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  • 13 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The City of Sarasota (FL) has just announced that the much-anticipated Lido Beach Hurricane and Shoreline Damage Reduction project is set to begin on Monday, July 13, weather permitting. According to Tom Barwin, Sarasota City Manager, they’re just awaiting the arrival of the contractor’s dredging barge, which is en route from Lake Okeechobee. “If you’ve […]

  • 13 July 2020
    Authorities & Government

    Dredging is the foundation of almost all maritime infrastructure projects and addresses a broad range of society’s economic, social and environmental needs. Waterborne transport has been proven time and time again to be economically viable and environmentally preferable to overland transport. Nonetheless, few ports are naturally deep and most modern ports, given the increasing size […]

  • 13 July 2020
    Equipment, Infrastructure

    Alewijnse has successfully completed the comprehensive electrical installation for the delayed new build trailing hopper suction dredger (TSHD) Anchorage. Once it is operational, the 106-metre vessel will be one of just a few diesel-electric TSHDs that specialize in sand and gravel extraction at sea and the dry landing of the cargo. The vessel, ordered by […]

  • 13 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    A major beach renourishment project started last week on Anna Maria Island, Manatee County, Florida Government, said in their latest announcement. Fresh white sand just offshore will be delivered to the Island from 78th Street North on Holmes Beach to 5th Street South in Bradenton Beach. The work should be done by mid-November. The U.S. […]

  • 13 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    Starting this week, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will begin overseeing the clean up of the last significant legacy contamination in the downtown reach of the Willamette River. NW Natural will be removing contaminated sediment at the former Portland Gas Manufacturing. This work will address historical contamination resulting from gas manufacturing operations along the […]

  • 13 July 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The WEDA Safety Commission will on Monday, July 27th at 1 PM (EST) hold a Virtual Panel on how COVID-19 is driving better and safer dredging operations. The Safety Commission is honored to convene this conversation among industry executives, focusing on how their organizations are surviving and thriving in the COVID-19 era, WEDA announced in […]

  • 13 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, has completed the Dredged Material Management Plan for the Bull’s Island and Milliken Creek dredge cuts on the Illinois Waterway. Due to heavy sedimentation between river miles 240.3 and 242.7 on the Illinois Waterway near Ottawa, Illinois, dredging is needed on a regular basis to maintain […]

  • 13 July 2020
    Business development

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, has announced the signing of Report of the Chief of Engineers for the Fire Island Inlet to Montauk Point (FIMP), New York Coastal Storm Risk Management Project. “The signing of this report represents a culmination of decades of work and is a significant milestone for the […]

  • 10 July 2020
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District and Manson Construction Co. are about to begin dredging operations in the Mobile Bar Channel. The dredge vessel Robert M. White will conduct the operations, reported the Army Corps. Approximately 800,000 to 1,200,000 cubic yards of sand will be dredged from the Mobile Bar Channel, and placed […]

  • 10 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The works will soon begin on the northern boat ramp reconstruction at Wellington Point, Queensland, Oodgeroo MP Mark Robinson said in his latest announcement. “The reconstructed ramp will give boaties a safer and better option in south easterly conditions at medium and high tides.A new boat ramp at Wellington Point is desperately needed,” said MP […]

  • 9 July 2020
    Business development

    An application has been submitted to the Department of the Army and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control by the Peninsula Property Owners Association for a permit to conduct beach nourishment along the south end of Litchfield Beach, SC.  The proposed project is a revision of the plan previously advertised on April 14, […]

  • 9 July 2020
    Business development

    NOAA Fisheries is recommending nearly $20 million in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funding. It will support new and existing multi-year partnerships to implement seven projects to restore shoreline, fish passage, and wetlands. These efforts will restore habitat and improve resilience in degraded Great Lakes ecosystems. Specifically, recommended projects will open river systems to fish […]

