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  • 27 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Department of Transport (DoT) has completed its latest maintenance dredging campaign at Lancelin (WA) – ensuring safe navigation and access to Lancelin Jetty and wider local beaches this spring. DoT Maritime Executive Director Steve Jenkins said that the $600,000 three-month project had been completed on time and on budget with the help of the […]

  • 10 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI) has just announced an article named ‘Can Environmental Windows be effective in managing effects of dredging?’.  An examination of whether dredging operations suspended during generic windows of environmental sensitivity could reduce the impacts on marine life has found the marine invertebrates, seagrasses and macroalgae too diverse to be covered […]

  • 3 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Communities across Western Australia will share in $551,000 for strategic coastal planning and to undertake projects that improve the condition and amenity of the State’s coastline. Planning Minister, Donna Faragher, today announced that 23 projects will receive funding under the latest round of the Liberal National Government’s 2016-17 Coastwest and Coastal Management Plan Assistance program. […]

  • 28 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The first few months of excavation for the new Wellington Dock Navigation Channel for Port of Dover’s flagship Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) have uncovered some exciting new features relating to the origins of the historic Western Docks. As the Port of Dover reports, the impacts on the historic environment are hugely important, the DWDR […]

  • 8 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    Applications are now open for the State Government’s 2015-16 Coastwest grants and Coastal Management Plan Assistance Program grants, the Government of Western Australia just announced. Planning Minister John Day said that $600,000 was available for coastal managers and community groups undertaking initiatives aimed at the protection and management of Western Australia’s coastlines. “Through these grant programs […]

  • 17 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Applications are now open for the 2017-18 coastal grants program to help plan for and manage Western Australia’s coastline, the WA Government just announced. Planning Minister, Donna Faragher, said that $600,000 is available to coastal managers and community groups through the WA Planning Commission’s Coastal Management Plan Assistance Program (CMPAP) and Coastwest Initiative. “The Government […]

  • 5 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    Western Contracting Corporation of Sioux City, Iowa, has been awarded a $1.8 million construction contract for work in Nemaha County, Nebraska. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, awarded the contract for the Langdon Bend top width widening project that includes mechanical top width widening of the Missouri River between river miles 530.8 and […]

  • 27 April 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Port of Dover has just announced that the work is now underway to prepare the harbor for the piling and land reclamation phase of the port’s flagship Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development. Currently, dredging activity is in operation to remove soft sediments in the harbor prior to the piling works. “We have been working […]

  • 29 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    The NSW Government has just released the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Western Harbor Tunnel which lays out the route for the project and how it will impact residents and the environment, Jamie Parker, the NSW Member of Parliament for the electorate of Balmain, announced today. It includes plans for: Tunneling under homes in […]

  • 1 May 2017
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Few weeks ago, a non-propelled spoon dredger Waka Nami Go was transferred to the North-Western Basin Branch dredging fleet. According to FSUE “Rosmorport”, the vessel – purchased by the company in March 2017 – has become the fourth dredger of the basin branch and 58th vessel within the fleet. The vessel is equipped with a hydraulic excavator […]

  • 5 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Western Marine Construction, a company specialized in marine construction since 1961, has won a major contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District, to improve navigation in the Valdez port area.  The Valdez Navigation Improvement contract is estimated to be worth around $21.7 million and will include construction of a breakwater and dredging operations. Construction of the 3,160 linear […]

  • 13 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation has been named winner of the Western Dredging Association’s (WEDA) 2017 Annual Safety Excellence Award for a Dredging Project for the John Redmond Dredging Project performed under contract to the Kansas Water Office. WEDA’s annual Safety Excellence Awards are presented to organizations and project teams with exceptional safety performance in […]

  • 26 June 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Government of Western Australia has awarded a $4.9 million contract to Italia Stone Group (Pty Ltd) for the construction of the new weir at Bandy Creek Boat Harbor in Esperance. The contractor will begin work on the nine-month project in July, which will include 10,000 tonnes of earthworks and rockworks and see 400 tonnes […]

