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  • 9 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    A £540,000 flood improvement scheme for Braunton in North Devon will be put before Devon County Council’s Cabinet on Wednesday, November 9. Braunton is one of the County Council’s highest priorities for reducing the risk of flooding. The main aim of the scheme will be to reduce the risk of flooding to properties in Caen […]

  • 31 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), along with Save The Bay and other partners, announced on Wednesday that work is now underway on an improvement project at the Sapowet Marsh Wildlife Management Area in Tiverton. The project, slated for completion in spring 2017, supports efforts to restore this degraded coastal habitat and strengthen […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Port Corpus Christi Commissioners have approved a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for work performed prior to execution of a project partnership agreement for the Channel Improvement Project. With the MOU, Port Corpus Christi is able to conduct time-sensitive sampling work at the entrance of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel […]

  • 19 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    The improvements at Colorado Lagoon will continue this week with a new phase to create additional ecological resources for aquatic life as well as birds. “The Colorado Lagoon is a huge success story,” said Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia. “We have greatly improved the water quality, and we are continuing to restore it as a unique natural […]

  • 14 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Parks Victoria conducted a site visit with key users of the Cape Conran boat ramp earlier this week to continue discussions on improving distribution of information and updates surrounding the ramp’s condition. Parks Victoria’s District Manager for East Gippsland, Will McCutcheon, said that this was a great opportunity to come together and talk through all aspects […]

  • 9 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the rehabilitation of a mega flood-control structure that is seen to boost agricultural productivity of Leyte farmers especially during rainy season. Agricultural lands, particularly those from Baybay City, are now protected against flood damages, with the completion of the rehabilitation and improvement of Dungcaan River […]

  • 9 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Toowoomba’s CBD will be better protected during the upcoming wet season thanks to the $5 million upgrade to West Creek channel. Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Dr Anthony Lynham, inspected the completed works as part of a visit to Toowoomba today. “No one wants to see a repeat of […]

  • 7 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    The thousands of boaters visiting the Lancaster Canal each year are set to benefit from improved facilities, as the Canal & River Trust has completed work to rebuild the moorings at Hest Bank. The project has been shaped by The Lancaster Canal Focus Group which is responsible for coordinating the views of local boat owners who […]

  • 30 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Van Oord successfully executed the impressive ground improvement project for client Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC). The project, which started in 2014, involved the reclamation of 65 million cubic meters of sand and extensive soil improvement. The reclamation area of 1,320 ha is intended for one of the largest oil refining plants in the Middle […]

  • 5 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Long-term monitoring by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources shows that the efforts to improve Mississippi River water quality appear to be paying off with the return of several important fish and aquatic plant species to at least one major pool. The latest results come as the Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program celebrates 30 years […]

  • 29 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has awarded nearly $7 million in funding for improvements to the Minutemen Causeway in Brevard County’s Cocoa Beach. These improvement projects will help protect the health of the Indian River Lagoon by reducing nutrients and treating stormwater runoff. “Funding for these important Minutemen Causeway improvement projects helps us to […]

  • 28 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    A comparison of recent and previous nourishments of San Diego beaches suggests that a larger sand grain size improved nourishment performance, according to Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego. Sand added to three San Diego County beaches in 2012 has partially remained, surviving the large waves of the El Niño winter […]

  • 10 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Seattle and the Northwest Seaport Alliance are proposing modifications to marine cargo facilities at Terminal 5. The Port of Seattle, as lead agency under the State Environmental Protection Act (SEPA), is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the project, which includes berth deepening, dock strengthening and power upgrades to handle larger […]

  • 24 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Focused on the PHA’s (Port of Houston Authority) vision of becoming America’s distribution hub for the next generation, the Port Commission – during its regular monthly meeting yesterday – approved more than $88 million in infrastructure investments. These investments, all directly tied to the port strategic plan, included $13 million towards channel improvement projects and more […]

  • 23 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Hunter Tootoo, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard announced yesterday in Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, that the Government of Canada is investing $289 million in small craft harbors across the country in 2016–2017. The announcement includes $32 million of the $149 million allocated to small craft harbors in Budget 2016. Small craft harbors […]

  • 20 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    The USACE, Galveston District, will host two public scoping meetings on May 17 and 19, 2016, to inform the public about the proposed study to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Houston Ship Channel 45-Foot Expansion Channel Improvement Project (HSC ECIP).  “The purpose of the study is to examine the feasibility of improving […]

  • 15 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is continuing to support investments aimed to improve Illinois waterway infrastructure. Yesterday, Senator Kirk, among others, voted to boost funding that will protect the Great Lakes from invasive species and improve waterway infrastructure on Illinois’ rivers and lakes. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill for fiscal year […]

  • 29 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The entrance of the Tweed River in New South Wales, Australia, will be dredged over coming weeks to improve boating navigation for commercial and recreational vessels. “It is planned to remove about 21,000 cubic meters of sand. Thanks to the success of the Tweed River Entrance Sand Bypassing Project, this is a relatively small amount compared […]

  • 28 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Andrews Labor Government has announced a new fund worth $10 million over four years to protect and preserve the health of Victoria’s iconic Port Phillip Bay. To be funded by the proceeds of the lease of the Port of Melbourne, the Port Phillip Bay Fund (PPBF) will support projects including water quality improvement works, […]

  • 24 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Port of San Diego has been awarded a grant in the amount of $3,350,000 from the California Natural Resources Agency, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation Board for the Shelter Island Boat Launch Facility Improvement Project. The award was officially accepted by the Board of Port Commissioners at its March 8, 2016 regular […]

  • 12 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The International Association of Dredging Contractors (IADC) has just published a new ‘Facts About’ publication on soil improvement. ‘Facts About’ is a series of concise, easy-to-read leaflets which give an effective overview of essential facts about specific dredging and maritime construction subjects. Each leaflet provides a kind of ‘management summary’ for stakeholders who need a […]

  • 23 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Cherry Hinton Hall park could be in line for significant improvements following the publication of a report that recommends starting work on the second phase of a masterplan for the popular open space. Among the objectives for the masterplan are reintegrating and re-landscaping an area of the hall grounds that has previously been inaccessible to the […]

  • 22 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Contractors will begin driving test piles at the Northwest Seaport Alliance Terminal 5 in Seattle the first week of January. The installation will last through March. The pile driving and testing is part of the design phase of the terminal’s improvements. Test results could help reduce the final number of piles required and refine the depth of […]

  • 11 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The $50 million Guam Commercial Port Improvement Project, administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) on behalf of the Department of Defense (DOD), has been completed, MARAD announced yesterday. “As Guam’s only commercial port, these facilities are key to unlocking a more prosperous future for the people of the territory – and the […]

  • 25 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Flood risk reduction work along Florin Creek in south Sacramento will be delayed until spring 2016 as construction would have begun too close to the rainy season. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, awarded a $7.1 million contract to PRS Newland JV of Sacramento, on June 26, 2015, with a plan to begin […]