  • 9 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The north end beach replenishment project in Ocean City, NJ, is moving forward according to schedule. The beach entrance at Beach Road and E. Atlantic Avenue with the tall steps has reopened, along with the guarded Atlantic Beach, according to officials. The entrances along Beach Road at Morningside Road and Garden Road are closed. So […]

  • 9 July 2020
    Vessels

    Prime BMD, a new player in South East Asian dredge market, has announced the completion of the Tanza maintenance dredging project in the Philippines. Prime BMD established their dredging business in August 2018 with the inauguration of the cutter suction dredge, MV Lady Denise and her accompanying workboat, MV Lady Felicia. Since that time, the […]

  • 9 July 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) announced today their decision to postpone the annual Gulf Coast Chapter meeting until November 2021. “The Gulf Chapter Board has been diligently tracking the societal and functional impacts of COVID related restrictions to everyone’s personal and professional lives,” WEDA said in the announcement. “Ongoing restrictions associated with social distancing, PPE […]

  • 8 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    MidCoast Council, NSW, Australia, has just announced that their dredging operations in the Lower Myall River are progressing according to schedule with 27,000 cubic metres of sand removed from the eastern channel so far. The contractor, Dredging Solutions Pty Ltd, is now one month in to the 27 week project that will remove a total […]

  • 8 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The City of Port Phillip, Victoria, is working with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) to renourish Middle Park Beach between Mills and Langridge streets. Project works are proposed to start this month, during winter, and be completed in spring 2020 prior to the summer peak, subject to favorable weather and conditions. […]

  • 8 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    Phase 3 of the Dunedin Marina dredging program, conducted by Gator Dredging, is moving forward, the City of Dunedin, Florida, said in their latest announcement. The City began the dredging operations on Dunedin Marina on Monday, June 1, 2020. The entire marina continues to be an active construction zone and access to the marina, boat […]

  • 8 July 2020
    Business development

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, has scheduled two virtual public scoping meetings regarding the St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Feasibility Study. The meetings will be streamed at the following dates on the district’s Facebook page on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 6 p.m. According to […]

  • 8 July 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the request of Miami-Dade County, its nonfederal sponsor, has extended the comment period for the Miami-Dade Back Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study. Originally scheduled to close on July 20, the comment period will now close on August 19. The Back Bay Study examines the impacts of […]

  • 7 July 2020
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    This month, work in the water and on the Centerm Expansion Project continues, according to the Port of Vancouver. In the latest update on the project, the port said that infilling is continuing this month at the west end dykes 24 hours a day, six days a week (with Sunday being the off-day). This work […]

  • 7 July 2020
    Project & Tenders

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) has announced the receipt of several dredging awards totaling $51.1 million. The awarded work includes: CPRA Cameron Meadows Marsh Creation Project (Coastal Protection, Louisiana, $28.6 million) Oak Island Beach Project (Coastal Protection, North Carolina, $15.4 million) New York and New Jersey Harbor, Port Jersey Channel Maintenance Dredging Federal […]

  • 7 July 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA) has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for permits and permission to construct, maintain and operate the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion project on the east bank of the Mississippi River near Willis Point in Plaquemines Parish. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the […]

  • 6 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    More work will start during the next week (13 July 2020) to help protect sea defenses for a coastal village in North Wales, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) informs. Contractors for NRW will move 20,000 tonnes of shingle on Fairbourne beach to fill in an eroded area in front of the village. The shingle bank is […]

  • 6 July 2020
    Business development

    Minister for Fishing and Boating, Melissa Horne, today announced that Simpson Construction has been awarded the contract to upgrade the Hastings boat ramp – one of the busiest ramps on the Mornington Peninsula. The $1.6m project will start this month and deliver a modern facility with all-tide access to Western Port in partnership with Better […]

  • 6 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    OpenIJ – a consortium of construction companies building the world’s largest sea lock in IJmuiden, the Netherlands – and the Port of Amsterdam have just released the Summer 2020 Construction Update. The following activities are scheduled for the coming months: the connection of the lock sill to the lock gate chamber of the inner head; […]