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  • 9 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Peasholm Park Lake maintenance dredging project in now underway, reports the Scarborough Borough Council. According to the Council, the Peasholm Park is to receive essential building works over the coming months to ensure generations of visitors can enjoy the park for years to come. “Further work is being carried out to maintain the lake within […]

  • 8 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Auckland Council together with the Howick Local Board and Auckland Transport is working on a project that will manage erosion and sand replenishment in Howick. A temporary seawall structure has been installed along Cockle Bay Beach, Howick, to minimize the risk of further erosion following a storm in January. However, a more permanent solution is urgently […]

  • 7 February 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Townsville Port Expansion Project has been approved by the Federal Government. The government’s approval of the EIS for the project means that preliminary works on Stage 1, the $193 million Channel Widening Project, could kick off before April this year, pending a resolution on final funding between the […]

  • 6 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio has just asked the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works to fully fund critical repairs to Port Orford’s failed breakwater after money for these necessary repairs was redirected by the Army Corps to address disaster recovery needs. “Storm damage, coupled with […]

  • 5 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Deltares, in association with Witteveen+Bos, will conduct a study focusing on the natural and man-made dynamics of the Aruba coastline and propose possible solutions. The objective of the study is to get a better understanding of the physical system on the island in order to improve resilience and derive sustainable solutions; ‘Why is coastal erosion […]

  • 2 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    To coincide with World Wetlands Day, ABPmer has unveiled its recently redesigned coastal habitat creation and restoration website, OMREG. OMREG is an online searchable database of implemented coastal habitat creation and restoration schemes mainly in North West Europe but increasingly further afield. Each scheme entry includes the what, why, where and how of each project […]

  • 2 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Despite all best efforts at Maria Creek over the past 7 weeks, it has become clear that excavation and dredging is unmanageable due to the continuing influx of seagrass and the significant movement of sand from the South, the Kingston District Council said in its latest project update.  As a result of the unmanageable conditions, the […]

  • 1 February 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Werkendam, Van Oord’s new crane vessel, has been successfully launched in the Waalhaven in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The vessels will contribute to the further modernization of Van Oord’s fleet and therefore mark the start of a new generation of dredging vessels, the company said in its release. Jaap de Jong, Staff Director of the […]

  • 31 January 2018
    Research & Development

    Researcher Francesco Bregoli at IHE Delft has been on a three week mission to the Mara wetland, Tanzania, to gather data on the evolution of the wetland under different scenarios of climate, water use and land use changes along the whole Mara river basin. The data will be used to model the evolution of the […]

  • 29 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, is working on a project that will stabilize approximately 1,500 feet of shoreline at the Pleasant Point Reservation home to members of the federally recognized Passamaquoddy Tribe. According to the Corps, the purpose of the proposed project is to prevent ongoing shoreline erosion in front of […]

  • 26 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG) has invited public comment on two draft Deepwater Horizon oil spill restoration plans intended to provide and enhance recreational opportunities and to restore wetlands, coastal, and nearshore habitats in the Barataria Basin. The first of the two draft restoration plans is the ‘Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment […]

  • 25 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) has signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development, the Urban Development Authority and the CHEC Port City Colombo, for funding the Colombo International Finance City (CIFC) Building Complex. The structure, to be built on reclaimed land of the Colombo Port City Development […]

  • 25 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP) in conjunction with Fareham Borough Council are undertaking replacement works to the defenses along the River Wallington. According to ESCP, these works will involve removing the existing erosion barrier and replacing it with a like-for-like barrier. The current barrier has reached the end of its serviceable life and is no […]

  • 23 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Minister for Environment, Hannah Blythyn has approved funding of nearly £700,000 in an important step towards protecting one of South Wales’ most popular seaside villages, Mumbles, from flooding. The Welsh Government funding of £682,500 will contribute 75% towards the cost of carrying out detailed design work for a coastal defense scheme to reduce the flood […]

  • 23 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Rothen Group, an independent civil engineering and maintenance business servicing UK waterways, has reported a 20 per cent growth during 2017. The growth has led The Rothen Group, previously Ian Rothen Ltd, to expand its team, from six to twelve, and add new boating equipment to its fleet. Additionally, the fleet was expanded from […]

  • 19 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Kingston District Council has just released the latest update on the Maria Creek dredging project, saying that – to date – they have removed approximately 21.000 cubic meters of material from the Maria Creek channel. Around 19.500 has been removed by the Long Reach Excavator and 1.500 by council’s dredger. “Unfortunately, council had to cease dredging […]

  • 17 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    DEME’s trailing suction hopper dredger ‘Reynaert’ is putting finishing touches on a capital dredge program, currently taking place in Dublin Port. According to the port, works on this capital dredge program began on or about January 6th and will last for a period of approximately 10 days. “Dredging is taking place in the outer fairway, in the area defined […]

  • 17 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Auckland Council said in their latest announcement that work to replenish the sand on Orewa beach is set to begin this coming Monday, 22 January. Fencing will start to go up at the end of this week, on Thursday, 18 and Friday, 19 January, in preparation for work starting on Monday morning for the remainder […]

  • 15 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Plans for Southsea’s new sea defenses have been given a boost as Portsmouth City Council’s Conservative administration confirmed proposals to bring forward plans to allocate £6m of funding to the project. The bulk of the money for the scheme will come from central government but the council is required to provide a proportion of the […]

  • 15 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has released in its latest Terra et Aqua an article named ‘Transport of Pipeline Optimization‘. Formulated and submitted by Maarten Tronckoe, Simon Van den Berghe and Pieter Verpoest of Jan De Nul Group, the solution improves each facet of the process involved in the transportation and handling of pipelines. On both […]

  • 12 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    St. Tammany Parish Government and the Levee Board have selected Neel-Schaffer, Inc., to begin first phase of the St. Tammany Parish Coastal Protection Project. The project – a collaborative initiative between St. Tammany Parish Government and the St. Tammany Levee Board – was made possible with $2 million in funding from the Coastal Protection and […]

  • 12 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) has extended a Line of Credit (LOC) of $45.27 million to the Government of Sri Lanka for financing rehabilitation of Kankesanthurai (KKS) Harbor. The agreement was signed in New Delhi on Wednesday, January 10, by Mr. David Rasquinha, Managing Director, on behalf of Exim Bank and Dr. R. H. S. Samaratunga, […]

  • 12 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling MP, has officiated at a formal ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of work on the latest phase of expansion at Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe. Approximately 13 hectares of new paved container yard is to be constructed directly behind Berth 9 at the UK’s largest container […]

  • 8 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    BAM Nuttall reported today that funding has been secured for a £42 million upgrade to the tidal flood defense scheme in the Humber Estuary – improving flood protection to 113,000 properties. Led by the Environment Agency, the Humber Hull Frontages scheme will present an opportunity to review and improve a 19 kilometers stretch of tidal […]

  • 8 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has released in its latest Terra et Aqua an article named ‘Towards a Green Maritime Technology’. In a world with growing population, urbanization, mechanization and thus increased energy demands in the future, in combination with the influence of fossil energy resources on global warming, the 21st century has already brought […]

  • 8 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Since the previous timber maintenance works at the Eastoke Frontage, further damage has been identified to the structure, announced the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP). ESCP said that they will begin timber maintenance on the groynes and the sloping timber revetment in front of the Coastguard Station during the week commencing 15th January 2018. The […]