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  • 5 September 2013

    The properties of ecosystems could be used more to improve flood protection. The restoration or preservation of these systems should be included in the early stages of flood protection and climate adaptation strategies. This was the conclusion of a number of international researchers, who included Bregje van Wesenbeeck, an ecologist with Deltares specialising in ecological […]

  • 7 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The restoration of Kaikoura Harbor after last year’s magnitude 7.8 earthquake is expected to be completed by the middle of the year, according to the New Zealand Government’s latest release. Civil Defense Minister, Gerry Brownlee, has announced progress on the slipway, ramp and channel deepening as a result of the November 14 earthquake lifting the […]

  • 14 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Dredging sludge has negative connotations but the Marker Wadden shows that the natural and economic value of dredged material is underestimated. Sludge, silt and mud are useful raw materials and building materials. They can be used for upgrading soils, raising dikes, nature development or land reclamation. So the spotlights at the Innovation Expo in Amsterdam […]

  • 9 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The 200-year-old Crinan Canal has been honored with plaque unveilings by the Glasgow Branch of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).  Originally designed by civil engineer John Rennie and completed in 1801, the canal created a vital link for the area between Glasgow and the River Clyde and the villages and islands of the West Highlands. The […]

  • 13 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has provided a comment to the St. Johns Riverkeeper’s Notice of Intent to Sue the Corps regarding the proposed St. Johns River harbor deepening project. In April 2014, the Corps issued its Final Environmental Impact Statement for the JAXPORT proposal to dredge 13 miles of the St. […]

  • 12 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    On Tuesday, August 11, 2015, St. Johns Riverkeeper filed a Notice of Intent to Sue the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding the proposed St. Johns River harbor deepening project. In April 2014, the Corps issued its Final Environmental Impact Statement for the JAXPORT proposal to dredge 13 miles of the St. Johns River from a […]

  • 25 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The latest stage of work in the next phase of a multi-million pound development to enhance facilities at the Port of Cromarty Firth is underway. Work on the reclamation of nine acres of seabed and the construction of a new deep-water berth, featuring a 154m long jetty capable of docking the largest vessels in operation […]

  • 20 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The International Association of Dredging Contractors (IADC) has released a new article: Early Contractor Involvement; Improving Complex Maritime Infrastructure Projects. This paper was presented at the PIANC World Congress San Francisco, USA 2014. With the advent of the jumbo dredging fleet and advanced technologies, the ability to execute ever larger and more complex maritime infrastructure projects […]

  • 22 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Expert advice provided to WWF-Australia has raised alarming concerns about the plan to dump dredge spoil on the Caley Valley wetlands at Abbot Point. These include that the ponds may be too small to hold the dredge spoil, that sediment flowing to Reef waters has been seriously underestimated, and that acid sulphate impacts have not […]

  • 14 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    New FOI documents revealed that the conclusions from modelling of deep ocean currents published by GBRMPA in 2013, were fiercely disputed by the Queensland Ports Association (QPA) because the results called into question all previous port modelling and monitoring, North Queensland Conservation Council (NQCC) said. “The new FOI documents show that experts raised serious doubts […]

  • 7 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A new report has revealed that the impact of dredging and dumping in the Great Barrier Reef is much worse than the mining industry or state-owned ports have indicated, raising concerns over plans to dredge and dump more than 100 million tonnes in the Reef’s waters. The report’s key findings include: – The World Heritage […]

  • 23 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Hutchison Ports Holdings said that today’s official opening of its Brisbane Container Terminals by Acting Prime Minister, and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, The Hon Warren Truss, marks a seismic shift on Australia’s waterfront. The new container terminal on reclaimed land on Fisherman’s Island in the Port of Brisbane is part of the Hutchison […]

  • 6 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Casting aside the agendas of politicians and activists, the true, long term implications of dredging spoil material along the Queensland coast are difficult to calculate, announced marineconservation.org. Industry has breathed life into the once-quiet town of Gladstone in the form of booming economic activity, employment and high-visibility wear. When Gladstone Harbour was subject to dredging in […]

  • 4 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    On October 24, 2013, St. Johns Riverkeeper and Florida Wildlife Federation submitted comments regarding the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed dredging of the St. Johns River. St. Johns Riverkeeper has serious concerns that: – The impacts to the river are being significantly underestimated; – The economic and environmental risks have been ignored or […]

  • 9 August 2013
    Project & Tenders

    Australian Environment Minister Mark Butler has decided to delay making a decision on an application to dump 3 million cubic metres of dredge spoil in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef, 50kms from the Whitsunday Islands. The Minister’s decision has come just hours after his Government released a new report into the impacts of […]

  • 13 March 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Close attention to the environmental impacts of dredging by stakeholders is completely understandable. And yet. The time, money and energy invested in research and monitoring by the dredging industry is more often than not underestimated. All three articles in the newest issue of Terra et Aqua demonstrate the thorough attention to environmental concerns that occupy […]

  • 25 February 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Wave loading on the Lugar de Baixo marina on the island of Madeira (Portugal) is so severe that the marina cannot be used and the breakwater suffered serious damage. A new breakwater is needed. Deltares is advising the local government, conducting a model study in the Delta Basin to test the design of a new […]

  • 16 January 2013

    Oceana is protesting about Spanish plans to dump Mercury-rich sediment dredged from a Minorcan harbour into the open ocean. The organisation has requested the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) report on management of the material extracted in the dredging of Mahón harbour. This project involves the extraction of 200,000 m3 of sediment, with a mercury […]

  • 30 November 2012

    Although Transnet’s New Multi-Product Pipeline (NMPP) has faced some challenges in its early stages, the project will be a uniquely Sth African infrastructure investment for years to come, says Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba. Gigaba on Thursday marked the last stage of phase 1 in the development of the NMPP project – the construction of […]

  • 15 March 2012

    Citing numerous instances in which Federal officials have ignored environmental laws, regulations and rules of procedure; improperly driven up the cost of the Lower Fox River cleanup; and generally prevented the company from having its day in court, Appleton Papers Inc. (API) sought a new approach for resolving enforcement litigation involving the Lower Fox River […]

  • 27 February 2012

    The Liberal Opposition has called on Minister Hill to provide the full details of cuts to the proposed flood mitigation works at the Glenside Campus. The flood mitigation works proposed for the Glenside Campus formed a major component of the Brownhill and Keswick Creek Flood Mitigation Plan released in 2006. The Flood Mitigation Master Plan […]