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  • 2 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Government agencies, research institutions, and conservation groups are another step closer to creating a streamlined process for Alabama and Mississippi residents and contractors looking to protect against shoreline erosion without the use of harmful bulkheads and sea walls. The Dauphin Island Sea Lab, University of South Alabama, Weeks Bay Reserve, Alabama Department of Conservation and […]

  • 6 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The Port of Gothenburg is planning a new Energy Port at Risholmen to the west of the present freight terminals on the Hisingen side of the river. The new port will be 600,000 square meters in size. This can be compared with the Container Terminal, which is 800,000 square meters. “Expansion of the terminals and […]

  • 15 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders, Research & Development, Technology

    A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Engineering have developed a novel approach that could greatly enhance the effectiveness of destroying polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the environment. They discovered three powerful bacteria from a genus called Dehalococcoides which can degrade PCBs. In addition, the researchers also developed an effective […]

  • 10 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Two Dutch companies, Van den Herik and Boskalis/Cofra, recently won contracts for the construction of a vertical geotextile screen in the berm of the river levee along the Nederrijn, near Opheusden, the Netherlands. Requested by the Rivierenland water board, the two companies developed their own technology to construct such a screen that is specially designed to prevent […]

  • 12 August 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    As part of their quest to find innovative treatment and re-use solutions for difficult and wet waste materials Land and Water Services Ltd (LAWS) has been using Geotube®Technologies for the accelerated, onsite, dewatering of difficult sludges for Anglian Water Services Pic. On a live contract at Pitsford Water Treatment Works, LAWS technology, combined with innovative, […]

  • 29 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Nova Scotia’s Environment Minister, Iain Rankin, launched public consultations on future coastal protection legislation earlier this week, June 26. Commenting the latest announcement, Mr Rankin said: “Nova Scotia is leading the way in fighting climate change. We’ve increased our sources of renewable energy, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and we’re developing a cap and trade program […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, has awarded a $4.4 million contract for dredging of the Mississippi River to Weeks Marine, Inc., of Covington, Louisiana. The work consists of furnishing, delivering and operating one cutterhead, hydraulic pipeline dredge. The Vicksburg District encompasses 68,000 square miles across three states and seven major river basins. […]

  • 2 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Congressman Dan Donovan, Borough President Oddo, State Senator Savino, State Senator Lanza and Councilman Steven Matteo called on the Army Corps of Engineers yesterday to officially approve plans for the Staten Island Sea Wall Project. The Army Corps’ Staten Island Sea Wall project, that the Staten Island lawmakers have long […]

  • 10 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Dragados UK, part of the Dragados Group, has just announced that the Aberdeen Harbor Expansion Project has resumed its dredging activities with the arrival of the hydraulic backhoe dredger ‘Goliath’, one the largest backhoe dredgers in the world. Following the first dredging phase, carried out in September 2017 by the trailer suction hopper dredger ‘Costa […]

  • 18 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    ‘Vertical sand-proof geotextile’ won the 2013 Water Innovation Award 2013 last Tuesday in the ‘Dry feet’ category. ‘Vertical sand-proof geotextile’ is an innovative way of preventing piping. Deltares won the award as part of a team that also included the Rivierenland Water Authority, Stichting IJkdijk, and the Room for the River programme management. It competed […]

  • 1 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Beach replenishment operations, undertaken as a part of the ongoing restoration efforts in the San Elijo Lagoon, are now underway at the Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach, reports Build NCC. The City of Solana Beach confirmed yesterday that the sand pumping operations began Saturday, April 28th and are anticipated to take approximately four weeks to complete. During […]

  • 18 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Van Oord, a Dutch contracting company that specializes in dredging and land reclamation, has selected Valeport’s SWiFT SVP for its various survey activities. The SWiFT SVP is designed to ensure a seamless workflow and has an integral GPS to geo-locate every profile. The compact unit features high accuracy sound velocity, pressure, temperature, salinity and density measurement, […]

  • 9 October 2018
    Business & Finance

     A Young CEDA event, under the name ‘Dredging and Disposal of Contaminated Sediment’, will be held today at the Institute of Civil Engineers, Godfrey Mitchell Theatre in London.  According to CEDA, contaminated sediment is present in most waterways and harbors across the UK and Ireland. When left insitu it does not pose an environmental threat, but […]

