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  • 26 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    The 2018 Severn Estuary Forum, under the name “Making the Most of Our Estuary’s Resources”, is set to take place on Tuesday, 9th October, 2018, at the Riverfront Theatre and Arts Center in Newport, located on the west bank of the River Usk on the Bristol Packet Wharf in the city center. The forum will discuss the latest research […]

  • 20 July 2020
    Authorities & Government

    River Severn Partnership has secured around £40 million to progress flood defence in a multi-billion pound national investment, according to the Environment Agency. The government announcement, which included £200 million for innovative projects and £170 million for accelerated flood defence schemes, comes as welcome news to the partnership and its ambition to make the Severn […]

  • 28 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    On behalf of the Government of Canada, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha and the Minister of Status of Women, has announced four contract awards totaling $330 million for the Trent-Severn Waterway Federal Infrastructure Investment Program in Central Ontario. The contracts include the canal restoration works, repair of dams, locks, canal walls and other […]

  • 7 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    People in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and South Wales are being encouraged to give their ideas on how to improve the region’s historic canals, with the Canal and River Trust’s South Wales and Severn Waterway Partnership holding their Annual Public Meeting in Gloucester this week. The event will also be a chance to find out more about […]

  • 9 April 2014

    Simcoe North MP Bruce Stanton sets forth a private member’s motion urging the deepening of the channel between Port Severn and Georgian Bay, reports Simcoe. “It is narrow, shallow, turns sharply and is subject to strong currents exiting the Port Severn dam and locks,” says Stanton. This act, presented on Monday, urges the Government to […]

  • 4 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    A joint £80 million project by South Gloucestershire and Bristol City Councils and the Environment Agency, is being designed to protect the Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area (ASEA) and 2,500 homes against the possibility of rare but severe flooding. The scheme will also create at least 80 hectares of new wetland habitats for internationally important birdlife. […]

  • 26 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Plans to build a permanent flood protection scheme in Severn Stoke are edging closer following agreement from local landowners, it was confirmed this week. A community-led scheme is under consideration to protect homes and businesses in the flood plain of the river Severn as well as the vital A38 link road. A flood action group […]

  • 7 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The UK’s largest coastal management scheme, carried out by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency, has been named a winner in a prestigious industry award presentation ceremony on 3 July, and is in the frame for another award later this year. The Steart Coastal Management Project picked up the top award in […]

  • 21 January 2010
    Vessels

    THE SEVERN Sands dredging boat was denied access to Bideford Harbour earlier this week after doubts about the owner’s motives for moving the vessel… [mappress] Source: This is North Devon;

  • 22 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Around 10,000 tonnes of silt is set to be removed from the tidal basin at Sharpness Dock in Gloucestershire during a dredging project this week, the Canal and River Trust said in its latest release.  The Trust is carrying out the work to ensure that the gateway from the River Severn into the Gloucester and […]

  • 5 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    A project to remove approximately 12,000m3 of silt from Gloucester Docks and the canal between Llanthony Bridge and St Ann Bridge is underway. The £200K scheme will take around six weeks to complete, reports the Canal and River Trust. In fact, specialist machinery will float in the Docks, with a water-borne plough pulled by a tug. […]

  • 15 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Hinkley Point C contractors have now completed the licensed work to dredge and deposit mud in the Severn Estuary, EDF Energy said in their latest announcement.  According to the official release, “this mud is no different to mud found anywhere else up and down the coast. It has been thoroughly tested by a UK Government […]

  • 31 January 2011

    The Bristol Port Company has contracted ABPmer to lead a team that will design and deliver a habitat creation scheme on the Steart Peninsula. ABPmer will be working with Jacobs to design a scheme that will create over 120 hectares of intertidal habitat for birds and other wildlife. The scheme is needed to compensate for […]

  • 26 March 2010

    Work on the new deep-sea terminal will take between three and four years to complete, Government says.Plans to build a major new container terminal in the Severn estuary have been approved.The new deep-sea terminal at Avonmouth will be built partly… [mappress] Source:motorboatsmonthly,March 26,2010;

  • 20 August 2009

    OFFICIALS have been telling us for months that the Severn Sands, an abandoned dredger near the Fremington Quay tourist spot, was an eyesore and an ecological disaster waiting to happen… More: This is North Devon

  • 15 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The UK’s biggest coastal management scheme, on the Steart Peninsula in Somerset, has been named winner of a prestigious Environment Agency Project Excellence Award. The £21 m Steart Coastal Management Project, carried out by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency, will help protect homes and businesses from flooding due to climate change […]

  • 16 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    A permanent flood protection being designed for Severn Stoke is making vital behind-the-scenes progress following a meeting hosted by West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin. The local flood action group met up with experts from the Environment Agency last week to discuss progress on the proposals, which will see bunds and flood gates constructed to protect […]

  • 8 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    UK’s biggest ever coastal realignment scheme at Steart, a joint project between WWT and Environment Agency, has been completed. The construction of Steart Marshes means the Environment Agency can continue its maintenance of flood risk schemes elsewhere in the Severn Estuary that protect 100,000 homes and businesses. Rising sea levels are predicted to result in […]

  • 12 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Fugro’s coastal oceanographic team has been awarded a contract extension by England’s Regional Coastal Monitoring Programs (RCMP) for a further five years to manage the Southwest, Northwest and Northeast regional programs. The network monitors 5,672 kilometers of English coastline. Operated by six lead authorities, the RCMP continuously observes and records coastal processes, providing data in […]

  • 3 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

      Homes in Much Wenlock, Broadway, Childswickham and Murcot will be better protected from floods thanks to an unprecedented six-year £2.3 billion flood defense program, benefiting Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire to the tune of over £12 million. Improvements to the scheme in Leominster, just one of 66 projects in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire […]

  • 27 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The UK’s largest coastal management scheme, carried out by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency, has been named a finalist in the 2015 CIEEM awards. The Steart Coastal Management Project is a finalist in the CIEEM Best Practice Award for Stakeholder Engagement. Earlier this month the same scheme won a prestigious Environment […]

  • 14 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Communities in southern, south west and central England remain at risk of flooding, with further heavy rain expected to affect the country today and tomorrow. Continued heavy rainfall means that flooding will remain for several days. Although water levels may fall throughout today, they are expected to rise again on the Thames and Severn, affecting […]

  • 2 October 2012

    According to farmersguardian.com, the Mid Wales farmers have hit out at Environment Agency Wales for not dredging local rivers. They are also demanding a review of the river and estuary management and maintenance. Edward Chapman, Montgomeryshire NFU’s county chairman, said: “All the rivers used to be dredged. I expect as with many other things it […]

  • 29 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Boskalis Westminster’s trailing suction hopper dredger Sospan Dau has been busy this January, carrying out the winter maintenance dredging program for the Cardiff Harbor Authority. The works started in early January, and for the past three weeks, the dredging vessel MV Sospan Dau – supported with the MV Avanti and Tioga B – has been performing dredging works in Cardiff Bay Barrage Outer […]

  • 7 November 2012

    Important dredging works will begin in Gloucester Docks this November, with a new technique being used for the first time to ensure the water is deep enough for large boats. The dredging operation will remove sediment build-up on the bottom of the docks and is expected to take two weeks to complete. Dredging is vital […]

  • 3 October 2012

    The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) claimed that the failure by the Environment Agency to regularly dredge rivers could be increasing the risk of flooding, BBC reports. After Wales endured one of its wettest summers on record, NFU urged the agency to resume full-time dredging. An Environment Agency Wales spokeswoman said: “We will always remove any […]