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  • 23 July 2010

    Five thousand hectares of coastal land will be protected as part of a state approval of a key dredging project to facilitate Queensland’s emerging LNG industry and other future port facilities. Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Stirling Hinchliffe welcomed Coordinator-General Colin Jensen’s conditional approval of the Western Basin Dredging and Disposal (WBDD) project in Gladstone, […]

  • 23 July 2010
    Business & Finance

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has successfully closed an inaugural USD 450 million US Private Placement Notes program with 26 institutional investors in the United States and United Kingdom. The significantly oversubscribed program consists of three tranches with maturities of 7, 10 and 12 years and was issued in both US dollars and Sterling. The US […]

  • 23 July 2010

    In an open letter to Thad W. Allen, the retired Coast Guard admiral overseeing the Gulf of Mexico oil spill response, almost two dozen coastal scientists from Louisiana and around the country have urged the federal government to halt the construction of sand berms in the gulf, calling the project ineffective in the fight against […]

  • 23 July 2010

    Coastal communities in Lincolnshire are being protected from flooding as part of a £30m project. The Environment Agency is using a dredger to pump sand onto 20km (12.5 miles) of beaches. The aim of the Lincshore scheme is to raise beach levels to prevent waves going over the sea walls. The agency said it was […]

  • 21 July 2010

    The approval this afternoon of President Obama’s budget request to begin funding coastal Louisiana restoration construction projects by the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development is “a down payment in what must be a long-term commitment to restoring and protecting coastal Louisiana,” according to five local and national conservation groups. The Subcommittee’s approval […]

  • 20 July 2010

    Conservation groups today urged the U.S. House Appropriations Committee to pass President Obama’s budget proposal to begin funding Coastal Louisiana restoration projects when it marks up the spending bill for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other public agencies for Fiscal Year 2011. Last week, the House Energy & Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee did […]

  • 15 July 2010

    A delegation of Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority representatives and coastal scientists visited the sand berm project in the northern Chandeleur Islands area today. Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Chairman (CPRA) Garret Graves said, “We conducted a construction and effectiveness assessment of the sand berm project. The berms are working!” The delegation found that the […]

  • 9 July 2010
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    CEDA as an official stakeholder has been participating in the work relating to the implementation of the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) from the second part of 2009. This concise document introduces briefly the MSFD and explains why and in what way is CEDA involved in the discussions relating to the implementation of the […]

  • 8 July 2010
    Business & Finance

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) wishes to announce that the integration process as a result of the merger of Boskalis and SMIT is progressing well. The process is being led by Peter Berdowski (CEO Boskalis) and Ben Vree (CEO SMIT) and based on current findings the integration is expected to be completed in December 2010. […]

  • 6 July 2010

    The Belgian government’s integrated coastal safety plan must protect the coastal area in Flanders before 2015 against a devastating super flood that occurs around every 100 years. Due to the constant rise in sea levels (2 mm per annum) eight weak points have been identified along this 67 kilometre coastline which may not be able […]

  • 5 July 2010

    A proposal worth Rs 567 crore has been sent to the Central Government through Fisheries Coastal Engineering Institute for extension of the… [mappress] Source: deccanherald, July 6, 2010;

  • 5 July 2010

    Aggressively pursuing its expansion plans to substantially raise capacity, Paradip Port is set to have a multi-purpose berth exclusively to handle Clean Cargo and containers at a cost of Rs 387.31 crore. “The dedicated terminal, likely to be operational by 2012, will add five million tonne capacity to the existing installed capacity of 76 million […]

  • 5 July 2010
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has been awarded the second phase of the construction of the LNG import terminal of Cuyutlán on the west coast of Mexico. The total contract value is approximately € 90 million with Boskalis’ share amounting approximately € 45 million. The contract was awarded by Secretaría de Comunicaciones Y Transportes (Ministry of […]

  • 2 July 2010

    Over 300 coastal villagers in Kawang can expect minimal impact from floods once a short-term measure to deepen the mouth of Sg. Kawang is… [mappress] Source: dailyexpress, July 3, 2010;

  • 2 July 2010
    Business & Finance

    In recent times, dredging activities in ports, both capital and maintenance, have been witnessing a massive demand in India. This is increasingly being driven by the government’s plans of constructing new ports and expanding the existing ones to meet future traffic targets. Use of larger vessels, an increased focus on coastal shipping and inland waterways, […]

  • 25 June 2010
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Port expansion, channel deepening, as well as the demand of improved coastal engineering and management is driving massive dredging… [mappress] Source: IQPC, June 25, 2010

  • 22 June 2010
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders, Technology, Vessels

    IHC Merwede is pleased to announce that it has recently secured assignments for dredging and offshore vessels and equipment to the value of more than €500 million. This reinforces the group’s belief that there will be continued demand for its innovative vessels, advanced equipment and life-cycle support. The latest projects agreed and confirmed by IHC […]

  • 20 June 2010

    A major Coastal Zone Management permit renewal for a dock at the Westin Resort on St. John was approved by the Senate Environmental…   [mappress] Source: news.tradingcharts, June 20, 2010;

  • 17 June 2010
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation reported today that it has been engaged as a subcontractor to Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure Group (“Shaw”) to provide dredging services relating to the construction of sand berms off the Louisiana coast. Shaw has been retained by the State of Louisiana to construct the berms. The sand berms are […]

  • 14 June 2010
    Business & Finance

    The 2009 domestic bid market increased significantly to $1.1 billion from $783 million in 2008, primarily as a result of needed maintenance projects.The Corps goal is to reach 95% U.S. port operating capacity by 2013. Heightens the need to maintain and deepen U.S. East and Gulf Coast ports,Jacksonville & Delaware projects, among others, moving forward,Renewed […]

  • 10 June 2010

    Residents living on the two-mile coastal strip between Casino Square and Drake Island Resort will soon be asked to sign a permission form… [mappress] Source: seacoastonline, June 11, 2010;

  • 10 June 2010
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The environmental disasters this spring seem to know no end. Most recently, the United States is facing the largest oceanic catastrophe ever, as BP’s Deepwater Horizon continues to discharge thousands of gallons of oil into pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to suffocate marine life and contaminate coastal wetlands. Earlier in April the […]

  • 9 June 2010
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders, Technology

    Italian based civil contractor SOMIT s.r.l. has awarded a contract to HollandMT and FKAB for the engineering of a Dredge-X150SP. This is a self-propelled pontoon suitable for a Liebherr 984 excavator able to dredge on -18m water depths. The hull is designed according to Bureau Veritas rules as a heavy welded construction with a double […]

  • 5 June 2010
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Shaw Group Inc. today announced it has been awarded a contract by the state of Louisiana’s Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration… [mappress] Source: shawgrp,June 5, 2010

  • 28 May 2010

    The federal government gave partial approval Thursday to Louisiana’s plan to keep oil out of coastal estuaries by dredging up new barrier… [mappress] Source: cnn, May 28, 2010;

  • 23 May 2010

    The push to build sand barriers in parts of coastal Louisiana to protect from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill may have hit a snag.   [mappress] Source: wdsu,May 23, 2010;