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  • 28 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2019 Work Plan for the Army Civil Works program Nov. 20, 2018, which included $4 million for dredging the Houma Navigation Canal in the New Orleans District. According to the Corps, the $4 million will fund dredging of inland reaches on the canal, […]

  • 18 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Gov. John Bel Edwards announced yesterday that Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) will receive an $18.5 million grant from the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council) to complete the engineering and design of the Houma Navigation Canal (HNC) Lock Complex in Terrebonne Parish. Once constructed, the HNC Lock Complex will provide several […]

  • 9 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, and the Terrebonne Parish Port Commission have signed an agreement for contribution of additional funds which will result in more dredging and improved channel depth in the Houma Navigation Canal. “Execution of this agreement is a tremendous accomplishment for all involved,” said Col. Michael Clancy, commander, […]

  • 19 March 2014

    Louisiana’s congressional delegation has managed to collect additional $4.5 million for the Houma Navigation Canal dredging, reports Houma Today. The Houma Navigation Canal, which provides navigable access from the Gulf of Mexico to the GIWW, the Port of Houma, and other small ports along the canal, is in need of dredging because sediment buildup has […]

  • 21 July 2011

    Business is booming, but without a clearer path for post-oil-spill drilling and deeper dredging in the Houma Navigation Canal, future growth… More info: dailycomet By Nikki Buskey [mappress] Source: dailycomet, July 21, 2011;

  • 26 September 2010

    Dredging will begin soon on a seven-mile stretch of the Houma Navigation Canal where silt has caused problems for area businesses that use… By Kathrine Schmidt (houmatoday) [mappress] Source: houmatoday, September 26, 2010;

  • 12 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Representative Steve Scalise has announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2020 Work Plan includes critical funding for infrastructure projects in Louisiana, including $85 million to deepen the Mississippi River to 50 feet. “After years of hard work, I’m very glad that the Corps included over $160 million for critical infrastructure projects in […]

  • 5 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the Terrebonne Parish Levee and Conservation District (TLCD) that allows work accomplished and paid for by CPRA and TLCD to count toward the 35% local cost share. A local match is required […]

  • 26 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Sen. John Kennedy has announced an $8.3 million Army grant to fund dredging on waterways in south Louisiana. The work will be performed on the New Orleans Harbor Reach of the Mississippi River, bays along the Gulf Intracostal Waterway, Bayou Lafourche, Houma Navigation Canal and Barataria Bar Channel. “Historic rainfall throughout the country has […]

  • 18 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    Seven major coastal restoration projects in Louisiana totaling more than half a billion dollars have been completed and paid for with settlement money resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Projects working their way toward construction this year or in years to come will use another $4.4 billion in settlement dollars. Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority […]

  • 21 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board yesterday received updates on multiple hurricane protection systems and projects that will protect people, property and habitat across the state coastal zone. “We made great advances in the decade following hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and now we are seeing an acceleration of bigger projects moving from the pages […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has announced his plans to designate more than $350 million in coastal dollars, including $55 million from FY18 surplus dollars to Louisiana’s coastal trust fund.  Within those surplus dollars, $15 million will be allocated to effectively restore the funds previously swept by the previous Administration. Edwards also committed $30 million […]

  • 23 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is seeking public comment for its draft Annual Plan Fiscal Year 2020. Three public hearings are scheduled across the coast to present the draft plan and to receive public comment; two additional public hearings are scheduled on the west and east side of the Atchafalaya Basin to hear […]

  • 17 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) released its draft Annual Plan Fiscal Year 2020 to the public two day ago at its monthly board meeting in Baton Rouge. The Annual Plan is the document by which the CPRA details how it aims to implement the vision of the Coastal Master Plan in the […]

  • 19 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Board (CPRA) at its meeting yesterday presented the agency’s 3rd Quarter Progress Report. The report was presented by CPRA Deputy Executive Director Jason Lanclos. It features 72 total active projects: 5 projects in planning, 23 in construction, and 44 in engineering and design. “Implementation of these projects will benefit more than 130,800 acres […]

