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  • 7 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senate Minority Leader, Charles E. Schumer, yesterday called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prioritize a project that will build a new, safer and more durable stone barrier to shield Route 5 against crashing waters from Lake Erie during large storms. Schumer said that a new barrier is critical to ensure the safety of […]

  • 10 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Transport and Technical Services Department (TTS) is asking for public input on a scheme to raise the sea wall near the Gunsite slipway, according to the Information and Public Services for the Island of Jersey. TTS recently announced proposals to raise the sea wall between the Gunsite slip and Le Perquage car park. The Department is […]

  • 14 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, has conducted a feasibility investigation to examine coastal storm damage reduction alternatives for the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Reservation at Nantasket Beach in Hull, Massachusetts. The Corps’ proposed recommended plan is to build a 2,100-foot stone revetment to reduce coastal storm damage. “The study […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The latest major part of a project to improve sea defenses in Lyme Regis has been completed. Phase IV, a £19.5 million plan, has focused on protecting homes, roads and infrastructure on the eastern side of the town from coastal erosion and landslips. To mark its official opening, a ceremony will be held at 11am […]

  • 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. […]

  • 11 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    A new rock revetment has been constructed on the western side of Cockle Bay beach to reduce severe coastal erosion, reports the Auckland Council. The revetment, consisting of rock weighing between 300kg and 1tonne, dissipates wave energy, reducing the height of the waves reflecting eastward toward the beach that were contributing to the erosion. According […]

  • 5 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Kiasma Group, an Italian manufacturer of HDPE pipes, floats and systems specialized for the dredging sector, has just introduced their unique product – HDPE Pontoons for Dredging Steel and HDPE Pipes. These HDPE pontoons are made in polyethylene – not produced with the usual materials, with no other company producing pontoons in this material, said Kiasma. […]

  • 18 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    Britain’s coastal defenses could be designed to better withstand storms triggered by climate change, the University of Edinburgh said in its latest announcement. Improving seawalls could help limit loss of life and damage to property as coastal waters become stormier over coming years, researchers say. A way of predicting what happens to the millions of […]

  • 11 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    A wooden groyne is to be trialed at Buffalo Beach, off the end of the already completed stage two rock seawall, announced today the Thames-Coromandel Council. It’s expected the groyne will promote enough sand build-up towards the north of Buffalo Beach to negate the construction of a further rock seawall as well as allow for more […]

  • 13 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Dredging operations in waterways along the Government Shipping jetty in Walu Bay, Suva, are currently underway, Fiji Sun informs. This capital project has been long overdue, said Francis Kean, the Permanent Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport. “The last time the area was dredged was approximately 20 years ago,” he said. “Built-up of silt, illegal dumping of rubbish, […]

  • 17 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Delta Flume at Dutch-based research institute Deltares was the location last week for the first storm test on 47-year old asphalt taken from an original Dutch sea levee. Trials started on 10 July and are being conducted in the enormous flume – which is 300m long, 9.5m deep and 5m wide – to find […]

  • 7 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Denmark’s Hanstholm Havn has invited bidders to submit their offers for the construction works related to the expansion of the Port of Hanstholm. Due to the high level of activity in and around the port, a new development plan is in the works, Hanstholm Havn said. “The expansion of the port, including basins, hinterland, quay […]

  • 7 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium will visit the Port of Antwerp on June 10 to officially open the Kieldrecht lock, the largest in the world.  Construction of the Kieldrecht lock was necessary in order to ensure better access to the port area on the left bank of the Scheldt, as the existing Kallo lock […]

  • 19 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Works have continued on the new sea defenses at Rossall with the major changes now visible at promenade level, reports the Wyre Council. Since the last update, one thousand intermediate blocks have been installed. According to the council, almost one third of the upper promenade has been brought up to final level and topped with a […]

  • 29 March 2012

    The Santa Cruz Harbor dredging began for the 2011-12 season on Monday, November 28, 2011, and will continue through April 30, 2012. The sandy material dredged from the federal entrance channel will be disposed of east of the east jetty, using a combination of beach, nearshore and offshore disposal. Dredging of the harbor is required […]

  • 1 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    During the severe winter storm of February 2014, a section of the seawall at Dawlish collapsed, destroying part of the main railway line to Devon and Cornwall and urging government to announce funding for the seawall upgrade works. Arup, who are designing the new seawall, have commissioned HR Wallingford to conduct physical modelling tests in […]

  • 11 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Works are continuing on the southern breakwater at the Mackay Marina since the damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Dylan in late January, announced North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation. NQBP has commissioned extensive radar imaging of the breakwater that allows engineers to gain a more comprehensive understanding of rock movement along the wall as the result […]

  • 29 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The official opening of the £63 million Rossall Coastal Protection Scheme is set to take place on June 1st, reports the Environment Agency. The Wyre Council, together with the main contractor Balfour Beatty, has been replacing two kilometers of sea defenses, from Rossall Hospital to Rossall Point, in the coastal defense scheme that will protect 7,500 properties […]

  • 26 April 2012

    The new port of Rotterdam is protected against the severest of storms and wave attacks. Rotterdam councillor Jeannette Baljeu (Port, Transport and Regional Economy) laid the last concrete block in the block dam forming the hard sea wall of Maasvlakte 2. The dam consists of 19,558 concrete blocks, each weighing in at more than 40,000 […]

  • 28 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Two coastal projects, led by Thanet District Council, are set to take place along sections of both the Ramsgate and Margate coastlines this April to improve resilience from the sea. The first scheme will start in Ramsgate, for approximately 16 weeks, and will focus on improving existing flood defenses. “Specifically, this involves re-facing to the […]

  • 19 June 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Plans to construct flood walls at an industrial estate in Mytholmroyd to provide better protection for both businesses and residents have been approved by Calderdale Flood Recovery and Resilience Partnership Board, reports the Environment Agency. They have given the go ahead for walled defenses at Greenhill Industrial Estate as part of the £30m Mytholmroyd Flood […]

  • 17 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In a wave basin, in its physical modelling laboratories in Oxfordshire, HR Wallingford’s engineers have built a scaled model of the proposed new Aberdeen Harbor. HR Wallingford has been involved in the project from its initial concept stages in 2010, and will be working with Aberdeen Harbor Board right through to construction and undertaking modelling […]

  • 7 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) will host a workshop on Living Shorelines on Wednesday, December 9th, 2015, 2:00-4:30 pm. The workshop will be held in conjunction with the Northwest Florida Aquatic Preserves Office in Pensacola. Zach Schang, the Living Shoreline Program Manager, will talk about living shorelines vs. harden shorelines. He will discuss […]

  • 25 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    More than four months after Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of the Eastern United States, recovery and reconstruction efforts are far from complete. And while most of the attention has rightly focused on the need for aid to areas in the Northeast that were devastated by the storm’s landfall, Sandy’s power was so great that its […]

  • 7 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The works, undertaken by VolkerStevin to upgrade Kirkcaldy sea wall and improve the promenade area on behalf of Fife Council, have been recognized with the Integrated Transport Project of the Year accolade at the Scottish Transport Awards. Completed in November 2014, and costing just over £9 million, the upgraded sea wall and refurbished promenade now […]