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  • 11 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    Raymond Brown Construction and Mott MacDonald have won the ICE Wales Cymru’s Roy Edwards Award, which celebrates the best examples of outstanding design and construction for projects valued at under £3 million, for the Rhiwbina Flood Defense Scheme. The project, which was undertaken on behalf of Cardiff City Council, is an environmentally-sensitive scheme that set […]

  • 4 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A scheme delivered by Team Van Oord working on behalf of the Environment Agency has been named ‘Project of the Year’ in the prestigious 2016 Constructing Excellence in London and South East Awards. Having been named a finalist in two categories, the Broomhill Sands Coastal Defense Scheme went on to win ‘Project of the Year […]

  • 15 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    A newly built flood defense in Caerleon is due to be tested on Wednesday, 22nd of June, reported today the Natural Resources Wales. In the morning the road will briefly be closed using traffic management so a temporary flood defense barrier can be placed across it. Adding the demountable flood barrier will complete the defense line from […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Limited has been fined £2.6 million after an employee was killed when the trench he was working in collapsed on him in Lancashire. On the 14 April 2010, James Sim, 32, from Barry, South Wales, who was employed as a subcontractor on behalf of Balfour Beatty, was laying ducting for new cable […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Emergency dredging works involving the removal of silt and debris from the port entrance have been successfully completed, the Port of Workington said in its latest announcement. Two dredgers were employed from January to April to remove the estimated 100,000 m³ of material washed down by the River Derwent. The cost of the dredging works amounted to […]

  • 26 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Salix River and Wetland Services Ltd., a bioengineering firm based in South Wales, has been busy for quite some time now with the transformation of Walthamstow Wetlands into the largest urban wetland reserve in Europe. The company has just released this photo of the large modular pontoon with 13 tonne machine placing the silt behind nicospan revetment. Salix began work […]

  • 29 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The entrance of the Tweed River in New South Wales, Australia, will be dredged over coming weeks to improve boating navigation for commercial and recreational vessels. “It is planned to remove about 21,000 cubic meters of sand. Thanks to the success of the Tweed River Entrance Sand Bypassing Project, this is a relatively small amount compared […]

  • 29 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    The completion of a major flood risk management scheme was marked with a visit to Dolgellau by Welsh Government Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant on Thursday, 25 February. Funded by the Welsh Government, the £4.9 million scheme reduces the risk of flooding for 310 homes and businesses. Completed in the Autumn last year, the scheme has […]

  • 26 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    People in St Asaph are being invited to a public drop-in session, run by Natural Resources Wales, to find out more about the next steps towards improving flood defenses in the city. Funding of £3 million was confirmed for the scheme by the Welsh Government at the end of last year, enabling construction to start […]

  • 20 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    VolkerStevin Ltd. has just released a photo from the ongoing Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) base porting infrastructure project in Portsmouth. The project, worth £34.4 million, is for the reconstruction of the Middle Slip Jetty at HMNB Portsmouth, which will house the new Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers. These works come as a part of the overall £100 million investment in HMNB […]

  • 21 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Boskalis 4,500 m³ trailing suction hopper dredger Freeway has arrived at the HMNB Portsmouth and is dredging the channel ahead of the arrival of the Queen Elizabeth Class carriers. To accommodate their vast size and bow design, over three million cubic meters of clay, sand and gravel will be removed from over two miles of Portsmouth […]

  • 16 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Funding of £3 million for progressing flood protection works in St Asaph during 2016/17 has been announced by Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant. The Minister also confirmed that a further £3 million would be made available to the Coastal Risk Management Program – which will use innovative finance to fund £150m of capital projects for […]

  • 10 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    ABPmer will be presenting at Flood and Coast 2016, an event which will advance the debate about flood and coastal erosion risk, resilience and response. Organised by the Environment Agency, the event will bring together the key players in the flood and coastal risk management (FCRM) community to tackle the big questions and challenges in […]

