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  • 4 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The first phase of Exeter’s £30 million flood defense scheme has begun this week with works to deepen the Trew’s flood relief channel. When finished the new scheme will reduce flood risk to approximately 3,000 homes and businesses throughout the city. Phase one will include deepening the existing flood relief channel, lowering the spill weir […]

  • 23 December 2013

    The Moray Council has invited bidders to submit their offers for maintenance dredging of Buckie, Burghead and Macduff Harbours, for four-year period (from April 1, 2014, to March 31, 2018). During this cleanup program, the dredged material will be placed at the relevant licensed offshore disposal site. The total value of this deepening venture is […]

  • 6 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The fishing industry will be the main beneficiary of the next major project in the continuing development of Lerwick Harbour where the construction of a large new jetty at Holmsgarth North is due to begin in the third quarter this year. It will provide deeper berthing and more working area for the fishing fleet, while […]

  • 28 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Thirty-five homes in Warkworth, Northumberland, will be protected from river and tidal flooding thanks to a new Environment Agency flood defence scheme. Preparatory work began this week in advance of the construction of a new flood wall that will protect homes at The Butts area of Warkworth. The project will also see the ground raised […]

  • 24 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Dover is surprised and extremely disappointed by last week’s announcement from the Minister of State, Simon Burns, that he is declining the Port’s voluntary privatisation Scheme. Responding to the Minister’s statement, Bob Goldfield, Chief Executive of the Port of Dover, said: “The decision is frustrating for the Port and for the community, […]

  • 1 November 2012

    Associated British Ports has awarded a £26 million contract to Liebherr to manufacture four new ship-to-shore gantry cranes as part of its redevelopment of container berths 201/202 at the Port of Southampton. The berth and cranes will enable Southampton’s container terminal – a joint venture with terminal operator DP World – to continue to handle […]

  • 7 November 2011

    NAVY chiefs are spending £120million on deepening a harbour by 3ft to serve the two giant supercarriers that are on order… By Steve Myall (mirror) [mappress] Source: mirror, November 7, 2011

  • 19 September 2011

    More people will be able to enjoy boating around Poole Harbour if plans to extend a Sandbanks marina go ahead, it is claimed.   By Harriet Marsh (bournemouthecho) [mappress] Source: bournemouthecho, September 19, 2011

  • 16 July 2013

    Pharos Offshore Group has acquired an SMD built 1200HP cable burial tool. The Universal Trenching Vehicle (UTV 1200) is a unique low and wide Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) specifically designed to bury submarine power cables. Modifications to the 1200HP UTV 1200 are underway. The enhancements will facilitate more effective post lay/installation burial and improve the […]

  • 10 February 2020
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The first items of the trailing pipe system for the Marine Aggregate Dredger (MAD) 3500 are being shipped from their yard in Nijkerk, the Netherlands, to Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania. This dredger will be used by Hanson Aggregates Marine to extract aggregates in the British Channel and North Sea, aided by a number of […]

  • 12 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Damen Dredging Equipment crew is currently very busy working on the screening installation for the new Marine Aggregate Dredger (MAD) 3500 for Hanson Aggregates Marine. A keel laying ceremony for this dredger, currently under construction at their shipyard in Romania, took place in October 2019. The ceremony of this vessel was performed at Hull Division […]

  • 13 July 2012
    Research & Development

    Plans to carry out a small-scale dredging trial in Falmouth harbor to measure potential environmental impacts have moved forward after Falmouth Harbor Commissioners (FHC) was granted marine consent to carry out the trial. The licence was granted by the Marine Marine Management Organisation (MMO) and the trial will be carried out independently by Plymouth University’s […]

  • 26 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    ML (UK) Dredging team has just announced the successful completion of the Newhaven Harbor dredging project. The company reported that during the works a total of 5,500m³ of material was removed, allowing a new pontoon structure to be installed to assist the pilot boats and other commercial vessels. “Our crews battled rough seas in order […]

