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  • 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 […]

  • 8 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Being relatively new to the market, Alia Instruments – based in Twente, the Netherlands – is a builder of production monitoring equipment for the maritime and mining industry. During our first ever Dredging Today Conference, held last October in Amsterdam RAI, we took the opportunity to have a quick chat with Mr Arjan Vriend – Alia […]

  • 5 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Portreath Harbor coastal protection project, aimed to shore up the sea defenses severely damaged by Storm Eleanor, is about to begin, Cornwall Council confirmed in its latest announcement.  Under the plan, the council’s contractor Cormac will carry out temporary repairs to the end of the seawall, stabilize the concrete ramp and place concrete cubes in various locations to […]

  • 4 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Having completed an outline design and business case, the Environment Agency is now working on the detailed design for the Lewisham and Catford flood alleviation scheme. The £17.7 million flood alleviation scheme, being delivered in partnership with Lewisham Council, will help manage the risk of flooding to approximately 990 homes. Lewisham Council recently received a grant from […]

  • 4 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Dredging of the Maria Creek Channel started on Thursday, 28 December, with approximately 5000 cubic meters of material removed so far, Kingston District Council said in their latest project update.  It is estimated that a further 25,000 cubic meters remains within the channel which is expected to take a further four weeks or more to clear. […]

  • 27 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Port of Dover was recognized recently for a revolutionary temporary work system that is being used for its Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development project. According to the port, the ‘walking piling gate’, which improves the safety, environmental standards and efficiency of the construction process, has been recognized as an innovation by the Considerate Constructors […]

  • 26 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Port of Antwerp International (PAI), the consultancy and investment subsidiary of Antwerp Port Authority, has been appointed by the Council of Ministers of the West African country of Benin to modernize the Port of Cotonou. “This port is the economic heart of Benin, handling an annual freight volume of around 12 million tonnes. In the […]

  • 22 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, is working on a project to dredge the federal navigation channels of the Sandusky Harbor in order to maintain sufficient depth for deep-draft vessels. According to the Corps, dredging in 2018 will be conducted within the Bay Channel, Turning Basin, and upper portion of the Straight Channel. “The […]

  • 21 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Van Oord recently completed local dredging operations on a 72-kilometer long channel in the Caspian Sea. With this milestone, four years of dredging at an extremely remote location have been concluded, said the company. Van Oord built the new channel to allow for transportation of construction modules to the Tengiz oil field in Kazakhstan, where […]

  • 21 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Restore the Mississippi River Delta organization said in their latest announcement that 2017 has been a busy year for coastal restoration in Louisiana. Louisiana’s 2017 Coastal Master Plan passed unanimously and progress was made on several large-scale restoration projects. In their latest post, The Restore the Mississippi River Delta presented a few of the […]

  • 21 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The United States and the State of Wisconsin have announced three settlements totaling over $4.5 million to resolve claims for the pollution of the Sheboygan River. The Department of Justice reported that the three companies – Tecumseh Products Co., Thomas Industries, Inc., and Wisconsin Public Service Corp –  will resolve claims for natural resource damages at […]

  • 20 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Sabetta project (North Russia) was Jan De Nul’s biggest logistic challenge in the last couple of years, the Luxembourg based dredging and marine construction company said in their annual report.  The Sabetta Port is being built to transport gas stocks from Siberia to Europe and Asia with LNG tankers. The vessels of Jan De […]

  • 17 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, continues its efforts to develop a draft dredged material management plan for the Mississippi River’s Lower Pool 4, near Wabasha, Minnesota. USACE also announced that it will not meet the self-imposed deadline of December 15 to release an updated draft plan. The Corps staff are currently […]

  • 14 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, along with partners the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Somerset County, is currently working on a navigation improvement project at Rhodes Point on Smith Island. The program consists of realignment of a portion of the federal navigation channel in Sheep Pen Gut through dredging; construction of […]

  • 13 December 2017

      By Rob van Hoorn CTO at nC Marine Thermal and acoustic insulation, fire retardancy, safe touch and corrosion passivation in one, the chemical resistant and submersible coat.That is where the latest developments are about. Options in insulation on board do not provide an abundance in choices. Glass wool insulates both temperature and dampens noise, but […]

  • 11 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Cork Business Association and Cork Chamber said in their latest release that they have welcomed the progress shown in the detail and design of the Lower Lee flood relief scheme following the publication of the OPW consultation report. Both organizations believe that the development of an appropriate flood-defense scheme is critical for business in Cork. […]

  • 5 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) are about to close the Port of Mackay breakwater to all vehicle traffic after new engineering analysis revealed significant damage to the structure. NQBP General Manager Engineering and Development, Rochelle Macdonald, said that initial assessments indicated the breakwaters had escaped the worst of the Tropical Cyclone (TC) Debbie with minimal damage. “Further investigations, […]

  • 5 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    A report to Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbor and Catchment Joint Committee has shown that a decision to dredge the harbor would be a long and costly process, the Porirua City Council said in their latest release.  “Earlier this year members of the public twice asked the joint committee to consider dredging as a way to remove […]

  • 4 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Able Group has further strengthened its position in the offshore recycling market with a £6 million investment at the Seaton Port facility on the River Tees. “A major recently completed upgrade and dredging program means that it is able to offer almost unrivaled facilities for a range of activities, including marine decommissioning, offshore wind […]

  • 1 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Royal IHC has just announced acquisition of Maritime Design & Engineering Services (MD&ES), based in Hardinxveld-Giessendam, The Netherlands. The company provides engineering services to a wide range of clients in the maritime sector, including IHC. Its services vary from feasibility studies and concept designs to detailed engineering. Following the acquisition, the staff of MD&ES will […]

  • 1 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Jan De Nul Group has won three DPC Innovation Awards: one for Dredger Design, one for Dredging Equipment and another one for Safety. Best Dredging Design: Hopper vessels with exhaust gas treatment systems Jan De Nul Group ordered four Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers (TSHD) equipped with exhaust gas treatment systems in order to reduce harmful […]

  • 30 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    Damen Shipyards Group has won the 2017 Dutch Logistics Award in recognition of the company’s high standards of logistical management and efficiency. Established in 1984, the Dutch Logistics Award is organised by the Netherlands Association of Logistics Management (vLm). Previous winners include renowned industry names such as DAF Trucks, TomTom WORK, Nike, Heineken, and Philips […]

  • 28 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The first few months of excavation for the new Wellington Dock Navigation Channel for Port of Dover’s flagship Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) have uncovered some exciting new features relating to the origins of the historic Western Docks. As the Port of Dover reports, the impacts on the historic environment are hugely important, the DWDR […]

  • 28 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Three Next Generation 20-ton size class excavators from Caterpillar—the 320 GC, 320 and 323—increase operating efficiency, lower fuel and maintenance costs, and improve operator comfort, reports the company. The new excavators offer unique combinations of purpose-built features designed to match customers’ productivity and cost targets. Designed for low- to medium-duty applications, the new Cat 320 GC combines […]