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  • 15 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (September 9-15, 2019).   First Phase of Fountain Lake Dredging Almost Done The dredging contractor, J.F. Brennan Company, Inc., conducted a survey of the Fountain Lake last Friday, September 6, showing the dredging progress to date, reports Shell Rock River […]

  • 13 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Belfast Harbor, Northern Ireland, has announced its ambition to become one of the best regional ports in the world. The 2019-2023 Strategic Plan together with an outlook through to 2035 were publicly launched at Belfast Harbor’s Annual Stakeholder Meeting today. As part of the plan the Port has committed £254 million of investment to deliver […]

  • 11 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dredging operations are currently underway on a section of the River Shannon in an effort to reduce the risk of flooding this winter, RTÉ reports.  Waterways Ireland is removing vegetation, silt and debris as part of an ongoing program of maintenance, close to Meelick Weir in Co Galway. Material excavated from the Shannon is being […]

  • 14 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    As part of Project Ireland 2040, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, announced the signing of a €14.7 million capital works contract to deliver a 120m long quay development and associated works at Smooth Point, Killybegs Fishery Harbor Centre, Co. Donegal. Commenting the signing of the contract with contractor ABCO/Fugro […]

  • 31 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Aberdeen Harbor Expansion Project has reached another important landmark, with the placement of the 11th caisson at Nigg Bay, out of a total of 22. This 7,000-tonnes caisson, which bears the name Catrina, is part of Aberdeen South Harbor’s Dunnottar Quay. “It has been towed on site on a two-day journey from the Cromarty […]

  • 2 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dragados UK, principal contractor for the Aberdeen Harbor Expansion Project, has just installed the second of the 22 enormous concrete units that will form the closed quay sections at Aberdeen South Harbor. These caissons, 50 meters long, 17 meters wide and 16 meters high, have been floated from Cromarty Firth to Nigg Bay, Aberdeen, in a […]

  • 11 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Government of Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has updated local Fingal councilors on its proposals for the Howth Harbor dredging works, said Cllr Cian O’Callaghan in his latest announcement.  The Department is proposing to dredge five areas of the harbor: The Fishing Trawler basin between the West Pier and Middle Pier; The […]

  • 4 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dragados UK, principal contractor for the Aberdeen Harbor Expansion Project, has marked another significant achievement with the installation of the first of the 22 enormous concrete units that will form the closed quay sections at Aberdeen South Harbor. The caisson – 50 meters long, 17 meters wide and 16 meters high – has been floated […]

  • 14 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Kerry County Council plans to carry out repair works to the existing coastal defenses at Rossbeigh during the following weeks, Radio Kerry reports. During 2018, the local authority repaired the sea wall at The Kerries, Tralee which was damaged in Storm Eleanor. Coastal Flood and Erosion Risk Management studies were also carried out from Ballyheigue […]

  • 20 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Minister of State at The Office of Public Works & Flood Relief, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, two days ago visited Shannon town, in western Ireland, and the adjacent flood defense embankments fronting the Shannon estuary to announce plans to upgrade those defenses and to construct new defenses for Shannon town. This will be a joint project between […]

  • 12 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Government of Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is being urged to prioritize the Howth Harbor dredging project in 2019. Dublin Bay North TD Tommy Broughan said in his latest announcement that he has been asking the respective Ministers for Agriculture, Food and the Marine about the Howth dredging plans for a number […]

  • 30 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    A contractor has been appointed to deliver a flood protection scheme for Stonehaven which will offer comfort and security to local residents and businesses, according to the Aberdeenshire Council’s latest release.  Northern Ireland-based McLaughlin and Harvey Ltd will carry out the work on behalf of the council, following a detailed and rigorous competitive tender process. […]

  • 7 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Following a meeting with Leitrim County Council, the Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief, Mr. Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran T.D. has complimented Leitrim and all Local Authorities for working with his office and taking a proactive approach to address flood risk in their areas. The Minister said, “I am delighted […]

