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  • 3 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is providing $13.5 million in Waterway Improvement Fund grants in Fiscal Year 2021 to enhance and improve public boating access facilities, water safety, and navigation throughout the state. This funding will go toward 43 projects in 17 counties, along with grants for statewide projects and emergency needs. Funded projects […]

  • 30 June 2020
    Business development, Infrastructure

    A project to deepen the channel of the Vuosaari Harbor of the Port of Helsinki and the Vuosaari Harbor basin officially started earlier this month, the City of Helsinki reports. The scheme, conducted by Terramare Oy, will be implemented over two open-water seasons, when work on the channel will be carried out 24 hours. The […]

  • 26 June 2020
    Environment

    After almost fourteen years, the Boskalis Environmental has successfully completed the Fox River Cleanup Project. This project in Green Bay, Wisconsin is one of the largest US sediment remediation projects. The scheme consisted of dredging, processing and capping of PCB-contaminated sediment from the riverbed. The job of Boskalis Environmental was to design, build and operate […]

  • 26 June 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The Environment Agency announced today that contractors working on surveys for the Tadcaster flood alleviation scheme will be in the town over the coming weeks. The EA has been working with flood engineer specialists to develop the plans since the government committed to invest £9 million in the scheme last autumn. Following the completion of […]

  • 26 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    Three creeks in Novato, California, are being cleared of sediment this summer to reduce flooding during the rainy season by improving creek capacity. The $1.55 million flood mitigation project, overseen by Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, will start in early July and is expected to continue through the end of October. Sediment, […]

  • 26 June 2020
    Business development

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Los Angeles District has conducted an environmental analysis in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended. The draft Environmental Assessment, for the Lower Newport Bay Maintenance Dredging Project addresses the need to remove shoals in the entrance channel and main channel Balboa Reach of the […]

  • 24 June 2020
    Business development, Infrastructure

    Port of Tumaco, Colombia, has achieved a major milestone welcoming their largest ship ever, DEME Group said in its latest announcement. DEME’s TSHD Lange Wapper pressed on with a crucial maintenance dredging campaign along the access channel to the Colombian port, despite facing many COVID-19 restrictions. The team’s perseverance enabled the port to handle the […]

  • 24 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    The City of Duluth, MN, will host a public information meeting today, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District. The meeting will include presentations on the Duluth-Superior Harbor maintenance dredging and proposed Minnesota Point beach nourishment. Presenters will talk about the project purpose, plan for the potential placement of clean sediment […]

  • 23 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    As the 2020 session in Albany picked back up, New York State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. and Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato were able to once again pass bill S.7295/A.9595 through the Senate and Assembly, looking to further protect the waters of Jamaica Bay, after Governor Andrew M. Cuomo vetoed a similar bill last year. […]

  • 23 June 2020
    Business development

    Preparations for the Anna Maria Island’s beach renourishment project are currently underway, Manatee County said in their latest announcement. In the following days, Marinex Construction – a contractor for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) – will begin an extensive beachfill project to restock a 5.5-mile stretch of beach on Anna Maria Island from […]

  • 23 June 2020
    Business development

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, and the Cleveland Harbor stakeholders have released a scoping information packet to begin a dredged material management plan for Cleveland Harbor. The purpose of the scoping packet is to disseminate information regarding the development of a 20 year dredged material management plan for Cleveland Harbor, Ohio.  This […]

  • 19 June 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    BAM Nuttall Ltd has just announced that work is back on track to improve flood protection in a section of the York Flood Alleviation Scheme. According to the release, construction work is starting again to improve flood defences in the Lower Bootham area in a bid to help better protect 134 properties. The flood alleviation […]

  • 18 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    A dredging campaign at Buncrana Harbor in County Donegal, Ireland, started earlier this week and is set to be wrapped up by Friday, 26th June 2020, Donegal County Council reports. According to their official release, MV Otterbank will carry out plough dredging daily from 7am to 8pm.  “Access to the pier and movements within the harbor […]

  • 18 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    American Construction Company has been contracted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform maintenance dredging in the Coos Bay harbor from River Miles 12 to 15, beginning on or around July 1, 2020. Dredging was also conducted in this section of the Federal Navigation Channel throughout the summer of 2019. This section of […]

  • 17 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    Colac Otway Shire recently engaged Maritime Constructions to complete a dredging scope at the Port of Apollo Bay comprising removal of 55,000m3. With limited delays and complications, the team were able to remove significantly more volume – 72,400m3 of material – within the available shire budget. “Siltation of harbor had been identified as the most […]

