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  • 22 June 2020
    Business development

    Port Everglades received unanimous approval on its 20-Year Master/Vision Plan Update from the Broward County Board of County Commissioners last week. The Port Everglades Master/Vision Plan, updated from 2014, is a comprehensive blueprint for 5, 10 and 20 years of development and capital improvements. “This 20-Year Master/Vision Plan update is comprehensive and strategically paves the […]

  • 19 June 2020
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    Dredging works at Brighton Marina are now officially underway, according to the Premier Marinas announcement. The contractor, ML Dredging, is onsite and has begun the initial stages of the annual dredging programme, following the results of the preliminary surveys which were completed by their team at the beginning of June, the announcement said. During the […]

  • 19 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Gold Coast’s Sand Bypass System is about to receive a new lease of life with work underway on upgrading its high voltage switch gear. “We’ll invest about $1.9 million in upgrade works over the next 12 months,” said Gold Coast Waterways Authority in their latest release. The upgrade is expected to generate about 20 […]

  • 18 June 2020
    Authorities & Government, Safety

    For several years, IADC has granted its Safety Award annually to innovations made to improve safety in the dredging industry. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the IADC Board has to decide to cancel the 2020 competition and award ceremony. “The IADC Safety Award is a well-known initiative in the dredging industry and every year, […]

  • 17 June 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The Army Corps’ Jacksonville District is opening public comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and proposed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the operation and maintenance dredging of the Okeechobee Waterway (OWW). “Maintaining safe navigation on federal waterways is one of the Corps’ key missions,” said Ashleigh Fountain, Project Manager. “Accumulation of sediment […]

  • 16 June 2020
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    As the largest hydraulic project in Ghana, the Ghana Tema New Container Terminal Project has been completed on June 12, informs China Communications Construction Company (CCCC). Undertaken by their subsidiary CHEC, the project mainly included the reclamation of 121 hectares of land from the sea, construction of a 3,558-m long breakwater, a 1,400-m long deep-water […]

  • 16 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    An Indiana Harbor and Canal pre-dredge virtual public meeting will be held on June 17, 2020, at 6 p.m. to discuss the start of Indiana Harbor dredging this year, said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Chicago District in their latest release. According to USACE, dredging will resume at Indiana Harbor in July and will […]

  • 16 June 2020
    Business development

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) yesterday awarded $9.5 million in grants to eight marine highways projects across the Nation under the America’s Marine Highway Program.  The funding supports the enhancement of navigable waterways and expands existing waterborne freight services in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, New York, New Jersey, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington and […]

  • 16 June 2020
    Business development

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (USACE), is seeking public comment on the Coos Bay North Jetty Maintenance and Repairs draft Environmental Assessment (EA) in Coos County, Oregon. The draft EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality’s NEPA regulations (40 C.F.R. parts 1500–1508), […]

  • 15 June 2020
    Environment

    As part of a maintenance project to improve the capacity of a primary pond at a Waste Water Treatment Plant, Apex Envirocare was commissioned recently to dredge sediment and sludge that had built up over a period. Using the Mudcat 40E electric dredge and a combination of polymer dosing and GeoPro Tubes (Geotextile tubes) the […]

  • 12 June 2020
    Business development

    Mackley has overcome supply issues caused by the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure continued progress on the latest phase of a scheme which will reduce the risk of coastal flooding for more than 4,500 homes and businesses on Portsea Island. The £58m North Portsea Island Coastal Defence Scheme, which is being delivered by the Eastern Solent […]

  • 10 June 2020
    Authorities & Government, Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comment on its draft feasibility report and Environmental Assessment on making modifications to Brunswick harbor to increase transportation efficiencies and reduce costs. “This deep draft navigation feasibility study will analyze alternatives for navigation improvements to Brunswick Harbor,” according to the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental […]

  • 4 June 2020

    The Government of Bangladesh has taken up a dredging master plan to improve navigability of the internal waterways across the country, The Financial Express reports. Under the official plan, around 10,000 kilometres of river routes will be made navigable through excavating 178 waterways. The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) is expected to conduct the […]

