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  • 25 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    Environment Agency contractors have started work on the banks of the River Wharfe in Collingham, near Wetherby, to repair damage to the river bank and protect flood defenses. Work is underway to repair approximately 40 meters of river bank in Collingham adjacent to the flood defenses at The Avenue, so that it is ready for […]

  • 20 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    IHC Robbins, specialized in the heavy minerals mining and processing, metallurgical testwork, practical engineering and specialized equipment, is further strengthening its position on the West Coast through the appointment of Mr Greg Jones. Mr Jones is the company’s Resource & Business Development Manager. He is based in IHC’s office in Perth and is a highly regarded […]

  • 20 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A second party of students from the University of Brighton will visit the Clay’s Lake project in West Sussex next week, as part of Mackley’s latest initiative to provide aspiring civil engineers with real life experience. Taking place on Monday, October 24, around 45 students will visit the site where flood prevention works are being […]

  • 19 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    Van Oord and GMB are about to use innovative dike pins for the first time on a dike improvement project between Hagestein and Opheusden, the Netherlands. The great advantage of this dike reinforcement technique is that it can be used in places where working space is limited. The client, Rivierenland Water Board, is embracing this new […]

  • 18 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    The new Port of Vartahamnen and Varta Terminal were officially inaugurated today, according to the Ports of Stockholm. Värtahamnen has been under reconstruction since 2013. This rebuilding scheme is part of the development of a completely new city district in Stockholm, the Stockholm Royal Seaport. To free-up space for a new city district, the port area […]

  • 18 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    Last week, October 12-13, 2016, Royal IHC was the organizer of a dredging seminar in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The first day focused on determining criteria for selecting dredging equipment and analyses of the cost per cubic meter. During an open discussion, solutions and criteria for financing dredging equipment were discussed. Guest of honor Mr John Groffen, Ambassador of […]

  • 14 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    As a direct consequence of persistently poor market conditions, Royal IHC, supplier of maritime equipment, is fine-tuning its strategy. IHC remains as committed as ever to boosting its knowledge-intensive activities, as is already happening in IQIP, Mission Equipment and Services. Responding to market demand, activities in the Netherlands will focus on creating added value for […]

  • 14 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    The City of Wanneroo will seek an urgent meeting with Transport Minister Bill Marmion to request the state government’s early implementation of measures to address ongoing erosion at Two Rocks Beach. “Council will be seeking significant state government financial support for these works because the severe and ongoing coastal erosion in the area is a […]

  • 13 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Matecs BV, a Roosendaal based developer and producer of metal industrial parts for heavy duty usage, is currently producing high pressure (up to 40 bars) dredge valves for DEME’s newbuilding trailing suction hopper dredger Bonny River. These valves have been equipped with wear-resistant liners and a specially developed guiding system for the gate. “All Matecs […]

  • 10 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    DP World London Gateway has completed the creation of 65 hectares of important intertidal habitat, comprising 59 hectares of mudflat, which will provide feeding ground for wading birds and fish, and six hectares of saltmarsh.  The new intertidal mudflat – equivalent in size to 82 football pitches – is located on the south bank of […]

  • 6 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced recently the selection of five additional projects to receive approximately $9.4 million in grants through its fiscal year 2015-16 Watershed Restoration Grant Program cycle. These awards were made following an augmentation of funding from the Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1) […]

  • 5 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    An aid project delivered in Tuvalu by Australian-owned dredging and civil construction company Hall Pacific in conjunction with New Zealand’s Calibre Consulting has taken out a prestigious Gold Award as part of the 2016 Innovate Awards of Excellence held in New Zealand in September. The awards recognize excellence in engineering and consulting and saw the […]

  • 4 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, has awarded a contract to RBV Contracting, Inc. of Detroit, MI, to stabilize a portion of the north bank of the Red Run drain in Macomb County, Michigan.    The project will help prevent sediment buildup in the channel from an area of sloughing bank between Dequindre Rd. […]

