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  • 21 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Deltares will be testing the design for the planned tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay, South Wales. Incorporating sixteen turbines that can deliver 320 MW, the tidal lagoon will be the world’s largest. It will be built to scale in the facilities hall in Delft so that the hydrodynamic efficiency of the design can be tested […]

  • 19 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Crown Estate has published a new report highlighting the significant opportunity provided by the nation’s marine aggregates resource to deliver a sustainable, secure and growing contribution to the UK’s building materials supply chain, coastal management and port development. The ‘Marine Aggregates’ report, being launched at the CBI’s ‘Living with Minerals’ conference, sets out the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is inviting local people to come along to a public drop in session to find out more about proposals for a new scheme which could improve flood protection for more than 660 properties in Crindau, Newport. An assessment by NRW has shown that the existing flood defenses at Crindau Pill have […]

  • 4 November 2014

    Tuggerah Lakes on the New South Wales Central coast will benefit from a $3.3 million boost as part of the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program. Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt and Federal Member for Dobell, Karen McNamara, today visited the Tuggerah Lakes estuary on the New South Wales Central Coast to inspect progress on infrastructure […]

  • 16 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The British Marine Aggregate Producers Association (BMAPA) and The Crown Estate have published their 16th annual ‘Area Involved’ report, which details changes in the extent of the seabed area licensed and dredged for marine aggregates during 2013. The ‘Area Involved’ initiative commenced in March 1999, when BMAPA and The Crown Estate made a public statement […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Engineers at Natural Resources Wales (NRW) are using an innovative solution to keep a Neath river flowing freely and clear of blockages – by enlisting the help of a robot. The remote-controlled digger, called a ‘robo-dozer’ is being used to remove over 400 tonnes of gravel which has built up in a culvert under the […]

  • 24 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    An important flood water storage lagoon on the Wentlooge levels is helping to protect communities near and far, after it has been restored by Natural Resources Wales. A team of engineers have completed a four week project to remove large quantities of silt from the lagoon, to increase its capacity to store flood water and […]

  • 24 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    One of the UK’s leading environmental and engineering consultancies, JBA Consulting, and its Strategic Partner, marine experts Partrac, have been appointed by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) as independent specialists on its Marine and Coastal Casework Framework. The Partnership will provide a range of services under the Framework’s Coastal/Marine Physical Processes and Geomorphology Lot. With its […]

  • 24 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Natural Resources Wales has started work on a scheme to reduce the risk of flooding for more than 300 homes and businesses in Dolgellau. The work includes putting in new defenses and improving some of the existing defenses along the left bank of the river Wnion, from the Enterprise Park to the Aran Road area. […]

  • 3 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Sydney International Container Terminals announced today the official opening of its new container terminal at Port Botany by NSW Premier, Mike Baird, recognizes the start of a major transformation of the State’s maritime international trade. The new container terminal sits on 45 ha of reclaimed land just across from Sydney Airport and employs a high […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Major dredging works combined with fine summer weather has helped boost visitor numbers at Hafan Pwllheli marina in North Wales. In the last few months the marina has welcomed nearly 1000 boats from all over the UK and Europe. The final phase of the work to dredge the marina basin and main channel was completed […]

  • 6 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    VolkerStevin, alongside joint venture partners Boskalis Westminster and Atkins (VBA Joint Venture Limited), received a performance beyond compliance certificate from Considerate Constructors for their Ramsbottom and Stubbins flood risk management scheme. The river flood defense works involved the team constructing a continuous retaining wall along the River Irwell in Stubbins. To minimize disruption to the […]

  • 28 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The New South Wales Government has announced a tender for dredging of the Swansea Channel in Lake Macquarie. According to the government, the dredging project will remove up to 100,000 cubic metres of sand from the channel. The project also includes pumping of material via pipes to Blacksmiths Beach and spreading of spoil along Blacksmiths […]

  • 10 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Port of Newport is to invest £2.5m refurbishing its Atlantic Shed warehouse to provide additional covered space for its growing steel and bulks business. The project takes the total for new investment by ABP in the docks at Newport to more than £10m in the past 18 months. The programme of […]

  • 24 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    New South Wales’ ambitious infrastructure program is running at unprecedented levels as the government works to rebuild the State.  Funding for this program is primarily secured from the State Budget, which has been refocused to sustainably support the Government’s infrastructure commitments and improve frontline services, while maintaining NSW’s triple-A credit rating. The State-funded infrastructure program […]

  • 16 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    New research into the proportion of time semi-enclosed water bodies are connected to the ocean has found that the greater the connectivity, the greater the presence of the non-native crab species carcinus maenas. This finding lends itself to the management of approximately 90 coastal lakes and lagoons found along the New South Wales coast, and […]

  • 6 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The State of Florida and St. Lucie County together have committed more than $1 million to stormwater system improvement projects that will help reduce nutrient pollution reaching the St. Lucie River. Specific projects include upgrades to the existing stormwater conveyance system and the construction of a 4-acre detention lake, which will reduce both erosion and […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Alun Davies, the Minister for Natural Resources and Food in the Welsh Government, has announced over £3.7 million to help protect homes and businesses in Ceredigion that are at risk of flooding and coastal erosion. This latest funding will enable the completion of the ongoing coastal defence works that will help protect 420 homes and […]

  • 24 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Communities across England & Wales were invited to adopt mile-long lengths of canal or river and help transform some of the Canal & River Trust’s 2,000 miles of waterways. Canal Connections, a not for profit organisation aimed at harnessing the potential of Yorkshire’s waterways, adopted the section between Skelton Road Bridge and Knostrop Lock which […]

  • 11 March 2014

    The Hafan Pwllheli marina dredging program, located in North Wales, is moving ahead, according to pbo.co.uk. The dredger is on site and making good progress, said Wil Williams, Hafan Pwllheli marina manager, and added: “We expect the work to be finished in readiness for the new season.” Around 90,000 cubic metres of dredged material be […]

  • 11 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    CLA, the membership organisation for owners of land, property and businesses in rural England and Wales, has welcomed Environment Secretary Owen Paterson’s written ministerial statement on reducing the threat of future flooding. CLA President Henry Robinson said: “Mr Paterson’s written ministerial statement and in particular his commitment to dredging – initially of eight kilometre stretches […]

  • 6 March 2014

    Member for Kiama Gareth Ward is encouraging local Councils and stakeholders from across the region to apply for a share of $1.5 million worth of New South Wales Government funds on offer for coastal dredging projects. Mr Ward said that the funding under the Government’s ‘Rescuing our Waterways’ program would support dredging projects that provide […]

  • 27 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Murray-Darling Basin irrigators and communities will receive economic and environmental benefits after the Queensland and New South Wales Governments inked the Intergovernmental Agreement on Implementing Water Reform in the Murray-Darling Basin and an amended National Partnership Agreement. Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Andrew Cripps said he had fought hard to secure the best possible […]

  • 25 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    As water levels begin to recede, Canal and River Trust is preparing to get the nation’s canal network repaired and fully open. Across large parts of the country the remarkable resilience of the two centuries old canal system has again been proven and it remains open for people to use. Nevertheless, costs are mounting in […]