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  • 12 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Mackley is gearing up for a busy October with preparations underway to participate in a number of industry events across the country focusing on issues including flooding, coastal defence and the future of the construction industry. Over a two-week period, Mackley will participate in four events, starting with the Suffolk Coastal Forum in Ipswich (7 […]

  • 25 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    HR Wallingford has scheduled its “Introduction to Coastal Processes and Management” event for 9-10 September, 2014, in Wallingford, UK. This two-day course will introduce methods used in designing and planning coastal engineering and management schemes. The risks of coastal flooding and erosion, both in the UK and overseas, will increase as existing man-made defences such […]

  • 29 April 2013

    VolkerStevin, in conjunction with Carillion, Halcrow and Glasgow City Council, has received two highly commended awards for the White Cart Water Flood Prevention Project at the CEEQUAL Outstanding Achievement Awards. The project was highly commended in the categories of ‘Relations with the Local Community and other Stakeholders’, and ‘Ecology and Biodiversity’. The White Cart Water […]

  • 2 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Hollands Noorderkwartier Regional Water Board and the Department of Public Works and Water Management intend to award the Van Oord (50%) – Boskalis (50%) joint venture a contract to reinforce and maintain the Hondsbossche and Pettemer Sea Defence from Petten to Camperduin, the northern stretch of the Dutch coastline. The contract with a value […]

  • 13 February 2014

    As the Environment Agency continues to take action around the clock to reduce flood risk across the South East, communities are being warned to expect more flooding as further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next few days across the region. With more widespread heavy rain expected across the South East throughout the rest of […]

  • 7 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency and West Dorset District Council have partnered up to work on new multi-million pound sea defenses at West Bay, Bridport, West Dorset. West Dorset District Council Planning Committee last month unanimously approved the proposal to install new sea defenses at East Beach and West Beach. The beach defenses protect 148 residential properties, […]

  • 16 August 2012

    The Surfbreak Protection Society (SPS) is waiting for a response from the Waikato Regional Council regarding an offer made by the Environmental Defence Society (EDS) to host a workshop to discuss and seek positive outcomes for the degraded surfing quality at Whangamata Bar. Surfers at the world famous surfbreak, the “Whanga Bar” have stated that […]

  • 12 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Former Australian Defence Force Commander, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Mike Lean, will lead the development and expansion of Victoria’s second international container port, Port of Hastings Development Authority (PoHDA) Chair, Yehudi Blacher, announced today. Mr Blacher said Mr Lean’s appointment as Chief Executive Officer came at a critical time for PoHDA, as planning for the expansion […]

  • 29 October 2012

    Defence Infrastructure Organisation has announced plans for the Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) Base Porting Infrastructure Project – HMNB Portsmouth. The project is for the design and construction of a secure tidal berth for the QEC Aircraft Carrier on Middle Slip Jetty comprising upgrading work to the existing jetty to withstand berthing, mooring and operational forces […]

  • 28 March 2012

    Abu Dhabi Ship Building, the shipbuilder and naval support services provider in the Gulf region and a strategic affiliate of Mubadala, has announced that it is stepping up its focus on maintenance, repairs and overhauling services, which has been one of the fastest-growing business divisions of the company. Abu Dhabi Ship Building is currently showcasing […]

  • 8 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Philippines: Pasay City to Pursue Reclamation Project Mayor Antonino Calixto is committed to find common ground with the City Council over the city’s 300 has. reclamation project.   Boskalis, Van Oord Reinforce Northern Stretch of Dutch Coastline The Hollands Noorderkwartier Regional Water Board and the Department of Public Works and Water Management intend to […]

  • 3 August 2020
    Authorities & Government

    Richmond MP Rishi Sunak visited Stokesley on Friday, 31 July to learn more about the town’s new £3.7m Flood Alleviation Scheme. During the visit, Mr Sunak was shown around areas of the town that will benefit from the scheme by representatives from the Environment Agency. Earlier this month, the government unveiled its long-term plan to […]