  • 3 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    After 18 months, the ¡VAMOS! Consortium has reached the ‘design freeze’ stage of the prototypes to be built. ¡VAMOS!, the Viable Alternative Mining Operating System, is a 42-month research and development project launched to enable the opening and rehabilitation of underexploited European mineral deposits, using a safe, clean and low visibility method. The project is […]

  • 30 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    For the past two years a conglomerate of trade associations, industry, government and academia have been collaborating on the world’s first operational 3D printed excavator. That project made a giant leap forward with the recent printing of a prototype that leveraged large-scale additive manufacturing technologies and further explores the feasibility of printing with metal alloys. […]

  • 29 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    DEME, the Belgian dredging, environmental and marine engineering group, has won a 41 million euros dredging contract for the Container Terminal Quay Project at Port Louis Harbor in Mauritius. The Mauritius Ports Authority has launched an extension project for the Mauritius Container Terminal to accommodate larger vessels and to handle an incremental increase in container […]

  • 28 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Abu Dhabi Ports has awarded a concession to build and operate a new container terminal at Khalifa Port to Cosco Shipping Ports Limited – Abu Dhabi (CSPL SPV), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cosco Shipping Ports Limited. As per the agreement, the company will be entitled concession rights of Khalifa Port Container Terminal 2 for a span […]

  • 26 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Cowes Harbor Commission (CHC) recently agreed the final Outer Harbor Project (OHP) design layout with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and their development partners Camper & Nicholsons and Westcourt Real Estate. Following consultation with Natural England, CHC is now applying to vary the existing dredge consents for the next phases of the OHP, the […]

  • 26 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Maintenance dredging within Oceanside Harbor continued last week with the contractor, CJW Construction, reporting having removed approximately 34,220 cubic yards of material from the harbor’s entrance channels from September 15 through 21. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, the contractor reported one day lost to large ocean swells in this reporting period. […]

  • 22 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Governor Terry R. McAuliffe on Wednesday announced that The Port of Virginia has signed a new, long-term lease for Virginia International Gateway (VIG) that clears the way for the port to begin work on doubling capacity at the deep-water container terminal. “This is an historic event for The Port of Virginia,” McAuliffe said. “This new […]

  • 22 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    East Devon District Council’s project team for the Sidmouth and East Beach Management Plan (BMP) has sent the draft management plan and options appraisal to the BMP steering group (SG). This is to allow the different SG members time to comment over the next month before the BMP is completed by early November. The options appraisal […]

  • 21 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Phase 1 of the Hill Head Coastal Protection Project is well underway with the groynes being rebuilt and new shingle being laid. As a part of the Phase 1 of the Hill Head project, re-nourishment of historically low beach levels will take place, protecting the promenade from further exposure to wave damage. Extensive maintenance on the 13 […]

  • 19 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. announces that its Works Council has unanimously rendered a positive advice on the fleet rationalization plan announced early July. Part of the positive advice in an agreement to continue to crew two of the five Fairmount vessels for the time being with Dutch employees. As a consequence, 24 vessels will be […]

  • 19 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Developing ecological sites, sediment monitoring and working to achieve community-set water quality targets are among the projects Bay of Plenty Regional Council will lead this year, having allocated 23 percent of its $108.8 million annual budget on work to care for the region’s water. Water quality and quantity work across the Bay of Plenty includes […]

  • 16 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Ellicott Dredge Enterprises has announced the launch of a new website dedicated to marsh, wetland, lake and beach restoration. The website will provide news, case studies, videos, and the details of equipment for restoration projects. “We also have experienced personnel available to further assist you in identifying the most efficient, cost-effective dredge for your operation,” said the […]

  • 13 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Marco Rubio has welcomed the Senate’s continued advancement of the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP), as well as three more Florida provisions included in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). Rubio voted yesterday in support of a procedural motion that passed the Senate, bringing the bill itself one step closer to final passage. In the […]