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  • 13 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    A significant project for the Gold Coast’s multi-million dollar marine industry is about to begin, Queensland Government said in its latest announcement. Minister for Ports, Mark Bailey, today announced $3 million funding towards the construction of the Coomera Dredged Sediment Management Facility. The facility has been planned and developed by the Gold Coast Waterways Authority […]

  • 7 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    Fine Gael councilor, Maria Doyle, welcomed minister for state at the office of public works and flood relief, Sean Canney, on April 4 to the area to discuss flood prevention measures for parts of Dundalk and Blackrock. During the visit, he met up with local residents, business owners and local interest groups to discuss the […]

  • 3 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, today announced details of a €2.8 million package to assist 13 Coastal Local Authorities undertake and complete 51 harbor development and repair project in the country. The package provides funding for maintenance and repair works in addition to supporting the ongoing development and enhancement […]

  • 14 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The seemingly simple question of what governs the shapes of river channels has been a longstanding challenge for geologists and civil engineers. A new study led by scientists at University of California, Santa Cruz, shows that the amount of sediment a river transports is a key factor in determining river channel geometry and the size […]

  • 28 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Seán Canney, T.D. Minister of State for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief visited Portrane and Burrow Beach last week to see the impact that coastal erosion is having on the area. “I am delighted to have been invited to visit Portrane today to see at first hand the impact that coastal […]

  • 14 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Trelleborg’s engineered products operation has supplied specialty mining hoses to ¡VAMOS! (Viable Alternative Mine Operating System), a 42-month research and development project designed to foster the exploitation and rehabilitation of under exploited and abandoned European deposits of mineral resources. With Europe’s more accessible mineral deposits largely depleted, deeper-lying resources remain submerged in mines abandoned after flooding […]

  • 13 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Komatsu Europe International has introduced a new range of MR-5 mini excavators, coming in February to the European market. The new PC30MR-5, PC35MR-5, PC45MR-5 and PC55MR-5 hydraulic excavators are four machines with tight tail swing radius and swing booms that hug the machine to help with work in tight spaces, Komatsu said. The company added […]

  • 9 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Baker-Polito Administration’s Seaport Economic Council (SEC) has announced a total of $5 million in awards for 13 coastal communities. These grant awards will advance collaborative initiatives to improve public infrastructure and promote maritime economic development in a wide array of coastal cities and towns. “The Blue Economy is an integral component of Massachusetts’s long-term […]

  • 3 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Republic of Maldives’ Ministry of Environment and Energy last week held a ceremony to mark the completion of a coastal protection project in Meemu atoll Naalaafushi. According to the ministry’s announcement, the ceremony was inaugurated by His Excellency President Abdulla Yaameen Abdul Gayyoom. This project, undertaken by the Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC), […]

  • 2 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, has expressed her unhappiness over the slow pace of the Jhelum River dredging program. The chief minister made these observations earlier this morning while visiting several dredging areas along the river, from Srinagar to Panzinara and Kreshibal. The engineers engaged in the project, undertaken to prevent future floods, […]

  • 31 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Maryborough’s CBD is now more flood resilient thanks to a $6.03 million infrastructure project funded by the Queensland Government and the Fraser Coast Regional Council, the Department of the Premier and Cabinet just announced. Minister for State Development, Dr Anthony Lynham, who today inspected the completed works, said that the Maryborough CBD flood mitigation project […]

  • 26 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) announced yesterday that it is encouraged by the release of the infrastructure investment outline by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats. According to AAPA, the recognition that ports and waterways play a vital role in the nation’s economy, jobs and supply chain raises hopes for future […]

  • 27 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, will inaugurate the recently dredged Mongla-Ghasiakhali Channel today through a video-conference from her Gonobhaban residence. During today’s opening ceremony, the Prime Minister will also inaugurate eleven newly procured dredgers. A significant amount of material was removed from the waterway to make the 31 kilometer river route operational, the Shipping Ministry […]

  • 24 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    Dr Steven Miles, the Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection and Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef, announced yesterday that the Palaszczuk Government will help Mackay Regional Council to solve the Midge Point erosion issues. Dr Miles made the commitment during yesterday’s inspection of the beach with Mackay Regional Council Mayor Greg Williamson and […]

  • 21 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment of the Netherlands, Melanie Schultz van Haegen, will visit Iran from Sunday 23 to Friday 28 October, accompanied by a delegation of Dutch companies. With this visit, the Minister intends to strengthen the economic ties in order for the Dutch companies to gain access to the Iranian market. The trade […]

  • 3 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    After 18 months, the ¡VAMOS! Consortium has reached the ‘design freeze’ stage of the prototypes to be built. ¡VAMOS!, the Viable Alternative Mining Operating System, is a 42-month research and development project launched to enable the opening and rehabilitation of underexploited European mineral deposits, using a safe, clean and low visibility method. The project is […]

  • 27 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, yesterday launched new major marine project in Killybegs, Co. Donegal – the new Killybegs Small Craft Harbor. “This new harbor, fully funded by the State, is a first class facility capable of accommodating 63 boats ranging up to 15 meters in length with one berth […]

  • 12 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard recently visited East Belfast to view progress on a £12 million Flood Alleviation scheme in the area. 269 properties adjacent to Orangefield Park and Victoria Park have already benefited from upgrading works to provide an increased level of flood protection, costing around £1.7 million. Other parts of the scheme are ongoing and […]

  • 9 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Seatools, a subsea technology company that provides solutions for a wide range of subsea challenges, has just published paper on grab-based deep-sea mining. In the field of deep-sea mining, the currently dominant school of thought focuses on the large-scale underwater processing of subsea rocks, the company said. More specifically, the methodology that is most commonly […]

  • 8 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Mineral raw materials from the sea may contribute to ensuring the long term supply of industrial nations with important raw materials, Bosch Rexroth said in its latest announcement. The DeepSea Mining Alliance (DSMA) supports the development of deep sea mining projects in order to allow for an environmentally friendly extraction of these raw materials in the […]

  • 22 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Vishakhapatnam Port is poised for major expansion, with the Minister for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurating several projects during his visit to the port last Friday. The Minister inaugurated a container freight capacity developed project as well as the commissioning of 6.25MW out of 10MW solar power plant. In addition, the Minister laid […]

  • 18 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Baker-Polito Administration has announced over $1.8 million in funding to support local efforts to prepare for and reduce the impacts from coastal storms and climate change, including storm surge, flooding, erosion and sea level rise. “Massachusetts is taking a leading role in understanding and preparing for climate change impacts like sea level rise and […]

  • 17 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    For more than 30 years the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has been leading research and technology development to minimize the risk of entrainment of sea turtles (and other protected species) during dredging projects. “Entrainment of sea turtles (direct uptake by the suction field generated at the draghead) during hopper dredging has […]

  • 8 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The new Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, visited the Port of Liverpool on Friday, August 5, to view the latest developments at the container terminal Liverpool2.  The visit provided an opportunity for the Minister to view progress on the project, which started handling its first containers last month as part of trials ahead […]

  • 25 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Palm Beach Board of Commissioners last Thursday broke ground on the port’s latest infrastructure enhancement project, the construction of a mini-slip at its southernmost berth. The project will add/replace 376 feet of seawall and accommodate vessels up to 300 feet in length. Berth 17 Expansion and Infrastructure Improvement Project will include the […]

  • 18 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, has announced a 10-year flood protection strategy designed to protect more than 10,000 homes. The plan is the result of grant funding totaling £420 million and follows an agreement reached between the Scottish Government and COSLA. “Earlier this year I saw first-hand the devastating effects of mother nature as […]