  • 12 November 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

     BAM recently released the B1M video, documenting the company’s work in the Antarctic with the British Antarctic Survey and their partners. Building Below Zero: The World’s Most Extreme Construction Site follows BAM teams as they modernize existing infrastructure used for climate change research by polar scientists. Menno de Jonge explains, “BAM began its partnership […]

  • 26 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Winter is always a busy time for dredging with Marinas traditionally having less boats on the pontoons, as owners take their vessels ashore for maintenance; working in the winter avoids disruption to marina and harbor users. This year is no exception…. So far this season Jenkins Marine has dredged and disposed of over 40,000m3 of […]

  • 19 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Aleron Subsea, a UK based company specializing in ROV upgrades and renting work class remote operated vehicles, has introduced a multi-purpose ROV system to be used for boulder clearance operations in wind farm developments in the Baltic Sea. The AUXROV has a combined 200 HP of power and is capable of running subsea dredging systems, mass flow excavation tools, […]

  • 3 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    UK Environment Secretary, Andrea Leadsom, has announced new £1 million natural flood management competition, part of the government’s drive to reduce flooding by using a range of innovative techniques. This government funded competition is the first of its kind and will be open to innovative projects that plan to use landscape features such as ponds, banks, […]

  • 27 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Only few more seats are available for the upcoming HR Wallingford’s dredging management course that will take place on 9-10 June 2015, in Wallingford, UK. This two-day course aims to provide an overview of the environmental aspects of dredging, the latest technology and equipment that apply to dredging and the management of dredged material. The course is […]

  • 12 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    After winning the Environment Agency Project Excellence Award in April and entering the finals for the 2015 CIEEM awards, the Steart Coastal Management Project is now in the race for another one, the 2015 British Construction Industry (BCI) Awards. The Steart scheme, carried out by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency, has been shortlisted in the BCI Awards Civil […]

  • 20 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    ABPmer, a numerical modelling and dredge specialist, has been commissioned by the Port of Waterford to develop hydrodynamic and sediment models of the Waterford Estuary, as part of its Master Plan process. By replicating present conditions, the model will be used to optimize the port’s current dredge commitment along with informing feasibility studies, environmental assessments, […]

  • 10 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    HR Wallingford has announced that their dredging management course is set to take place on 25-26 March in Howbery Park, Wallingford, UK. This course provides an introduction to the subject of dredging and will assist those who are responsible for commissioning and managing dredging contractors and those who regulate dredging. “Over the two days, our […]

  • 20 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Tilbury received development consent from the Secretary of State for Transport yesterday to build Tilbury2 – a new multi million pound port terminal adjacent to the current 930 acre site in Thurrock, on the outskirts of Greater London. With construction scheduled to start in a matter of weeks, the privately funded port […]

  • 21 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The piling work at Church Scar is now complete, and the temporary road which is used to transport materials along the promenade has been created, reports the Flyde Council. According to the Council, the temporary road will allow a one way traffic system for the construction vehicles to transport materials along the promenade. “The demolition […]

  • 3 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The 20th Armourstone Users Group meeting is taking place on Thursday 7 February 2013 and will be held at HR Wallingford’s conference facilities in Oxfordshire. This meeting offers the opportunity for the exchange of news and views about the use of armourstone for coastal defences and breakwaters in the UK and all round the world. […]

  • 19 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    A Port of Blyth maintenance dredging campaign is set to begin on Saturday, 21st April, and will last for a period of approximately 7 days, the port said in their latest release.  According to the port’s announcement, this dredging program will be conducted at the port approaches, main navigational channel and operational commercial berths. The […]

  • 22 February 2012

    A Kier BAM joint venture has now signed contracts with EDF Energy to carry out £100+ million of site preparation works for the Somerset‘s Hinkley Point C project. The work includes excavation, earthworks, terracing, the installation of construction site infrastructure and formation of roads and networks to allow main construction to start. The contract is […]