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  • 11 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Dredging Contractors of America announced late yesterday that the Water Infrastructure Act of 2018/Water Resources Development Act – otherwise known as WRDA 2018 – has overwhelmingly passed the Senate, heading now to the White House for President Trump’s Signature. The Senate voted 99-1 in favor of WRDA 2018. The Bill passed in the US House by […]

  • 28 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    Colin Fraser, Member of Parliament for West Nova, on behalf of Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, yesterday announced that the Government of Canada is investing $8.35 million in harbor infrastructure in West Nova. Commenting the latest announcement, Colin Fraser said: “This $8.35 million investment in local small craft harbors […]

  • 24 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, officially signed the Chief of Engineers Report for the San Juan Harbor Navigation Improvements Study August 23. The Chief’s signing of this report is a significant milestone for Puerto Rico, and addresses harbor improvements such as deepening and widening the channels, accommodate existing […]

  • 11 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Rep. Peter DeFazio announced yesterday that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will allocate up to $6.5 million in funding this year to address Port Orford’s much-needed repairs for its port’s failed breakwater. “This is excellent news for Port Orford,” said DeFazio. “This community relies on the port as its economic engine, and fixing the […]

  • 29 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Town of Pawleys Island, South Carolina, will host a public information meeting today, from 3-5 p.m. about their upcoming beach renourishment project. The meeting will provide an overview of the Pawleys Island Beach Restoration Project, the scope of the work and the plan for financing the project. Town officials and Coastal Science & Engineering […]

  • 25 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    For every $1 invested in deepening, $24 will be returned to the economy, Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) said in their latest announcement named ‘Harbor Deepening Facts’. According to the official statement, JAXPORT currently supports more than 130,000 jobs throughout the region and creates $26 billion in economic impact every year, with local jobs associated with […]

  • 21 June 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Envisan, environmental subsidiary of Jan De Nul Group, yesterday received the Charter Sustainable Entrepreneurship from the Flanders’ Chamber of Commerce (Voka) as a recognition for its sustainability program. This program includes various action points, including the investment in two brand new physicochemical installations for the soil and sediment treatment centers in Belgium and France. In […]

  • 7 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday approved the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018 (H.R. 8), bipartisan legislation that provides for improvements to the Nation’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, etc. According to the official U.S. House of Representatives’ statement, the bill passed by a vote of 408 to 2. […]

  • 3 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Boskalis has received a Letter of Award from the Housing & Development Board of Singapore for the development of a polder at the north western tip of Pulau Tekong. The contract value for the joint venture with Penta Ocean Construction Company is approximately EUR800 million of which Boskalis’ share is approximately EUR400 million. Boskalis and […]

  • 22 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Dragados UK, part of the Dragados Group – a key construction arm of the ACS Group, has started caissons construction for the Aberdeen Harbor Expansion Project. According to the company, the first of 22 giant caisson units has been fabricated in support of Aberdeen’s South Harbor Construction Project. The units, which are up to 51 meters […]

  • 5 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Beach nourishment is a soft alternative to hard coastal defenses and protects against flooding and erosion by dissipating the wave energy. Also referred to as beach replenishment, the work describes a process by which sediment, usually sand, lost through longshore drift or erosion is replaced from other sources. It is executed with natural elements and allows […]

  • 7 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    EcoShape, the foundation that carries out the public-private Building with Nature innovation program, said in their latest announcement that the preparations for the Clay Ripening pilot project are in full swing now. “Yesterday we started digging the drainage trenches to remove excess water from the Delfzijl location,” said EcoShape. Excessive levels of sediment in the Eems-Dollard […]

  • 23 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    Mackley is part way through an 11-week project to improve protection for an Environment Agency asset on the River Thames at Coldharbour on the Isle of Dogs. The Coldharbour Flood Wall Remediation and Foreshore Protection Works are being carried out under a 10-year Environment Agency framework called TEAM2100, which involves looking after the agency’s assets […]

