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  • 22 December 2020
    Technology

    The U.S. EPA, U.S. Department of Justice, the Kalamazoo River Natural Resource Trustee Council, and Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy have announced entry of a consent decree that requires NCR Corp. to clean up and fund future response actions at a significant portion of the Allied Paper Inc./Portage Creek/Kalamazoo River Superfund site. […]

  • 21 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The L. Isdhoo Harbor development program is moving ahead according to schedule, Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) reports. According to the latest update, major dredging works on the project have been successfully completed. “We are now preparing to commence installation of precast concrete blocks required for quay wall construction,” said MTCC. Scope of works […]

  • 21 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    After 10 years of planning and executing, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District’s Mississippi Coastal Improvements Program (MsCIP) completed the second largest restoration project in the history of the National Park Service, the restoration of Ship Island. Ship Island, a barrier island on the western tip of Gulf Islands National Seashore, 10 miles […]

  • 21 December 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    Manson Construction, together with the Army Corps’ Los Angeles District and in coordination with the County of Ventura, is performing maintenance dredging near the entrance of Channel Islands Harbor. Dredging began at the end of October and is expected to be completed in mid-January. The project is a 24/7 operation; however, land operating hours – […]

  • 21 December 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has begun scheduled maintenance dredging of the U.S. Naval Station Kings Bay entrance channel. The project, worth around $15.8 million, was awarded to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, LLC, of Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., on Nov. 23, 2020. The Corps issued the firm a notice to proceed […]

  • 18 December 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The Navy Public Works Department is seeking a permit from the Army Corps’ Los Angeles District to conduct maintenance dredging at Naval Base San Diego. The proposed action consists of maintenance dredging to restore berthing and fleeting areas aboard Naval Base San Diego within the approach corridor to piers 1-3, 7-8, and 10-13. Also included […]

  • 18 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Rohde Nielsen A/S recently released a picture of the split hopper dredger Freja R while she was working on the Rønne Port expansion project in Denmark. The shallow draught and the powerful dredge pumps, combined with the excellent capability in positioning, made Freja R a perfect choice for this development project. Over the two years, […]

  • 18 December 2020
    Environment

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a Revised Final Permit for the Rest of River cleanup plan of the Housatonic River. The Revised Final Permit, issued under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), spells out the required cleanup measures to be followed by General Electric Company (GE) to remove contamination caused by […]

  • 18 December 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Study (DSEIS) of the Port Everglades Harbor deepening project for public review and comment. The DSEIS considers new information, and updates previous evaluations of potential effects on the human environment due to implementation of the Port Everglades project. The Everglades deepening project […]

  • 17 December 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    Cavache, Inc., of Pompano Beach, Florida, has won a maintenance dredging contract for the Okeechobee Waterway in sections of the St. Lucie River in Martin County. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District awarded the Okeechobee Waterway, Reach 3 and 4 contract on December 8, 2020. The project work consists of dredging shoal material […]

  • 17 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Foyle and Marine Dredging (FMD) recently shared the latest photo of their dredger ‘Dinopotes’ working in the Port of Dundee. Following the recent dredging campaign in the North East of Scotland, the ‘Dinopotes’ is now at work in Dundee for main contractor GRAHAM, providing dredging and revetment works. During this campaign, the ‘Dinopotes’ will carry […]

  • 17 December 2020
    Business development

    The £350 million Aberdeen Harbor Expansion Project is in the “final sprint” towards a phased opening next year. The project, which is the largest marine infrastructure project underway in the UK, is 70 per cent through construction, following commencement at the start of 2017.  Once complete, Aberdeen Harbor will be the largest berthage port in […]

  • 17 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    BAM Nuttall, working on behalf of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, has completed the installation of sea defences in Withernsea, helping to protect the town from the threat presented by North Sea coastal erosion. Work on the £7million South Withernsea Coastal Defence Scheme, which began April 2019, has extended the existing defences southwards with 400 […]

