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  • 8 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The ‘Dredging in Wales, A Review and Forward Look’ seminar, organized by the Central Dredging Association (CEDA) and co-promoted by the ICE Wales Region, will take place on Tuesday, 9 May 2017, at Novotel Cardiff Center, Cardiff. The presentations at the event will primarily be Wales specific, but will be informative for anyone with links to the […]

  • 23 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Colwyn Bay Waterfront Project – Phase 1b/c – was one of the winning projects at Wales Engineering Awards 2017. The ICE Wales Cymru 2017 Project Awards – which celebrate the contribution of civil engineering – saw projects from across Wales compete for a number of awards. Commending the entrants, ICE Wales Cymru Director, Keith Jones said, “our awards celebrate […]

  • 10 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Central Dredging Association (CEDA) has announced that they seminar ‘Dredging in Wales, A Review and Forward Look’,  co-promoted by the ICE Wales Region, will take place on Tuesday, 9 May 2017, at Novotel Cardiff Center, Cardiff. “CEDA are holding their spring seminar in Wales and have brought together a distinguished panel of speakers to make presentations […]

  • 3 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Canal & River Trust has awarded its national dredging contract to carry out essential dredging works on its 200-year-old waterway network in England and Wales to Land & Water Services Ltd following a competitive tender process.    Dredging is vital to keep the waterways open for navigation, as well as ensuring the canals are safe, […]

  • 27 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Minister for Environment, Hannah Blythyn, announced yesterday a £56 million program to improve flood and coastal erosion defenses and support flood risk management activities across Wales over the next financial year. The program has been prioritized according to risk, considering factors such as the likelihood and impact of a flood, previous events, the number […]

  • 6 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    More work will start during the next week (13 July 2020) to help protect sea defenses for a coastal village in North Wales, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) informs. Contractors for NRW will move 20,000 tonnes of shingle on Fairbourne beach to fill in an eroded area in front of the village. The shingle bank is […]

  • 4 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    A multi-million pound European research project investigating the risks of climate change to the coastal landscapes of Wales and Ireland has begun, according to the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW). The project will focus on the headlands and islands around Pembrokeshire, Cardigan Bay and the Llŷn Peninsula and sites along […]

  • 7 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    People in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and South Wales are being encouraged to give their ideas on how to improve the region’s historic canals, with the Canal and River Trust’s South Wales and Severn Waterway Partnership holding their Annual Public Meeting in Gloucester this week. The event will also be a chance to find out more about […]

  • 6 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is inviting local people to come along to a public drop in session to find out more about proposals to further reduce the risk of tidal flooding to communities along the Caldicot Levels. The proposals will improve the defenses at Portland Grounds, near Magor and Undy, by raising approximately 2km of […]

  • 17 February 2011

    Environment and Sustainability Minister Jane Davidson has launched the consultation Sustainable Development for “Welsh Seas: Our approach to marine planning in Wales” to seek views on national plans for the inshore and offshore marine areas of Wales. The Marine and Coastal Access Act requires the Assembly Government to plan, and issue the required licences, for […]

  • 12 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Construction work is set to start on coastal risk management works as part of a £150 million program of investment over three years across Wales, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths announced today. The Coastal Risk Management Program allocates funding for schemes to reduce risk to over 18,000 properties through projects to […]

  • 14 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Work to repair the sea defenses for a coastal village in North Wales is underway, according to the Natural Resources Wales (NRW). Contractors for the NRW will install around 20,000 tonnes of rock armor to protect the village of Fairbourne at Friog corner. The project, undertaken by Jones Bros, started in early November 2018 and is […]

  • 5 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Colwyn Bay Waterfront Project has been shortlisted for the annual ICE Wales Cymru Awards. The awards celebrate outstanding engineering achievement across the country and include the George Gibby Award, Roy Edwards Award, Bill Ward Sustainability Award, Designed in Wales Award, Studies and Research Award, and the Emerging Engineers Award. The Colwyn Bay Project (Phase 1b/c) […]

  • 18 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Canal & River Trust will carry out a £45.1 million program of repairs on waterways across England & Wales this winter. These works include replacing lock gates, dredging to ensure the water is deep enough for boats, and carrying out a host of tasks to keep the 200-year old network open and help ensure […]

  • 21 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    Over 60 per cent of the population live near to the coast, and 208,000 properties across Wales are at risk of flooding from the sea or rivers, Wales Audit Office said in its latest report. Severe coastal flooding in the winter of 2013-14 was the latest incident to dramatically highlight the vulnerability to flooding and erosion […]

  • 13 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    More than EUR4 million of EU funds will help to safeguard heritage and coastal tourism sites in Wales and Ireland from the risks of climate change, the Welsh Government informs. The funding will also provide a stimulus for marine-based economic growth in the two countries. Funded by the European Union’s Ireland-Wales program, the CHERISH project […]

  • 28 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is inviting people to a drop in session to hear the latest updates on the work to build a new flood defense scheme in Dolgellau. Since work began on the scheme in late September, the project has passed its first major milestone with the removal of the Aran Weir. Work is now underway […]

  • 1 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is asking for people’s views on further information submitted by the company behind the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon. Tidal Lagoon (Swansea Bay) Plc project would see a 9.5 km long sea wall built in Swansea Bay, between the Rivers Tawe and Neath. This will generate electricity and house a visitor center […]

  • 27 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Universities in Wales and Ireland are joining forces to investigate how coastal defense schemes can be improved by more eco-friendly designs, reported the Welsh Government. More than €3 million of EU funds is being invested in the Ecostructure project, which will develop and trial new methods to enhance the quality of coastal structures, including sea-walls […]

  • 27 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Coastal flood banks which protect homes in Newton, Porthcawl, are due to be repaired and strengthened by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) next month. Engineers will use over 6,500 tonnes of stone rock armor to shore up the defense, which will make them more resilient to the effects of the tide in the future. Phill Pickersgill, […]

  • 12 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    After years of decline work has begun to help restore one of Wales’ finest sand dune systems.  Over the last 60 years Newborough Warren on Anglesey has lost a staggering 94% of open, mobile sand dunes as they became over-grown with grass and trees. Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has already removed dead or stunted trees […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The first phase in a £9 million flood scheme which will reduce the risk of flooding to approximately 440 homes and businesses in the Roath area of Cardiff started yesterday. Over the next few weeks, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) engineers and specialist contractors will be refurbishing an existing flood embankment on the River Rhymney, in […]

  • 9 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Queen Alexandra lock has guarded the Port of Cardiff since 1905, now, as part of a £3.6 million investment across the region the inner lock gates have been replaced. The Port of Cardiff is the first of three of Associated British Ports’ South Wales ports to receive major structural engineering work with the installation […]

  • 2 October 2012

    According to farmersguardian.com, the Mid Wales farmers have hit out at Environment Agency Wales for not dredging local rivers. They are also demanding a review of the river and estuary management and maintenance. Edward Chapman, Montgomeryshire NFU’s county chairman, said: “All the rivers used to be dredged. I expect as with many other things it […]

  • 28 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The importance and potential of Wales canals to improve the prosperity of local communities was recognized at last week’s Royal Welsh Show, with a series of meetings between Welsh ministers and representatives from Glandŵr Cymru, the Canal & River Trust in Wales. The First Minister Carwyn Jones AM highlighted the vital contribution that the Welsh […]

  • 30 May 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    An important milestone has been reached in the construction of a flood scheme that will protect people in more than 400 properties in St Asaph. Spring Gardens Bridge, which partly obstructed the flow of the river Elwy in the devastating flooding in November 2012, is being replaced with a higher and wider structure, according to Natural […]