  • 23 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Coastal Protection and Restoration Board (CPRA) convened in Baton Rouge earlier this week to approve the Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Plan, a 3-year outlook of projected revenues and expenditures, project activity and implementation schedules.  In a presentation to the board, CPRA Executive Director Michael Ellis reported that CPRA facilitated three public hearings: January 8th, […]

  • 9 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Last night, Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) Executive Director, Michael Ellis, presented the Draft Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Plan at a public hearing in Belle Chasse, Louisiana. Southeastern Coastal parish residents and governing authorities were in attendance at the meeting, which is the first of three public hearings scheduled in Louisiana’s coastal zones. […]

  • 11 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) will – at its next board meeting on Wednesday, December 13 – release a draft of its 2019 fiscal year plan. CPRA reported that the plan outlines the next year in restoration work by the state, providing updates on current projects, some of which are located in Terrebonne and Lafourche […]

  • 2 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Mississippi River Commission (MRC) will conduct its annual low-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River August 7-18, 2017, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ St. Louis District, said in its latest announcement.  Four public meetings have been scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi in selected towns along the river so commission members have the opportunity […]

  • 20 July 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Weeks Marine Inc. (WMI), a marine construction and dredging contractor based in Cranford, NJ, yesterday announced the construction of a new $60 million ocean-going, 30-inch hydraulic cutter suction dredger, the J.S. Chatry. The dredger is named for Senior Vice President and Manager of Weeks Marine’s Dredging Division, J. Stephen Chatry. Construction is underway in Belle […]

  • 18 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The restoration work on the Caillou Lake Headland barrier island, also known as Whiskey Island, is expected to begin within the next couple weeks, Houma Today reports. This rebuilding is part of $627 million in Gulf Coast restoration money BP paid for the 2010 oil spill. From that, Louisiana received $318 million for outer coastal […]

  • 9 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards yesterday sent a letter to President Donald Trump detailing a list of high priority coastal protection infrastructure projects to be considered under the president’s executive order, Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals for High Priority Infrastructure Projects. Governor Edwards has proposed that the following five integrated coastal protection infrastructure projects for […]

  • 13 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved in December a $40.8 million loan to the Republics of Benin and Togo to finance the upgrade of a four-lane 30 kilometer road section linking the capitals of both countries, as well as an important program of coastal protection. Located on the major axis linking Togo and Benin, […]

  • 13 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) will hold several public meetings in January on the development, implementation and enforcement of the comprehensive protection and restoration Master Plan for Louisiana. In accordance with Louisiana legislation, CPRA is providing an update to the Master Plan every five years in order to take maximum advantage of new science, […]

  • 12 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    An affiliate of Gulf Coast Specialty Energy Services, which is a portfolio company owned by Grey Mountain Partners, has acquired Frogco Amphibious Equipment, LLC and Frogco Rentals, LLC.  Steve Saucier, CEO of GCSES, said: “Frogco is a first-rate service provider in a unique market, with a reputation for unmatched equipment quality and a customer-centric approach […]

  • 23 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Weeks Marine, Inc., Houma, LA, has announced the completion of two major investments that will increase the competitiveness and efficiency of the company’s dredging, sediment slurry pumping and placement capability in Coastal Louisiana and around the USA. Both cutter suction dredge EW Ellefsen and the Weeks 320 Unloader, a hopper barge unloader that pumps material from […]

  • 5 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual low-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River on August 15-22, 2014. Four public meetings have been scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI in selected towns along the river so commission members have the opportunity to meet with local partners, stakeholders and residents and hear their concerns, ideas […]

  • 5 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    On April 30, 2014, the Coastal Wetlands Planning Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) Task Force held a dedication ceremony at ConocoPhillips in Houma, Louisiana. The ceremony celebrated the CWPPRA’s continued commitment to coastal restoration.  CWPPRA has been the backbone of coastal restoration efforts in Louisiana for the last 23 years and will continue to play […]