  • 16 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Gowanus Canal is one of the most polluted bodies of water in the United States, and the communities around it have been advocating for it to be cleaned for decades. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last month officially started historic full-scale dredging of this canal in Brooklyn, New York. According to EPA, the […]

  • 16 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Manson Construction has just released this amazing photo – the view from the H.R. Morris while working on the Channel Islands and Port Hueneme Harbors Maintenance Dredging project in Ventura County, CA.  Navigating the Channel Islands Harbor will continue to be safe and downcoast beaches will receive an influx of much-needed sand thanks to this […]

  • 16 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The City of Windsor, Ontario, yesterday released this beautiful video on their Peche Island Shoreline Protection Project. In the Detroit River, the City’s Peche Island has long been a refuge for endangered species. It offers pockets of calm water in the fast-flowing river and wetlands with submerged vegetation beds. Over time, strong waves from ship […]

  • 16 December 2020
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) has announced the successful delivery of another trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) to Jan De Nul Group with a perfect safety record. The 6000m3 TSHD Ortelius is the fifth dredger that Keppel O&M has delivered to Jan De Nul Group, following the delivery of three 3500m3 TSHDs and […]

  • 15 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Napier Port, New Zealand, continues to make good progress with their major 6 Wharf project. According to the latest update, despite 5-6 weeks tools down during the Alert Level 4 lockdown earlier this year, this vital piece of infrastructure is on budget and on track to be completed by late 2022. In the recent update, […]

  • 15 December 2020
    Technology

    J.F. Brennan Company has announced the asset acquisition of New England-based Specialty Diving Services, Inc (SDS). The acquisition combines two established union companies that specialize in commercial diving and heavy marine construction. Founded in 1986, SDS is headquartered at the Port of Davisville in North Kingstown, Rhode Island within a short range of Boston and […]

  • 11 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and two operator-dredgers for the rehabilitation of the Cagayan River was inked earlier this week, meaning that this very important project will start soon, reports the Philippine News Agency. The MOA on the Cagayan River Restoration Project was signed by DENR […]

  • 11 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The City of Hampton, VA, is proposing to construct a beach replenishment (nourishment) project along 3,483 linear feet of shoreline at Buckroe Beach.  Under the plan, a contractor will place sandy beach nourishment material along the channelward side of the existing bulkhead at Buckroe Park, and would extend no more than 465 feet channelward of […]

  • 11 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    California Congressman John Garamendi has secured key provisions in the “Water Resources Development Act of 2020” for the California Delta and Central Valley. The legislation passed the House earlier this week and is expected to pass the Senate with strong bipartisan support and become law this year.  “This bipartisan legislation supports levee projects throughout the […]

  • 10 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Houma Navigation Canal (HNC) Lock Complex Project is advancing to construction using an alternative financing solution, reports the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA). CPRA is utilizing recent legislative authority via Act 89 of the 2020 Regular Legislative Session, giving CPRA the authority to finance coastal restoration projects by entering into debt obligations […]

  • 10 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Netherlands Enterprise Agency has appointed a consortium comprising Royal HaskoningDHV, Deltares, Witteveen+Bos, Metier, and Partners for Resilience to enhance the Mozambican City of Beira’s coastal resilience to extreme climate events. In 2019, Beira was devastated by Cyclone Idai, which killed more than 750 people, damaged 90% of the City’s infrastructure, including the country’s main […]

  • 9 December 2020

    We are all increasingly sensitive to the need for economic development compatible with environmental protection in managing our behaviour in relation to ecosystems. Approximately 80% of world trade by volume and over 70% of world trade by value is transported by sea and managed from ports around the world. Countries are increasingly faced with the […]

  • 9 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District is working with the contractor, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, to place 2 million cubic yards of sand and conduct periodic nourishment along Absecon Island. The project – designed to reduce the risk of storm damages to property and infrastructure – is a joint effort with […]