief of Engineers, yesterday inked the Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Bay, Highlands, New Jersey, Coastal Storm Risk Management Chief’s Report. This project spans a geographic distance of approximately 8,000 linear feet along the bay shoreline of Highlands, which […]

  • 20 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, has announced the release of the Draft Feasibility Report for the Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Bay, Highlands, NJ, Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study and the opening of the public comment period on those documents. The public review and comment period started last week and will […]

  • 3 September 2013

    Following a competitive tendering process Comhairle nan Eilean Siar announces that local firm Macinnes Brothers has been awarded the £1.5 million contract to construct a new harbour at Ardveenish, Isle of Barra. This will create a sheltered, fit-for-purpose harbour at Ardveenish, a positive development to existing facilities and which complements recent private investment in the […]

  • 26 January 2010
    Vessels

    HIGHLAND BEACH — A tug boat sent to rescue a drifting dredging barge this morning instead collided with it, leaving a gash in the tug’s hull and forcing the captain to beach the craft rather than have it sink, the U.S. Coast Guard reports… Source: The Palm Beach Post, January 25, 2010

  • 1 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District, awarded a $7,341,384 contract to John Keno & Company Inc., a certified Small Business Concern, on Sept. 27, 2013, for the Rosewood Beach GLFER project in Highland Park, Ill. Construction is set to begin late fall and end in 2018. The Corps’ is partnering with the Park […]

  • 8 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has announced a £4 million grant from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) for the development of a new deepwater quayside at the Port of Cromarty Firth – bringing the total redevelopment project to £25 million. The 35 acre Invergordon Service Base, operated by the Port of Cromarty Firth, has been close […]

  • 27 February 2018

    The City of Highland Park has been working with both Lake and Cook Counties, Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the US Army Corps of Engineers on a long-term flood mitigation solution following several floods that devastated parts of Highland Park and dozens of communities throughout the region. According to the city, a comprehensive regional […]

  • 6 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council have announced a public meeting to present the Council’s Funded Priorities List (FPL 3a). This will be the first in-person Gulf Coast public meeting held during the RESTORE Council’s 32-day public review and comment period on Funded Priorities List (FPL) […]