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  • 5 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    A major review of the lower Murray River’s action plans has identified improvements in riverbank stability and vegetation in its upper reaches but further degradation in the lower reaches, according to Science Network WA. The Peel-Harvey Catchment Council (PHCC) has developed the 2014 River Action Plan (RAP) with the Shire of Murray, Department of Water […]

  • 30 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Diane Finley, Member of Parliament for Haldimand-Norfolk, has announced an investment to improve safety and working conditions for fishermen at Port Dover Harbor in Port Dover, Ontario.  This two year project involves rehabilitation of the concrete decks of the west pier and fishing piers, as well as the concrete parapet on the east basin wall. […]

  • 20 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency recently proposed to carry out improvement works to the flood defenses on the Rivers Mole and Ember in East Molesey, Surrey. The plan calls for improvements between Zenith Sluice, west of Hampton Court Way and Viaduct Sluice, north of the railway near River Mole Business Park, a distance of 3.5 kilometers. The proposed […]

  • 18 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Georgia Ports Authority board has approved $141.8 million in capital improvements with passage of its fiscal year 2016 budget. To upgrade existing assets, the board allocated $33.4 million to improve power infrastructure for cranes, paving, increased rail capacity and other terminal improvements at the ports of Savannah and Brunswick. Another $83.4 million will go […]

  • 18 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    In an initiative of the ‘Love our Lakes’ program, the Gippsland Lakes Environment Fund has provided funding for sand nourishment works at Crescent Island and Pelican Island to improve the habitat values for migratory birds such as the threatened Little Term and the Fairy Term. The preliminary feasibility study included sediment sampling and modelling. The […]

  • 4 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Three Rhode Island communities will serve as new pilot projects to increase coastal resilience to climate change impacts, such as sea level rise, flooding, and increased storminess, according to the Rhode Island Sea Grant. The project will explore landscape methods that are natural – or that mimic nature – to restore ecosystem services (habitat and stormwater […]

  • 29 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Research & Development

    Houston Port Commissioners awarded recently a contract to TCB/GBA Joint Venture for professional engineering and planning services in support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ feasibility study of modifications to improve the Houston Ship Channel system. That system includes the Houston, Barbours Cut and Bayport ship channels. “This study is critical to the greater […]

  • 20 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Government of Canada is about to invest more than $10 million over the next two years in harbor improvement projects at seven Nova Scotia harbors that will provide a safer and more efficient working environment for local fishermen and harbor users. The announcement was made by the Honorable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, Minister […]

  • 2 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Residents and visitors to Coochiemudlo Island over the Easter break will benefit from new and improved ferry terminal facilities following the completion of the new Coochiemudlo terminal and a revamp of the Victoria Point ferry terminal. Minister for Main Roads, Roads Safety and Ports, Mark Bailey said the Queensland Government had worked closely with the […]

  • 31 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Hall Contracting, a Sunshine Coast-based dredging, civil contracting and marine civil company, is set to greatly improve the living standards of communities in the remote Polynesian nation of Tuvalu, with the company preparing to undertake dredging works valued at more than $7 million as part of the New Zealand Aid Program. The project will involve […]

  • 30 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Honorable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, joined by Gerald Keddy, MP for South Shore – St. Margaret’s, announced last Saturday that the Government of Canada will invest almost $3.5 million over the next two years in harbor improvement projects at four harbors in Nova Scotia. Projects being funded will provide a safer and […]

  • 20 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    With the help of Salix, the Norfolk Rivers Trust is improving fish and other river wildlife habitats on the River Babingley near Flitcham, one of only two hundred chalk rivers left in the world. The River Babingley rises from chalk springs above the villages of Flitcham and Hillington in North West Norfolk, meanders through the […]

  • 12 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dikes on Peat are stronger than has been assumed in the past. Until now, it has not been possible to calculate exactly how strong they are. However, advances have been made. On the basis of field trials, software analyses, laboratory and model experiments, research institute Deltares, working together with Rijkswaterstaat and the Hoogheemraadschap Hollands Noorderkwartier […]

