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  • 6 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, recently awarded a contract to Steelhead Constructors, Inc., to remove 210,000 cubic yards of sediment from the San Luis Rey River as part of the federal flood control project along the river. The $5.346 million contract calls for work to begin on September 15 and to […]

  • 6 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) announces the awarding of four construction contracts totaling $28.6 million for projects that will restore marshland, revive an ecosystem with fresh water and vegetative plantings, strengthen an existing levee system, and use rocks to stabilize a portion of coastal shoreline. The projects extend across Cameron, Lafourche and […]

  • 4 September 2017

        By Erik van der Blom – R&D Manager at Royal IHC   The global dredging industry is facing a number of challenges linked to climate change and its consequences over the coming years. While a number of opportunities for dredging companies are expected, as rising sea levels will increase the requirement for dredging […]

  • 31 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos yesterday announced that the state is nearing completion of their independent investigation of Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) contamination in the Hudson River. At Governor Andrew Cuomo’s direction, DEC launched a sampling effort this summer to fully assess the nature and extent of contamination left behind […]

  • 21 August 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A guided walking tour of Mytholmroyd to share plans for the new £30 million flood alleviation scheme proposed for the village has been hosted for ward councilors, reports the Environment Agency. They were invited to meet the Environment Agency’s project team on Friday, August 18th to share their plans for the project on site and […]

  • 21 August 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) recently commissioned DHI Australia to undertake a numerical modelling of the coastal processes at West Beach, aiming to gain greater insight into the nature of the erosion and the effectiveness of possible management options. West Beach, a seaside suburb of South Australia, has been a particularly […]

  • 21 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Town of Surfside Beach, SC, has just released the latest update on their beach renourishment project, saying that the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company (GLDD) will be completing the northern end of the project by the beginning of this week. “They will then reverse the direction of the 6th Avenue North feed pipe, and pump […]

  • 21 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The press service of the Ukrainian Sea Port Authority (USPA) reports that nine companies have submitted their bids in a tender for dredging works at the approaching channel of the Chornomorsk Port. The bids were submitted by Ukrbudservice LLC, Novadeal Ltd., Inflot-Danubius Agency, Ligos UA LLC, Jan De Nul, VO Ukraine subsidiary, China Harbour Engineering […]

  • 21 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Fujairah Terminals has welcomed its first vessel, the Dubai Alliance, following recent concession signing agreement between Abu Dhabi Ports and the Port of Fujairah. Upa Jayalth, General Manager for Operations at Star Feeder LLC and Nirmil Perara, General Manager for Sales and Marketing at Star Feeders LLC met with Fujairah Terminals General Manager, Naser AlBusaeedi […]

  • 17 August 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Doedijns Group International (DGI), through its US subsidiary Logan Industries International Corporation (DGI Logan), has acquired Hadco Services Inc. (Hadco). Hadco is a specialized repair and service company based in Mobile, Alabama. DGI, headquartered in the Netherlands, is a supplier of hydraulic equipment and repair and maintenance services for a wide variety of industries. The […]

  • 17 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Boskalis today released their business results for the first half of 2017, saying that they realized a net profit of EUR 75.1 million in this period (H1 2016: EUR 147.5 million). Revenue in the first half of the year declined by 7% compared to the first half of last year to EUR 1.09 billion (H1 2016: EUR 1.17 billion). […]

  • 15 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., the Dutch services provider operating in the dredging, maritime infrastructure and maritime services sectors, said that they have acquired all shares of the Gardline Group as of today. The UK based company’s main activities include marine geophysical surveys, offshore geotechnical services and environmental surveys. Gardline operates 15 survey related vessels in addition […]

  • 15 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Hawick Flood Protection Scheme’s project team will host a public meeting this month to discuss the scheme, the Scottish Borders Council said in its latest release.  The project team will also hold site walks for the public on Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 August, at 6.30pm each night. The site walk on 29 August will […]

  • 14 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Mercator Ltd, one of India’s diversified conglomerates with interests in coal, oil and gas, shipping and dredging, is considering dividing its shipping and dredging business into two separate entities.  “On 12th August 2017, the Board of Directors of Mercator initiated a study to explore the possibility of demerger of business via restructuring of Shipping and Dredging business […]

  • 11 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Roches Beach has been identified as the most vulnerable site in Tasmania to coastal erosion and inundation, according to the Clarence City. After a major storm in 2011, the council rebuilt dunes and constructed timber access steps. The council has decided to take a pro-active approach to protect the area and also residents’ property and […]

  • 9 August 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    DSC Dredge, based in Reserve, Louisiana, delivered earlier this year its first-ever dredge equipped with a Tier 4 Final C32 ACERT Caterpillar engine to a minerals company located in the United States. This Shark Class Dredge features an 18-inch hull-mounted dredge pump and 300 hp cutter drive assembly, and has a dredging depth capability of […]

  • 9 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    One year since work began on the stabilization of the river bank in the Anse La Raye community in Saint Lucia, New Zealand High Commissioner H.E. Jan Henderson paid a visit to the site which has seen a marked difference in flooding incidents. The Grande Rivière river, which flows through the coastal village to the sea, […]

  • 8 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, said in its latest release that their regulatory section is working diligently to finalize the permit decision for the Owasco Flats Wetland Restoration Initiative, with an anticipated completion date the week of August 7. Given the complexity of the project and the substantial State permitting review, the Corps […]

  • 7 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Ministry of Earth Sciences, National Institute of Ocean Technology and Puducherry Government have just released the latest video about the Puducherry Beach Restoration Project. Since the construction of the Puducherry harbor in 1989, 8 kilometers of beach has disappeared and 30 kilometers of Puducherry and neighboring Tamil Nadu coast have been eroding dramatically. Short term […]

  • 4 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Contractors (IADC) has just announced that they are starting with announcing the nominees for the IADC Safety Award. The Award seeks to identify the exceptional safety performance of a particular project, product, ship, team or employee. Launched in 2015, the IADC Safety Award is intended to encourage the development of safety skills on […]

  • 4 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has just announced that the multi-million pound Lustrum Beck Flood Alleviation Scheme in Stockton-on-Tees has been officially opened. The EA and Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council have worked together on the £3 million award-winning scheme, which included replacing Londonderry Bridge and building new flood walls along the beck. An official opening event on 26 July […]

  • 3 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Dorset County Council has approved a budget of £3m over 5 years, as a partnership funding contribution, for the West Bay Flood Protection Project. This is towards an overall scheme cost of approximately £7m, the council said. Working in collaboration with the Environment Agency, the project aims to deliver an improved standard of flood […]

  • 2 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Cowes Harbor Commissioners (CHC), at their 28th July Board meeting, discussed the ongoing commissioning works for the Isle of Wight Council’s (IWC) new floating bridge / Chain Ferry, and in particular the issues regarding current restrictions to navigational depths and clearance depths over the chains. As a result, the Commissioners have formally registered a protest […]

  • 31 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Bellingen Shire Council has received grant funding from the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust to stabilize 500 meters of eroding river bank and rehabilitate a priority erosion site on the Kalang River. The project site was identified as a priority for management in the ’Bellinger and Kalang River Estuaries Erosion Study 2010’, the council […]

  • 28 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday expressed excitement on the ruling of the Appeal Court which authorizes the state to control inland waterways and dredging activities in the region. Previous judgment of the Federal High Court empowered the Nigerian Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) to regulate transportation and sand dredging in the State. The Appellate […]

  • 28 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Coastal Engineering, is working on the Port Monmouth Flood Risk Management Project that will make the community more resilient during future storm flooding and surge. To help with this resiliency, the Corps decided to include an environmentally […]