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  • 25 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service announced last week that the agency will award $13 million to projects in seven states to protect, restore and enhance wetlands on private and tribal agricultural lands. The projects are being funded under the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP). “These locally-led partnerships are instrumental in achieving greater wetland acreage […]

  • 16 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) yesterday announced $2.4 million in grants as part of the first round of $7 million in funding to improve waters that contribute to the overall health of the Delaware River. These grants are part of a $35 million multi-state investment by the William Penn Foundation to protect the […]

  • 16 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a Request for Applications soliciting proposals from states, municipalities, tribes, universities and nonprofit organizations for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants to fund new projects to restore and protect the Great Lakes. Up to $27.5 million will be available during the current funding cycle. Grants will be awarded on […]

  • 25 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Port Canaveral has signed a 35-year agreement with GT USA, the US-business of privately-owned international port operator Gulftainer, to operate and further develop its container and multipurpose cargo terminal. The terminal, set to commence operations in the last quarter of 2014, positions Port Canaveral as the most economical and convenient ocean gateway for containerized cargo […]

  • 24 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Michigan Coastal Management Program will receive more than $2.5 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to address protection of shore lands and coastal ecosystems, public access and recreation, and coastal community development, Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow announced yesterday. “The Coastal Zone Management Program has helped Michigan communities manage and protect […]

  • 19 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The future of New England’s largest contiguous estuarine system is more certain thanks to a $2.9 million restoration grant awarded to the National Wildlife Federation. The Department of Interior funded grant will enable the Great Marsh Resiliency Partnership, a coalition of conservation groups and federal, state and local agencies, to protect coastal communities along the […]

  • 19 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Building upon the record-setting May volumes, the SC Ports Authority (SCPA) Board of Directors has approved a 2015 fiscal year plan that includes across-the-board increases in cargo volumes, operating revenues and capital investments. The Board approved capital investments of $113.5 million for the fiscal year. Projects over the next twelve months include improvements and enhancements […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said yesterday that the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) will make up to $511.45 million in low-cost loans to the New York State Thruway Authority for environmental protection and Hudson River restoration projects related to the New NY Bridge project to replace the Tappan Zee. Along with the $1.6 […]

  • 5 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has acquired two contracts in the United Kingdom and Sweden with a combined value of approximately EUR 70 million. In the UK Boskalis is to build a breakwater in Clacton-on-Sea for Tendring District Council over a distance of five kilometers between Clacton Pier and Holland Haven. The breakwater will consist […]

  • 21 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Floods cause more damage than any other natural disasters in Washington. The Department of Ecology has awarded nearly $11 million in grants to recipients across the state to help prevent damage in flood-prone communities. Grants reach from Silverdale on Kitsap Peninsula east to Yakima County and north from Deming to Skamokawa near the Columbia River […]

  • 20 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Orion Marine Group Inc, a leading heavy civil marine contractor serving the infrastructure sector, today announced a contract award of approximately $68 million. The award from the Port of Houston Authority is for the deepening and widening of the navigation channels and berthing areas for both the Barbour’s Cut and Bayport container terminals along the […]

  • 14 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The inclusion of the $310 million Boston Harbor dredging project in the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) received support from the Massachusetts Senators Edward J. Markey, Elizabeth Warren, Congressmen Michael Capuano and Stephen Lynch. The funding for the Boston Harbor Federal Deep Draft Navigation Improvement Project to deepen the Harbor’s main navigation channels […]

  • 14 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) recently announced $144.5 million in funding for the second increment of the Caminada Headland Beach and Dune Restoration project in Louisiana. This portion of the project will pump over five million cubic yards of sand from the Gulf of Mexico via pipeline, creating approximately 490 acres of beach […]

