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  • 7 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Last Thursday, at Maumee Bay State Park in Oregon, Gov. John R. Kasich signed S.B. 1, the legislation that should protect Lake Erie and Ohio’s water quality. The Greater Cleveland Partnership closely monitored the development of this legislation supporting the final version passed by the General Assembly.   Highlights of the bill include: Restricting open lake […]

  • 6 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The preparations for the inauguration ceremony of the New Suez Canal are currently underway, according to the head of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) Mohab Mamish. Mamish said two days ago that the dredging works on the new waterway scheme will be finalized before the deadline. He also added that the Suez Canal Authority will be responsible […]

  • 6 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District, has been named as one of two “Proving Grounds” for the USACE, Engineering with Nature (EWN) program. EWN is defined as the intentional alignment of natural and engineering processes to efficiently and sustainably deliver economic environmental and social benefits through collaborative processes. Many projects in the […]

  • 1 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Ohio State Parks staff began preparations this week for seasonal dredging activities at some of Ohio’s canal lakes, including Buckeye Lake. Staff were unloading a dredge near Loeb’s Island on Buckeye Lake and preparing to get it ready, while a second dredge will be assembled at Buckeye Lake. Dredging operations are scheduled to begin around April 6. […]

  • 1 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Ohio EPA has approved a request by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge the Cleveland Harbor and Cuyahoga River, which is essential to allowing shipping traffic to continue using this economically important waterway. Ohio EPA’s Section 401 water quality certification allows the Army Corps to dredge up to 225,000 cubic yards of material […]

  • 1 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Mobil Satellite Technologies, a satellite network operator and provider of fixed, marine, and land-mobile satellite broadband services, has announced that they have renewed their Master Services Agreement with Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD), Americas premier dredger. With this Agreement, Mobil Satellite Technologies will continue to support marine satellite communications infrastructure and service to […]

  • 30 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection invites stakeholders, governmental representatives, scientists, environmental groups, agricultural operators and others, to attend a meeting (March 31, 301 S.E. 4th Avenue, Gainesville, FL) addressing restoration of waterbodies in the Orange Creek Basin. DEP representatives will discuss the status of ongoing projects and sampling, the restoration plan schedule, and pollutant issues […]

  • 27 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Ohio EPA is receiving an additional $4.38 million in federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grants to implement sediment and nutrient reduction projects in two major Lake Erie watersheds. The five-year Maumee River Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Initiative has been awarded $3.69 million and brings together a diverse coalition of 10 public and private organizations […]

  • 26 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    In order to study the environment and social impact of a practice that has caused deadly river bank collapse incidents, Cambodian government has ordered a temporary halt to all sand dredging operations in the country’s rivers and lakes. The moratorium was set yesterday at a meeting of the Ministry of Mines and Energy, the Ministry of Environment, […]

  • 26 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The New Suez Canal development scheme is progressing well and is scheduled to be completed this August. The opening of the new waterway will almost double the Suez Canal capacity and is expected to increase annual revenues to $13.5 billion by 2023. The project was launched by the Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority Mohab Mamish in […]

  • 18 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev today visited a large remediation project near the national capital Baku. International engineering and consultancy firm Witteveen+Bos is working with local and international partners on improving the environmental and landscape qualities of Boyuk Shor situated north of the city and the largest of nine lakes subject of study for remediation. The […]

  • 18 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Hosted and co-organized by the Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection, AGH University of Science and Technology, the 9th International SedNet conference will be held on 23-26 September 2015, in Kraków, Poland. At the core of this SedNet conference will be the link between sediment and society, and the exchange of knowledge and respective experiences […]

  • 16 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Water quality in the Ashtabula River and its tributaries has significantly improved since the water body was last tested in 2002, according to a new Ohio EPA report.  Biological communities in the Ashtabula River have improved since the dredging of contaminated sediments and installation of habitat enhancements. Samples taken in 2011 show biological communities in the […]

  • 13 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    As part of the Great Lakes Tributary Modeling Program, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District, has developed the Sediment Transport Analysis and Regional Training (START) program to help stakeholders across the Great Lakes better understand the watershed they live in. The START program provides trainings to federal, state, and local government agencies […]

  • 11 March 2015

    Federal Member for Paterson, Bob Baldwin, recently announced $750,000 in funding for the dredging and protection of the Myall River and Corrie Island. The announcement was made last Friday during the visit to the Tea Gardens waterfront. During the gathering, Baldwin emphasized that protecting the rivers and waterways is an important part of the Australian Government’s commitment to […]

  • 10 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, is seeking input on four permit requests from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to conduct routine restoration activities on 83 lakes and water bodies throughout Florida. FWC has applied for permits from the Corps to conduct restoration activities on 12 lakes in FWC’s Northwest […]

  • 10 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued a permit to the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) for the first phase of the Rolling Meadows Restoration Project. The project will restore about 2,000 acres of natural wetland habitat and reconnect hydrologic flows to Lake Hatchineha, ultimately restoring water flow into the Kissimmee River and helping restore […]

  • 9 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Suez Canal dredging scheme comes as a part of the mega New Suez Canal project. Besides dredging, the project includes development of several seaports in the three governorates bordering the canal, Suez, Ismailia and Port Said. Also included in the project is a seaport in the South Sinai city of Nuweiba and the development […]

  • 9 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers anticipates sand placement on Venice Beach to tentatively resume today, weather permitting.  The shore protection project was temporarily delayed by a mechanical problem February 15 that caused the shutdown of dredging operations.  During the dredging operations, the Liberty Island, a trailing suction hopper dredge, received damage to its propellers. […]

  • 9 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, has announced a scheduling change for the initial construction of the Long Beach Island Coastal Storm Damage Reduction project. On December 5, 2014 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a contract to the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company (GLDD) for $128 million to complete initial […]

  • 8 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

                    Order Placed for World’s Largest Cutter Suction Dredger  Jan De Nul Group has placed an order for a large self-propelled cutter suction dredger JDN8069 with the Croatian shipyard Uljanik Brodogradiliste. Boskalis, Van Oord Sign Rio de Janeiro Dredging Contract  Edinho Araujo, head of the Special Ports Ministry […]

  • 5 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD), the largest provider of dredging services in the United States, today confirmed that it has won a $134.5 million contract to deepen the Savannah Harbor federal shipping channel. As previously said, the project involves dredging of the entrance channel to a depth of 47 feet and represents the first step […]

  • 5 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Deepening the Savannah harbor can begin following the award of a $134.5 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company of Oak Brook, Illinois, by the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The contract covers deepening of the outer harbor, from approximately Fort Pulaski for 18.5 miles into the Atlantic Ocean. Dredging the […]

  • 4 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Yesterday, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged federal appropriators to allocate $2.32 million in federal funding to dredge the Port of Rochester’s Harbor. This funding has been requested by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in its Fiscal Year 2016 Civil Works Budget and Schumer vowed to fight to make it an actuality. Schumer is urging […]

  • 3 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In the wake of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, many areas of the New York and New Jersey coastline suffered severe erosion, leaving scores of coastal communities vulnerable to future storms and flooding. But a great deal of work by the Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, in conjunction with federal, state and local sponsors, […]

  • 3 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Off the shores of Cleveland Harbor, rising out of Lake Erie like a wave of concrete and stones, sits the Cleveland Breakwater offering 24,570 feet of safe navigation and protection for the harbor. The first pieces of the breakwater were built in 1827. Over the years, Lake Erie ice and wave action has put the […]