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  • 28 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Boats will return to the Grantham Canal stretch for the first time in 90 years after the dredging project is completed, reports the Canal & River Trust. The dredging works are taking place through a joint partnership with the Trust and Grantham Canal Society, with funding made possible thanks to the People’s Postcode Lottery. The project complements a separate […]

  • 25 December 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Shropshire Union Canal, Middlewich branch, in Cheshire, was re-opened on Friday, 21 December, following repairs to a major breach after a section of the 200-year-old embankment washed away into the River Wheelock below in March. As Canal & River Trust reports, more than 4,000 tonnes of stones was used to rebuild the canal embankment […]

  • 18 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    An extensive program of maintenance and repair worth £1.4 million is underway in Cheshire on the Macclesfield Canal this winter, reports the Canal & River Trust. The project includes massive dredging works that will take place over the next three months. According to the Canal & River Trust, the project is aimed at deepening the canal between […]

  • 29 November 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has just released a couple of very interesting photos from the ‘Widening and Deepening of the Suez Canal in the 1970s’ project.  The first modern initiatives to improve the Suez Canal occurred in the 1950s. These improvements were followed by the largest widening and deepening works from 1975 […]

  • 28 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2019 Work Plan for the Army Civil Works program Nov. 20, 2018, which included $4 million for dredging the Houma Navigation Canal in the New Orleans District. According to the Corps, the $4 million will fund dredging of inland reaches on the canal, […]

  • 19 November 2018
    Business & Finance

     The New York State Canal Corporation has just released this amazing video about the deployment of a new dredger for the Erie Canal dredging work.  The New York State Canal System is a navigable 524-mile inland waterway that spans upstate New York. The waterway connects the Hudson River with Lake Champlain, Lake Ontario, Cayuga […]

  • 20 September 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. LLC, Oak Brook, Illinois, has won a $7,183,435 contract for maintenance dredging of the inland waterway between the Delaware Bay and the Chesapeake Bay, reports the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). According to the Army Corps, Philadelphia District, maintenance dredging under this contract will be performed at various locations along the waterway in  […]

  • 7 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Canal and River Trust’s dredging program on the Grand Union Canal in Milton Keynes has had to be temporarily halted due to concerns that falling oxygen levels in the water during the hot weather could become too low to support the fish that live in the canal. Commenting the latest announcement, Paul Fox, from […]

  • 26 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Drainage canals and ditches in western Flagler County were evaluated for maintenance needs and clearing work has begun, the Flagler County Government said in its latest release.  Flagler County staff finished its assessment on Thursday, July 23, and immediately started clearing a 1.5 mile section of canal that runs along the east side of County […]

  • 24 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said in its latest announcement that this week marks the one-year anniversary of their Superfund Task Force Report. The Superfund Task Force was commissioned to provide recommendations on how EPA could streamline and improve the Superfund program. “EPA has made significant progress in carrying out the report’s recommendations. The […]

  • 30 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday announced a $100 million agreement with National Grid for cleanup of the Gowanus Canal Superfund site in Brooklyn, New York. The milestone settlement will support cleanup work near the head of the Gowanus Canal, including the cleanup and restoration of Thomas Greene Park, as well as the Douglass […]

  • 18 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Gov. John Bel Edwards announced yesterday that Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) will receive an $18.5 million grant from the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council) to complete the engineering and design of the Houma Navigation Canal (HNC) Lock Complex in Terrebonne Parish. Once constructed, the HNC Lock Complex will provide several […]

  • 6 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Canal and River Trust is currently giving a major boost to rare aquatic flora and fauna on the Montgomery Canal, one of Britain’s most picturesque canals, with their £320,000 dredging and vegetation management program. During March and April, over 1¼ miles of un-navigable waterway has benefited from a major excavation of the overgrown channel, […]

  • 4 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Canal & River Trust has launched an appeal for funds following a breach on the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal, which swept away a 70-meter section of the 200-year-old canal. According to the Trust, they are still investigating the precise reason for the breach but at this stage it is believed that it was most likely […]

  • 26 March 2018
    Business & Finance

     The City of Miami Government has just released the latest video update on their Seybold Canal Dredging Project, saying that this cleanup scheme is almost completed. The project area is located between N.W. 20th Street and the confluence of Seybold Canal and the Miami River. According to the official announcement, the primary objective of this […]

  • 13 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Pocklington Canal Amenity Society (PCAS) has formally ‘adopted’ part of the 9.5-mile Pocklington Canal, further enhancing its partnership with the Canal and River Trust. PCAS was formed in 1969 by local people keen to restore the Pocklington Canal. The volunteer working group began immediately, and was responsible for restoring and opening the 5-mile stretch between […]

  • 5 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, recently received an application for the Department of the Army permit related to the proposed dredging of the South Waccamaw Canal. According to the Corps, the project is located west of South Waccamaw Drive, near the town of Murrells Inlet, Horry and Georgetown Counties, South Carolina. The project purpose is […]

  • 26 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The sediment dredging operations – part of the Kopeopeo Canal Remediation Project – started earlier this week, according to the Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s latest update. Acting Project Manager, Ken Tarboton, said that the milestone was significant for the team and for the wider community. “This week the contractor started removing contaminated sediment from the […]

  • 25 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has just announced that they will begin armoring the east side of the Kissimmee River embankment (Canal 37)  between Lakes Hatchineha and Kissimmee in January 2018. The armoring construction, part of the Kissimmee River Restoration project, will span approximately 18 months. “Navigation will remain open during construction; however, a […]

  • 4 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Pocklington Canal last Friday added another photo of the ongoing dredging works currently being undertaken below Thornton Lock. According to the Canal & River Trust, this £152,000 landmark dredging project that will help transform East Yorkshire’s Pocklington Canal is scheduled to be completed just before Christmas. “Unlike many of the Trust’s other dredging projects, which primarily help […]

  • 20 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The MacArtney Underwater Technology Group recently supplied a series of water quality monitor (WQM) instruments from Sea-Bird Scientific for monitoring and modelling project in the Kiel Canal, Northern Germany. The world’s busiest artificial waterway, the Kiel Canal, links the North Sea with the Baltic. The canal constitutes the safest, most convenient, shortest and cheapest shipping route between the […]

  • 15 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    Work has begun on a unique dredging project aimed to help transform East Yorkshire’s Pocklington Canal, reports the Canal & River Trust. A special amphibious digger will remove approximately 8,000 tonnes of nutrient-rich silt that will be re-distributed to a nearby arable farm. This is the first time in over a century that two sections […]

  • 8 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    A project to improve the water flow to the Peak Forest Canal is currently underway, the Canal and River Trust said in their latest announcement. The Trust said that “£250,000 is being invested by us to keep the canal operational for the thousands of boaters and local community who use the canal for boating and […]

  • 25 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Earlier this month, contractors working for the Environmental Protection Agency began work on a dredging and capping pilot study in the Gowanus Canal’s 4th Street Turning Basin. The process involves installation of steel sheeting in front of existing bulkheads, followed by dredging of contaminated sediment from the canal, before the installation of a multi-layered protective […]

  • 3 October 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The Egyptian Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has signed a contract with Royal IHC for the design and construction of two custom-built 29,190kW heavy-duty rock cutter suction dredgers (CSDs). The vessels will have an overall length of 147.4 meters and provide a maximum dredging depth of 35 meters. In addition, they will offer accommodation facilities for […]

  • 2 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in its latest release that their dredging and capping pilot project will begin this week as part of its overall cleanup of the Gowanus Canal Superfund site in Brooklyn, New York. Starting in the next couple of days, equipment will be brought in to support the dredging and removal […]