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  • 12 February 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency’s new tidal flood defense barrier for Ipswich has been officially opened by Floods Minister, Dr Thérèse Coffey. Costing almost £70 million, the new flood defenses centerpiece is a 200-tonne rotating barrier which can be raised in minutes, helping to keep the town safe from tidal surges during storms. The defense scheme also […]

  • 7 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    ABP’s Port of Ipswich has welcomed the vessel UKD Orca for its annual maintenance dredging campaign as part of the company’s commitment to continually improving the operations and services it provides for customers. Regular maintenance dredging is of paramount importance to the safety and efficient operations of all vessels using the port, according to the […]

  • 18 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    VIPs, including the Environment Agency chief executive Sir James Bevan, attended an open day to see the latest work on Ipswich the flood defense scheme, which will significantly reduce the risk of flooding for 2,000 homes and businesses in the town. Huge hydraulic arms that will operate the new tidal flood gate have been installed, taking the […]

  • 4 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency recently extended deadline for Ipswich Flood Barrier artwork project. The creations will be installed at 2 locations – across the 3 doors of the barrier’s control building, and within a circular space on the West Bank of the New Cut. The deadline for submission of the designs is July 28, 2017. Work […]

  • 21 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    VBA a joint venture comprising of VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins recently hosted a school visit at the Environment Agency (EA) Ipswich tidal barrier site, for The Oaks Community Primary School. The purpose of the visit to the EA £58 million scheme was to teach the children about flood defense measures as a stimulus for […]

  • 6 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The latest stage of the Environment Agency’s £58 million Ipswich Flood Barrier Scheme has been completed. According to the release, over the last few months, VBA the contractors working for the EA, have installed the cofferdam, pumped it dry and they have now excavated the river silts and gravel. The next stage is to pour […]

  • 17 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    A tidal barrier across the River Orwell at Ipswich has become the latest addition to a national campaign to promote the benefits of civil engineering. Called This is Civil Engineering the campaign, launched by Institution of Civil Engineers, places banners on infrastructure projects across the UK telling the public what civil engineering is about. Environment […]

  • 12 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    As part of the Water and Environment Management (WEM) Framework, the Environment Agency has appointed VBA, the joint venture between VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins, to work on a £21 m flood defense scheme. Work to the tidal barrier scheme, which runs along the River Orwell in Ipswich, is due to start later this month and includes […]

  • 2 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    A regional meeting on dredging issues will be held Friday, June 19, at 10:30 a.m. at the selectmen’s meeting room in Ipswich Town Hall, announced the Daily News of Newburyport. This meeting, being organized under the auspices of state Senator Bruce Tarr, R-Gloucester, will include presentations on problem areas and potential dredging projects in this oceanfront […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Queensland Government will consider building two new dams and raising Wivenhoe Dam to better protect Brisbane and Ipswich families from major flood events. Water Supply Minister Mark McArdle today released the results of a wide-ranging prefeasibility study looking at potential options to improve the flood defenses of the two cities. “South-east Queensland will experience […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Massachusetts Senator Bruce Tarr visited dredging operations on the Annisquam River in Gloucester last week. Senator Tarr was instrumental in getting the contributed funds from the MA Dredging Program, allowing USACE to award the dredging contract. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, awarded this contract to Coastline Consulting on October 10, 2019. […]

  • 31 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, yesterday announced the latest update on their Annisquam River dredging project in Gloucester, MA, saying that roughly 100,000 CY (of 140,000 CY) of material was successfully removed so far. The USACE New England District awarded this contract to Coastline Consulting on October 10, 2019. The project, […]

  • 10 January 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The first season of the Annisquam River federal navigation project in Gloucester, Massachusetts, is moving on nicely, according to Gloucester Harbormaster T.J. Ciarametaro. Last Wednesday, Ciarametaro briefed Waterways Board members about the progress made so far saying that almost half of the targeted sand and debris has been already removed from the river. Ciarametaro also said […]

  • 5 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Annisquam River federal navigation project in Gloucester, Massachusetts, will undergo maintenance dredging under the terms of a $7.8 million contract issued recently by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District. The contract – awarded on Oct. 10th – will be performed by Coastline Consulting and Development, LLC, of Branford, Connecticut. According to […]

