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  • 28 May 2020

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Norfolk District recently awarded a contract for more than $2.9 million to Gloucester, Virginia-based Coastal Design & Construction Inc. The contract calls for constructing an approximately 685-foot-long stone jetty at the entrance of the Tangier Island Federal Navigation Channel, located on the western side of the island. “The Norfolk […]

  • 17 October 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Turner Designs, a California based provider of sensitive fluorometers for environmental and industrial uses, has introduced a new turbidity sensor with a minimum detection limit of 0.05NTU and a maximum range of 500NTU.   “Turbidity measurements at very low levels of detection can be of great importance to those interested in harbor dredging, underground pipeline […]

  • 3 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Col. Sebastien P. Joly, commander of USACE Mobile District, and James Lyons, director and chief executive officer of the Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA), signed the Design Agreement yesterday at the Port of Mobile, which begins the design phase for improvements to the Mobile Harbor, Alabama Project. “Signing of the Pre-Construction, Engineering and Design Agreement […]

  • 19 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, and Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal District officials have signed the design agreement for the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA) Beneficial Use of Dredged Material Program project. According to the Army Corps, the $1.6 million project will create about 150 acres of new wetlands. Dredged material for […]

  • 14 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, and Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal District officials are set to sign the Design Agreement for the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA) Beneficial Use of Dredged Material Program (BUDMAT) project today at 333 F Edward Herbert Boulevard, Building 100 in Belle Chase. According to USACE, dredged material […]

  • 13 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Work to build new sea defenses which will ensure the safety of more than 8000 properties and 700 businesses took a step forward as the planning application for the Southsea Coastal Scheme was submitted for approval to the local planning authority, the Portsmouth City Council reports.  “The Scheme, which has been in development since the […]

  • 3 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management project just got another boost from city officials and the Army Corps’ Norfolk District. Col. Patrick Kinsman, district commander, and City Manager Doug Smith signed the design agreement Friday, clearing a path for USACE and Norfolk to share costs in funding and developing full designs for the first construction […]

  • 6 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) and its partners are launching the Shoreline Adaptation Inventory and Design (SAID) program, beginning with an instructional webinar today and field trips to different coastal locations June 12 and 13, 2019. CRMC, the University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center, Rhode Island Sea Grant, Save The Bay, […]

  • 15 April 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency has just announced that the final outline design for the River Thames Scheme is now complete. According to the EA, the River Thames Scheme will reduce flood risk to people living and working near the Thames. It will enhance the resilience of nationally important infrastructure, contribute to a vibrant local economy and create many […]

  • 1 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    During the severe winter storm of February 2014, a section of the seawall at Dawlish collapsed, destroying part of the main railway line to Devon and Cornwall and urging government to announce funding for the seawall upgrade works. Arup, who are designing the new seawall, have commissioned HR Wallingford to conduct physical modelling tests in […]

  • 7 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District Commander, Col. Patrick Kinsman, signed the Norfolk Harbor Navigation Improvements Design Agreement at the District headquarters yesterday. The executed agreement is a prerequisite to the release of Fiscal Year 2019 Work Plan funds and is the next step following last year’s Chief’s Report and authorization in the […]

  • 21 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    ACS Group, through its affiliate Dragados, has been awarded its first large-scale port project in North America for the design and construction of Vancouver Fraser Authority Port’s container terminal extension in British Columbia, Canada. This terminal, located in central Vancouver, is one of the Port’s three container terminals, representing one fifth of its total freight […]

  • 16 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC) has published the “Design Guidelines for Inland Waterways Dimensions” which objective is to develop a standard methodology to design of existing and future infrastructures. These guidelines have the aim to increase inland waterways capacity and to permit the use of autonomous vessels, in the future. The new […]

  • 4 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The San Anselmo Flood Risk Reduction Project (SAFRR), which will improve public safety and protect residential and business properties along Fairfax and San Anselmo Creek in the Ross Valley, is progressing to the final design stage. “The region, referred to as Flood Control Zone 9 (FCZ9), has been inundated by flooding for many years. The San Anselmo project would result […]

  • 20 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Reducing the risks of overtopping is essential for the effective design and management of flood defenses, particularly as these defenses are required to meet future conditions, including the impacts of climate change. HR Wallingford is one of the partners writing the European Overtopping Manual – known as EurOtop – which has now been revised and […]

