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  • 23 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Nine teams have presented their final design to make specific areas in San Francisco more resilient to sea level rise, severe storms, floods and earthquakes, reports the Dutch Water Sector. The teams made their final design public during a special meeting in San Francisco, USA, on 17 and 18 May. In 2017, the design challenge started […]

  • 23 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company (GLDD) completed the 10.7 million cubic yard coastal restoration of Whiskey Island in Louisiana earlier this month. This $100 million project involved dredging and pumping sand from a BOEM offshore borrow area over 15 miles to restore the eroded barrier island. The restoration of Whiskey Island is located along […]

  • 23 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    About 40 percent of the coastal wetlands in the contiguous United States are in Louisiana, but hundreds of thousands of acres of vital habitat have been washed away by natural and man-made disasters, the NOAA Fisheries Service said in their latest announcement. Storms, erosion, and increased sea levels, combined with construction of hard levees, digging […]

  • 22 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Tom Rice has announced an additional $29 million in federal funding for beachfront renourishment projects in the Grand Strand to repair damages caused by recent natural disasters. “Over the past two years, my office has helped secure over $51 million to renourish beaches along the Grand Strand that suffered significant damage from devastating hurricanes […]

  • 22 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The chances of a catastrophic flood again threatening a densely populated South Bay community have been significantly diminished with the completion of the Berryessa Creek project in Milpitas, a $27 million endeavor that is also critical to the extension of BART’s new Milpitas station. The Corps San Francisco District Deputy Commander MAJ Kevin McCormick was […]

  • 21 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Borough of Avalon said in their latest release that they are in the final days of a sand back passing project that will provide both a protective and recreational beach for Avalon’s north end in advance of hurricane and tourism season.  The Avalon Department of Public Works will have the project completed in advance […]

  • 18 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board is leading a team to reconstruct Hall’s Island, which was destroyed by industrial development in the 1960s. Located just north of the Plymouth Avenue Bridge, the site is being excavated to create a new back channel that will re-separate the island from the mainland. In the process, 1,000 linear […]

  • 17 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company is making great progress with the Charleston Harbor Entrance Channel dredging project. President and CEO of the South Carolina Ports Authority, Jim Newsome, has just released a photo of the backhoe dredge “New York” digging away in the Charleston Entrance Channel. According to him, the dredge will be joined this weekend by […]

  • 17 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Hall Contracting was contracted recently by the Government of Tokelau to upgrade reef passages and construct four new wharves in the remote island nation of Tokelau. The works – which will see Tokelauan locals benefit from safer and more reliable ship-to-shore operations – are expected to begin this month and conclude in November 2019. Hall […]

  • 16 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Cork City Councillors yesterday voted to give Part 8 planning permission to the €6 million public realm and flood defense plans for Morrison’s Island which will remove 80% of the flood threat in the city center. Councillors voted  22 to 6 in favor of the proposed scheme. Commenting the latest news, Lord Mayor, Cllr Tony […]

  • 16 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The largest accropode ever to have been produced by automated factory process has been successfully completed in Aberdeen. The temporary building, which is 15 meters high and 120 meters long, has been specially constructed to support the £350 million Aberdeen Harbor Expansion Project, which is due for completion in 2020. The facility is home to […]

  • 16 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    An annual dredging program at the Dillingham small boat harbor is set to begin this week, reports KDLG – Public Radio for Alaska’s Bristol Bay. Every year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is tasked with pumping a slurry of mud and water out of the harbor and back into the bay. On average, dredgers […]

  • 16 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Coast Guard aids to navigation team successfully installed eight buoys in Little Egg Inlet, New Jersey, Monday, reports the USCG. The buoys were originally removed by the Coast Guard on March 3, 2017, when shoaling reduced the depth of the inlet. The Coast Guard, the state of New Jersey and the Army Corps of […]

