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  • 1 August 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Britain’s Defense Minister Harriett Baldwin is set to announce that millions of meters of mud have been dredged, clearing the way for Britain’s newest aircraft carrier to sail safely into her new home at Portsmouth Harbor. The Defense Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) awarded a contract to Boskalis Westminster to make room for the 65,000-tonne HMS Queen […]

  • 14 September 2011

    Water quality has been a central theme in a redevelopment project that began with the creation of the Cardiff Bay Development Corporation in April 1987. This article will examine the role that water quality has played in the remarkable transformation that has taken place in Cardiff and explain how monitoring technology has developed to the […]

  • 17 June 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The proposed £650 million tidal lagoon has taken another step forward with the announcement that formal consultation will begin on Thursday 4 July 2013 with a series of public exhibitions throughout Swansea and Neath Port Talbot. With the £2million community share offer open until 15 July, Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay Plc has published their statement […]

  • 12 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A multi-million dollar contract was signed at a formal ceremony in Shanghai on July 30, between major UK port operator, Peel Ports, and engineering firm, ZPMC, helping to boost future bilateral trade opportunities between China and the UK. Peel Ports Group is investing over $512 million (£300 million) to redevelop and expand the existing Port […]

  • 25 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    One year on from some of the worst flooding in 2012, latest research by the Environment Agency reveals that last year’s record-breaking wet year in England could have cost the UK economy close to £600million. The overall financial cost to businesses of the extreme weather was up to £200m as total commercial property and contents […]

  • 17 August 2010

    Five buoy-mounted automatic water quality monitors (AWQMs) have been installed by YSI Hydrodata engineers at the new Tyne Tunnel project to ensure that construction operations do not significantly affect river water quality. Unusually, the contractors have not taken ownership of the instrumentation, preferring instead to simply purchase the data and alarms. Background In 1967 a […]

  • 22 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Coastal cities of low lying countries, such as the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK and Germany often have a gentle beach with a dike and a promenade. Along the promenade buildings such as hotels and restaurants are present, protected by storm walls. During a heavy storm the waves will run up to the promenade and impact […]

  • 21 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    The first phase of a £46 million flood defense scheme in Rochdale and Littleborough has been given the green light by Rochdale Borough Council’s Planning Department. Led by the Environment Agency in partnership with Rochdale Council, the new scheme features a range of measures to reduce the risk of flooding across Rochdale and Littleborough including […]

  • 26 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Research institute Deltares is conducting a series of tests on a vertical sea wall, designed by the Australian company Armour Group. For the first time, Deltares will be using its flume facility in Delft, the Netherlands, for a customer outside of the Netherlands. According to Armour Group, their innovative sea wall construction has a significant […]

  • 21 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The innovative walking jack-up platform WaveWalker 1 was presented with the Product and Equipment Innovation Award at the prestigious Ground Engineering (GE) Awards ceremony in London last week. WaveWalker 1, developed by Fugro and Van Oord, is an innovative, eight-legged ‘walking’ jack-up barge (self-elevating work platform – SEWP) designed especially for marine operations in rough […]

  • 7 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    2013 was a remarkable year for global marine terminal operator DP World. Despite challenging market conditions and uncertainties that impacted the industry, the company maintained its focus on improving efficiencies, expanding capacity, enhancing its position as one of the top industry leaders globally and driving profitability. As a premier partner in the UAE’s successful bid […]

  • 14 April 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Water of Leith Walkway (Pansy Walk), a part of the Water of Leith Flood Prevention Scheme, has been opened six months ahead of schedule, reports McLaughlin & Harvey. According to McL&H, the Pansy Walk is an essential part of daily life for many of the residents, as it provides access to local shops and […]

  • 27 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Joint venture VBA is set to start work next week on the first phase of a multi-million pound project to replace Morecambe’s wave reflection wall. VBA, comprising of VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins, is the main contractor for the project which will also see VolkerStevin’s sister company VolkerBrooks working on casting for the wall. Mark […]

  • 25 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    Portsmouth City Council is working to repair the seawall at Clarence beach in Southsea, which has been exposed to years of wave action, shingle abrasion and storm damage. According to the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP), the work was expected to start on the 24th September, taking three weeks to complete. Concrete at the top of […]

  • 28 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Wyre Council has just released the latest update for the Rossall sea defenses. According to the update, construction continues apace along the full extent of the project with work being carried out on all major elements of the new defenses. Precast concrete which makes up the bulk of the visible defenses continues on the […]

  • 2 February 2012

    Vale’s vessels are capable of transporting 400,000 tons of iron ore will only dock at Chinese ports in total accordance with the country’s legislation, stated Vale. Adapting ports to receive the giant ore carriers is a highly technical issue, to be addressed in accordance with the local and international maritime legislation, requiring detailed engineering studies […]

  • 25 March 2014

    The Environment Agency has completed five weeks of intensive work to restore the sea defences damaged by the severe winter storms at Preston Beach. A significant amount of shingle was washed away by the waves at the Preston Beach Sea Defence Scheme, to the East of Weymouth. During a series of severe storms in early […]

  • 30 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced the release of more than $18.7 million in capital improvement project (CIP) and grant funds for priority repairs and improvements at state facilities. “Our economy is getting stronger, and capital improvement projects are key to maintaining our positive momentum while enriching state services, improving public areas and enhancing learning environments throughout […]

  • 24 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    New York Senator Charles E. Schumer announced last week that the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has provided over $4 million in funding for the Athol Springs Route 5 barrier project through 2018 Supplemental funding. Specifically, USACE will use the funding to construct a new, safer and more durable stone barrier to shield Route […]

  • 19 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey visited Morecambe today (19 October) to officially open the town’s new flood defenses. Funded by £10.8m central government grant-in-aid funding, the wave reflection wall defense will reduce flood risk to 11,400 homes and has a design life of 100 years, taking into consideration climate change and sea level rise. Led by […]

  • 15 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    UK Transport Secretary Chris Grayling today (15 February) announced further funding of up to £80 million in the south-west to deliver a new sea wall at Dawlish, providing better protection for the railway and homes behind it. Upgrades to the sea wall will increase its height by 2.5 meters and include wave returns to reduce […]

  • 19 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The end is now in sight for the major upgrade of Kirkcaldy Sea Wall. This £9 million project, which is being undertaken by VolkerStevin, is expected to be completed in early December. VolkerStevin was appointed by Fife Council as the main contractor in November 2012 and construction started on site in July 2013. Improvements to Kirkcaldy […]

  • 17 October 2011

    High tides and gales churned waves earlier this week that carved away 10- to 30-foot sections of beach in some areas on Hilton Head Island… By TOM BARTON (islandpacket) [mappress] Source: islandpacket, October 17, 2011;  

  • 2 November 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District has announced the completion of armor stone placing at the Buffalo confined disposal facility (CDF) #4. According to the Corps, the contractor – Luedtke Engineering Co. competed armor stone placing on October 27, 2020. This is the third contract in recent years to rehabilitate the outer dike […]

  • 17 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    Works to construct a 97 meter rock revetment at Mount Martha’s Craigie Beach are currently underway. The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), in partnership with Mornington Peninsula Shire Council (MPSC), are undertaking the works as part of the Victorian Government’s Coastal Environment Program, which funds protection and repair of assets along Victoria’s […]

  • 19 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    HR Wallingford, an independent civil engineering and environmental hydraulics organization, has just released a very interesting article named “Developing a new tool to optimize sea wall design”. Sea walls are designed to protect people, property and infrastructure from large waves that can occur when a severe storm happens at the same time as a high […]