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  • 22 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    One of the dredging vessels involved in the Portsmouth harbor dredging project found an unexploded Second World War device earlier this morning, Royal Navy just announced. The bomb was found by Boskalis, which has been contracted by the Defense Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to carry out the £31 million dredging program. The harbor is currently being […]

  • 4 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    At the direction of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and in support of the Government of Puerto Rico, the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Defense, and the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) took the first steps Sunday toward slowing the erosion of the Guajataca Dam’s damaged spillway.  Keeping the spillway functional is […]

  • 4 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A scheme delivered by Team Van Oord working on behalf of the Environment Agency has been named ‘Project of the Year’ in the prestigious 2016 Constructing Excellence in London and South East Awards. Having been named a finalist in two categories, the Broomhill Sands Coastal Defense Scheme went on to win ‘Project of the Year […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Senate has approved legislation that would prioritize funding for deep-draft harbor and channel dredging for commercial ports like the Port of Gulfport that have been designated as “strategic” to national security, U.S. Senator Thad Cochran said. The FY2017 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill (HR.2028), approved 90-8 on Thursday, provides $250 million for deep-draft harbor […]

  • 17 January 2013

    Congresswoman Kaptur has secured the ranking member position on the Energy and Water Subcommittee of House Appropriations. Congresswoman Kaptur called the subcommittee position “a good fit” for Ohio’s Ninth Congressional District, which stretches along the Lake Erie coast from Cleveland to Toledo. Among other areas, the subcommittee has jurisdiction over: -Renewable energy initiatives nationally; -Dredging […]

  • 24 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has just published its latest paper named “Ten Steps to Efficiency in Flood and Coastal Risk Management”. The paper outlines ten points that could enable commissioning authorities, government and the infrastructure industry to achieve efficiencies in delivering and maintaining flood defenses, without compromising on quality or safety. These range […]

  • 22 October 2020
    Equipment

    Mud Cat Dredges today announced that their brand new Mud Cat 115D was successfully commissioned in Western Australia at a wastewater treatment plant. “The dredge was provided from inventory by Apex Envirocare in Australia, Mud Cat’s authorized dealer,” the company said. The MC 115D was designed around the premise of making a durable, productive, transportable, […]

  • 12 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Both phases (North and South) of the £4 million Selly Park flood prevention scheme have been completed by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency. The works have significantly reduced the risk of flooding from Bourn Brook, a tributary of the River Rea, for hundreds of local homes and businesses. The works at […]

  • 8 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    West Dorset District Council’s engineers have scooped one of the top awards at a recent ceremony hosted by the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) in Bristol. The pioneering Lyme Regis Environmental Improvements Phase IV scheme beat off 14 competitors to take home the ICE South West Major Project of the Year award at the ceremony […]

  • 28 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection announced a $25 million agreement for the cleanup of the Rio Tinto Mine, an abandoned copper mine in Elko County, Nev. Four companies have agreed to pay for the environmental project. The state of Nevada will oversee the […]

  • 26 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The second edition of Flood and Coast, an intensive 3-day conference and exhibition, will take place at the Telford International Center, 28-30 March 2017. Led again by the Environment Agency, the event will draw together key stakeholders from the flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCRM) community, including local authorities, dredging companies, civil engineers, infrastructure […]

  • 1 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Phase 1 of the Hill Head Coastal Protection Project is underway with contractors already on the site. As a part of the Phase 1 of the Hill Head project, re-nourishment of historically low beach levels at the beach will take place, protecting the promenade from further exposure to wave damage. Extensive maintenance on the 13 Fareham […]

  • 20 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    According to a recent, award-winning study conducted by The Nature Conservancy and CH2M in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, incorporating nature-based defenses into traditional infrastructure solutions provides the most effective protection against climate-related flooding. Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge caused more than $19 billion in damages in New York City. In the city’s Special Initiative for […]

