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  • 14 January 2021
    Operations & Maintenance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District has just announced that dredging activities continue to progress on Phase 2 of the $36.5 million Muddy River Flood Risk Management project in Boston and Brookline, Massachusetts. Beginning Jan. 20, 2021, work will progress to Work Area #3 in the vicinity of Brookline Avenue, Riverway and […]

  • 14 January 2021
    Project & Tenders

    Western Dredging Association (WEDA) will today, January 14, hold their next webinar on the Houston Ship Channel Widening and Deepening Update. The webinar will be presented by: Charlie Jenkins, Sr. Director, Port of Houston Authority; Captain J.J. Plunkett, Retired. U.S. Coast Guard; Dana Cheney, Vice President, Gahagan and Bryant Associates, Inc.; Neil McLellan, Sr. Project […]

  • 13 January 2021
    Business development

    Major works on the McGowan Government’s Spoilbank Marina project will kick off as soon as next month after MGN Civil Pty Ltd was today unveiled as the preferred tenderer for the bulk earthworks package. The commencement of Stage 2 works is a significant milestone in the delivery of the McGowan Government’s $121.5 million Spoilbank Marina, […]

  • 5 January 2021
    Infrastructure

    Max Midstream and the Calhoun Port Authority have announced that the Calhoun Port expansion project will begin in 2021.  The national legislation – the Water Resources and Development Act – included language pursued by both Max and the CPA that authorizes the deepening and widening of the port. “This is another great step forward for Texas energy […]

  • 24 December 2020
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    The Port of Tarragona, Spain, recently added the second connection to the new Balears Wharf and is now ready to begin dredging. According to the port, the second connection made between the Llevant breakwater and the caissons of the Port Tarragona’s Balears Wharf gives a highly identifiable appearance to the new wharf. This second and […]

  • 22 December 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    Weeks Marine has begun mobilization of personnel and equipment that will be used for the upcoming Morehead City dredging & beach nourishment works. The mobilization/staging process continues and Weeks Marine’s cutterhead-suction dredge, the J.S. Chatry is scheduled to arrive the 1st week in January, reported Carteret County shore protection office. If all goes according to […]

  • 22 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    New York Congressman, Lee Zeldin, issued the following statement following House passage of the Senate Amendment to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (H.R. 133), which includes government funding through September 30, 2021, and additional coronavirus relief: “Throughout December, as Congress’ new COVID-19 relief and annual appropriations legislation was being negotiated, I worked closely with House and […]

  • 21 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    After 10 years of planning and executing, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District’s Mississippi Coastal Improvements Program (MsCIP) completed the second largest restoration project in the history of the National Park Service, the restoration of Ship Island. Ship Island, a barrier island on the western tip of Gulf Islands National Seashore, 10 miles […]

  • 18 December 2020
    Environment

    This week, Royal IHC won an Excellent Paper Award at the Technical Forum of CHIDA, which took place on December 14 and 15 in Shenzhen. The paper is titled ‘Developments for sustainable dredging equipment’. Sustainability is an important driver for product developments within IHC, with focus on exhaust gas emission reduction, lowering fuel consumption and […]

  • 18 December 2020
    Regulation & policy

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced yesterday that after many years of thoughtful deliberation and preparation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted the state assumption of the 404 program (the federal permitting program to regulate the discharge of dredged or fill material into wetlands and other waters of the United States). […]

  • 16 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Gowanus Canal is one of the most polluted bodies of water in the United States, and the communities around it have been advocating for it to be cleaned for decades. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last month officially started historic full-scale dredging of this canal in Brooklyn, New York. According to EPA, the […]

  • 14 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Hawke’s Bay coastal hazards project is re-engaging with the community to build solutions for the coast between Clifton and Tangoio. The Joint Committee met to discuss a series of community workshops, aimed at testing the project workstream outputs ahead of formal consultation in 2021, as well as a proposed funding review. “This is complex […]

  • 14 December 2020
    Business development

    After years in the planning, Eastland Port in Gisborne has received the official go ahead to proceed with two major infrastructure projects. On December 2, the Environment Court advised that they had signed off the resource consents for the rebuild of Wharf 7 and the slipway. “This is the culmination of a process we started […]