  • 7 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Crown Estate has just released a report named “Marine Aggregates Capability & Portfolio 2015“.  The 2015 report outlines the significant demand and range of uses for marine aggregates in the UK. Britain has one of the world’s most developed marine aggregates industries, extracting 15 to 20 million tonnes from the seabed annually. Much of […]

  • 3 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Conwy County Borough Council is seeking a contractor for the Coastal Defense Maintenance – 4 Year Term Service Contract.  The Council manages over 50km of artificial sea defense infrastructure which includes the promenades at Llandudno, Colwyn Bay, Llanfairfechan and Penmaenmawr. Currently, within the domain of the Council, the shoreline management plan is to “hold the […]

  • 24 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    A Galliford Try project has won the Civil/Infrastructure Project of the Year category of the Builder & Engineer magazine awards. The scheme at Colwyn Bay in north Wales primarily involved the dredging and pumping of 220,000 cubic meters of sand from the bed of the Irish Sea onto the town’s beach to raise its level […]

  • 16 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has been working to clear 225 meters of overgrown drainage channel that will protect homes in Peterstone from flooding. The Internal Drainage Districts (IDD) have been working on projects like this since joining NRW earlier this year and were due to carry out work on the Gwent Levels, a Site of Special Scientific […]

  • 9 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Natural Resources Wales’ £6.8 million scheme to protect over 400 properties in Fairbourne, Gwynedd from flooding reaches its final stage this week. A new area of saltmarsh is being created at Morfa Friog, in line with the planning condition for the flood scheme. This area will mitigate for the natural habitats that will be lost […]

  • 9 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    The 24th New South Wales (NSW) Coastal Conference 2015 will take place from November 11-13, in Forster, NSW. The conference attracts over 220 delegates each year, who are interested in or working within the field of coastal and estuary management research, education, service provision and policy. The three day event, organized by the NSW Coastal Conference […]

  • 9 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Canal and River Trust will spend over £2 million on improvements to the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal by the end of winter. The investment includes a £1.3 million project starting this week to reline the canal at Llangynidr, to prevent leaks, plus £400,000 of upcoming repairs to an aqueduct at Goytre Wharf. Nick Worthington, […]

  • 19 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    A project to relocate fish from the Swansea Canal ahead of important dredging works has revealed the huge wealth of protected species that call the waterway home. Using a technique called ‘electrofishing’, the team – working with Glandŵr Cymru, the Canal & River Trust in Wales – removed almost 2,000 brook lamprey and hundreds of […]

  • 25 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Natural Resources Wales is clearing approximately 1,500 tonnes of gravel from underneath the Bont Fawr in Dolgellau to stop it blocking the arches in the bridge. During heavy rain, this could cause the water to back up, threatening the town with flooding. The work is in addition to the almost-completed £5.6 million scheme to build new […]

  • 17 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    A flood scheme that will reduce the risk of tidal flooding to houses and businesses in Caerleon gets underway later this month. Over the next few months, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) will be improving the flood defenses at Caerleon Road, New Road and Lulworth Road by building new flood walls and replacing parts of the […]

  • 29 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Work has begun to revamp facilities in Portsmouth Naval Base so it can accommodate Britain’s biggest warships. It will take 18 months and £34 million to turn the 90-year-old structure at Middle Slip Jetty into 21st Century moorings meeting all the needs of Britain’s future flagship. In due course, the more modern Victory Jetty – […]

  • 21 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Canal & River Trust, entrusted with the care of 2,000 miles of waterways, reported a record year for the waterways across England and Wales with the publication of its Annual Report & Accounts for 2014/15. According to the report, a strong financial performance in 2014/15 saw income rise 10% to £180 million, with £137 million invested by the Trust […]

  • 29 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Defense Infrastructure Organization, an operating arm of the UK’s MoD, has awarded Boskalis Westminster with a £31 million worth Portsmouth Harbor dredging contract. Boskalis will dredge the approach channel, inner harbor area and berth pocket, making these deep and wide enough for the new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. DIO project manager Paul Simmonds said: “DIO has worked closely with […]