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  • 23 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority held a public consultation recently regarding the proposed Maplewood Marine Restoration Project. According to their announcement, the scheme is currently in the design development and permitting and approvals phases. The port authority is proposing to use a portion of the project as a fisheries habitat offsetting site for the proposed […]

  • 23 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Sri Lanka’s CHEC Port City Colombo marked another significant milestone last week with the completion of land reclamation operations.  At a ceremony held on January 16, Xin Hai Long, the last of the four state-of-the-art dredgers used for the sand mining operation left the project site. The 269 hectares of land from the ocean is […]

  • 22 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    High priority works to improve stream health and repair erosion damage were completed recently on several streams in the Rotorua area, reported the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. The Council has been stabilizing stream banks with rock armoring after a severe weather event caused significant erosion along its banks last April. According to the Bay […]

  • 22 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Construction of two low-crest groynes at the Whitehill Road designed to retain sand at the foreshore and reduce reliance on temporary sand nourishment has been completed, reports the City of Greater Geraldton. Commenting the latest news, the City Mayor, Shane Van Styn, said that installation of the two 40m long Geotextile Sand Container (GSC) groynes are consistent […]

  • 22 January 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Earlier this month, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began dredging the Snohomish River Federal Navigation Channel. The project includes maintenance clamshell dredging of the lower settling basin and the Snohomish River Federal Navigation Channel that will improve commercial vessel navigation in the area. The volume of sediment to be dredged is approximately 200,000 cubic […]

  • 21 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    ACS Group, through its affiliate Dragados, has been awarded its first large-scale port project in North America for the design and construction of Vancouver Fraser Authority Port’s container terminal extension in British Columbia, Canada. This terminal, located in central Vancouver, is one of the Port’s three container terminals, representing one fifth of its total freight […]

  • 21 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Residents in a Northumberland town are invited to find out more about potential options for flood protection, the Environment Agency said in their latest release.  The agency is carrying out an appraisal of flood defenses in Ponteland and are considering a number of options to continue to protect properties from flooding as well as bring […]

  • 18 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Maryland Environmental Service (MES) yesterday announced that a notice of intent has been issued to award a $12.7 million contract for the dredging of Lake Linganore in Frederick County to Mobile Dredging & Video Pipe, Inc. The dredging project will restore water depths, improve water storage capacity for the City of Frederick and Frederick County, […]

  • 18 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Environment Agency said in its latest announcement that they are about to start Phase 2 of the current round of Burton on Trent flood defense improvements. Phase 1 was completed between 2005 and 2007. “To ensure Burton continues to be protected to the best possible standard, we need to improve and update the existing defenses. There […]

  • 17 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    As part of its ongoing commitment to restore Delta ecosystems and habitat, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) recently took a significant step in launching a 3,000-acre multi-benefit tidal wetlands restoration project in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. At the end of 2018, DWR entered into a partnership with Ecosystem Investment Partners (EIP), a private company […]

  • 17 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Rijkswaterstaat currently reinforces the Houtrib Dike in Lake IJssel, located in the center of the Netherlands. Before the start of the reinforcement, a test section was first laid along the dike. The reason to do this was simple: the company knew quite little about sand reinforcements in a freshwater lake. Thanks to the pilot that […]

  • 16 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC) has published the “Design Guidelines for Inland Waterways Dimensions” which objective is to develop a standard methodology to design of existing and future infrastructures. These guidelines have the aim to increase inland waterways capacity and to permit the use of autonomous vessels, in the future. The new […]

  • 16 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Work has begun on a large restoration project to develop the habitat at the Clark Island wetland owned by Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC). The property includes a coastal wetland on the Hay Bay shoreline, which will be strategically excavated to create open-water habitat for fish in eight pools with a series of connecting channels. The […]

  • 15 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Working on behalf of the Environment Agency, Team Van Oord has successfully completed an innovative scheme to provide improved protection from flooding to households, infrastructure, agricultural land and an area of outstanding natural beauty within the Severn Estuary. The scheme at Stolford features the deployment of block revetments, as developed in the Netherlands, instead of […]

  • 15 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Officials with the Port of Tacoma and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, will hold a public informational meeting on January 17 to outline the feasibility study and environmental assessment for potential improvements to the Blair Waterway. According to an official announcement, such improvements could include deepening and widening to increase big-ship access […]

  • 15 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Scrabster Harbor Trust has launched a tender process for the Design and Build Civil Engineering Contract, aimed to redevelop the St. Ola Pier in Thurso, Scotland. According to the official announcement, redevelopment is required to suit the proposed dredging of the inner and outer berths to accommodate cruise vessels (with direct access to quayside coaches and […]

  • 13 January 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (January 7, 2018 – January 13, 2019).   Julong Dredger for Latin America Qingzhou Julong Environment Technology Co. Ltd., a Qingzhou City based manufacturer and supplier of dredging equipment, recently delivered another set of dredging equipment to Latin America.   […]

  • 11 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Just over a year since major work was done to improve and stabilize sand dunes at New Brighton, the benefits continue to be realized, the New South Wales’ Byron Shire Council said in its today’s release.  In October 2017, Byron Shire Council undertook a beach scraping program to help protect the dune system against short […]

  • 11 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District has prepared a draft feasibility report and environmental assessment on the proposed navigation improvements at Cape Blossom about 12 miles south of Kotzebue. The proposed project and preliminary analysis of potential environmental impacts are described in the draft report, which is being submitted to elicit public review […]

  • 10 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Governor Tom Wolf’s Administration yesterday announced grant funding to implement the Muncy Creek Streambank Restoration and Protection Project located in Hughesville Borough and Wolf Township, Lycoming County. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) awarded a 2019 Growing Greener grant award of $327,284 to the Lycoming County Commissioners for the work. The project will […]

  • 10 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Coastal Management Program is accepting pre-applications for grant-funded projects to start in fall 2019. “We will award grants to projects that protect, preserve, and restore the natural and cultural resources along the Illinois Lake Michigan shoreline,” IDNR stated in their release. Funding will be available for projects that: improve the health of […]

  • 10 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers solicited and received 95 proposals from across the country for beneficial use of dredged material pilot projects pursuant to Section 1122 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016. A team of subject matter experts evaluated the proposals and selected 10 projects for the program, including a proposal […]

  • 10 January 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Construction of a multi-million pound scheme to protect thousands of homes and businesses in Hull from flooding from the Humber has been given the go ahead, informs the Environment Agency. The £42 million flood alleviation scheme, approved by Hull’s planning committee earlier this month, has now had final sign off from the Secretary of State […]

  • 10 January 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The recently awarded project to deepen and widen the Corpus Christi Ship Channel (CCSC) from the Gulf of Mexico to Harbor Island is about to begin mid-February 2019, reports the Army Corps’ Galveston District. According to USACE, the work that will begin in the next couple of weeks is set for completion in mid-February 2020. This is first […]

  • 10 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Mott MacDonald has just reported that the work on £16 million Greatham South Flood Alleviation scheme has been completed. The BAM Nuttall Mott MacDonald (BMM) joint venture was commissioned by the Environment Agency in 2017 to design and build the second and final phase of the management scheme which addresses flooding concerns in Port Clarence […]

  • 9 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will participate in a national Corps of Engineers pilot program to use dredged material to improve habitat. The Upper Pool 4 Islands Complex Project is one of 10 projects selected out of 95 proposals submitted throughout the United States. USACE’s engineers plan to develop islands in […]