  • 13 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    Connecticut Institute for Resilience & Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will organize a workshop on putting living shorelines projects into practice. Sea-level rise and storms are increasing erosion and inundation of coastal wetlands across New England and threaten property and valuable natural resources. The term “living shoreline” […]

  • 28 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) yesterday approved a request from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Norfolk District for $3M in reprogrammed funds that will go towards the Craney Island Eastward Expansion (CIEE) Project. This approval comes after a strong collaborative effort by Congressmen Bobby Scott and Scott Taylor who had been working […]

  • 21 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced award of the first Jacksonville Harbor Deepening contract to the Dutra Group of San Rafael, Calif. The Corps awarded the contract late yesterday in the amount of $22,826,400. Contract “A” is the first of multiple construction contracts that will deepen the existing Federal navigation channel, […]

  • 21 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, is leading an interagency project to help restore the ecosystem at Poplar Island in the Chesapeake Bay. The Paul S. Sarbanes Ecosystem Restoration Project at Poplar Island is a $1.4-billion sustainability project to provide habitat for diamondback terrapins, over 160 bird species, crabs, rockfish and killifish, all […]

  • 27 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    A clay ripening pilot project is due to begin on the banks of the Eems Dollard in the Netherlands to investigate how sediment can be converted into clay soil. The scheme is being organised by knowledge consortium EcoShape, Rijkswaterstaat, the provincial authority of of Groningen, Groningen Seaports, the Hunze and Aa’s water authority and nature […]

  • 12 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Lerwick Port Authority said in its latest release that the biggest expansion yet to service port users at their harbor is officially opened today. The £16.5 million quay will be named Mair’s Pier by Shetland MSP Tavish Scott when he unveils a new sign before invited guests, including port users, stakeholders and others. “Lerwick […]

  • 12 July 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Faasse Groep, a Goes based dredging contractor, has just introduced their new trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Scald. The new vessel, converted into TSHD by Kooiman B.V. in Zwijndrecht, was delivered to her new owners earlier this month. During this conversion, various preparations were undertaken towards future expansion, including a hopper capacity of 1.800m³, a totally […]

  • 7 July 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development, Technology, Vessels

    Overflow systems are designed to optimize the efficiency of the dredging process by draining excess water and leaving more weight available for the payload, thus limiting the amount of turbulence in the hopper. During the overflow process, the aim is to remove excess water from the hopper, making room for more payload. However, with a […]

  • 23 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    West Virginia Governor Jim Justice yesterday joined House Speaker Tim Armstead and Senate President Mitch Carmichael to sign House Bill 2935. The bill creates several state flood protection measures. This legislation was passed back on April 8. It establishes a Joint Legislative Committee on Flooding, creates the Resiliency and Flood Protection Planning Act, creates the […]

  • 2 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Representative Bill Keating earlier this week joined Marshfield Harbormaster Mike Dimeo, Senator Patrick O’Connor and Marshfield Selectman Michael Bradley aboard USACE’s dredger Currituck as it performed maintenance dredging in Green Harbor’s federal channel. “As we watched the ship and crew in action, Col. Christopher Barron, Commander of the New England District of USACE, explained […]

  • 4 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The proposed federal budget for 2018 includes drastic cuts in funding for Great Lakes programs. It calls on the eight states bordering the lakes to fund a wide array of programs designed to safeguard the lakes and protect public health and ecosystems. U.S. President Donald Trump also proposed deep funding cuts in Great Lakes programs […]

  • 26 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has awarded more than $217,000 in RESTORE grant funding for the Pensacola Bay Living Shoreline Project. Funding will support the first phase of planning, engineering, design and permitting of the environmental restoration project. Living shorelines address erosion by providing long-term protection, reducing wave energy and restoring vegetated shoreline habitats […]

  • 6 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Texas Senate has unanimously passed Senate Bill 28, the Texas Port Expansion Act, authored by Senator Brandon Creighton and co-authored by Senator Lois Kolkhorst, to provide opportunities for investments and enhancements at Texas Ports. “Texas ports are estimated to be responsible for 25 percent of Texas’ gross domestic product,” said Kolkhorst. “Our ports are […]