  • 19 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Global design firm Stantec has been awarded more than $35 million in assignments for planning and preliminary design of a multi-mission dry dock and other upgrades at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) in Kittery, Maine. The projects represent tasks under Stantec’s $60 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for multi-discipline waterfront architect-engineering services for the Naval Facilities Engineering […]

  • 19 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has recognized MDOT MPA’s innovative reuse program with the prestigious 2018 ASLA Professional Award for design presented to Mahan Rykiel Associates. “Design with Dredge: Resilient Landscape Infrastructure in the Chesapeake Bay” was selected for the landscape strategies used in the Baltimore region, where 1.15 million cubic yards of […]

  • 18 December 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Holland Dredge Design (HDD), a Dutch company involved in engineering, designing, building, supplying and maintenance of all sorts of dredgers and dredging equipment, is currently building components for a new trailing suction hopper dredger. According to HDD’s latest announcement, their trailing suction hopper dredge gantries are almost ready for transportation to New Zealand. This delivery, set to […]

  • 3 December 2018
    Business & Finance, Vessels

     Holland Dredge Design (HDD), a Dutch company involved in engineering, designing, building, supplying and maintenance of all sorts of dredgers and dredging equipment, has just released a video recorded during the testing operations of a DSD-450 dredger in the Harderwijk harbor. The dredger is equipped with a caterpillar 3512 generator, set to power the […]

  • 23 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    His Majesty  of the Netherlands has conferred the right to use the designation Koninklijk (‘Royal’) on Van Oord. Jaap Smit, King’s Commissioner in the Province of Zuid-Holland, presented the certificate to Van Oord’s CEO Pieter van Oord during an international symposium at the Laurenskerk in Rotterdam, where 450 guests had gathered to mark the company’s […]

  • 18 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Scarborough Borough Council has approved the appointment of a contractor to design a scheme to repair and improve Robin Hood’s Bay’s main coastal defense asset. Previous studies have shown that the concrete seawall in the popular Yorkshire coast village is in poor condition and has an estimated serviceable life of approximately ten years, said the […]

  • 18 October 2018

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District, recently completed a three-day Ala Wai Flood Risk Mitigation Project Design Charrette in Honolulu. USACE together with stakeholders from the governor’s office, mayor’s office, State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources discussed proposals for the construction of this $345 million project. “An opportunity to execute […]

  • 13 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    Havant Borough Council (HBC) and the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP) are continuing their work to develop outline designs for sea defenses at Langstone. The scheme is aimed to reduce coastal flood and erosion risk to 86 properties over the next 100 years, as well as critical infrastructure including the A3023, the only road access […]

  • 5 July 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Royal IHC said in its latest blog post that they have been working with the Technical University of Delft to develop new CFD (computational fluid dynamics) techniques to simulate different types of dragheads for the trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs). “This enables us to gain a detailed insight into the processes taking place inside it,” said […]

  • 23 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Nine teams have presented their final design to make specific areas in San Francisco more resilient to sea level rise, severe storms, floods and earthquakes, reports the Dutch Water Sector. The teams made their final design public during a special meeting in San Francisco, USA, on 17 and 18 May. In 2017, the design challenge started […]

  • 25 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Rijkswaterstaat and Levvel – a consortium comprising Van Oord, BAM, and Rebel –  have presented the Afsluitdijk project designs to the media and to a large group of stakeholders who have been closely involved in planning in the past few years. Innovative concrete blocks, natural discharge if possible, pumping if necessary, an opening for a fish […]

  • 19 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) recently published the newest edition of its Terra et Aqua magazine. For the 150th issue, Terra et Aqua proved once again that it is on board with the industry’s proactivity by revealing a newly redesigned publication. This issue dives into the guiding principles of dredging for sustainability as presented in […]

  • 19 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    HR Wallingford, an independent civil engineering and environmental hydraulics organization, has just released a very interesting article named “Developing a new tool to optimize sea wall design”. Sea walls are designed to protect people, property and infrastructure from large waves that can occur when a severe storm happens at the same time as a high […]

  • 26 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Los Angeles District has signed a design agreement to move forward with the LA River Ecosystem Restoration project at a recent meeting with city officials. The agreement was formally presented to Gary Lee Moore, Los Angeles city engineer, and Carol Armstrong, executive officer to the Los Angeles Deputy Mayor […]