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  • 17 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Mississippi River at the Carrollton gauge in New Orleans has risen above 11 feet, prompting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, to activate its Phase I flood fight procedures. Activation procedures consist of working with local levee authorities to closely monitor the levees along the Mississippi River. Inspections on the Mississippi […]

  • 1 March 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently awarded a contract to make improvements to a mitigation project located along the shoreline of the Manchac Wildlife Management Area in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. This project will mitigate environmental impacts from the construction of the Lake Pontchartrain and Vicinity project in St. Charles, Orleans, Jefferson, […]

  • 11 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a maintenance dredging contract in the amount of $3,646,550 to Manson Construction Co., for maintenance dredging of the Sabine-Neches Waterway, Sabine Pass Outer Bar and bank channel in Jefferson County, Texas, and Cameron Parish, Louisiana. The contractor is required to remove approximately 2.6 million cubic yards […]

  • 20 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, is planning to prepare a Draft Supplemental Environment Impact Statement (EIS), integrated with a General Reevaluation Report, for the Mississippi River Ship Channel, Gulf to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, General Reevaluation Study.  The study will investigate deepening and maintaining the Mississippi River deep-draft navigation channel from the current […]

  • 3 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council announced that it will hold its first public meeting on December 11, 2012 in Mobile, Alabama. The Council, which was established by the Resources and Ecosystem Sustainability, Tourism, Opportunities Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012, will develop and oversee implementation of a comprehensive plan to […]

  • 26 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (May 21-27, 2018).   GLDD Wraps Up Whiskey Island Coastal Restoration Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company (GLDD) completed the 10.7 million cubic yard coastal restoration of Whiskey Island in Louisiana earlier this month.   New Software for EU Dredging […]

  • 3 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    William Precht, Director of Marine & Coastal Programs at Dial Cordy & Associates Inc, will join the 2nd North American Dredging Summit as a speaker, reports the Active Communications International (ACI). According to ACI, Mr Precht presentation is tilted “Can Coral Reefs and Large-Scale Dredging Projects Coexist?”. The list of confirmed speakers also includes: Christopher J. Cooley, Director Of […]

  • 23 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The wetlands of the Mississippi River Delta are slowly sinking and rapidly eroding, but new research from Rice University and the University of South Carolina has found the river’s supply of sand, the material engineers most need to rebuild the delta, will stay constant for centuries. The new study is encouraging news for scientists and […]

  • 27 June 2011
    Business & Finance

    An IADC Best Paper Award for a Young Author under the age of 35 was presented to Brianne Cohen at the WEDA XXXI / TAMU 42 Annual Dredging Conference & Exhibition held at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee, June 5-8 2011. For several years, the State of Louisiana’s Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration […]

  • 20 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Council for Dredging and Marine Construction Safety (CDMCS) held its 2nd Leadership in Safety Awards Dinner on November 12th in Washington, DC to honor occupational safety and health excellence in the dredging industry. Held on the heels of a CDMCS Pipeline Task Force Meeting, the ceremonial banquet was widely attended by member dredging and […]

  • 18 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    A new report released earlier this week by Dr. Loren C. Scott & Associates, Inc. details the regional economic impacts of building the Mid-Barataria and Mid-Breton sediment diversions. The report, “The Economic Impact of Constructing the Mid-Barataria and Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion Projects” showcases how local and state businesses, governments and residents will benefit economically during […]

  • 21 July 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (July 16-22, 2018).   Jan De Nul’s New Dredger Launched at Keppel Shipyard in China The 3,500m³ Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger Diogo Cão was launched last Saturday at the Keppel Nantong shipyard in China, a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & […]

  • 25 December 2019
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Dredge Jadwin has completed its 2019 season. During the 2019 season, the Jadwin dredged more than 4 million cubic yards of sand, mud and sediment from the lower Mississippi River to allow the waterway to remain navigable for commercial traffic. “Part of our mission as the Army […]

  • 31 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. According to the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Lasse Petterson, the second quarter was another active period for GLDD, marking their fourth consecutive quarter showing improvement in both revenue and adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations when comparing to […]

  • 4 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., released the following statement regarding the record $1.4 billion Transocean settlement for its role in the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Transocean will pay $400 million in criminal fines – with $300 million of that going to the Gulf Coast – and $1 billion in Clean Water Act (CWA) penalties. The […]

  • 31 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a full committee hearing entitled, “The Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and the Need to Invest in the Nation’s Ports.” The hearing is scheduled for 10:00am EST in 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. This is the first hearing on legislation that may be included in […]

  • 1 March 2012

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter secured bipartisan sponsorship of his bill that would begin to reform the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ delivery of critical flood control and navigation projects. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) has joined as a cosponsor on Vitter’s bill, which would create a pilot program aimed at eliminating red tape and expediting backlogged […]

  • 22 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Manson Construction Co. of Seattle, Washington, has been awarded a $4.2 million contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District for pipeline dredging of the Sabine Pass Channel Reach of the Sabine-Neches Waterway in Jefferson County, Texas, and Cameron Parish, Louisiana.  The contractor is required to remove approximately 1.8 million cubic yards of dredged material […]

  • 19 February 2012

      The West Calcasieu Port board of commissioners voted recently to award the contract for the expansion dredging of the port’s west barge basin to.Apollo Environmental Strategies, Inc. of Beaumont, Texas. Finally, construction on a $3.1 million expansion at the West Calcasieu Port has begun. Lynn Hohensee, WCP director noted that the West Calcasieu Port […]

  • 11 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) on April 4 at its annual Washington, D.C. “Spring Conference” presented the 2017 “Port Person of the Year” award to the U.S. Congressman Steve Scalise for his strong advocacy of the maritime industry since coming to Congress in 2008. According to Brandy Christian, president and CEO of the Port […]

  • 22 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Phase One of the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) Shoreline Stabilization and Restoration Project is complete. One mile of Vegetated EcoShield™ has been installed and planted to create habitat and to provide protection from storm surge for the community of Larose and for critical energy infrastructure. Phase One of the project stabilizes […]

  • 24 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    ARCADIS, the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, announced it has hired Stuart Appelbaum, an expert in water resources planning and ecosystem restoration. Appelbaum will work out of the firm’s Jacksonville, Fla. office where he will support the firm’s clients in water resources planning, river basin studies, urban watershed management, as well as […]

  • 26 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Water Institute scientists Mead Allison, director of physical processes and sediment systems, and Ehab Meselhe, director of natural systems modeling and monitoring, are leading research efforts focused on configuring river diversion projects in order to optimize sediment capture, which will help create and sustain coastal wetlands.  Their findings will be published in Water Resources Management’s […]

  • 12 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will receive $7.9 million in federal funding that will be used for maintenance of the locks, dams and levees on the Ouachita River. While approximately $2 million more is needed for ongoing maintenance efforts, the latest funding is a major milestone. Working together, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, Ouachita River Valley […]

  • 10 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Mississippi River Commission (MRC) will conduct its annual high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River from April 16-20, 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, said in its latest release.  Four public meetings have been scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI in selected towns along the river so commission members have the opportunity […]

  • 11 July 2012

    Congressman Cedric Richmond introduced the DREDGE Act of 2012-Dredging for Restoration and Economic Development for Global Exports. The bill would give the Army Corps of Engineers the authorization to dredge the Mississippi River to 50 feet so that larger vessels transiting the expanded Panama Canal can access the River. In addition, the bill creates a […]