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  • 8 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Next month the status of the Great Barrier Reef will be debated by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) have issued list of urgent actions needed from the Queensland state and Australian federal governments before countries gather in Bonn, Germany for that meeting. “The World Heritage Committee has […]

  • 7 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Queensland’s Chief Scientist, Dr Geoff Garrett, will head a new high-level Great Barrier Reef Water Science Taskforce.  Minister for the Great Barrier Reef Steven Miles told State Parliament today that Dr Garrett would lead a taskforce of experts drawn from the science, business, agriculture and community sectors. Its role will be to advise the Queensland […]

  • 17 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Carlsbad beaches will receive new sand as a result of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon dredging project, scheduled to take place from mid November until spring 2015.  “There’s a large sandbar in the lagoon consisting of sand that came from the beach,” said Kasia Trojanowska, parks planner for the City of Carlsbad. “The dredging puts the […]

  • 16 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Borough of Avalon and its municipal engineering firm of Mott MacDonald were recognized Wednesday by the New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers during its 2017 Municipal Project of the Year awards during the New Jersey League of Municipalities Convention.  Mott MacDonald Vice President/Avalon Municipal Engineer, Thomas Thornton, received an award for Avalon’s recently-completed back […]

  • 13 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Abbott Government is protecting the Great Barrier Reef by delivering the election commitment to implement a Reef 2050 Plan, said Environment Minister Greg Hunt. The Reef 2050 Plan includes a Long Term Sustainability Plan and the establishment of a new $40 million Reef Trust to deliver important new projects to help protect this natural […]

  • 3 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced that the Government of Canada will invest $10.2 million in maintenance, repair, construction and dredging projects at small craft harbours in Nova Scotia. […]

  • 31 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Government’s report to UNESCO on the health of the Great Barrier Reef is due tomorrow, and with little action taken, the risk of the Great Barrier Reef being put on the World Heritage In Danger list is real. “The Australian and Queensland governments have continued to treat the Reef like a coal and […]

  • 9 August 2012

    The Borough of Avalon will receive a major beach fill project in fall 2012. This renourishment project will be fully funded by the United States Army Corps of Engineers to restore beaches that were damaged by the August, 2011 arrival of Hurricane Irene along the New Jersey coastline. The beach fill project is expected to […]

  • 20 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    Gippsland Ports recently announced the successful completion of the Government funded 2011-2012 maintenance dredging program on the bar and inner channels at Lakes Entrance. Gippsland Ports CEO Nick Murray said the recent maintenance dredging program was delivered using the Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge, “Pelican,” under strict environmental guidelines and approvals. “Pelican” is a Trailing Suction […]

  • 20 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, recently awarded a $32.8 million contract to the Dutra Group for the next scheduled maintenance dredging of U.S. Naval Station Kings Bay and sand placement at Fernandina Beach. Sand will be placed on critically eroded portions of Fernandina Beach in areas not routinely renourished. Using sand dredged […]

  • 12 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    Singapore has announced that they will build a polder designed by Royal HaskoningDHV with local partner Surbana Jurong that will add 810ha to Pulau Tekong, one of Singapore’s largest islands. Traditionally, sand has been used to fill the area to be reclaimed above sea level. The new approach involves building a dike around the area […]

  • 28 May 2019
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Damen, well-known for its comprehensive range of standard dredgers, has now added a radically different design to its portfolio: a twin-hulled, deep cutter suction dredger designated the DCSD500. This compact new dredger has been designed to operate at dredging depths that have previously been possible to reach only with larger dredgers. The fully dismountable DCSD500 […]

  • 8 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Ferreira Construction Co. Inc., a heavy construction company from Stuart, FL, is mobilizing their dredging equipment for the Sebastian Inlet District’s scheduled channel maintenance and beach renourishment project. According to an official announcement, the crews will hydraulically dredge 150,000 cubic yards of sand from the inlet’s sand trap and navigation channel leading to the Intracoastal […]

  • 29 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    Hutchinson Island residents and visitors will see work on local beaches this winter that will improve the barrier island’s resiliency to storm events and help reduce risks to infrastructure. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District awarded the Martin County Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction contract September 26 to take sand from offshore and […]

  • 28 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The USACE is preparing a Draft Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) and Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for Long Island Sound and will hold public hearings August 24 – 27 in Connecticut and New York to provide an overview of the reports and receive public comments. The DMMP was requested by the Governors of […]

  • 16 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Senate yesterday passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016, a significant milestone that moves the 52-foot Charleston Harbor Deepening Project to the U.S. House of Representatives for final authorization. “WRDA is critical legislation for port and port-related infrastructure modernization projects across the country, and we are grateful to Senators Graham and […]

  • 19 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Minister for Natural Resources, Lands and Water, Kevin Humphries and Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay announced that the work is now underway on a $2.5 million dredging project to boost safety for boaters using Swansea Channel. Mr Humphries said the work would provide a more reliable navigation access through the channel to make […]

  • 20 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Team Van Oord – a joint venture partnership between Van Oord, Kier Group, Mackley Construction and Royal HaskoningDHV – has been acclaimed a Green World Ambassador as a result of the environmental success of the Medmerry Managed Realignment Scheme. The Medmerry scheme, carried out by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency, won a […]

  • 19 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced that the Port Monmouth flood control project will be funded by Army Corps of Engineers with federal dollars from the Sandy relief package passed by Congress in January. On a “telephone town hall” call to Port Monmouth residents late last week, Pallone announced that the Army Corps of Engineers […]

  • 1 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler announced that the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations approved legislation that would designate $30 million specifically for the purpose of small port dredging. As a member of the U.S. House Appropriations committee, Jaime has strongly advocated to make small port dredging a federal priority. Recently, Jaime took to the U.S. House […]

  • 8 February 2013

    United by their joint interest in the education and training of engineers in fields related to the dredging industry and port development, the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) and UNESCO-IHE have had a long-standing relationship. With an official Memorandum of Understanding between the IADC and UNESCO-IHE, this cooperation has been formalised and given a […]

  • 10 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    After three months, a major project to restore the San Diego region’s eroded shoreline with 1.5 million cubic yards of high-quality sand—enough to fill Qualcomm Stadium—is complete. A total of eight beaches in five cities received massive sand infusions, and the beaches are now visibly wider and sandier. “Without intervention, our shoreline would be greatly […]

  • 8 July 2011

    The Port of Rotterdam Authority(PoRa) believes that the recently published EU White Paper on Transport is in line with the draft Port Vision 2030, the long-term vision announced by the Port of Rotterdam Authority. In general, the PoRA agrees with the objectives and concrete measures announced by the European Commission (EC). Rotterdam does see some […]

  • 27 June 2011
    Business & Finance

    An IADC Best Paper Award for a Young Author under the age of 35 was presented to Brianne Cohen at the WEDA XXXI / TAMU 42 Annual Dredging Conference & Exhibition held at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee, June 5-8 2011. For several years, the State of Louisiana’s Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) applauded the Department of the Interior for providing $11.1 million for four competitive grants awarded yesterday for projects that will benefit the resiliency, ecology, and restoration of areas within Jamaica Bay at Gateway National Recreation Area. The NPCA has worked with many partner groups, especially in our role as […]

  • 18 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Beach renourishment at Vanderbilt Beach is complete. Collier County Coastal Zone Management Manager Gary McAlpin said approximately 90,000 tons of sand has been placed on Vanderbilt Beach between LaPlaya Beach & Golf Club south to just past the Remington condominiums. The renourishment work on this section was completed more than two months ahead of schedule. […]