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  • 3 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    La. Gov. John Bel Edwards yesterday joined with members of the House and Senate to acknowledge the state’s coastal program accomplishments since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and outlined additional measures to deliver master plan projects more quickly. Following the devastation of 2005, the legislature created the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) Board to be […]

  • 5 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group has released two draft plans to address recreational use loss and ecosystem injuries in Louisiana and Gulf of Mexico caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. According to their latest announcement, both of these draft plans are consistent with the Trustees’ Programmatic Restoration Plan. Those draft plans released are: The Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment: […]

  • 29 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The United Soybean Board (USB) recently announced a $2 million allocation to help offset the planning, design, and research costs of deepening the lower Mississippi River from 45 ft. to 50 ft. As the USB reported, the 256-mile stretch of the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to the Gulf of Mexico accounts for 60% […]

  • 13 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced yesterday that the RESTORE Council has voted to approve $130 million in Deepwater Horizon oil spill dollars to fund the River Reintroduction into the Maurepas Swamp project. Administered by Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), the project will revitalize 45,000 acres of the Maurepas Swamp, the state’s second-largest […]

  • 22 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Mississippi River Ship Channel could be the first port complex on the Gulf Coast to reach a depth of 50 feet now that the Director’s Report has been signed by the Army Corps. Elected officials and industry leaders have long worked to increase the channel’s depth to 50 feet, which is the same depth […]

  • 1 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary, David Bernhardt, last week announced that the Department will disburse nearly $215 million in FY 2018 energy revenues to the four Gulf oil and gas producing states – Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Commenting the latest announcement, Louisiana Representative Steve Scalise made the following statement: “Revenues from […]

  • 29 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host four public scoping meetings for the preparation of a supplemental environmental impact statement to address the impacts associated with the construction of remaining authorized work on the Mississippi River levees and Tributaries project. USACE issued a notice of intent to prepare Supplement II to the Final Environmental […]

  • 12 July 2011
    Project & Tenders

    U.S. Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., MD (R-Southwest Louisiana) supported an amendment on Monday to improve funding of the Army Corps of Engineers Operations and Maintenance account by adding $6.3 million for FY 2012 dredging activities. “This amendment is a short-term step to close a gap in South Louisiana’s dredging needs,” Boustany said. “Adequately dredging […]

  • 17 July 2012

    Weeks Marine company, engaged in marine construction, dredging and tunneling organizations in the United States and Canada, has christened the third of five ocean-going hydraulic cutter suction dredgers at the company’s yard in Houma on Monday, the Daily Comet news portal informs. The 15,000 pounds dredger constructed in Honuma, is part of a USD 200 […]

  • 23 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) a grant in the amount of $297,816 to improve coastal resilience in the Northern Gulf of Mexico with new pilot projects in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. “Investment in the Gulf of Mexico Alliance allows EPA to engage a broad network […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Project & Tenders

    HKV, as member of the international collaboration initiative STUDIO MISI-ZIIBI, has been selected as one of the three finalist teams to participate in the Changing Course: Navigating the Future of the Lower Mississippi River Delta design competition. HKV shares leadership of STUDIO MISI-ZIIBI with US-based firms H3 STUDIO (team lead) and URS. STUDIO MISI-ZIIBI is […]

  • 14 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Governor John Bel Edwards and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation President/CEO, John Davies were joined by Justin Ehrenwerth, CEO/President of The Water Institute of The Gulf, in a ribbon cutting ceremony earlier this week for the $25 million Center for Coastal & Deltaic Solutions. “Capitalizing on Louisiana’s growing stature as a center of global water management […]

  • 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) […]

  • 12 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Weeks Marine has been awarded an $18.7 million firm-fixed-price contract with options for Mississippi River hopper dredge disposal from Baton Rouge to the Gulf of Mexico, according to defense.gov. The work will be performed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with an estimated completion date of February 10, 2015. Bids were solicited via the Internet, with two received. […]

  • 15 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Weeks Marine Inc., of Covington, Louisiana, has won another major dredging contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This time it is the $25 million contract for a cutterhead pipeline dredge that will perform Pascagoula Harbor dredging project, with an estimated completion date of October 9, 2016. The project area is located primarily within […]

  • 5 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement yesterday regarding a $3.2 million Center of Excellence Research Grant for the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA)’s partnership with the Water Institute of the Gulf (the Water Institute). The grant is funded under the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies […]

  • 27 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Garret Graves was named Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment on January 23. The Subcommittee oversees water resources development and regulatory programs administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency. As Chairman, Graves will play an expanded role in shaping legislation to […]

  • 5 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., yesterday joined her colleagues to introduce the Harbor Maintenance Act. This legislation would ensure that funds in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF) are used for the intended purpose of dredging and maintaining coastal ports, harbors and waterways. The Harbor Maintenance Tax collects $1.3 to $1.6 billion annually; however […]

  • 13 September 2012

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter yesterday said that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to conduct an independent analysis and review as to whether, and to what extent, the post-Katrina system contributed to flooding in areas like Plaquemines, St. John, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes because of a funneling effect or similar impact. The […]

  • 30 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District will host a public meeting to discuss the draft Post Authorization Change (PAC) Report and draft Revised Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (RP EIS) for the Morganza to the Gulf of Mexico (MTG) project on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. The draft “Revised Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Morganza […]

  • 6 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    As a precautionary measure, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District, is currently working to strengthen a section of the main line Mississippi levee system near Blackhawk, LA.   This proactive effort will help reduce the water seepage and materials shifting in and around the levee system, said USACE in its release. The work, located approximately […]

  • 26 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Gulf Coast Chapter of the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) conducted its annual meeting on November 19, 2015 at the AC Marriot Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. The meeting provided a forum for the exchange of information of interest to the dredging industry and its associates. Representatives from all areas of the industry, including regulatory, […]

  • 3 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Sen. John Kennedy announced last Saturday that the Office of Gulf Restoration in the Department of the Treasury awarded a $400,000 grant to Livingston Parish for a shoreline restoration project. The Amite River Coastal Wetlands Restoration Project will help rebuild 10 acres of forested coastal wetlands and shoreline habitats that have been lost due […]

  • 12 July 2013

    Governor Jindal met with local officials and flew over barrier island projects to observe the state’s progress to protect Louisiana’s coast and highlight continued coastal land loss in Louisiana. The Governor highlighted three specific projects on Pelican Island, Shell Island and Scofield Island on the lower rim of Barataria Bay. On Shell Island, the state […]

  • 11 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has announced that construction is complete on the Oyster Bayou Marsh Creation and Terracing project in Cameron Parish. Located west of the Calcasieu Ship Channel near the Gulf of Mexico, this project used dredged sediment from the Gulf of Mexico to create and nourish approximately 600 acres of […]

  • 30 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, awarded recently Mike Hooks Inc. of Westlake, Louisiana, with a $9.8 million contract for maintenance dredging of the Calcasieu River and Pass. The Calcasieu River is a 68 mile deep draft navigation channel located in southwest Louisiana. The Calcasieu River Ship Channel provides deep draft access to the Port […]