  • 27 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The McGowan Government will invest more than $750,000 towards protecting vulnerable coastal areas across Western Australia, the Government of Western Australia just announced.  The funding will be provided to coastal managers such as local government authorities as part of the Coastal Adaptation and Protection (CAP) Grant scheme. A total of 10 projects across the State […]

  • 8 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Real action on climate change is finally becoming a reality with the release of a State Government report assessing those areas most at risk of coastal erosion, the Western Australia Local Government Association (WALGA) said in its latest release. Commenting the news, WALGA President, Cr Lynne Craigie said that the sector had been calling for […]

  • 30 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    An investigation into the ability of bleached corals to cope with dredging related stressors has found that several species of thermally bleached corals cannot clear sediment that has smothered them, said Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI). The study was undertaken as part of the WAMSI’s Dredging Science Node at the AIMS National Sea Simulator in specially developed tank systems. […]

  • 27 January 2012

    The cutter suction dredge Al Mahaar and three backhoes are in operation in the Western Basin. The Turbidity Management Plan is in action to mitigate turbidity on the high tidal flows caused by king tides this week. In consultation with the Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) and the Dredge Technical Reference Panel […]

  • 3 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Gulf Coast Chapter has announced that their annual meeting is set to take place on November 7th and 9th at Mobile Convention Center in Mobile, AL. The meeting will provide a forum for the exchange of information of interest to the dredging industry and its associates. Representatives from all areas of […]

  • 26 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Western Australia’s City of Fremantle is moving ahead with construction of temporary coastal protection at Port Beach to protect buildings and facilities from further erosion. The first major storms of the winter season caused significant erosion at the beach earlier this month, undermining sections of footpath and the southern car park and threatening the […]

  • 2 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Maintenance dredging will begin at Dawesville ocean entrance this week, helping maintain the navigational channel for boating, according to the Western Australia Department of Transport’s latest announcement. Department of Transport’s General Manager of Coastal Infrastructure, Donna West, said the annual sand replenishment at Dawesville helps to maintain the natural northward flow of sand along the […]

  • 6 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Liberal National Government has allocated $750,295 to local authorities for projects aimed at protecting the Western Australian coastline. Acting Transport Minister, John Day, said that the 2016-17 Coastal Adaptation and Protection (CAP) grants would benefit 13 urgent coastal management projects, located between Geraldton and Esperance, with funds allocated for construction, design, monitoring or investigation […]

  • 4 January 2010

    Navsari (Gujarat)– Continuous illegal sand mining in rivers that pass through Surat are not just affecting the natural course of these rivers, but also depleting farmers’ produce every year. Source: New Kerala, December 31, 2009 [mappress]

  • 12 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    Beach users are being asked to take extra care as important annual coastal maintenance work commences at Mandurah Ocean Entrance, the Government of Western Australia’s Department of Transport said in their latest release. Department of Transport (DoT) Executive Director Maritime Steve Jenkins said that the annual sand bypassing and replenishment project was needed to ensure […]

  • 25 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The European Union has decided to give €550,000 in funding for the technical design studies of the project to improve access for shipping in the Western Port of Dunkirk, in order to provide optimum conditions for the berthing of the world’s largest container carriers and capesize ore carriers in the Port of Dunkirk. Along with […]

  • 11 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, will be hosting a public meeting to discuss and seek input on the Western Everglades Restoration Project. “Interested individuals, groups and agencies are encouraged to attend the meeting to provide comments and ask questions,” said USACE in its announcement. The meeting will be held in the John […]

  • 17 June 2011

    Water quality and marine health data will be made public and updated weekly on the Gladstone Ports Corporation website starting next month… By Kerri-Anne Mesner (gladstoneobserver) [mappress] Source: gladstoneobserver, June 17, 2011