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  • 19 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Broward County is known for its twenty-three miles of award winning beaches. Broward’s beaches attract an estimated 7.2 million visitors and contribute $548 million annually to Broward County’s economy. But, like beaches worldwide erosion is a problem and beach renourishment is necessary. Broward Commissioners have asked that county staff conduct research to determine if using […]

  • 17 January 2013

    A leading coastal scientist has warned that some of the world’s best known beach resorts may not survive projected sea level rises and that problems caused by changing sea levels are compounded by a lack of political will and short-term coastal management initiatives. Professor Andrew Cooper, Professor of Coastal Studies in the School of Environmental […]

  • 23 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The City of Isle of Palms, South Carolina, has just released the latest update on their beach renourishment project.  Work has been completed on the beach west of Property Owner’s Beach House in front of Beach Club Villas I & portions of Dunecrest Lane. Under construction at this time is the remaining area of the […]

  • 13 September 2012

    The Dutch company Van Oord International, leading international contractor specialising in dredging, marine engineering and offshore projects, has won the $28.6 million contract to carry out beach profiling work on Dubai’s man-made Palm Jumeirah island. According to Zawya Dow Jones, this work will begin in the third week of September and should be completed in seven […]

  • 26 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    Van Oord has been awarded the beach profiling work on Palm Jumeirah island in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The contract value amounts to more than EUR 20 million. The project consists of applying sand on the eastern and western edges of the Palm Jumeirah’s trunk as well as re-profiling various beach areas, extension of two […]

  • 28 June 2012

    Building on a dedicated storm preparation program, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has become the first agency in South Florida to receive the National Weather Service’s (NWS) “StormReady Government” designation. By joining the StormReady program, government agencies and communities strengthen preparedness, communication and safety skills that are critical to help protect lives and […]

  • 13 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Senate yesterday approved the final conference agreement to the FY19 Minibus appropriations package (H.R. 5895) that includes funding for Energy and Water Development, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Legislative Branch. Advanced by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, the bill includes funding for critical infrastructure projects administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, […]

  • 13 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The South Carolina Beach Advocates held its 2016 Annual Meeting December 7-8 at the Isle of Palms, discussing the current and future beach restoration activities in the area. According to the City of North Myrtle Beach release, the theme of the annual meeting was “Resilience in the Wake of Hurricane Matthew”. Mayor Hatley chaired an […]

  • 18 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD), last Friday announced the receipt of a combined $87.3 million in awarded work across four projects, including the $47.2 million award for the Post 45 Foot Charleston Entrance Channel Maintenance Dredging. The scope of work for Charleston I includes excavation of approximately 6.1 million cubic yards of material […]

  • 15 February 2013
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Meraas Development LLC has again contracted Van Oord to build an island in the emirate of Dubai. Jumana Island will lie 500 metres off the coast and will be used for urban development. A bridge will connect the island to the coast. The contract is worth approximately EUR 100 million. Work on the project has […]

  • 23 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Douglas Shire Council is replenishing Newell Beach with up to 5000 cubic metres of sand to help mitigate erosion issues. The beach replenishment is utilising sand dredged from the Daintree River ferry channel to help restore up to 300 metres of Newell Beach shoreline from Rankin St north with a protective sand barrier up to […]

  • 29 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Governor Rick Scott signed into law HB 7065, which provides $32 million, annually, in state funding for the Governor’s $880 million long-term Everglades restoration plan. The $32 million is an historic step forward in restoring America’s Everglades by improving water quality and water flow. The Governor signed the bill as part of a ceremony at […]

  • 27 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The IQPC Middle East will be the organizer of the Island Development Middle East Conference that will take place from 5-7 December in Dubai. With the man-made developments like Dubai palm islands and the World project in the UAE, Amwaj islands in Bahrain and the Pearl island in Qatar, and recently announced mega projects like $1.7 […]

  • 8 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Charlotte County, Florida, confirmed last week that the deadline for the completion of Stump Pass maintenance dredging and beach re-nourishment project has been prolonged to May 15th. According to the county, the dredge contractor, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock, has dredged and placed over 125,000 CY out of 150,000 CY on the Updrift Beach Fill […]

  • 30 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    A Dubai-based real estate developer Nakheel yesterday appointed Van Oord to deliver the new waterfront of Deira Islands.  Deira was constructed by Van Oord between 2005 and 2008. Deira Islands will become a new 15.3 km2 waterfront city in Dubai. Part of the new scope is building a 23.5 km coastline and breakwaters. The two-year contract covers […]

  • 29 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Nakheel, a Dubai-based real estate developer, has appointed marine engineering contractor Van Oord to deliver 23.5 km of coastline and breakwaters at Deira Islands, its new 15.3 sq km waterfront city in Dubai.  The AED387 million (around $105 million) contract, signed today with Van Oord Middle East Limited Dubai Branch, includes beaches, quay walls, rock […]

  • 15 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Historic Egmont Key will soon receive critical sand thanks to maintenance on the Tampa Harbor channel. The small island has experienced large-scale erosion and structural damage on its western shoreline. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District awarded a $13.4 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company of Oak Brook, Ill., to […]

  • 20 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Florida’s Brevard County is embarking on a large-scale environmental dredging project for the Indian River Lagoon. Decades of excessive pollution has overwhelmed the natural resilience and assimilative capacity of this National Estuary. This legacy of pollutant load contributed to record breaking algae blooms in 2011 and 2012, loss of 60% of the seagrass beds, and unusual mortality […]

  • 23 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The dredging of two critical reaches in the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway near Breach Inlet, off Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms, and Jeremy Creek in McClellanville has been completed. The Wilco, an 18 inch cutterhead dredge, owned and operated by Southwind Construction, was hard at work in the waters, making the waterway safer for passage […]

  • 8 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The highly anticipated construction of Marina Palms’ state-of-the-art marina and yacht club residences, the first of its kind in Miami for more than 20 years, is moving ahead. Dredging, the process of clearing up the bed of the marina, is now underway and will be followed by the installation of pilings and completion of the […]

  • 19 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Thames-Coromandel District Council staff and contractors on Monday and Tuesday quickly carried out repair work to the coastline around Mercury Bay, caused by Tropical Cyclone Pam. The four areas that were affected were Cooks Beach, Buffalo Beach, Brophy’s Beach and Whangapoua. “Council put in some geofabric, rock and sand push-up as a temporary repair,” said Area Manager […]

  • 8 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Santa Rosa County has just released the latest update on the Navarre Beach Renourishment Program. Although two hopper dredgers have temporarily ceased operations, Tropical Storm Colin is expected to have little long-term effect on this renourishment scheme and should not delay the completion of the restoration project. The Weeks Marine’s dredger BE Lindholm suspended dredging […]

  • 18 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The St. Johns River Water Management District is providing $700,000 in cost-share funds to the City of Palm Coast for a project to rebuild aging flood control structures. The project will help protect residents and property in a 1,739-acre area of the city. “This project demonstrates how the St. Johns River Water Management District and […]

  • 9 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has started work on its latest phase of major works to maintain the sea defenses between Sea Palling and Winterton. Timber and steel groynes which have reached the end of their working life are being replaced by rock groynes built from 10-15 tonne rocks, similar to those built over the last 15 […]

  • 31 October 2011

    Middle Harbor is a calm, picturesque expanse of water edged by beaches and parks, a quiet oasis amid the incessant shipping traffic along… (sfgate) [mappress] Source: sfgate, October 31, 2011;  

  • 17 May 2010

    Development will soon feature major residential and commercial infrastructure projects.The Palm Jumeirah is the first in the Palm trilogy… [mappress] Source: gulfnews,May 17, 2010;