  • 9 October 2018
    Business & Finance

     A Young CEDA event, under the name ‘Dredging and Disposal of Contaminated Sediment’, will be held today at the Institute of Civil Engineers, Godfrey Mitchell Theatre in London.  According to CEDA, contaminated sediment is present in most waterways and harbors across the UK and Ireland. When left insitu it does not pose an environmental threat, but […]

  • 3 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Warrenpoint Port, Northern Ireland, has set Monday 15th October as the new date for an open drop-in event to allow members of the public and other stakeholders to learn more about proposed changes to how dredged material from the harbor is dealt with. Taking place at Warrenpoint Town Hall from 3pm to 6pm, the event follows […]

  • 13 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    Warrenpoint Port, Northern Ireland, is inviting members of the public and other key stakeholders to comment on proposed changes to how dredged material from the harbor is dealt with. The Port currently carries out a major dredging program every two to five years with material disposed of in the Irish Sea. However, new plans have […]

  • 3 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., last month attended the signing of a contract for a €23.5 million, 216m long quay development project and associated works on Dinish Island, Castletownbere. Commenting the signing of the document with contractor L&M Keating Ltd, Minister Creed said: “This is a very significant investment […]

  • 13 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Marshlands in the south east of England could start to disappear from the year 2040 due to rapid sea level rise, according to new research involving Durham University scientists. Using data from more than 800 sediment cores which record how salt marshes responded to variable rates of sea-level rise over the past 10,000 years, the […]

  • 8 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    ATG Group, Coleraine based waste and environmental specialist, has secured a £3.5 million contract to treat and dispose contaminated dredge material found at Smooth Point at Killybegs Harbor, the Republic of Ireland.  Making the announcement, Dr Mark McKinney, Managing Director of ATG Group, said: “To help increase our export sales, we are investing £1 million […]

  • 4 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    With the ongoing investment in the exploration of natural resources and the harnessing of energy from wind and tidal power, there is an increasing focus on the environmental impacts these can have on the marine habitat, RPS Group – Oxfordshire based consultancy company said in their latest announcement.  In order to ensure environmental compliance and licensing […]

  • 22 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructure has taken decisions on six planning applications including the call not to issue a Stop Notice for sand dredging at Lough Neagh. According to the release, the Department has carefully considered the Lough Neagh Court of Appeal Judgement from 28 June 2017, concerning sand extraction from Lough Neagh. The legal […]

  • 3 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Friends of the Earth has welcomed last week’s Northern Ireland Court of Appeal decision that the government acted unlawfully by not stopping the dredging at Lough Neagh, one of Europe’s most important wetlands. The environmental campaign group brought the legal challenge over the Northern Ireland government’s failure to stop sand extraction from Lough Neagh, which […]

  • 16 June 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) recently advertised a tender for dredging works in the Killybegs Fishery Harbor, Ireland. The works will comprise environmental dredging of approx. 24,500m³ of contaminated marine sediments. The tender also includes stabilization of the dredge material within the Fishery Harbor Center, removal of the stabilized material from site […]

  • 14 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Progress has been made towards greater flood protection for the Royal Deeside town of Ballater, with the appointment of a firm to undertake a flood study of the community, Aberdeenshire Council just announced.  One of the most prominent victims of Storm Frank at the start of last year, Ballater was severely affected when the River Dee […]

  • 6 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    A £50,000 coastal defense repair scheme at Portaferry Road in Greyabbey is officially underway, the Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructure said in its latest release. The scheme will greatly improve the structural stability of the existing seawall and thereby lessen the risk of undermining the carriageway of this important A Class Road on the Ards Peninsula […]

  • 1 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Warrenpoint Port, the second largest port in Northern Ireland, recently proposed a new placement site for dredged material within Carlingford Lough. Mr Peter Conway, Chief Executive said “As with most ports, Warrenpoint must clear its berths and channel from time to time to maintain depths to allow ships to berth. The dredged material in and around […]