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  • 28 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Philippines: Private Company to Dredge Rivers in Subic The Aquino government, through the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), introduced a plan to hire a private company to dredge the rivers in Subic, Zambales in an attempt to alleviate the worsening flood situation.   Van Oord Nabs Mumbai Port Dredging Contract (India) The […]

  • 25 March 2014

    The Environment Agency has completed five weeks of intensive work to restore the sea defences damaged by the severe winter storms at Preston Beach. A significant amount of shingle was washed away by the waves at the Preston Beach Sea Defence Scheme, to the East of Weymouth. During a series of severe storms in early […]

  • 5 November 2010

    Since work started on the construction of Maasvlakte 2 two years ago, 170 million m3 of sand has been brought in. That is more than would be needed to fill the Rotterdam – Fyenoord soccer stadium to the brim 100 times. At the height of the ‘sand operations’, some ten trailing hopper suction dredgers were […]

  • 30 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Lancaster City Council has commissioned ABPmer to prepare a Coastal Management Strategy for the Morecambe Town frontage. The purpose of the strategy is to implement the shoreline management plan policies in a sustainable and cost effective manner. The focus is to understand the effectiveness of the existing coastal defences and to identify any necessary amendments, […]

  • 11 October 2011
    Business & Finance

    BEML Limited, the premier Public Sector Company under the Ministry of Defence, engaged in the manufacture and supply of equipment to Core Sectors of economy viz., Mining and Construction, Rail & Metro, Defence & Aerospace, Trading and e-Engineering has forayed into Dredging business. To exploit the emerging opportunities in the Dredging business on account of […]

  • 9 August 2011
    Project & Tenders

    At long last, and in many years, the people of the Ada Traditional Area in the Dangme East District of the Greater Accra Region are going… (modernghana) [mappress] Source: modernghana, August 9, 2011

  • 25 August 2020

    The next phase of work is due to start on a £27 million flood defence scheme in Rhyl in October. The East Rhyl Coastal Defence Scheme will protect 1,650 properties in East Rhyl and will be funded through the Welsh Government, as well as part funding by Denbighshire County Council. Work started on site in […]

  • 6 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Environment Agency has completed the consultation on the environmental impact of the first phase of Exeter’s multi-million pound flood defence scheme. The first phase works will begin in June this year ahead of the main scheme, which is designed to reduce flood risk to properties on both sides of the river throughout Exeter. The […]

  • 11 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Van Oord, a leading international contractor specialising in dredging, marine engineering and offshore projects, has reached an agreement in principle on the acquisition of UK specialist marine civil contractor J.T. Mackley & Co Ltd. This acquisition will strengthen Van Oord’s leading position on the UK flood defence and coastal construction market. J.T. Mackley & Co. […]

  • 29 October 2012

    Environment Agency has invited bidders to submit their offers for the riverbank R&M work at the Solihull area. This work will cover the following: 1. Channel and defence maintenance activities: The control of aquatic weed across the channel, managing vegetation growth on the channel, desilting activities, raised embankment maintenance and blockage removal. The contractor will […]

  • 10 November 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Jan De Nul: New Parallel Runway for Brisbane Airport (Australia) On Thursday, 10 October 2013 the Brisbane Airport Corporation announced the construction of the 300 ha platform for their new parallel runway.   UK: New Medmerry Sea Defence Scheme Unveiled The Environment Agency is celebrating an important milestone of a 15 year project to provide […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has published its report into the winter floods of 2013-14 as HC 240, First Report of Session 2014-15. The Government must not neglect maintenance of flood defences and watercourses if homes, businesses and farmland are to gain better protection against future flooding risk, warn MPs today in a report […]

  • 17 July 2013

    ABPmer’s Online Managed Realignment Database aka OMREG has been used to underpin the “Regulating Services – Coastal Habitats” chapter of the “Managing the land in a changing climate – Adaptation Sub-Committee progress report 2013”. The progress report reviews some of the key ecosystem services provided by the land. Specifically, the report addresses the use of […]