  • 16 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    In order to keep the public safe while flood defense work is taking place, the Environment Agency has temporarily closed 3 footpaths in Shoreham-by-Sea. Footpath closure 1 includes southern section of the Downs Link, from 300 meters south of the Amsterdam Inn to the Ropetackle residential area, to be closed until autumn 2018. Footpath closure 2 […]

  • 15 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    A £13.4 million scheme to stabilize the cliffs behind the Spa complex in the Yorkshire coast town of Scarborough will get underway at the end of this month, Scarborough Borough Council said in their latest release.  The Scarborough Spa Slope Stabilization Scheme, which will start on May 30, will involve: piling along the rear of […]

  • 14 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has announced its decision regarding the proposed BURNCO Aggregate Mine Project. The proposed sand and gravel mine project is located on the northwest shore of Howe Sound, 22 kilometers southwest of Squamish, British Columbia. According to Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the proposed BURNCO project is not likely to cause significant […]

  • 14 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    More than 500 homes and businesses in Cumbria will be better protected from flooding thanks to a new £9.5 million scheme completed by the Environment Agency. According to the EA, the Town Beck Flood Alleviation Scheme in Ulverston, Cumbria, will reduce flood risk to more than 400 homes and more than 100 businesses, as well […]

  • 11 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    A Port of Blyth maintenance dredging campaign is set to begin today and will last for a period of two days, the port said in their latest release.  According to the official announcement, this dredging program will be conducted at the port approaches, main navigational channel and operational commercial berths. The Port of Blyth cleanup […]

  • 10 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Adam Crouch MP – Member for Terrigal has just released the following statement after a public meeting in Ettalong Beach, NSW, on applying for ‘Rescuing Our Waterways’ dredging funding. “The collective voice of our community was loud and clear at tonight’s meeting: Central Coast Council urgently must take action at Ettalong Channel, and apply for State funding […]

  • 10 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Dragados UK, part of the Dragados Group, has just announced that the Aberdeen Harbor Expansion Project has resumed its dredging activities with the arrival of the hydraulic backhoe dredger ‘Goliath’, one the largest backhoe dredgers in the world. Following the first dredging phase, carried out in September 2017 by the trailer suction hopper dredger ‘Costa […]

  • 9 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

     At their May 2, 2018 meeting, Nags Head’s Board of Commissioners decided to conduct the first re-nourishment of the town’s beach over the summer of 2019 after bids for the work in 2018 came in significantly over budget. Plans for the town’s maintenance project call for 2.3 million cubic yards of sand to be […]

  • 9 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Emergency dredging operations have been wrapped up in the ports of Barbate and Conil, south of Cadiz, Agencia Publica de Puertos de Andalucia (APPA) said in their latest release.  Commenting the recently completed project, APPA Managing Director, Mariela Fernandez-Bermejo, said that around 20,290 cubic meters of sand were removed from these areas, restoring the entrance channels of both ports and responding […]

  • 9 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The St. Lucie Inlet dredging project, conducted by the Chesapeake, VA, based Norfolk Dredging Company, is currently underway, Martin County said in their announcement.  The project is a partnership between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District and the Martin County Board of County Commissioners. According to the latest update, the clamshell dredger Virginian is positioned in […]

  • 8 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is releasing over $141 million in funds for projects in Louisiana’s 3rd District – part of a $205 million total for the state of Louisiana. Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins has commended USACE after this announcement, adding that the funding is part of a disaster recovery package supported by the Congressman earlier this […]

  • 7 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Luedtke Engineering is about to begin works on a $1.6 million multi-phase project that will remove sediment from the Buffalo River. The announcement was made last week by Congressman Brian Higgins and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District Commander Lt. Col. Adam Czekanski. “Projects like this which explore new ways to maintain and improve the […]

  • 7 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Maryland County Executive Steve Schuh, along with Delegate Seth Howard, last week highlighted Anne Arundel’s recently proposed $5 million waterway dredging program and announced a $690,000 joint State/County effort to dredge Rockhold Creek in Deale.   “Our waterways are the life blood of our County,” said Schuh. “Our enhanced dredging program will ensure our wetlands remain […]