  • 11 December 2020
    Equipment

    DEME Group has just released this amazing photo from the River Scheldt dredging program. “Emerging from a typical morning mist at this time of the year, our trailing suction hopper dredger ‘Pallieter’ steadfastly carries out her regular maintenance work along the River Scheldt, directly outside our HQ in Belgium,” said the company in their latest […]

  • 10 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Scottish Government continues to invest in the islands’ expanding infrastructure with £49 million package for new Stornoway Deep Water Terminal. Secretary Fergus Ewing confirmed £49 million investment from a number of partners to strengthen transport links and support a range of diverse industries in the Western Isles. The project includes a facility for berthing […]

  • 10 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Houma Navigation Canal (HNC) Lock Complex Project is advancing to construction using an alternative financing solution, reports the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA). CPRA is utilizing recent legislative authority via Act 89 of the 2020 Regular Legislative Session, giving CPRA the authority to finance coastal restoration projects by entering into debt obligations […]

  • 10 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins said in his latest release that he has commended House passage of S. 1811, the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA), which authorizes improvements to America’s ports, waterways, and water management infrastructure. The bill includes Congressman Higgins’ amendment to expedite access to sediment disposal sites for dredging work on the […]

  • 10 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Netherlands Enterprise Agency has appointed a consortium comprising Royal HaskoningDHV, Deltares, Witteveen+Bos, Metier, and Partners for Resilience to enhance the Mozambican City of Beira’s coastal resilience to extreme climate events. In 2019, Beira was devastated by Cyclone Idai, which killed more than 750 people, damaged 90% of the City’s infrastructure, including the country’s main […]

  • 9 December 2020

    We are all increasingly sensitive to the need for economic development compatible with environmental protection in managing our behaviour in relation to ecosystems. Approximately 80% of world trade by volume and over 70% of world trade by value is transported by sea and managed from ports around the world. Countries are increasingly faced with the […]

  • 9 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District is working with the contractor, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, to place 2 million cubic yards of sand and conduct periodic nourishment along Absecon Island. The project – designed to reduce the risk of storm damages to property and infrastructure – is a joint effort with […]

  • 9 December 2020
    Innovation

    This Friday, Western Dredging Association (WEDA) will hold their next webinar on the topic “Engineering with Nature (EWN)”. This webinar will be presented by Dr. Burton Suedel, a Research Biologist at U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. Dr. Suedel leads the Risk Integration Team in the ERDC Environmental Laboratory where among other research interests […]

  • 8 December 2020
    Business development

    The 60th IADC Dredging Seminar is now set to take place from 21-25 June 2021 at the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education in Delft, The Netherlands. According to IADC, to optimise the chances of the successful completion of a project, contracting parties should, from the start, fully understand the requirements of a dredging project. […]

  • 7 December 2020
    Equipment, Vessels

    System integrator Alewijnse recently won a contract for the complete electrical and automation installation on board the sister vessel of trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Anchorage. The innovative vessel is currently under construction at Barkmeijer Shipyards, part of Thecla Bodewes Shipyards. TSHD Anchorage was successfully handed over earlier this year and delivery of the sister […]

  • 4 December 2020
    Environment

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently began historic full-scale dredging of Gowanus Canal Superfund Site in Brooklyn, New York. This is a major milestone in the history of one of the nation’s most contaminated waterways. According to EPA, the dredging and capping will take place in the upper canal – denominated as Remediation Target […]

  • 4 December 2020
    Environment

    CSIRO and the Western Australian Marine Science Institution will next week, Friday 11th December, hold an information webinar to outline the Guideline on Dredge Plume Modelling for Environmental Impact Assessment. The guideline provides current best practice for dredge plume modelling in the context of Australia’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) processes and is intended as a […]

  • 3 December 2020
    Technology

    WEDA’s webinar on Engineering with Nature (EWN) Initiative will take place Friday, November 11, 2020 from 1 to 2 PM EST. This webinar will be presented by Dr. Burton Suedel, a Research Biologist at U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. Engineering With Nature is the intentional alignment of natural and engineering processes to efficiently and sustainably […]