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  • 11 February 2014

    During severe storms in early January and over the past week, many coastal locations have been battered by large waves. A significant amount of shingle has been washed away by the waves at the Preston Beach Sea Defence Scheme, to the East of Weymouth. A number of severe flood warnings have been issued since Christmas […]

  • 20 June 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency has just reported that good progress is being made on the Totnes Flood Protection Scheme. According to the report, more than 350 meters of wall raising has already been carried out in the Broadmarsh Industrial Estate. The Environment Agency forecasts these works will be completed by the end of July 2017. Work […]

  • 28 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    HR Wallingford is about to organize a one-day training course, named Introduction to Coastal Structures, that will introduce the key issues of coastal processes and design methods for coastal structures. The design of coastal structures needs to address many factors to ensure long-term effectiveness and stability. This includes an understanding of wave loads, wave characteristics, […]

  • 23 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Works on the Rossall sea defenses are now in the last year of a 4 year construction program, reports the Wyre Council. According to the council, last year was spent constructing the bulk of the project which has the same cross section throughout and hence was relatively quick to construct, including rock groynes, rock revetment, precast […]

  • 26 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator for New York, Charles E. Schumer, is calling on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to build a new, safer and more durable stone barrier to shield Route 5 against crashing waters from Lake Erie during large storms. According to Schumer, the new barrier is critical to ensure the safety of drivers trying […]

  • 14 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    Around 4,800 properties are set to benefit from better flood protection and a brand new promenade, as works on Anchorsholme sea defense comes close to completion. The two and a half year construction program has seen a brand new 1km seawall replace the old crumbling structure. The previous flood defenses, which were originally constructed back […]

  • 20 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Reducing the risks of overtopping is essential for the effective design and management of flood defenses, particularly as these defenses are required to meet future conditions, including the impacts of climate change. HR Wallingford is one of the partners writing the European Overtopping Manual – known as EurOtop – which has now been revised and […]

  • 22 October 2012

    According to the stevestonharbour.com, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans will be dredging the public fish sales float at Steveston Harbour from October 28, 2012 at 10:00pm to November 22, 2012. Loren Slye, chair of the Steveston 20/20 group, stated: “It is filling up. If you go in low tide you can almost walk across […]

  • 27 August 2012

    Steve Pomers, the spokesman for the Southport Volunteer Marine Rescue, said that the silted-up entrance to the Broadwater was dangerous for all users but especially for recreational boaties. He stated: “The deeper the Broadwater is, the less chance there is of waves breaking within it.” According to goldcoast.com, the Broadwater dredging program has been an […]

  • 2 February 2012

    Rotterdam’s new harbour, Maasvlakte 2, is now protected against the severest of storms and wave attacks. On Monday 30 January, Rotterdam municipal executive councillor Jeannette Baljeu (Port, Transport and Regional Economy) laid the last block in the dam forming the hard sea wall of Maasvlakte 2. The dam is made up of 19,558 concrete blocks, […]

  • 26 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, is already preparing for the 2015 construction season. In 2015, the Cleveland and Oswego harbor breakwaters will be repaired using dolos that are currently being constructed. A dolos is a concrete block in a complex geometric shape used in great numbers to protect harbor walls from the […]

  • 13 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Saibai Island residents in the Torres Strait will be better protected from storm surges and high tides after the completion of the Saibai Island Seawalls, part of the Torres Strait Seawalls project, the Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch, said in its latest release.   The Torres Strait community yesterday celebrated the official opening of the […]

  • 7 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Vital flood defense work will take place in West Bay this month. West Beach will undergo beach renourishment after storms battered the south coast earlier this year. The strong tides reshaped and stripped the beach, leaving the sea wall prone to wave overtopping. Cllr Robert Gould, Leader of West Dorset District Council, said: “These flood […]

  • 14 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Mackley has returned to the West Sussex town of Shoreham to re-construct a river wall on the northern bank of the River Adur. The project is being carried out as part of a package of enabling works for Wates Residential – ahead of the construction of 500 residential units. To date works have comprised of […]

  • 7 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, is proposing a shoreline erosion protection project on Enders Island in Stonington, Conn. A masonry seawall protects the Enders Island facility (St. Edmund’s Retreat) and associated property and facilities from storms, but the wall is currently in poor condition, especially on the southeast side, USACE said. […]

  • 17 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Avon Construction Ltd. recently completed Hill Head beach maintenance works, making this section of the beach much safer now. Following a spell of bad weather, the beach levels lowered in one of the groyne bays at the beach. This lowering of the beach level exposed and undermined the concrete apron along a 10m section of the sea […]

  • 19 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    Auckland Council is inviting community feedback on the resource consent application to undertake construction of the Orewa coastal walkway and seawall. The application includes the installation of a 600 meter long wall at the northern end of Orewa Beach, between Kohu Street and Marine View, aimed to provide a permanent long-term solution in an area […]

  • 18 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Leader of Portsmouth City Council has praised Team Van Oord for carrying out emergency repairs to the sea defense wall in Southsea over the Christmas holiday period. In a letter to Tony Camilerri, MD of Team Van Oord member Mackley, Councillor Donna Jones said she “wanted to put on record how impressed we have been […]

  • 14 September 2020
    Project & Tenders

    A joint venture of HERBOSCH-KIERE and German company Hecker Bau has won a contract to repair and reinforce two breakwaters in the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda. For this project, the Port of Klaipeda has secured over 40 million euros. The breakwaters that protect the harbor from the sea waves are now over 150 years old. […]

  • 22 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, Alderman Marian Nieuwoudt, visited the Strand sea wall last week to see how the temporary emergency repair works are progressing along Beach Road in Strand. The City recently kicked off emergency temporary protection and repair works to two separate sections along Beach […]

  • 2 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Improvements to flood defenses are underway this week as the Environment Agency starts work on a new wall to protect residents from flooding in the village of Glenridding in Cumbria. The new flood defense wall, which will be 140 meters in length and a meter above the ground, is designed to provide flood protection to […]

  • 4 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Environment Agency continues work to reduce the risk of flooding from Lustrum Beck in Stockton. A new flood wall along the beck at Bedford Street, which started in May, is almost complete, while the new lifting screen at the culvert at Primrose Hill is now operational. Work is progressing ahead of schedule on the improved […]

  • 21 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    Throughout the summer excellent progress has been made at Phase 4a of Portsmouth City Council North Portsea Island (NPI) Scheme. Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership working with their contractor Mackley have now completed the flood defence works, with only some ancillary works and the landscaping to be carried out, ESCP said in the update. The works […]

  • 17 May 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A module has been added to the XBeach flow model. For the first time, it will be possible to accurately determine the effect of passing ships on river banks that are not straight. Other models can only calculate the interaction between ships, wave movements and the bank for straight banks with vertical walls. An accurate […]

  • 22 October 2013

    A coastline damaged by strong storms last week will be repaired by the Environment Agency to reduce the risk to public safety. Severe gales in Snettisham, Heacham and Hunstanton caused high waves to wash over and erode the coast. This resulted in the loss of approximately 1,200 cubic metres of the shingle ridge from the […]

  • 18 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    A decision on approving emergency repairs to coastal defenses and piers is currently being considered by Sunderland City Council’s cabinet. The council’s meeting, set for Wednesday 25 April, will hear how repairs are needed at the Old North Pier, New South Pier and Stonehill Wall following recent extreme storms. The repairs are being estimated at […]