  • 2 June 2020
    Authorities & Government, Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, commanding general of the Army Corps and 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, has approved the recommended plan for navigation improvements at the Port of Nome, Alaska. With the completion of the Chief’s Report for the Port of Nome Modification Feasibility Study, the proposal advances to Congress for authorization and […]

  • 2 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Environment Agency has constructed over 4 kilometres of flood defences over the last 2 years in Newhaven, East Sussex. The scheme, developed in partnership with Lewes District Council, is nearing completion and is already better protecting more than 300 homes and 200 businesses from tidal flooding as seen on several occasions this winter, most […]

  • 1 June 2020
    Environment

    A survey conducted last Friday (May 29) by J.F. Brennan Company of La Crosse, Wisc., showed the great progress being made by this dredging contractor in the restoration of Fountain Lake. During the duration of the project, over 691,000 cubic yards have been dredged from Edgewater Bay of Fountain Lake, reported J.F. Brennan. Fountain Lake […]

  • 29 May 2020
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    The Colac Otway Shire, Victoria, Australia, announced yesterday that essential dredging work to improve safety and access for boats, and secure the economic viability of the Apollo Bay harbour is 85 per cent complete. Colac Otway Shire Mayor Cr Jason Schram commented that the $1.05-million project, funded by the Victorian Department of Transport, is progressing […]

  • 28 May 2020

    Damen has delivered a Cutter Suction Dredger(CSD) 350 to Brazil. This dredger was Damen’s first to be sold to this South American country. During the challenging Covid-19 period, the dismountable dredger has been assembled and launched by the customer and commissioned on site with Damen assistance at the Vale Brucutu mine. Brucutu mine is an […]

  • 28 May 2020

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Norfolk District recently awarded a contract for more than $2.9 million to Gloucester, Virginia-based Coastal Design & Construction Inc. The contract calls for constructing an approximately 685-foot-long stone jetty at the entrance of the Tangier Island Federal Navigation Channel, located on the western side of the island. “The Norfolk […]

  • 27 May 2020

    The construction of two rock groynes at Holloways Beach in Cairns is expected to improve the beach amenity and provide long-term protection of the foreshore, reports Cairns Regional Council. Sand erosion has been an ongoing concern at Holloways Beach, with various beach nourishment campaigns initiated over the years due to ongoing sand loss along the […]

  • 25 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Joe Parisi, County Executive of Dane County, Wisconsin, said in his latest announcement, that the first phase of our Yahara Chain of Lakes Sediment Removal Project is officially underway. Dredging equipment is now in the water, working between Lakes Monona and Waubesa. “We hope to remove approximately 40,000 cubic yards (or more than 3,000 dump […]

  • 22 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    The average age of dredging fleet in Russia is 36 years and the country urgently needs to put new dredgers into operation, Gennady Egorov, director of the St. Petersburg-based Marine Engineering Bureau, said in a recent statement. “As of today, the Russian technical fleet consists of 2,700 vessels. During the past few years, approximately 100 […]

  • 22 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Construction work to repair the Lorain breakwater located in Lake Erie in the Port of Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio, is now underway, according to the Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District. USACE began repairs to the Lorain breakwater on May 12. As reported, the contractor, Great Lakes Dock and Materials, LLC, from Muskegon, Michigan, will […]

  • 21 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    The first phase of a £46 million flood defense scheme in Rochdale and Littleborough has been given the green light by Rochdale Borough Council’s Planning Department. Led by the Environment Agency in partnership with Rochdale Council, the new scheme features a range of measures to reduce the risk of flooding across Rochdale and Littleborough including […]

  • 19 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    A major dredging project will get underway next week in Hawks Nest to remove 120,000 cubic metres of marine sand from the eastern channel of the lower Myall River, Midcoast Council reports.  The Moira Parade boat ramp at Hawks Nest will be closed to the public on Monday, 25 May, as MidCoast Council’s contractors, Dredging […]

  • 18 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Work is set to resume on a £700,000 flood protection scheme that will help protect homes and businesses in Felinheli, Gwynedd Council reports.  The work had to be delayed due to the effects of COVID-19, but work will now resume this week. The Contractors, Anglesey firm OBR Construction, have implemented the required new working procedures […]