  • 14 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Kaafu atoll Thulusdhoo land reclamation project commenced on May 6, 2014. The works are being carried out by Boskalis International BV. Dredging and reclamation work is being executed in full compliance with the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) standards and in accordance with the revised work methodology that has been approved by the Environmental Protection […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Recreational boaters received good news lat week week when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced more than $4.5 million in Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program competitive grants to the Midwest Region. Four projects including three in Michigan and one in Ohio will take home 33% of the total BIG funding distributed this year. Nationwide, […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Inauguration ceremony of the Kaafu atoll Thulusdhoo land reclamation project was held yesterday. The ceremony was attended by His Excellency President Abdulla Yamin Abdul Gayoom, Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Dr. Mohamed Muizzu, Minister of Defence and National Security Colonel (Rtd.) Mohamed Nazim, Minister of Tourism Mr. Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Gafoor, newly elected Thulusdhoo constituency […]

  • 2 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) confirmed that the City of Gulfport will be able to use almost $1.6 million to repair piers and jetties damaged by Hurricane Isaac in 2012. Cochran, who serves on the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, worked with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to resolve a stalemate involving federal environmental […]

  • 1 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently released its Fiscal Year 2014 work plans for the Army Civil Works program. The Operation and Maintenance Plan includes nearly $15 million for maintenance dredging of the federal navigation channels used by Oregon’s small coastal ports. The plan also includes $1.2 million to dredge the Skipanon Channel, Ore., […]

  • 28 March 2014

    Manson Construction, a century-old company, was awarded a $16,8 million contract for dredging works along the U.S. West Coast. The works will be performed in Astoria, Ore., in San Francisco and Humboldt, Calif. Estimated completion date is Sept. 15, 2014. Manson, an employee-owned marine construction company specializes in design-build bridge construction, bridge repair and retrofit […]

  • 13 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the award of a $1 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant to the city of Milwaukee to fund green infrastructure projects to improve water quality in Lake Michigan. EPA Region 5 Administrator/Great Lakes National Program Manager Susan Hedman was joined at the Global Water Center by Milwaukee Mayor Tom […]

  • 11 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced that the state of New Jersey will be receiving more than $27 million in federal funding to remove debris that accumulated in waterways along the New Jersey coastline as a result of Superstorm Sandy. The funding is being provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as part […]

  • 10 March 2014

    The Christie Administration has awarded $3 million in stream cleaning grants to municipal and county governments in the Passaic River Basin as part of an ongoing, long-term effort to reduce flood impacts in communities in a four-county region of North Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin announced today. The DEP, which is […]

  • 7 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. President Obama’s Budget for fiscal year 2015 (FY15) included more than $4.561 billion in discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with more than $71 million for Detroit District projects around the Great Lakes. The Civil Works budget funds the operation and maintenance program, which includes […]

  • 7 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will dedicate an additional $14.4 million to Mississippi this year to support additional dredging, flood control, and other construction and maintenance projects. The Army Corps of Engineers has decided to direct additional Mississippi River & Tributaries Project (MR&T), general construction, and operation […]

  • 6 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, yesterday announced $1.5 million in new funding to dredge the St. Joseph harbor. The funding comes as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releases its final allocation of funding for harbor operations and maintenance for the remainder of the current fiscal year. St. Joseph harbor was previously not slated to […]

  • 6 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers appropriations for fiscal year 2014 provide more than $150 million for Sacramento District flood risk reduction and ecosystem restoration work in California. The appropriations fund projects through September 2014, the end of the federal fiscal year. Funded projects include: Sacramento area: • Folsom Dam Auxiliary Spillway Project construction: $66.4 […]

  • 6 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Yesterday, the White House released the U.S. President Obama’s Budget for fiscal year 2015, which included more than $22.7 million for the civil works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District. The budget includes $695,000 for the Charleston Harbor Post 45 project to complete feasibility study efforts, which includes completion of and […]

  • 6 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Rep. Peter DeFazio has announced that ports in Oregon’s Fourth Congressional District will receive an additional $4.5 million for operation and maintenance projects this year. The projects, which include dredging, are critical to local economies and the fishing industry. This announcement comes after the U.S. Congress included $40 million for small ports in the Fiscal […]

  • 5 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Over the past fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2013), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 has cited 23 entities throughout the Southeast for depositing dredged and/or fill material into wetlands or other waters of the United States in violation of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Such unauthorized […]