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  • 17 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation announced yesterday the receipt of an award for a $23.4 million contract with an additional $11.2 million in options to construct a beach berm and dune at Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet, New York. Fire Island is a barrier island that helps protect back-bay communities along Great South Bay […]

  • 18 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that a $15 million Army contract has been awarded for emergency dredging and beach nourishment for the Fire Island Inlet and Shore Westerly to Jones Inlet. Schumer and Gillibrand successfully secured approval from the Army Corps to begin this multi-purpose project which will provide much-needed dredging […]

  • 11 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    A China-flagged hopper dredger anchored at Haifa Port was set on fire this morning, the Times of Israel reports. Firefighters from the Haifa Fire and Rescue Service put out the fire three hours after it began on the hopper dredger Hang Bo 3001. According to an initial investigation, the fire was started accidentally by welders […]

  • 29 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced a joint state-federal effort to address coastal erosion and improve coastal resilience on Fire Island in the Town of Islip. “This project will strengthen Fire Island’s natural defense to protect its coastline and keep residents safer and better prepared for the next extreme weather event,” Governor Cuomo said. Suffolk […]

  • 17 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Robbins Rest Coastline Resiliency Project which is aimed to reduce significant coastal erosion threat on Fire Island has been completed now. According to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, the contractors have completed all emergency repairs of Robbins Rest on Fire Island. The work on the project that will address coastal erosion and improve coastal resiliency in the area began in […]

  • 31 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos yesterday announced the deployment of materials to create a new marine habitat at Fire Island Reef, as part of the state’s ongoing efforts to develop a stronger marine ecosystem off New York’s shores. Fire Island Reef is a 744-acre site located in the Atlantic […]

  • 18 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A new resource about Fire Island, N.Y. is now at the fingertips of coastal managers, planners and the public that will be useful for understanding and predicting future change on the island. The United States Geological Survey created the public website that details a decade’s worth of research that focuses on changes to the beaches […]

  • 15 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    New York Congressman Lee Zeldin has announced that the final sand placement for the Army Corps of Engineers’ Fire Island to Moriches Inlet Stabilization Project was completed by Weeks Marine. The project entailed the placement of an estimated 2.3 million cubic yards of sand at Davis Park, Water Island, Fire Island Pines, Cherry Grove, Point […]

  • 18 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, announced the availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) for the Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet Stabilization Project and the opening of the window for the public to submit written comments regarding it. With the passage of the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013, the […]

  • 16 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, recently announced the availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) for the Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet Stabilization Project and the opening of the window for the public to submit written comments regarding it. The proposed Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet project calls for […]

  • 29 May 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is continuing its efforts to build up the shoreline on the Fire Island community of Point O’Woods, Suffolk County, New York. These beach renourishment works are part of a major effort to reduce flood risks to people and infrastructure on the barrier island. At the moment, […]

  • 23 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Dutra Group, San Rafael, California, was awarded a $47.9 million firm-fixed-price contract to stabilize Fire Island by placing 2,500,000 cubic yards of sand for initial construction of the Smith Point County Park reach of the Fire Island Inlet to Montauk Point project area. Dutra Group, made up of three distinct but integrated companies, Dutra […]

  • 11 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand called on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) to combine Army Corps “operations and maintenance funding” with federal disaster aid for the dredging of Fire Island Inlet and beach replenishment at Robert Moses and Fire Island Beaches. Fire Island […]

  • 6 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management Project (FIMI) continues making progress, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ New York District said in its latest project update.  “Some 2.3 million cubic yards of sand is being pumped onto the beach, a dune is taking shape, and walkways for public access are […]

  • 26 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, in conjunction with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Suffolk County and Department of Interior, is about to hold public meetings for the Fire Island Inlet to Montauk Point, NY (FIMP), Coastal Storm Risk Management Project. The Corps announced a series of public meetings in Suffolk County, […]

  • 12 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company (GLDD), a dredging contractor from Oak Brook, Illinois, has won a $26.2 million contract for maintenance dredging of Fire Island Inlet and Shores Westerly to Jones Inlet. Bids were solicited via the internet with three received, reports the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). “Work will be performed in Copiague, New York, […]

  • 21 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Two people are missing after a ship fire off the coast of South China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Saturday morning, local maritime authorities said. The dredging vessel caught fire around 10 a.m. in sea waters about 5 km from a pier of a local power plant in the city of Beihai, according to the […]

  • 25 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Dredging is underway at Fire Island National Seashore to improve public access to marina and docking facilities affected by Hurricane Sandy. The $2.9 million project, funded through Sandy relief aid, was designed to ensure safe access to the Sailors Haven and Watch Hill marinas on Fire Island by restoring navigation channels to a width of […]

  • 26 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    H&L Contracting resumed dredging operations at Watch Hill on Fire Island this week, according to the National Park Service. The project, aimed at maintaining safe, public access to marina and docking facilities impacted by Hurricane Sandy, was stalled in early January due to severe winter weather and extensive ice in the Great South Bay. Dredging efforts […]

  • 9 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co., Oak Brook, Illinois, has been awarded a $23.4 million firm-fixed-price contract with options for Fire Island Inlet to Montauk Point, Fire Island Emergency Stabilization, Robert Moses State Park to Lonelyville Reach, with an estimated completion date of April 15, 2015. Bids were solicited via the Internet with two received. Fiscal […]

  • 24 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer has urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release the draft report and immediately thereafter hold public community forums regarding their plans for the Fire Island to Montauk Point (FIMP) project. “The Army Corps should release the draft plan and engage with the community ASAP. Public meetings will allow […]

  • 30 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Draft General Reevaluation Report (GRR) on the next phase of the Fire Island to Montauk Point (FIMP) Project will be released in mid-July. The announcement was made yesterday by Congressman Lee Zeldin, member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, who said that the Corps GRR, which determines what projects will […]

  • 18 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a gas pipeline fire near Port O’Connor, TX, on Tuesday evening. The Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi received a mayday call from the cutter suction dredger (CSD) Jonathon King Boyd, owned by RLB Contracting Inc., which was on fire after hitting a gas pipeline while conducting dredging operations. All crewmembers aboard the CSD were […]

  • 5 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Oceana has made a formal complaint to UNESCO today, against a project that aims to dump waste materials from the dredging of Maó harbour into a Biosphere Reserve off the island of Minorca. The material displays high levels of mercury as well as lead and copper, and so Oceana believes that the project should be […]

  • 26 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    New York Congressman Lee Zeldin announced yesterday that the Fire Island to Montauk Point (FIMP) Project continues to move forward and is now in its design phase. FIMP is an over $1 billion project that includes funding for essential dredging and shoreline projects spanning 83 miles of coastline, 80% of which is in the First […]

  • 3 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has received the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) biological opinion of the Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet stabilization project concluding that while project activities will affect piping plovers, the project will not jeopardize the continued existence of this species. The biological opinion, developed to fulfill the […]