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  • 31 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Barlovento Primero, owned by Sociedad Anonima Trabajos Y Obras (SATO), sank yesterday at the Suances Port entrance, west of Santander, Spain, local media reports.  The crew, including the skipper and two sailors, was rescued by another dredging vessel. The TSHD was carrying out dredging works on the port’s channel in […]

  • 25 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD) last week received formal acceptance of its Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) dredging operations which removed over 12 million cubic yards of soil during the deepening of the 20 mile long offshore entrance channel of the Port of Savannah. Under the USACE Savannah District’s contract, GLDD completed the […]

  • 10 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Finnlines vessel Finnswan called for the first time at the new, modern pier at the Port of Kapellskar earlier this week, Ports of Stockholm informs.  Commenting this, Peter Lundman, Technical Operations Manager at the Port of Kapellskar, said: “It is great that revenue at the Port of Kapellskar is continuing to grow and we can use […]

  • 9 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Emergency dredging operations have been wrapped up in the ports of Barbate and Conil, south of Cadiz, Agencia Publica de Puertos de Andalucia (APPA) said in their latest release.  Commenting the recently completed project, APPA Managing Director, Mariela Fernandez-Bermejo, said that around 20,290 cubic meters of sand were removed from these areas, restoring the entrance channels of both ports and responding […]

  • 27 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The opening ceremony of newly dredged Rauma channel and extended container terminal was held yesterday at the Finnish Port of Rauma. Commenting the latest developments, Hannu Asumalahti, Managing Director of the Port of Rauma, said: “The projects supported each other and the now completed projects will significantly improve the competitiveness of the Port of Rauma. The […]

  • 24 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Freeport Mayor, Robert Kennedy, Hempstead Town Councilwoman, Erin King Sweeney, and other Freeport Village officials yesterday toured the Hurricane Protection Barrier located in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ teams are currently analyzing the feasibility of building a similar facility, in order to protect Nassau’s south shore from future flooding devastation. Mayor Kennedy […]

  • 20 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council (Permitting Council) has successfully reduced the permitting timetable by 22 months on the proposed Mid Barataria Sediment Diversion Project (Mid Barataria Project), allowing all permit decisions to be finalized by 2020. As the General Services Administration (GSA) announced yesterday, this expedited timeline should allow the State of Louisiana to […]

  • 3 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, announced yesterday that it has updated the environmental and regulatory coordinated project plan (CPP) for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion. In accordance with Title 41 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, the CPP includes a comprehensive schedule for completing all environmental reviews and authorization decisions needed […]

  • 21 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (Louisiana TIG) have approved and released a restoration plan intended to restore wetlands, coastal, and nearshore habitats in the Barataria Basin. The final restoration plan is the Strategic Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment #3: Restoration of Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats in the Barataria Basin, Louisiana (Barataria Basin SRP). The Louisiana […]

  • 19 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency has begun works on the on phase 2 of the Perry Barr and Witton flood risk management scheme. According to the EA, the scheme will provide additional flood storage at Forge Mill in Sandwell Valley which lies upstream of Perry Barr and Witton and will control the passage of flood water downstream. Until May […]

  • 12 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has started with activities to facilitate the dredging of Calabar Port, located in Cross River State, The Guardian Nigeria reports.  The NPA Managing Director, Ms. Hadiza Bala Usman, said that they already placed an advert for the dredging contract, adding that the survey operations on the port channel are set to […]

  • 9 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor completed a landmark year in 2017 and is poised for significant future growth as a result of several historic developments, Ports of Indiana said in its latest announcement.  “We had a strong year in part because our world-class companies continue to drive new business through our port,” said Port Director […]

  • 2 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has awarded a contract to construct several miles of seepage barrier at the Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) as part of its ongoing rehabilitation project for the earthen structure that surrounds Lake Okeechobee. The Corps awarded the contract on February 28, for $55 million to Treviicos South, Inc. […]