  • 5 June 2019
    Business & Finance

     The North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) has successfully completed repair and maintenance work on the public boat ramp and floating walkway at Half Tide Tug Harbor in Hay Point. The harbor includes a public boat ramp and a floating walkway for recreational vessels up to 7.5m in length. At high tide, the 2.4m […]

  • 21 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    DRAGFLOW, an Italian company specialized in solid pumping solutions, has supplied a new cutterhead DTM85, with hydraulic pump (HY85HC), for a beach reclamation project in Bibione, Italy.  This piece of dredging equipment is a custom engineered system and can be used with every DRAGFLOW ‘s hydraulic pumps. Cutterhead DTM85 can increase the efficiency particularly in presence of […]

  • 24 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    A cruise terminal will be inaugurated in Visby on April 29, with intensive preparations now underway to boost Gotland as a destination. The number of passengers will double as early as 2018, the company said in its latest release. Since winter 2016 about 130,000m3 has been dredged to achieve a depth of water of 11m. […]

  • 27 August 2012

    Seventy-eight percent of Florida’s west central coast and 23 percent of the Panhandle are very likely to face beach and dune erosion as Tropical Storm Isaac moves into the area early next week, according to an assessment released by the U.S. Geological Survey on Friday. These numbers are likely to increase if the storm reaches […]

  • 19 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Waterking, one of the market leaders in Western Europe in the production of amphibious excavators and accessories, has developed a new amphibious machine, the Transporter. The Transporter is designed for transporting people and equipment through wetlands, deltas and poor load-bearing terrains. The undercarriage of the amphibious excavator is used for the Transporter. The models vary […]

  • 4 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    A new review has found that turbidity and sedimentation, two of the most widely recognized threats to coral reefs, can have an effect on coral reproduction before, during and after spawning. Elevated turbidity regularly occurs in shallow, tropical marine environments driven primarily by wind-driven waves but this can be exacerbated by anthropogenic activities such as […]

  • 10 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    At the request of the regional water board Groot Salland, an F-16 fighter aircraft of the Royal Netherlands Air Force inspected the levees of the river Vecht on 4 June. The F-16 was equipped with a RecceLite pod, using a photo camera to identify sand boils near levees as an indication of a potential piping […]

  • 28 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Research from the WAMSI Dredging Science Node has provided new insight into how seagrasses in the Pilbara may recover from disturbance events such as dredging.    While some seagrasses can potentially recover from dredging related pressures over a 200 kilometer radius, others require another meadow within five kilometers to survive, or need to be regenerated […]

  • 26 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    International scientists have developed a computer simulation tool to predict short-term flood hazards on coral-reef-lined coasts and to assess longer-term impacts from climate change. The tool is called Bayesian Estimator of Wave Attack in Reef Environments for predicting flooding (BEWARE) and can be used to understand the flood risks for low lying ocean islands that […]

  • 27 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    CIRIA, the construction industry research and information association, and Central Dredging Association (CEDA) will next Wednesday, February 4th, hold the Risk Assessment and Management of Contaminated Sediments event in London. The event will examine how the risks of contaminated sediments in UK could be assessed and managed. In some parts of the UK, increased dredging has been […]

  • 9 August 2010
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Subsea excavation and dredging specialist Scanmudring has formed a strategic alliance with the Marin Group to further expand global operations and build on an already strong reputation. Scanmudring UK Ltd has signed a formal memorandum of understanding with Marin Group under which both are now supplying a range of complementary subsea excavation services to clients […]

  • 13 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    According to a statement on the website of the Central People’s Government on Tuesday, the State Council, China’s cabinet, has approved the ocean use plan (2011-2020) for Shanghai, Guangdong and Hainan to guide water use in a scientific and sustainable way. The statement expanded the permitted area for land reclamation in Shanghai, Guangdong and Hainan […]

  • 8 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Governor Rick Scott yesterday officially kicked-off JAXPORT’s Mile Point harbor improvement project which will remove existing navigational restrictions on the St. Johns River at Mile Point. This project will ensure larger ships can travel the channel more efficiently, saving shippers and businesses time and money in loading and unloading cargo. The state invested $43.5 million for […]