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  • 4 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    A contractor for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is set to begin work on an interim project to protect Cumberland County’s East Point Lighthouse – an icon of the Delaware Bay region and the state’s second oldest lighthouse – from storm surge and flooding.  The $460,150 project will be implemented by Cape […]

  • 1 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Hermes Infrastructure have signed an agreement to invest approximately £1.6 billion (C$2.9 billion) in Associated British Ports (ABP). According to the agreement, CPPIB and Hermes Infrastructure will acquire at least 30% stake in ABP and may acquire a further 3.33% subject to pre-emption rights. The transaction is conditional on customary […]

  • 22 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (September 16-22, 2019).   Van Oord and Shell Testing the Use of Biofuel Together with Shell, Van Oord is testing the use of biofuel on its fleet with the aim of achieving a 70% emission reduction by 2050 compared with […]

  • 18 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Queensland’s Townsville City Council is seeking comments on a draft Shoreline Erosion Management Plan (SEMP) that will provide long term options to manage erosion issues at Horseshoe Bay. The draft Horseshoe Bay SEMP has been open for community feedback on Council’s website for two weeks and closes on Sunday. Townsville City Council’s Environmental Health […]

  • 22 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    Investing in ‘green infrastructure’ like restoring floodplains or wetlands to bolster flood prevention not only generates more environmental and socio-economic benefits, especially in the long term, but also lowers the amount of financial investment needed to defend against damaging floods. This is the conclusion of a new European Environment Agency (EEA) report published yesterday, which […]

  • 12 July 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Boskalis Nederland and biofuel supplier GoodFuels have announced a long-term partnership aimed at furthering Boskalis’ sustainable practices. “Reducing CO2 emissions is one of Boskalis’ long-term objectives. A 35% reduction in the CO2 emitted by the fleet and equipment in the Netherlands will be an important step towards achieving this ambition,” Boskalis said. Commenting the latest […]

  • 19 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Following a series of extreme storms which have battered the coast, Havant Borough Council has fenced off an area at West Beach, Hayling Island, and will be removing one of the damaged coastal defenses.     In the interests of safety, engineers from the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP) will carry out further inspections and will […]

  • 24 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    Dr Steven Miles, the Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection and Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef, announced yesterday that the Palaszczuk Government will help Mackay Regional Council to solve the Midge Point erosion issues. Dr Miles made the commitment during yesterday’s inspection of the beach with Mackay Regional Council Mayor Greg Williamson and […]

  • 26 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comments on proposed updates to its decades-old long-term sediment management plan for Mount St. Helens. In an updated draft of the supplemental environmental impact statement for its plan, the Corps proposes the phased construction of two incremental spillway crest raises at the sediment retention structure on the […]

  • 27 February 2013

    The dredging works, worth £300,000, will make a 1.3 mile stretch between Cromford Wharf and Leawood Pump House deeper so that boats can sail there. The deputy leader, Councillor Simon Spencer, said: “Cromford Canal has a rich history and is part of the World Heritage site. “This investment will bring long-term benefits to the area. […]

  • 6 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) has announced a financing agreement with Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) for the development of Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT). This AED 300 million ($81.6 million) agreement marks the first long-term finance solution for ADT and extends ADCB’s relationship with the terminal operator to support ADT’s ambitious growth strategy and contribute […]

  • 21 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    In order to prevent further erosion to the Fraser River’s banks and the dikes protecting the Matsqui floodplain in Abbotsford, the Province of British Columbia is investing $10 million in the design and implementation of a long-term solution. The City of Abbotsford is proposing a system of spurs along the riverbank, but other options are […]

  • 13 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Ocean City Council has approved the hiring of ACT Engineers to develop a dredging plan to maintain the waterway, lagoons and harbors surrounding the City. At the Council meeting last Thursday, the City authorized a professional services contract between the City and ACT Engineers to manage the dredging program, assisting in data collection, dredging program support and […]

  • 25 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Tony Gibson, CEO of Ports of Auckland, today said that the company will not appeal the recent High Court decision which revoked resource consent for the Bledisloe wharf extensions. “While the decision causes us some problems with consenting and our ability to accommodate more and longer ships, we feel that appealing this case would not […]

  • 31 January 2013

    With reference to the press release of 30 January 2013, in which Boskalis announced its decision to make an all cash mandatory public offer for all the issued and outstanding ordinary shares of Dockwise at a price of EUR 18.50 per share cum dividend, which equals NOK 137 as per the date of this announcement, […]

  • 19 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has released in its latest Terra et Aqua an article named ‘Innovative Modelling: A Tool for Coastal Developments’. There are numerous examples across the globe that attest to environmental damages and detrimental economic consequences that coastal developments can potentially cause if they are not carefully designed, the article […]

  • 14 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    Malaysian Rating Corp Bhd (MARC) has downgraded the ratings of Tanjung Langsat Port Sdn Bhd’s (TLP) RM250mil bonds and RM135mil debt notes while the outlook on the ratings remains negative. The rating action reflects TLP’s continued losses and weak cash flow arising from a delay in the commencement of TLP’s port operations which has resulted […]

  • 30 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Brian Higgins has announced that the approval of H.R. 5303, the Water Resources Development Act, which authorizes the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), will provide $300 million in funding for Great Lakes projects. “Cleanup of the Great Lakes is providing long-term environmental benefits and immediate economic returns,” said Congressman Higgins. “Continued funding for the Great […]

  • 27 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has received unanimous approval by a senior government panel to move forward with the final state and agency review on the Flagler County, Fla., Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction (HSDR) Project. The Civil Works Review Board, which convened in Washington D.C., received a detailed presentation from the Jacksonville […]

  • 8 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The latest Italdraghe acquatic weed harvester is now on its way to Kenya. Destined to be used to remove the mats of hyacinth and hippo grass that have been steadily taking over the waters of Lake Victoria, the harvester will be based in the city of Kisumu. The harvester, doubly certified by both the Italian […]

  • 26 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    A new, long-term approach to coastal management in England is urgently needed given the expected impacts of climate change, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) said in their latest announcement. “Climate change will almost certainly cause sea levels around the UK to increase by 1 meter or more at some point in the future, and […]

  • 9 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    The 2016 Leonardo da Vinci prize has been awarded to Van Oord. Mr A. Aboutaleb, the Mayor of Rotterdam, presented the prestigious international prize for family businesses to CEO Pieter van Oord. Since 2011, Les Hénokiens, an international association of family businesses older than two hundred years, in collaboration with Château du Clos Lucé in […]

  • 11 April 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana will host the first of multiple public scoping meetings tonight to engage the public in the initiation of the “Louisiana Coastal Area – Mississippi River Hydrodynamic and Delta Management Study”. This important study, authorized under Section 7003 […]

  • 16 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    A Victoria Latin America Doctoral Scholarship will allow Isabela Cabral from Brazil to study long-term coastal erosion at the Center for Ocean Engineering, Science and Technology at Swinburne University of Technology. Ms Cabral (photo), from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, is one of only four high performing PhD students from Latin America to receive the […]

  • 4 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Denbighshire County Council, supported by the Welsh Government’s Coastal Risk Management Program, has drawn up plans to install rock armoring and increase the height of the sea wall along the promenade between Splash Point and the slipway adjacent to Rhyl Golf Club. Construction is expected to take 18 months and start during 2019, subject to […]

  • 27 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    This project provides for supplemental funding for the long-term federal beach restoration and maintenance project at Sandbridge Beach. The local share of funding for this project is provided by the Sandbridge Special Service District and Tax Increment Financing District funds. Replenishment of the beach is to be performed on a cyclical basis every two to […]