  • 17 June 2020
    Business development, Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    Port Tampa Bay has received a $19.8 million grant as part of the US Department of Transportation’s INFRA Grant program. The port will use the grant money to complete the Berth 214 project and expand its container complex. With this INFRA grant, the port will meet existing market demand by expediting construction of a new, […]

  • 16 June 2020
    Business development

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) yesterday awarded $9.5 million in grants to eight marine highways projects across the Nation under the America’s Marine Highway Program.  The funding supports the enhancement of navigable waterways and expands existing waterborne freight services in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, New York, New Jersey, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington and […]

  • 16 June 2020
    Business development

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (USACE), is seeking public comment on the Coos Bay North Jetty Maintenance and Repairs draft Environmental Assessment (EA) in Coos County, Oregon. The draft EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality’s NEPA regulations (40 C.F.R. parts 1500–1508), […]

  • 16 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking comments on its draft Sturgeon Lake Island Erosion Project Environmental Assessment released earlier this week. Corps staff will accept comments until July 15. The proposed project, planned in collaboration with the Prairie Island Indian Community; the Minnesota and Wisconsin Departments of Natural Resources; and […]

  • 15 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    Sand nourishment is underway at Presque Isle State Park, PA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, said in their latest announcement. District places approximately 55,000 tons of sand each year to offset erosion. Presque Isle Peninsula is located on the southern shore of Lake Erie in the City of Erie, PA. The peninsula […]

  • 15 June 2020
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics, Project & Tenders

    The Aberdeen Harbour Board recently released a tender for dredging, disposal, caisson bediing and revetment works, estimated to be worth £15 million. Construction works on the £350 million South Harbour project are in full swing now and this procurement is for works that are required to complete specific elements of the outstanding works. According to […]

  • 15 June 2020
    Authorities & Government

    Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, Chief of Engineers, has signed a Chief’s Report recommending to Congress a Coastal Storm Risk Management Project for Tidal sections of the Rahway River— representing completion of a key milestone, reports the Army Corps, New York District. The Chief’s Report will now undergo further review by the Assistant Secretary of […]

  • 12 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    On a pre-construction conference call last week, a federal Army Corps of Engineers contractor indicated that the Ocean City north end beach replenishment project is now anticipated to begin about June 22, the city mayor Jay A. Gillian said in his latest announcement. The work will bring more than 1.4 million cubic yards of new […]

  • 10 June 2020
    Authorities & Government, Infrastructure, Operations & Maintenance

    Today, crews at Starved Rock Lock and Dam in Ottawa, Illinois, began dredging the lock chamber in preparation for the closure as part of the 2020 Illinois Waterway Consolidated Closures. According to the Army Corps Rock Island District, they are cleaning excess silt, sand and debris from the chamber floor in preparation for the upcoming […]

  • 8 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Southern Shores Town Council, NC, is now taking public input later this month on whether or not to move forward with a beach nourishment project in 2022. A public hearing on the project is scheduled for June 16, 2020 at 9:00 a.m in the Pitts Center located at 5377 N. Virginia Dare Trail. The […]

  • 5 June 2020
    Environment, Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    Dredges are hard at work on the environmental cleanup of the New Bedford Harbor Superfund site in Massachusetts, reports the Foth. The New Bedford Port Authority’s Phase V dredging and CAD Cell No.4 project includes cleanup of approximately 3,000,000 square feet of New Bedford’s Lower Harbor area. Thanks to Foth’s design and construction management expertise, […]

  • 4 June 2020

    The Government of Bangladesh has taken up a dredging master plan to improve navigability of the internal waterways across the country, The Financial Express reports. Under the official plan, around 10,000 kilometres of river routes will be made navigable through excavating 178 waterways. The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) is expected to conduct the […]

  • 2 June 2020

    Two 30-metre rock groynes will be constructed at Holloways Beach, Cairns, in the following months to provide long-term protection of the foreshore, reports Cairns Regional Council. Works are expected to get underway July/August 2020. This will involve transporting rock to each location in Holloways Beach from the Redlynch Quarry. Sand erosion has been an ongoing […]

  • 29 May 2020

    Despite the many coronavirus restrictions, dredging works at the Świnoujście – Szczecin fairway in Poland have got off to a flying start, DEME Group reports. Together with their joint venture partner Van Oord, DEME is responsible for the design and execution of the construction and dredging works for the adaptation of the fairway. “As always, […]