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  • 10 October 2011
    Business & Finance

    WASSP Ltd has today announced the expansion of the company’s senior management with the appointment of Ian McDonald as General Manager. The role is a newly created position and will see Mr McDonald overseeing WASSP’s international sales & marketing strategy for their multibeam sonar products. Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Mr McDonald has vast experience in […]

  • 9 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The New Zealand’s Waitaki District Council has confirmed that the dredging operations at Oamaru Harbor are set to start today or tomorrow. Under the project, Rooney Earth Moving will be dredging a 120 meter long by 40 meter wide portion of the Oamaru Harbor channel to a depth of three meters at low tide (at present […]

  • 31 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Hall Contracting, a Sunshine Coast-based dredging, civil contracting and marine civil company, is set to greatly improve the living standards of communities in the remote Polynesian nation of Tuvalu, with the company preparing to undertake dredging works valued at more than $7 million as part of the New Zealand Aid Program. The project will involve […]

  • 13 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB), together with the Governments of New Zealand and Vanuatu, has provided additional financing of $18.48 million, $4.65 million, and $1.6 million respectively to the Vanuatu Interisland Shipping Support Project. According to the ADB, the project is upgrading domestic port facilities, expanding regular and reliable shipping services to the provinces, and improving […]

  • 26 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    Navigational accessibility between South Paray Bay and Iririki Island has been greatly improved following recent completion of the dredging works, Hall Contracting said in its latest announcement.  Cameron Hall, Managing Director of Hall Pacific – the company contracted by New Zealand contractor Hawkins to undertake the works – said his team had dredged a 50 meter […]

  • 24 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Alarm bells should be ringing in light of the hard questions asked by Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) of Chatham Rock Phosphate’s mining application. “EPA is rightly asking the hard questions of CRP, showing that CRPs application is so loose that it puts the marine environment, and consequently the health of New Zealand fisheries, at huge […]

  • 25 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Chatham Rock Phosphate will be an exhibitor for the first time at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada convention, the world’s largest minerals investment and trade show being held in Toronto, Canada, next week. “It is THE place where the mining industry talks turkey and does business,” CRP Managing Director Chris Castle said. He […]

  • 14 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    New Zealand’s Tauranga City Council is currently reviewing their coastal structures policy to ensure that they consider the needs of future communities, including the potential impact of climate change as they decide when and how to maintain public coastal structures.  Coastal structures are any man-made building, equipment, device or other facility fixed to land along […]

  • 7 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) has applied to the local government in New Zealand for resource consents to extend the reclamation in Te Awaparahi Bay, Lyttelton Harbor/Whakaraupo, from 10 to 34 hectares, including construction of a piled wharf. According to the port, people can make a submission to Environment Canterbury on the proposed consent conditions […]

  • 3 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Christchurch City Council has released a report identifying areas at risk from coastal inundation and coastal erosion. The Coastal Hazard Assessment Report was presented at this morning’s District Plan Review Subcommittee, as part of the proposed Stage Three Natural Hazards chapter. The report, by environmental engineers Tonkin & Taylor Ltd, reviews the existing coastal hazard […]

  • 26 June 2020
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    The Napier Port 6 Wharf project is coming along nicely and is set to complete on time, by the end of 2022. According to the latest update, the contractor – HEB Construction – has so far made good progress with piling, having installed 13 piles out of 400 that will support the wharf. With progress […]

  • 6 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Dune Restoration Trust of New Zealand announced recently that the 2017 National Coastal Restoration Conference will be held in Christchurch from March 22 – 26, 2017. The theme for the 2017 conference is “Diverse coastal environments in a time of change” and being based in Christchurch will show-case the wide variety of coastal landscapes in […]

  • 22 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    For the past 12 weeks, locals and visitors to Lyttelton Port had the opportunity to see one of the world’s largest dredges, the Fairway, travelling up and down the channel carrying out the port’s deepening project. Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) announced yesterday that on the weekend she left Lyttelton bound for Singapore, as her role […]

