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  • 10 December 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Jan De Nul has just released this beautiful photo of their trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Bartolomeu Dias, taken during the Prince Hendrik Sand Dike reinforcement project at Texel, the Netherlands. According to the company’s latest announcement, the TSHD recently pumped ashore the last portion of sand, completing the goal – a total of 5 million m³ […]

  • 5 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Deltares has just announced that the coarse sand barrier won the first prize in the Flood Risk Management category of the 2018 Water Innovation Awards. Leo Voogt and Ulrich Förster picked up the award on behalf of the Rivierenland Water Authority and the POV program (part of a research program of Rijkswaterstaat’s National Flood Protection […]

  • 4 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    A barge carrying construction equipment capsized and sank approximately two miles off Nahant, a small town just northeast of Boston, on Sunday night, the U.S. Coast Guard (CG) reports.  The captain of tug boat Big Jake notified CG at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Sunday that two of five barges they were towing had broken free and […]

  • 27 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    A consortium consisting of Van Oord, Australian research institute CSIRO, and Delft University of Technology have reached a new milestone – this week they are testing  a new method for large-scale coral rehabilitation at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Climate change and coral bleaching have resulted in the reef in losing more than half […]

  • 20 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards with Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority yesterday announced an award of $161.4 million from The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF) to fund Louisiana projects that support restoration of the Terrebonne Basin barrier island system: West Belle Headland, Timbalier Island and Trinity Island. “This is […]

  • 1 November 2018
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf (DSO) of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, recently completed extensive conversion of the sand barge Kreeft. The sand barge – which is owned by Boskalis – spent last three months at DSO undergoing major works in preparation for her next project. As Damen reported, the 96-meter by 12.5-meter barge has been active for many years, […]

  • 24 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials have announced the start of navigation dredging in the Metedeconk River/Kettle Creek Complex, located in Ocean County. The dredging work is part of a $16 million project to continue returning State channels in Barnegat Bay to a state of good repair. This project includes dredging shoals in the […]

  • 12 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Port of Townsville Limited has again delivered strong financial results while continuing to deliver major infrastructure investments, the port stated in its latest announcement.    With a focus on revenue diversification and cost management, the port posted a solid net profit of $15.01 million for 2017-18. Commenting the latest news, Chief Executive Officer, […]

  • 11 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Harris County Flood Control District joined its federal partner, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in signing a Feasibility Cost Sharing Agreement (FCSA) for a comprehensive study of the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs and surrounding watersheds. The $6 million study will include Buffalo Bayou and its tributaries and USACE will serve as the lead […]

  • 7 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency together with RSPB Sandwell Valley and local RSPB volunteer, Andy Purcell, will present further information about Phase 2 of the Perry Barr and Witton Flood Risk Management Scheme. Attendees are invited along to RSPB at Tanhouse Avenue, from 5pm, October 11, where they will have the opportunity to see how the EA […]

  • 2 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Ports North said in its latest release that they continue to be a major contributor to regional economic growth with an almost doubling of operating profits in the 2017-18 financial year. “We have pushed into new growth areas with excellent results,” Ports North Chairman Russell Beer said. “And when we build our port capacities, we […]

  • 28 September 2018
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    French shipbuilder Socarenam has entrusted Barillec Marine with the production of the LNG/Diesel-electric propulsion and the water injection dredging system for a new dredger which is being built for Dragages Ports and Bordeaux port Atlantique. According to Barillec, this innovative system will make the port of Bordeaux dredger, the first new dual-fuel construction in France (excluding LNG […]

  • 24 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    New York Senator Charles E. Schumer announced last week that the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has provided over $4 million in funding for the Athol Springs Route 5 barrier project through 2018 Supplemental funding. Specifically, USACE will use the funding to construct a new, safer and more durable stone barrier to shield Route […]

  • 17 September 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Kiasma Group, an Italian manufacturer of HDPE pipes, floats and systems specialized for the dredging sector, is continuing with process of progress and development of technologies and products, in a research and development way, capable to produce innovation in a form of improved technology. Working in collaboration with highly specialized engineers from the marine sector, […]

  • 11 September 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    OSIsoft LLC, a manufacturer of application software for real-time data management called the PI System, has announced that DEME will serve as the data sponsor for the Innovation Hackathon at PI World in Barcelona taking place September 24-27, 2018. At the Innovation Hackathon, teams of programmers, data scientists business analysts and others will compete to develop applications that sit on […]

  • 17 August 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Coast Guard responded Wednesday to a capsized barge near Surfside Beach. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a National Response Center report stating an unmanned 30-foot construction barge had capsized, said the press release. Sector Charleston deployed a Coast Guard Station Georgetown 29-foot Response Boat-Small and Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston […]

  • 2 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    Environment Agency staff will be setting up a stall near the Forge Mill Farm car park, West Bromwich, on 9 August, from 1pm to 4pm, to talk to local residents and visitors about the progress being made on the Perry Barr and Witton Flood Risk Management Scheme. The completed scheme will reduce flood risk for 1,400 […]

  • 20 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Greek Port of Thessaloniki is going through some major changes on the back of its privatization in December 2017, when the Government of Greece sold a 67 percent share in the port. The stake was sold for EUR 231.9 million, however, the total value of the deal was EUR 1.1 billion. The concession agreement signed between the Greek State […]

  • 19 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Wagstaffe to Killcare Community Association said in their latest announcement that a survey of the sand bar has been completed ahead of dredging the Ettalong channel. Commenting the latest news, Association president Ms Peta Colebatch said: “The sand bar build-up has been surveyed and a design prepared for dredging works to enable a clear […]

  • 11 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Legislation (S.6927/A.8686) sponsored by NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. and Assemblyman Brian Barnwell to create a New York City Seawall Study Commission has been approved by the State Senate and Assembly. The intent of the bill, which will now go to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for final action, is to determine the feasibility of […]

  • 9 July 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Environment Agency construction work gathers pace on the major flood scheme for Perry Barr and Witton, near Birmingham. The £32 million project – developed in partnership with Birmingham City Council and Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council – will reduce flood risk for 1,400 properties currently at risk of flooding from the River Tame, including 950 homes. The […]

  • 27 June 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Kingston District Council, in partnership with the Cape Jaffa Development Group, has recently taken delivery of a cutter suction dredger (CSD) from Damen Shipyards Group. The CSD350 will be used to dredge along the breakwater at Cape Jaffa, the Cape Jaffa marina and within Maria Creek Boat Launch Facility in Kingston. “This is the only dredger owned […]

  • 21 June 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    On a tight 57-day turnaround from order to delivery, Innovo has supplied its modular pontoon – Innofloat – to create a dredging barge for Petromar’s (a Saipem company) operations offshore Angola. Each pontoon was supplied with its own CSC certificate and plate, enabling them to be shipped as a standard container within standard shipping procedures […]

  • 20 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has selected the Archer Western-Alberici Joint Venture to provide Construction Management At-Risk (CMAR) services for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Project. According to CPRA, the CMAR model integrates the construction contractor during the early design phase of the project to obtain input on cost, scheduling and constructability, which […]

  • 11 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, June 12, at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Washburn, North Dakota, to seek input on the draft environmental assessment for a proposed Emergent Sandbar Habitat (ESH) site within the Missouri River between Garrison and Oahe dams in North Dakota. The […]

  • 31 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    As the City of Boston advances solutions to protect neighborhoods from climate change-induced flooding, a new independent report released earlier this week by the Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston advises against pursuing a harbor barrier in coming decades as part of larger resilience efforts. According to the University of Massachusetts Boston’s latest announcement, the analysis found […]