  • 28 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Thirty-five homes in Warkworth, Northumberland, will be protected from river and tidal flooding thanks to a new Environment Agency flood defence scheme. Preparatory work began this week in advance of the construction of a new flood wall that will protect homes at The Butts area of Warkworth. The project will also see the ground raised […]

  • 23 May 2011

    BMT Defence Services Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, announced today the promotion of three key staff members which will see them take up new and challenging roles in order to drive the business forward and meet its ever changing needs. Shane Amaratunga whose […]

  • 28 February 2014

    A ceremony took place on Friday 28 February in Godmanchester, marking the official completion of Godmanchester’s flood risk management scheme. The ground was first broken on Friday 25 May 2012 by Jonathan Djanogly, MP for Huntingdon, and Steve Wheatley, Chair of the Regional Flood and Coastal Committee, who was instrumental in securing approval for the […]

  • 11 February 2014

    During severe storms in early January and over the past week, many coastal locations have been battered by large waves. A significant amount of shingle has been washed away by the waves at the Preston Beach Sea Defence Scheme, to the East of Weymouth. A number of severe flood warnings have been issued since Christmas […]

  • 6 January 2012

    Kystdirektoratet has invited tenders for dredging works to provide sea defence improvements and beach replenishment at Lemvig area. The contract includes abstraction and delivery of ca. 3.7 million. m3 of sand in 2012 and 2013 in several sections of Jutland’s west coast: – The sand must be abstracted in specific catchment areas in the North […]

  • 5 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has published a document to show the environmental impact of the first phase of Exeter’s multi-million pound flood defence scheme. The scheme is being jointly funded by the Environment Agency, Exeter City Council and Devon County Council, and ultimately will reduce the risk of flooding for over 3,200 homes and businesses across […]

  • 14 January 2013

    Rijkswaterstaat is teaming up with the Rivierenland Water Authority and research institute Deltares to test a stretch of dike near Nijmegen near the Hollandsch-Duitsch pumping station and Millingen aan de Rijn. The strength of the grass cover will be tested to see how it copes with overtopping resulting from combinations of storms and high water […]

  • 19 April 2012

    A major scheme to reduce flood risk to thousands of homes and businesses on the Lincolnshire coast got underway at the weekend. Lincshore – the Environment Agency’s £6-million flagship scheme – began on Saturday with the arrival of the dredger Breughel, one of the biggest the project team has ever used. Mike Dugher, Environment Agency […]

  • 31 January 2014

    High winds and tides bring an increased risk of coastal flooding along coastal areas of England this weekend, the Environment Agency warned yesterday. Areas at risk on Saturday and Sunday include coasts and tidal areas of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire as gales and big waves combine to cause possible overtopping of […]

  • 18 September 2013

    The Environment Agency is today launching the bidding to manage tidal flood risk in London and the Thames Estuary in what is the UK’s largest flood risk management contract. Suppliers from all over Europe are invited to bid for the Thames Estuary Phase 1 programme, which includes projects to maintain, refurbish, and replace Thames tidal […]

  • 14 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency last week opened the Lower Dove flood scheme in Derbyshire, which has reduced the risk of flooding to 1,600 residential and major commercial properties. Construction of the £8.7million scheme began in September 2012, and it consists of around 5km of new and improved flood defences on the border of Staffordshire and Derbyshire. […]

  • 20 December 2011

    The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, visited the Port of Halifax recently for a briefing on current Gateway project infrastructure enhancements as well as a tour of port facilities. The Halifax Port Authority partnered with the federal government to invest $130 million in the upgrades ongoing at the South End Container Terminal and […]

  • 10 September 2012

    Work on the Kent sea defence project will get underway this month. According to BBC, this project will reduce the risk of flooding to more than 1,500 homes and businesses in this area. As part of the scheme for Deal, a new 200m rock barrier will be created north of the Sandown Castle, and the […]