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  • 13 January 2021
    Infrastructure

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) announced yesterday that operations are underway to restore Rabbit Island, the only Brown Pelican colony in Southwest Louisiana. Located in the southwest portion of Calcasieu Lake in Cameron Parish, Rabbit Island is the first rebuild of a waterbird colony since the successful restoration of Queen Bess Island, […]

  • 11 January 2021
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) announced today the receipt of several major dredging contracts totaling $60.9 million which will be included in the year-end 2020 backlog number. The awarded work includes: North County Comprehensive Shore Protection Project (Coastal Protection, Florida, $21.2 million); U.S. Naval Station Mayport and Jacksonville Harbor Maintenance Dredging Project (Maintenance, […]

  • 11 January 2021
    Infrastructure

    Hopper dredger Sospan Dau was busy over the past two weeks discharging 18,000m3 of dredged material onto the foreshore in Southsea. According to the officials, the dredger has formed a working platform with this material in preparation for sheet piling on the west side. This will allow the contractors to commence sheet piling the rear […]

  • 8 January 2021
    Business development

    Encore Dredging Partners (EDP), a newly formed premier specialty dredging and marine infrastructure services firm, has acquired Inland Dredging Company for an undisclosed purchase price. EDP completed the transaction with the support of AV Capital who is the sole financial sponsor of EDP and will continue to support future growth and provide oversight. According to […]

  • 7 January 2021
    Environment

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded a $1 million National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) for wetland restoration on the Lower Middleton complex at Samworth Wildlife Management Area in Georgetown County. The grant was completed and submitted through a partnership between Ducks Unlimited and SCDNR. […]

  • 5 January 2021
    Infrastructure

    An U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ contractor will resume dredging work at Perdido Pass in early January with work expected to take about a month. The contractor will begin mobilizing during this week, informs the Official Website of the City of Orange Beach, Alabama. “Heavy equipment will be on the beach, west of the pass, and […]

  • 4 January 2021
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    Inter RAO-Engineering and FSUE Rosmorport have signed contract for the construction of the new Pionersky terminal in the Kaliningrad Region, reports PortNews. Under the deal, the Russian company will complete the construction of the future international freight/passenger terminal in Pionersky. Last December, Inter RAO (member of Inter RAO Group, Moscow) was announced as the winner […]

  • 29 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    U.S. members of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) said in their latest release that they are pleased that many port-related programs championed by AAPA and its members are included in the FY 2021 Omnibus appropriation package and in the FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Among the most noteworthy port-related programs in the year-end […]

  • 25 December 2020
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    Inter RAO – Engineering LLC (member of Inter RAO Group) has been announced as the winner of FSUE Rosmorport’s tender for the construction of port infrastructure in Pionersky, Kaliningrad Region. According to Roseltorg, the largest federal operator of electronic trading, the contract for the new terminal will be signed soon with Inter RAO – Engineering […]

  • 24 December 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley — who serves on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and on the Senate Appropriations Committee — and Ron Wyden have announced that after last-minute legislative push, the WRDA 2020 bill will increase funding to nearly all Oregon ports. “As we continue to work to beat back the coronavirus and […]

  • 24 December 2020
    Authorities & Government

    A consultation has been launched for a flood defence scheme at Penketh and Whittle Brooks that could reduce the risk of flooding to 221 properties. The Environment Agency is encouraging residents to share their views on proposals for this £3.3m flood risk management scheme. Peter Costello, Area Flood and Coastal Risk Manager for the Environment […]

  • 23 December 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District has presented a proposal regarding the repair of the breakwater feature of the Federal Navigation Project (FNP) at Hyannis Harbor, Massachusetts. The purpose of the proposed project is to restore full functionality of the FNP breakwater to meet its authorized purpose and to extend the repairs […]

  • 22 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Following a visit in November to form the eastern temporary platform, the TSHD Sospan Dau has returned to the Southsea coast. The dredger will continue rainbowing material onto the foreshore, between Clarence Pier and the Spur Redoubt. The dredged material will be levelled to complete the installation of the western temporary working platform. VSBW, a […]