  • 18 September 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Jenkins Marine of Poole, Dorset, recently secured a significant long term dredging contract with Marina Developments Limited (MDL). As a large international marina operator, MDL owns many marinas on the south coast of England, including Plymouth, Poole, Southampton, Hamble, Chichester and Ipswich. Jenkins Marine has signed the 3 year contract to provide maintenance dredging services […]

  • 27 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Baker-Polito Administration has announced $2.7 million in state and federal grant funds for ecological restoration projects in the towns of Bridgewater, Falmouth, Kingston, Littleton/Westford, Newbury, Plymouth, Wellfleet/Truro, and Yarmouth to support river and wetland habitat restoration and climate adaptation.  Commenting the latest announcement, Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Karyn Polito, said: “By partnering […]

  • 12 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    More than 21,500 Queensland jobs will be supported by a record $23 billion investment in roads and transport infrastructure over the next four years, the Queensland Government announced yesterday.  Transport and Main Roads Minister, Mark Bailey, said that the Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program (QTRIP) 2019-20 to 2022-23, released yesterday, would continue the Palaszczuk […]

  • 19 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    January 2019 saw Jenkins Marine start another maintenance dredging project at Woolverstone Marina, on the River Orwell, near Ipswich, eastern England. “This isn’t the first time Jenkins have dredged here. Previous dredge campaigns saw dredging completed by Jenkins Marine in 2010 and 2013, with ploughing work also completed over the years. The project was subject to […]

  • 8 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, is proposing to perform maintenance dredging of the Annisquam River Federal navigation project (FNP) in Gloucester, Massachusetts.  The work involves maintenance dredging of portions of the 8-foot-deep Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW) channel and anchorage, plus authorized overdepth dredging in the Annisquam River FNP. “Natural shoaling […]

  • 27 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Trustees of Reservations has been awarded Priority Project designation status from the Baker-Polito Administration’s Department of Fish and Game, Division of Ecological Restoration (DER) for an innovative salt marsh restoration project in the Great Marsh on the North Shore of Massachusetts. Titled “Saving the Great Marsh: Ditch Remediation, Habitat Preservation and Resiliency Building at […]

  • 3 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Baker-Polito Administration has announced more than $3.2 million in funding to support local efforts to proactively plan for and adapt to coastal storm and climate change impacts, including storm surge, flooding, erosion and sea level rise. These Coastal Resilience grants, provided by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Office of Coastal Zone […]

  • 30 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito yesterday joined state Senate Minority Leader Bruce E. Tarr of Gloucester, state Rep. Brad Hill of Ipswich and Manchester selectmen to announce a $500,000 MassWorks grant in support of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Dredging Project.  The announcement was made at Reed Park, off Beach Street, along the harbor. “Through the very hard work of […]

  • 12 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Mackley is gearing up for a busy October with preparations underway to participate in a number of industry events across the country focusing on issues including flooding, coastal defence and the future of the construction industry. Over a two-week period, Mackley will participate in four events, starting with the Suffolk Coastal Forum in Ipswich (7 […]

  • 18 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Baker-Polito Administration has announced over $1.8 million in funding to support local efforts to prepare for and reduce the impacts from coastal storms and climate change, including storm surge, flooding, erosion and sea level rise. “Massachusetts is taking a leading role in understanding and preparing for climate change impacts like sea level rise and […]

  • 27 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Year two of the Great Marsh Resiliency Planning Project is currently underway, according to the Ipswich River Watershed Association. With funding from the Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grant Program, administered by the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, the planning project is an effort to reduce the risk to coastal communities from storms, flooding and sea […]

  • 11 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Poundfield Products of Ipswich in Suffolk has recently been awarded its largest ever contract with a £2 million order for decorative, reinforced concrete panels from County Durham based Hall Construction Services. Obtained by Poundfield’s bespoke products division, the order covers the manufacture of nearly 4000 individual pieces which are now being used to construct over […]

  • 24 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Baker-Polito Administration has announced over $2.2 million in grants to support local efforts to reduce risks from coastal storms, flooding, erosion and sea level rise. The grants, provided by the Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM), were awarded to Barnstable, Boston, Brewster, Chelsea, Dennis, Edgartown, Essex, Falmouth, Lynn, New Bedford, Plymouth, Quincy, Sandwich/Barnstable, Scituate […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The first phase in a £9 million flood scheme which will reduce the risk of flooding to approximately 440 homes and businesses in the Roath area of Cardiff started yesterday. Over the next few weeks, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) engineers and specialist contractors will be refurbishing an existing flood embankment on the River Rhymney, in […]