  • 29 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Porirua Harbor Strategy Coordinator, Keith Calder, recently toured newly created dune and wetland area on the city foreshore of Te Awarua-o-Porirua. The coordinator was accompanied by Porirua Mayor, Mike Tana, Greater Wellington Regional Council Deputy Chair, Barbara Donaldson, and Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbor and Catchment Joint Committee Chairperson and Councillor, Anita Baker. It is the latest […]

  • 11 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Two recently-let contracts collectively worth roughly $500,000 effectively mark the start of summer works as part of a wider $15-million, several-year upgrade of the Awanui River flood scheme, the Northland Regional Council (NRC) informs.  According to Te Hiku constituency representative Mike Finlayson, NRC had formally awarded both contracts to local firm Kaitaia Contracting Limited earlier this month, […]

  • 16 September 2013

    North Otago people will have a chance next week to hear how the physical shape and form of the Kakanui and Kauru Rivers have changed over the years. ORC is hosting a public meeting where information obtained during surveys late last year will be presented. The meeting is next Monday (23 September) at the Maheno […]

  • 9 April 2013

    There is a dredger engine room kilometres away from sea, which is toiled away at by budding marine engineers. There are three 1960s engines within, and hours are spent on maintenance and regular overhauls. Located at Manukau Institute of Technology, it is the only place in the country where marine engineering students can gain practical […]

  • 23 October 2012

    Marine propulsion research & development company, Contrapel Ltd has released details of its new propulsion system for boats – the system set to make future boats more economical, manoeuvrable, safer, stronger and better for the environment. The high-speed propeller was invented over 170 years ago and has dominated the propulsion market ever since. Despite 60 […]

  • 6 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The largest construction project ever undertaken by the Northland Regional Council – a $15 million flood scheme upgrade massively boosting flood protection in and around Kaitaia – is about to start within the next two years, reported the Council. The new seven-year Awanui scheme project is one of the crucial projects at the heart of […]

  • 4 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    2013 is shaping up as a watershed year for Chatham Rock Phosphate, Edison Investment Research says in its latest update. “CRP is moving closer to demonstrating a commercially and technically viable undersea mining project,“Edison says. “Risks still remain but the most significant are easing,” according to analyst John Kidd in a fresh assessment released last […]

  • 18 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    New Zealand based company, Heron Construction, have been awarded the Port of Melbourne dredging contract, scheduled to commence in October 2014. More than 1.8 million cubic metres of material will be dredged with the backhoe Machiavelli. Heron Construction will work in conjunction with McConnell Dowell who will construct the new automotive wharf and waterside infrastructure […]

  • 8 November 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Napier Port today signed the contract with HEB Construction to build its multi-purpose 350 meter wharf, which will boost the port’s ability to handle more and larger ships. HEB is scheduled to start building the wharf – known as 6 Wharf – during the first quarter of 2020. Heron Construction & Dredging Limited is the […]

  • 4 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The coastal hazards committee led by three Hawkes’ Bay councils has recommended the establishment of a Coastal Contributory Fund to enable each council to rate for the future cost of implementing actions, such as groynes, shingle renourishment and sea walls. Joint Committee Chair and Regional Councillor Peter Beaven received the comments of Councillors representing Napier […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Chatham Rock Phosphate today launched its application to the Environmental Protection Authority for a marine consent to extract rock phosphate nodules from the seabed on the Chatham Rise, 450 km from New Zealand. CRP, a New Zealand NZAX listed company, has spent four years and nearly $30 million to research its proposals to mine 1.5 […]

  • 10 August 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

      Multibeam sonar manufacturer WASSP Ltd – part of the ENL Group – has reached a milestone by shipping its 500th multibeam sonar system. The sale of the WASSP 120 degree 3D multibeam system confirms the company’s position as the number one multibeam sonar system in the world for the commercial fishing sector. WASSP multibeam […]

  • 7 January 2019
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    A maintenance dredging project at New Zealand’s Northport is set to take place this week – for the first time in 17 years.  Work to remove sediment build-up in the ship turning basin near Snake Bank, along Northport’s linear berth and at Refining NZ’s Jetty 1 berth pocket will start today and continue for most of the month. […]