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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Ministry of Shipping has announced the guidelines for processing the security clearance of bidders in respect of port projects including dredging projects. Dredging projects 1. In respect of dredging projects, the Ministry of Shipping would share the list of dredging companies/bidders with the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Defence, Intelligence Bureau, Cabinet Secretariat and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Works on a coastal defense scheme in the West Sussex village of Elmer are nearing completion, Mackley informs.  The Elmer Coastal Defense Scheme is being carried out by Mackley, working as part of Team Van Oord, on behalf of the Environment Agency, Arun District Council and Elmer Sands Limited. The project got underway in September […]

  • 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  

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 November 2013

    Manmade coastal flood habitat set to double in next 12 months. The country’s largest ever coastal flood realignment scheme is completed today  in Medmerry, West Sussex. The £28 million Medmerry scheme will protect 350 properties, two holiday parks and a water treatment works from coastal flooding, in addition to providing 180 hectares of habitat for […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 June 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    BAM Nuttall Ltd has just announced that work is back on track to improve flood protection in a section of the York Flood Alleviation Scheme. According to the release, construction work is starting again to improve flood defences in the Lower Bootham area in a bid to help better protect 134 properties. The flood alleviation […]

  • 19 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The first stage of a multi-million pound flood defence scheme to improve the safety of an important flood storage reservoir dam at Whittlesey has started. The £26 million Environment Agency lead project will strengthen the dam of the flood storage reservoir downstream of Peterborough by reshaping it and placing extra material at the base of […]

  • 27 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Laidley community will be better protected from future floods with the Newman Government fast-tracking money to build vital levees and drainage systems. Community Recovery and Resilience Minister David Crisafulli said almost $1 million had been set aside to start work on a levee around the Laidley CBD and at Narda Lagoon, and an extension […]

  • 6 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    More work will start during the next week (13 July 2020) to help protect sea defenses for a coastal village in North Wales, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) informs. Contractors for NRW will move 20,000 tonnes of shingle on Fairbourne beach to fill in an eroded area in front of the village. The shingle bank is […]

  • 21 November 2013

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York State is committing to fund an approximately 13 million USD project to provide more than 6,000 feet of flood barriers for the Long Beach industrial district. The district was flooded in the storm surge brought on by superstorm Sandy, which damaged the city’s key infrastructure facilities and […]