  • 22 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The USACE Jacksonville District has just released these beautiful photos from their Coastal Storm Risk Management Project in St. Johns County. The work includes both dune and beach berm construction along approximately 2.6 miles of coastline from Vilano Beach to South Ponte Vedra Beach. The project is designed to restore critically-eroded shoreline and dunes, St. […]

  • 22 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    New York Congressman, Lee Zeldin, issued the following statement following House passage of the Senate Amendment to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (H.R. 133), which includes government funding through September 30, 2021, and additional coronavirus relief: “Throughout December, as Congress’ new COVID-19 relief and annual appropriations legislation was being negotiated, I worked closely with House and […]

  • 21 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Construction works officially started on North Breton Island, LA, a couple of days a go with the first cubic yards of dredged sand placed on the island. The long awaited project was approved in 2014 as one of the three components of the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Phase III Early Restoration Louisiana Outer Coast Project. The […]

  • 21 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    After 10 years of planning and executing, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District’s Mississippi Coastal Improvements Program (MsCIP) completed the second largest restoration project in the history of the National Park Service, the restoration of Ship Island. Ship Island, a barrier island on the western tip of Gulf Islands National Seashore, 10 miles […]

  • 21 December 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    The Palaszczuk Government’s multi-million-dollar upgrade of the Gold Coast’s Sand Bypass System jetty is complete, supporting ongoing Seaway and inland coastal waterways access for boaties and commercial operators. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said that the $3.35 million Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) project involved installing extra support beams underneath the jetty deck […]

  • 17 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District has just reported the completion of preparatory maintenance and repair works on board the hopper dredge Yaquina. “USACE is having maintenance done on engines and draghead winches, along with numerous other items on the dredge Yaquina in wet berth in Seattle,” the Army Corps said. Over the […]

  • 17 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    BAM Nuttall, working on behalf of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, has completed the installation of sea defences in Withernsea, helping to protect the town from the threat presented by North Sea coastal erosion. Work on the £7million South Withernsea Coastal Defence Scheme, which began April 2019, has extended the existing defences southwards with 400 […]

  • 16 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The City of Windsor, Ontario, yesterday released this beautiful video on their Peche Island Shoreline Protection Project. In the Detroit River, the City’s Peche Island has long been a refuge for endangered species. It offers pockets of calm water in the fast-flowing river and wetlands with submerged vegetation beds. Over time, strong waves from ship […]

  • 15 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    South Korean Samsung Construction & Trading, EPC contractor for the construction of the new 2.4GW Fujairah F3 gas-fired combined-cycle power plant, awarded the marine subcontract for the intake and outfall installation to Jan De Nul Group. The Fujairah F3 Independent Power Plant (IPP) will be built between the existing Fujairah F1 and Fujairah F2 Water […]

  • 15 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has officially started construction on an emergency beach nourishment project to repair the damaged shoreline at the West End of Grand Isle. The work, undertaken by Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation, involves emergency restoration work on the severely eroded storm damaged shoreline at Grand Isle in Louisiana. […]

  • 14 December 2020
    Equipment

    The TSHD Sospan Dau dredger will return to Southsea tonight for around two weeks, according to the latest project update. This second visit will see the Sospan Dau ‘rainbowing’ a load of gravel every high tide to create a second working platform between the Spur Redoubt and the Saluting Platform. “Due to unsettled weather conditions, […]

  • 14 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Hawke’s Bay coastal hazards project is re-engaging with the community to build solutions for the coast between Clifton and Tangoio. The Joint Committee met to discuss a series of community workshops, aimed at testing the project workstream outputs ahead of formal consultation in 2021, as well as a proposed funding review. “This is complex […]

  • 14 December 2020
    Business development

    After years in the planning, Eastland Port in Gisborne has received the official go ahead to proceed with two major infrastructure projects. On December 2, the Environment Court advised that they had signed off the resource consents for the rebuild of Wharf 7 and the slipway. “This is the culmination of a process we started […]