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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    The flood defense scheme at West Bay is ready for whatever winter has to throw at it, the Environment Agency reports. The coastal defense improvements project reduces the risk of flooding from the sea to 260 properties and businesses. Although the beach was returned to its usual shape after the completion of the defence scheme, […]

  • 9 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Working in partnership with Central Bedfordshire Council, the Environment Agency on Friday, February 6th, started the second phase of work to help reduce the risk of flooding to properties in Leighton Buzzard’s Carina Drive. Paul Burrows, Flood and Coastal Risk Manager for the Environment Agency, said: “The works planned are a significant achievement and a […]

  • 19 January 2011

    Plans to flood an area of the Somerset coast have been put out to public consultation. Bristol Port Authority has to create mudflats to … (bbc) [mappress] Source: bbc, January 19, 2011;

  • 21 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The UK Government announced an additional £140m Flood and Coastal Risk Management funding over the next two years. This is in addition to the £130m previously announced by the Government in early February and includes some revenue money as well as capital. It will fund repairs to flood defences damaged by the exceptional winter weather […]

  • 7 November 2012

    The Jamaican Government has commended China Harbour Engineering Company Limited for the sea defence work it is undertaking along the Palisadoes shoreline leading towards Norman Manley international Airport. “The government is satisfied with the quality of work which is being done by the contractors, China Harbour. I visited the project before and after the hurricane […]

  • 9 October 2013

    Hundreds of homes and businesses in Boston are set to benefit from flood defence works being carried out on the tidal River Haven. The Environment Agency is carrying out works on the Haven between Pulvertoft Lane and St Ann’s Lane. A new sheet piled wall will be constructed in front of a 240-metre length of […]

  • 17 March 2014

    The President of Ghana, John Dramani has inspected a number of on-going projects in the Western Region, as part of his three-day official visit to the region. Some of the projects included the Takoradi Port Expansion Programme and the Sekondi Sea Defence Wall. The works, part of a government’s port infrastructure expansion programme, are carried […]

  • 27 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Sunshine Coast Council will only need to construct a buried seawall at Maroochydore to protect community infrastructure if significant erosion puts the council’s beachside assets at risk. Division 8 Councillor Jason O’Pray said the seawall would only be considered in an extreme emergency where assets were in serious jeopardy and would be built as a […]

  • 2 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency, Devon County Council and Exeter City Council are working together to design and build a scheme which will reduce flood risk to the city of Exeter. Exeter has a long history of flooding, going back as far as the 13th century. The current flood defenses were built in the 1960s and 70s […]

  • 8 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    Fingal County Council, Ireland, will hold six live online consultation events in the following days on coastal defense proposals for Portrane and Rush. The consultation sessions will include a presentation by RPS on the studies undertaken, the proposed coastal defence scheme and a Question and Answers session. Fingal County Council has commissioned a Coastal Flood […]

  • 3 August 2012

    Aktsiaselts Saarte Liinid has invited bidders to submit their offers on the Port of Sivby reconstruction plans, Kuressaare area. Phase I of the reconstruction works to the Port of Sivby includes: – Improvements to Berth No. 1 including the construction of erosion protection defence; – Reconstruction of causeways; – Waiting area with the expansion of […]

  • 17 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    A project has kicked-off in London that will create artificial storms to help predict worst-case scenarios for coastal flooding, National Oceanography Center (NOC) just announced. Using computer models to make real storms more extreme, this NOC led project will help inform the planning of coastal defenses and emergency response. NOC Professor, Kevin Horsburgh, said: “The worst case […]

  • 16 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    Construction of new sea defenses at Rossall has reached a major milestone as installation of the stepped revetment begins and the project passes the halfway mark. Two kilometers of defenses from Rossall Hospital to Rossall Point are being replaced in a £63 million coastal defense scheme that will protect 7,500 properties from the risk of […]

  • 24 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Teesside’s Transporter Bridge will reopen to traffic on Monday, July 27th 2015, after vital flood defense work was carried out by the Environment Agency. The bridge was closed to cars and other road vehicles to allow for road raising to take place as part of the Port Clarence flood alleviation scheme. A 35-meter section of […]

  • 19 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    New flood defences for the Water End area of York are to benefit from almost £1 million worth of extra improvements. Environment Agency contractors will now be able to raise the level of Landing Lane, adjoining the River Ouse, removing the need to install temporary barriers across the road requiring manual operation in the event […]

  • 8 April 2011

    The Queensland Government has approved a revised coastal plan to combat the emerging threat of climate change.   By Rhiannon Zanetic (lloydslistdcn) [mappress] Source: lloydslistdcn, April 8, 2011  

  • 9 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The contract to dredge Portsmouth Harbour is expected to be awarded in April 2015 and is worth £20 mln to £40 mln (between $33 mln and $67 mln), according to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence Mr. Philip Dunne. Work will commence following the appointment of the successful bidder, and will be completed ahead […]

  • 22 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Cornwall Council has decided to take enforcement action against Commercial Estates Group (CEG) over the sea defences at Crinnis Beach, Carlyon Bay. At a meeting of the Central area Planning Committee, councillors expressed their anger and frustration over the continued blighting of the beach by the sea wall which was constructed without planning permission in […]

  • 20 January 2012

    Defence Infrastructure Organisation has unveiled plan for the capital dredging and jetty upgrade works at the Portsmouth Harbour. The work includes: – A contract for the refurbishment and upgrading of the jetty, berthing facilities and shore services, including high voltage electrical power, for the new Queen Elizabeth Aircraft (QEC) at HMNB Portsmouth, – Additionally the […]

  • 30 October 2012

    Yellow Gate Police said that a three-ft-long bomb, reportedly used in World War II, was found in the sea, 6.48 nautical miles (12 km) from the Gateway of India. The oval-shaped explosive got stuck in the teeth of a dredging machine while clearing sand from the seabed on Thursday night. Due to fear of explosion, […]

  • 23 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The River Dargle Flood Defense Scheme was officially opened earlier this month by Mr Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief. This project was one of the key capital investment projects by Wicklow County Council […]

  • 21 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has begun essential shingle maintenance work on the beach between Shoreham and Lancing to further reduce the risk of coastal flooding to the West Sussex towns. The work will last approximately two weeks. The shingle beach helps to reduce coastal flood risk by taking the energy and force out of the waves. […]

  • 12 March 2012

    Planning permission has been granted to create one of the UK’s largest areas of new wildlife habitat on the Steart Peninsula in Somerset. The Environment Agency and the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) have worked closely with the local community to develop plans for an innovative flood defence and habitat creation project. Over the next […]