  • 2 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    Just a day prior to the South Carolina Ports Authority’s celebration of the beginning of Charleston Harbor Deepening Project construction, two new ship-to-shore cranes arrived at the Wando Welch Terminal to further enhance the handling of neo-Panamax vessels. “It is fitting to welcome the arrival of two new cranes as we begin construction on the […]

  • 8 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    FSUE Rosmorport is building up its own dredging fleet to decrease the expenses for contracting, said Andrey Lavrishchev, General Director of FSUE Rosmorport, at the Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress yesterday. The company is set to raise the share of works performed by its own equipment to 70%, according to Lavrishchev. The share of dredging works performed by Rosmorport has […]

  • 28 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    CPRA Board Chairman, Johnny Bradberry, along with several federal partners signed a landmark MOU last Friday in Washington, D.C. which commits to a 2-year federal permitting timeline for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Project. “Large-scale ecosystem restoration is essential to Louisiana’s future and with today’s MOU we will be able to successfully work through the permitting […]

  • 26 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG) has invited public comment on two draft Deepwater Horizon oil spill restoration plans intended to provide and enhance recreational opportunities and to restore wetlands, coastal, and nearshore habitats in the Barataria Basin. The first of the two draft restoration plans is the ‘Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment […]

  • 25 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP) in conjunction with Fareham Borough Council are undertaking replacement works to the defenses along the River Wallington. According to ESCP, these works will involve removing the existing erosion barrier and replacing it with a like-for-like barrier. The current barrier has reached the end of its serviceable life and is no […]

  • 23 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Rothen Group, an independent civil engineering and maintenance business servicing UK waterways, has reported a 20 per cent growth during 2017. The growth has led The Rothen Group, previously Ian Rothen Ltd, to expand its team, from six to twelve, and add new boating equipment to its fleet. Additionally, the fleet was expanded from […]

  • 22 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Floods Minister Thérèse Coffey has marked the start of works on the £100 million Boston Barrier flood defense, breaking ground on an Environment Agency scheme that will protect 14,000 homes and businesses from tidal flooding. Work is already underway to dredge more than 5,000 cubic meters of silt from the Boston Haven to make way […]

  • 18 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Final modifications are being made to the Barnstable County’s new $2 million dredging vessel, CapeCod.com reports.  The 14” Bay Dragon dredger, being built by Baltimore based Ellicott Dredge, missed its contracted delivery date due to issues with onboard electronics and hydraulics. While providing an update to Barnstable County Commissioners recently, Barnstable County Facilities Director, Stephen Tebo, said […]

  • 16 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a public meeting tomorrow at the Ramada Bismarck Hotel in Bismarck, ND, to gather input on site selection for an Emergent Sandbar Habitat (ESH) Project within the Missouri River between Garrison and Oahe dams.  The meeting will run from 6 to 8 p.m. with a brief opening […]

  • 5 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group has released two draft plans to address recreational use loss and ecosystem injuries in Louisiana and Gulf of Mexico caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. According to their latest announcement, both of these draft plans are consistent with the Trustees’ Programmatic Restoration Plan. Those draft plans released are: The Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment: […]

  • 3 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Works on the £100 million Boston Barrier project, which received final Government approval just before Christmas, are about to begin, according to the Boston Borough Council. The scheme – which will better protect more than 14,000 properties from tidal flooding – was given the green light by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural […]

  • 12 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Cryonorm BV said in their latest release that the LNG fuel tank for Van der Kamp’s new trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Ecodelta is on the move and heading for Barkmeijer Shipyard in Stroobos, the Netherlands. Cryonorm, the Alphen aan den Rijn based company, develops, designs and manufactures cryogenic vaporizers, small scale systems and plants […]

  • 11 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Town of Dauphin Island said that a public meeting about the Alabama Barrier Island Restoration Assessment (ABIRA) will be held today at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Shelby Auditorium. This project is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the State of Alabama funded by the […]