  • 5 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    After the 1953 and 1976 North Sea floods, a flood defense plan, called the Sigma Plan, was conceived to protect the Flemish part of the Scheldt estuary against future storm surges. The plan is governed by Waterwegen en Zeekanaal NV (W&Z), a Flemish government agency and since 2005 aims to combine flood defense with strengthening […]

  • 12 March 2013

    The Galgeplaat sand nourishment trial in the Eastern Scheldt was completed recently. The result is positive. Nourishment stops the Galgeplaat tidal flat eroding as quickly and nature is recovering well. And there has not been any negative effect on mussel farming in the area. The nourishment operation is intended to mitigate the negative impact of […]

  • 5 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Clacton’s main holiday beach is getting important maintenance work carried out to the seawall. Tendring District Council (TDC) is undertaking the improvements at West Beach at the same time as drainage is being upgraded along the Lower Promenade in a similar location. The Council’s own engineering staff are carrying out the scheme using a 35 […]

  • 18 December 2012

    According to the just-released Dredging in Figures, the drivers of dredging have developed favourably, though moderately, over the last decade, but in the dredging industry itself, the total turnover has more than doubled. Why has the dredging industry grown faster than its drivers? Dredging in Figures is an annual statistical review of the global dredging […]

  • 13 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has been working in collaboration with East Devon District Council since 2015 to develop a new tidal defense scheme for Exmouth. The need for the new defense scheme for Exmouth was initially identified as part of a flood risk management strategy for the whole of the Exe Estuary. Following analysis by the Environment […]

  • 5 July 2011
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

      Ovenden Earthmoving Co Ltd of Wingham Well near Canterbury has taken delivery of a new Volvo L180G wheeled loader and three A30F articulated haulers as an increment to its plant fleet. These latest additions to Ovenden’s earthmoving fleet of primarily Volvo branded machines were chosen once again thanks to high product availability of the […]

  • 23 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, announced federal funding for new technology development at the Port of Halifax. “A strong and efficient […]

  • 12 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Access to a 500m section of Aberdeen beach is being closed to the public from Friday, 12 July, due to considerable erosion of sand caused by recent storms, Aberdeen City Council reports.  An estimated 140,000 tonnes has been displaced by the wind and tides leaving a deficit of up to 2m in some places. The […]

  • 5 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency’s £100 million Boston Barrier – which will better protect more than 14,000 properties from tidal flooding – has been given the a green light by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Michael Gove. Following approval for the scheme’s full business case from HM Treasury last week, the […]

  • 21 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    BMT Group Ltd (BMT), the international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced another strong financial performance for the year to 30 September 2012. By focusing on markets where it can deliver high-value customer solutions, revenues from BMT’s continuing businesses rose 22% to £156m and underlying operating profits increased to £13.7m, a proportion of […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    A delegation from Team Van Oord and the Environment Agency visited the House of Commons in Westminster earlier this week to collect a Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice. The Green Apple Award was presented to the Environment Agency and Team Van Oord for the Medmerry Managed Realignment Scheme which has received a host […]

  • 28 April 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Ongoing Port Development Projects Introduced (India) 58 port development projects in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode have been awarded up to 31st March, 2013.   Damen: Partnership with Van Oord (The Bahamas) Following a six-year acquisition program, the Government of the Bahamas has announced the signing of a Letter of Intent to acquire 9 vessels […]

  • 21 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Damen: Partnership with Van Oord (The Bahamas) Following a six-year acquisition program, the Government of the Bahamas has announced the signing of a Letter of Intent to acquire 9 vessels for the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and construction work for their naval bases.   Boskalis: Port of Mombasa Expansion Underway (Kenya) In week 14 Cofra […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Medmerry managed realignment in West Sussex, the UK’s largest manmade coastal habitat flood scheme, has won ‘The Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award’ and ‘Civil Engineering Project of the Year’ in the 2014 British Construction Industry Awards. The only UK project to win two awards, Medmerry protects 348 properties, two holiday parks, a water treatment […]