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  • 5 August 2010

    The causeway linking Singapore to the southern tip of the Malaysian peninsula is normally clogged with cars and trucks making the short international journey, but things got particularly bad on Feb. 1, when traffic came to a grinding halt. Thirty-seven trucks were abandoned where they stood on the Malaysian side, just yards away from a […]

  • 9 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    A major new project by Great Lakes Council is expected to significantly improve the ecology of the Lower Myall River. Having received $2.7 million in Australian government and State funding, Council is about to start work on a dredging and restoration project designed to achieve a ‘triple-whammy’ of environmental improvements. Council’s General Manager Glenn Handford […]

  • 1 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Commissioner Carter Strickland announced the following statement on the Department of Environmental Conservation proposed modifications to consent order regarding releases from Ashokan Reservoir and future dredging at Kensico Reservoir. “The details released by the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) of proposed modifications to the draft consent order are an important step for the […]

  • 5 October 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Reef Subsea announced that its subsidiary company, Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical, based in the North-East of England, with offices in Aberdeen, has launched a new innovative subsea Trench ROV in Newcastle upon Tyne. Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical’s new Q1000 Jet Trencher was unveiled yesterday in front of many clients and associates from the […]

  • 10 October 2011
    Business & Finance

    WASSP Ltd has today announced the expansion of the company’s senior management with the appointment of Ian McDonald as General Manager. The role is a newly created position and will see Mr McDonald overseeing WASSP’s international sales & marketing strategy for their multibeam sonar products. Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Mr McDonald has vast experience in […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Maine Coastal Program has announced that four coastal municipalities will be awarded $52,239 in Shore and Harbor Planning grants. These awards will provide planning and design support for harbor management, infrastructure and public access along the Maine coast. The grants are made possible by Maine’s federal coastal […]

  • 5 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Thanks to a partnership with Clemson University and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, scientists are collecting valuable data in the Savannah River estuary for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). The research is part of an extensive pre-construction monitoring plan to establish a baseline of environmental data in advance of the harbor deepening. “Our […]

  • 13 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) has approved the city of Bothell’s shoreline master program. Bothell’s shoreline program will result in significant improvements in the protection, use, development and restoration of more than 13 miles of shorelines and the water quality of the Sammamish River and North Creek in Bothell, and Swamp Creek, if annexed […]

  • 1 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that, in another important legal victory for the State’s coastal protection efforts, a jury has determined that a Harvey Cedars couple should receive $300 as compensation for an easement on their property needed to build a sand dune and beachfront protection project – significantly less than the $800,000 […]

  • 12 June 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District officially commissioned its newest shallow-draft dredge vessel – MURDEN – in a ceremony May 29 at the Engineer Repair Yard in Wilmington. The Commissioning Ceremony signifies the acceptance for service and entry of a ship into the active fleet. It is the final and, perhaps most significant, […]

  • 9 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Washington Department of Ecology has approved the city of Milton’s updated shoreline master program. Milton’s shoreline program will guide development and use along some 1.5 miles of shoreline on Surprise Lake and Hylebos Creek, which drains to Commencement Bay. The program will result in significant improvements in water quality as well as improved protection […]

  • 30 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    Activists, environmentalists and trade unions are set to come together on June 11 to call for the immediate implementation of a Freedom of Information Act. The event is being organized by Save The Bays, the fast-growing national movement that has championed the cause of the public’s right to know. It will take place from 8am-2pm […]

  • 25 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) awarded $10 million in grant funding to Brevard County last week for the removal of up to 350,000 cubic yards of muck in the Indian River Lagoon and its tributaries. “Governor Scott and Florida’s legislative leaders are committed to improving the health of the Indian River Lagoon,” said […]

  • 27 December 2011

    In October Ly Yong Phat’s LYP Group had respected an agreement to stop sand dredging on the Tatai River in Koh Kong province by mid-October, to the relief of business owners and villagers in the area who had long campaigned against the dredging. But Janet Newman, owner of the Rainbow Lodge ecotourism resort, said yesterday […]

  • 7 July 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development, Technology, Vessels

    Overflow systems are designed to optimize the efficiency of the dredging process by draining excess water and leaving more weight available for the payload, thus limiting the amount of turbulence in the hopper. During the overflow process, the aim is to remove excess water from the hopper, making room for more payload. However, with a […]

  • 11 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking two distinct steps on the Upper Hudson River PCB cleanup in New York state. These steps include: The issuance of the five-year review, which includes EPA’s decision to defer a determination of the protectiveness of the remedy in the Upper Hudson River until more years of Hudson […]

  • 4 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    There may soon be nothing left in Bimini to argue over according to attorney Fred Smith, QC, as a massive seafloor dredging operation was allowed to continue during a court postponement, with 38% of the work already complete thanks to a “dramatically increased” rate of excavation. Mr. Smith, who represents Bimini Blue Coalition (BBC), a […]

  • 10 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    The three agencies gathering public comment on the scope of an upcoming environmental impact statement (EIS) for a proposed bulk-cargo shipping terminal and rail spur improvements at Cherry Point have modified the speaker selection process at two upcoming public meetings to accommodate high public interest. People interested in speaking at the verbal comment sessions in […]

  • 17 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    TU Delft and the Water Resources University (WRU) in Hanoi are starting the joint venture VINWATER, Vietnam Netherlands Centre for Water and Environment. On Monday 16 December, TU Delft President Dirk Jan van den Berg and Professor Nguyen Quang Kim, rector of WRU, will sign the memorandum of association. This will take place during a […]

  • 26 November 2012

    Two weeks after Sandy, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had a clear message: “We’re not closing down the New Jersey shore. We’re just going to make it safer. And the Army Corps has the ability to do that,” he declared. That means engineering beaches. Lots of beaches. When planners use the phrase “engineered beaches” they’re […]

  • 21 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has released a study by the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation showing General Electric’s cleanup of PCB contamination in the upper Hudson River is incomplete and not protective of public health and the environment. New York State is demanding that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency not issue a Certificate of Completion to […]

  • 20 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that a $10 million cleanup of contaminated soil will begin in mid- to late September at the Solvent Savers Superfund site, a chemical waste recovery facility, in Lincklaen in Chenango County, New York. Soil and ground water on the site were contaminated with volatile organic compounds and polychlorinated biphenyls […]

  • 7 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Delegates from the French Research Institute for Exploration of the Sea (Ifremer) visited the Kongsberg Maritime Subsea headquarters in Horten, Norway late December 2013 for the successful Factory Acceptance Test of their second Simrad ME70 scientific multibeam echosounder. Ifremer is assigned the task of contributing to the knowledge of oceans and their resources, the monitoring […]

  • 12 March 2012

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and David O’Neill of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) joined Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes-Norton of the District of Columbia at Marvin Gaye Park to announce the creation of The Anacostia River Revitalization Fund. The fund, which will invest $1 million in […]

  • 1 November 2011
    Business & Finance

      Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation, the largest provider of dredging services in the United States and a major provider of commercial and industrial demolition and remediation services, today reported financial results for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2011. Commentary Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Berger said, “We were very pleased with […]

  • 27 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council, which includes the governors the five Gulf states and members of the Obama Administration, has the power to direct unprecedented resources from the RESTORE Act, a bill passed Congress in June 2012 to direct civil fines from BP and the responsible parties in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, […]