  • 8 October 2012

    The U.S. Department of Defense has announced that the Port Lavaca firm won the Matagorda dredging contract. RLB Contracting Inc. of Port Lavaca, Texas, received a $6,694,600 firm-fixed-price contract. Work will be performed in Matagorda, Texas, with an estimated completion date of August 30, 2013. [mappress] Dredging Today Staff, October 8, 2012

  • 26 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Norfolk Dredging Co., Chesapeake, Virginia, has won an $11.8 million firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance dredging of the inland waterway Delaware River to Chesapeake Bay. Work will be performed in Maryland with an estimated completion date of Feb. 10, 2015. According to the defense.gov, this was a competitive acquisition, and three offers were received. The U.S. […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Norfolk Dredging Company has won a $18.8 million contract for a dredging requirement for Baltimore harbor and channels. Maintenance dredging will take place in various channel sections in the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $18.8 million were obligated at the time of the award. The estimated […]

  • 30 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    VBA – a joint venture comprising VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business – is starting the next phase of works at Fairhaven Lake. According to VBA, the second phase of works at Fairhaven Lake will involve upgrading Stanner Bank car park, replacing the retaining wall and refurbishing the existing outfall drainage from Fairhaven Lake to the […]

  • 10 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The second phase of improvements to flood banks at Whittlesey Washes is nearly complete.  The Green Wheel cycle path between Stanground and Whittlesey was expected to remain diverted until the end of November, while a low, 249m-long concrete wall was built as part of a scheme to improve flood defenses. When the whole £26 million […]

  • 29 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    International Parking Institute (IPI) has awarded the underground parking garage Kustwerk Katwijk, the Netherlands, with a top award in the category for Architectural Achievement in the 2017 Awards of Excellence competition in New Orleans. The handout ceremony took place in New Orleans on 24 May. Every year since 1982, the IPI Awards of Excellence competition […]

  • 18 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Royal HaskoningDHV has yet again received high profile acknowledgement for its Littlehaven Promenade and Seawall, South Shields UK scheme by receiving a ‘commendation’ at the prestigious Concrete Society Awards 2014 held at The Grosvenor Hotel, Park Lane, London recently. This follows two other winning awards from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) North East […]

  • 27 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Construction of the Newbury flood alleviation scheme has been finished, according to the Environment Agency report. The work was delayed by high groundwater levels and high flows in the River Kennet during the winter of 2012 to 2013.  Newbury has been vulnerable to river flooding. Its canal and river banks and water levels are as much […]

  • 27 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    A project to upgrade and improve the coastal defenses and promenade at Avon Beach reached completion last week after contractors and council engineers pulled out all the stops to ensure the site is fully open and operational for the start of the summer season, Christchurch Borough Council reports.  These works, undertaken by PT Contractors Ltd, involved raising […]

  • 28 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    Construction begins on the £4.8 million Marton West Beck Flood Alleviation Scheme that will protect properties in central Middlesbrough against flooding from the beck, the sea, and surface water. The project is being delivered by the Environment Agency and Middlesbrough Council, and was initiated by the Northumbria Regional Flood and Coastal Committee. The contractor working […]

  • 19 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company (GLDD) has won a $7.4 million firm-fixed-price contract with options for the Southwest Pass maintenance dredging work. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, this work will be performed on the Mississippi River SWP Area and possibly in other areas of the New Orleans District with an estimated completion […]

  • 21 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Delta Marine Consultants has signed a license agreement for the use of 12,500 m3 of Xblocs for the construction of the new marina in Cadzand in the Netherlands. The marina of Cadzand is part of  the upgrading of the coastal defenses at Cadzand (‘Zwakke schakels’). The project comprises of 2 breakwaters built with 4m3 and […]

  • 17 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (July 11-17, 2016).   Boskalis Announces Job Cuts and Fleet Reduction Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has completed its fleet rationalization study announced earlier this year.   The Netherlands to Implement New Flood Defense Standard Dutch parliament has agreed on an […]