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  • 19 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    New flood defences for the Water End area of York are to benefit from almost £1 million worth of extra improvements. Environment Agency contractors will now be able to raise the level of Landing Lane, adjoining the River Ouse, removing the need to install temporary barriers across the road requiring manual operation in the event […]

  • 31 January 2012

    A new charity to look after England and Wales’ network of 200-year old canals and rivers will be given over £1 billion of Government help to give it the best possible start, Environment Minister Richard Benyon, announced today. This unprecedented funding for a new charity paves the way for the launch of the new Canal […]

  • 17 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have destroyed a Second World War German device found in Portsmouth Harbor during dredging work ahead of the arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth. The bomb was towed out to open waters 1.5 miles east of the Isle of Wight where a controlled explosion took place at 4pm yesterday. Shipping movements […]

  • 10 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Adam Crouch MP – Member for Terrigal has just released the following statement after a public meeting in Ettalong Beach, NSW, on applying for ‘Rescuing Our Waterways’ dredging funding. “The collective voice of our community was loud and clear at tonight’s meeting: Central Coast Council urgently must take action at Ettalong Channel, and apply for State funding […]

  • 5 March 2012
    Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The new boat is designed to do all the regular maintenance jobs that help keep the river open for shipping, from dredging the river bed to keeping the Port berths clear of debris. The new full-time skipper is Russell Heron, 28, from South Shields. He said: “I am really proud to be working on the […]

  • 11 April 2011

      In its first year, HR Wallingford’s Environment Group has won a number of exciting projects for both public and private sector clients in the UK and overseas. The group was launched in April 2010 and now stands at 10 environmental professionals. Specialising in environmental policy and legislation, environmental impact assessment and targeted research, the group’s technical skills […]

  • 18 March 2013

    On the sidelines of the World Port and Trade Summit 2013, Abu Dhabi Ports Company ( ADPC ) has announced that a new Abu Dhabi-based port project is underway, with the development of Shahama Port into a commercial, leisure and tourism hub. ADPC stated that it will develop the Shahama water basin and land site […]

  • 17 February 2012

      Production on HMS Prince of Wales, the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier, has started yesterday at BAE Systems in Portsmouth Naval Base – the future home of the Queen Elizabeth Class. Work on the forward section of the hull, known as Lower Block 02, commenced as Commander-in -Chief Fleet Admiral George Zambellas cut […]

  • 8 September 2011
    Equipment, Technology

    An advanced water/wastewater flow meter from NIVUS UK has been awarded MCERTS product certification by SIRA, the body which manages MCERTS on behalf of the Environment Agency of England and Wales (EA). The NIVUS OCM Pro CF (incorporating POA Sensor) Echo Profile Flowmeter is an area velocity flow meter which employs the cross correlation principle […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 December 2011

    The development of Grimsby River Terminal (GRT) by Associated British Ports (ABP) will herald the largest ever capital investment in the Port of Grimsby. Alongside this, ABP will enter into a new long-term agreement with Volkswagen Group UK Ltd. Over £25 million will be invested by ABP in the new terminal on the river Humber, […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    VolkerStevin, working with subsidiary companies VolkerBrooks and VolkerGround Engineering, have together successfully completed stabilization works to the bank of the River Don in Doncaster. The built embankment separating the South Yorkshire canal and River Don at Wheatley Cut, has a long history of instability. Over the end of 2012 and early 2013, rapid slope movement […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 – […]

  • 9 August 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Following the start of the Port of Dover’s iconic Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development program of works back in 2014; a key milestone of having worked one million man-hours in Dover has been exceeded. To date over 15 different contractors have been involved all contributing their own specialist skills at the different stages of […]

  • 24 September 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Expert marine data acquisition and consultancy company Partrac Ltd, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The three founding directors Kevin Black, Peter Wilson and Sam Athey, started the business in 2003 sitting around a table with just a pen, a notebook and a telephone. Partrac now has a solid reputation for delivering high quality data to […]

  • 19 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Four VolkerStevin projects have been shortlisted in the Project of the Year award categories at the Construction News Awards 2020. These projects are: Lincolnshire Lakes Flood Defense Scheme (under £20m); Victory Jetty (£20-£50m); Ipswich Tidal Barrier (£20-£50m); Dover Western Docks Revival (over £50m). Commenting the latest announcement, VolkerStevin Managing Director, Rob Coupe, said: “The announcement […]

  • 28 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The British Marine Aggregate Producers Association (BMAPA) has published its eighth annual Sustainable Development (SD) report covering the year 2013. This builds upon the wider sustainable development initiative established by BMAPA’s parent organisation, the Mineral Products Association (MPA). The publication of BMAPA’s eighth SD Report follows the launch of the sector’s sustainable development strategy in […]

  • 13 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Marshlands in the south east of England could start to disappear from the year 2040 due to rapid sea level rise, according to new research involving Durham University scientists. Using data from more than 800 sediment cores which record how salt marshes responded to variable rates of sea-level rise over the past 10,000 years, the […]

  • 8 July 2013

    Australia’s largest cruise operator Carnival Australia today welcomed new Federal Government funding for the port of Eden that will put the New South Wales town on the Australian cruise map and deliver significant benefits to the local economy. Carnival Australia CEO Ann Sherry said the Regional Development funding would allow the deep water port to […]

  • 15 November 2012

    Canal & River Trust started a major overhaul of our waterways this November, as part of a five-month, £50 million restoration programme of canals and rivers across the country. The programme of essential maintenance will include the replacement of worn-out lock gates, brick work repairs, relining of channels and repair of aqueducts, reservoirs and other […]

  • 11 July 2012
    Business & Finance

    BMT JFA Consultants, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced that it has secured a three year contract with Western Australia’s Department of Transport (DoT). Providing a range of project management services, the contract will see BMT work closely with the Department to help […]

  • 22 May 2012

    The public in Portsmouth caught their first glimpse of the giant forward section of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, as it was loaded out of the hall at BAE Systems’ facility at Portsmouth Naval Base in preparation for its departure to Rosyth. Using a fleet of remote controlled transporters, a team moved the 6,000 tonne section, known […]

  • 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 […]