  • 2 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has released its proposed plan to improve approximately 23 miles of levee to help reduce flood risk for North and Central Stockton.  The plan would implement a variety of levee improvements including installing cutoff walls, building new levees and adding erosion protection. It would also add closure […]

  • 25 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Coastal managers can now apply for State Government funds to help protect Western Australia’s 12,000 km coastline. Calling for submissions in the latest round of Coastal Adaptation and Protection grants, Transport Minister Dean Nalder said $1 million was again available to coastal managers in 2015-16. “Our coastline is one of the State’s most valuable assets,” […]

  • 23 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The EU’s TEN-T Programme will co-finance with almost €4 million a study preparing the design and planning of a federal waterway on the Danube in south-eastern Germany.   The project aims to improve the shipping conditions on Danube and preventing floods in the region. Insufficient draught depth is currently limiting the navigation capacity on Danube […]

  • 21 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a maintenance dredging contract for Palm Beach Harbor, Palm Beach County. The works on the project will start as soon as late January. The Corps awarded a roughly $1.8 million contract on 16 January to Cashman Dredging and Marine Contracting Co., LLC., of Quincy, Mass., to improve harbor navigation. […]

  • 8 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Port of Houston Authority plans to undertake significant infrastructure improvements in the next few years to ensure that the Port of Houston can accommodate the advent of larger vessels and increased cargo resulting from the pending Panama Canal expansion in 2016, as well as the expected future demographic growth in the region. Maintaining and improving […]

  • 22 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    R&D Office of Kiasma Srl, an Italian company engaged in production of HDPE pipes for dredging, has further improved the turbulent motion inside of the pipeline for its patented KFC System. Outstanding results were obtained during recent tests on the new construction of the KFC System inside the pipeline: -Using the latest materials in the field of plastic […]

  • 15 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Salix, together with Crawley Borough Council and Jacksons Civil Engineering, is about to complete the Ifield Mill Pond & Water Gardens project, the area’s most important wetland and a designated Site of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI). The 12-month program of improvements began in April 2014 and includes:   the construction of a new dam and spillway near […]

  • 4 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Planning is underway to deliver $3.3 million in vital coastal infrastructure improvements in the Clarence river region, Minister for Natural Resources, Lands and Water Kevin Humphries and Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis announced this yesterday. Mr Humphries said $1 million is being invested in the Yamba Boat Harbour including upgrades to mooring, catwalks, revetment wall and replacing piles […]

  • 25 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest John Williamson, on behalf of the Honorable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, has announced that the Government of Canada will invest $750,000 over two years in harbor improvements at Dipper Harbor and Seeleys Cove. Funding is being allocated for: – The construction of a ground-out bed […]

  • 19 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Chi-Cal Rivers Fund partners yesterday announced five projects selected to receive $1.1 million in grant funding that will help improve and enhance waterways in the Chicago and Calumet region. Administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), the Fund is a partnership among ArcelorMittal, The Chicago Community Trust, Crown Family Philanthropies, the Gaylord and […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Seattle District will prepare, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, an environmental assessment (EA) for the Seattle Harbor Navigation Improvement Project. The largest container vessels calling at West Coast ports today have roughly twice the capacity of those that served the ports just five years ago. In order to remain […]

  • 3 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    For the first time, large-scale tests have shown that salt marshes act as a buffer zones and attenuate waves, even in extreme conditions such as storm surges. In combination with vegetation, they reduce waves by approximately 20% over a distance of 40 meters. This means that dikes behind salt marshes can be a lot lower and […]

  • 2 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency, Devon County Council and Exeter City Council are working together to design and build a scheme which will reduce flood risk to the city of Exeter. Exeter has a long history of flooding, going back as far as the 13th century. The current flood defenses were built in the 1960s and 70s […]