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  • 9 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Last night, Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) Executive Director, Michael Ellis, presented the Draft Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Plan at a public hearing in Belle Chasse, Louisiana. Southeastern Coastal parish residents and governing authorities were in attendance at the meeting, which is the first of three public hearings scheduled in Louisiana’s coastal zones. […]

  • 9 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Construction work has begun on a new £4 million flood scheme that will increase flood protection for Starcross and Cockwood. According to the Environment Agency, the work on this coastal protection project started yesterday, January 8th 2018. At Starcross the EA will install 2 new floodgates at Church Road and Generals Lane slipway. They will also raise the […]

  • 9 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The removal of a 1970s-era structure from the Savannah River’s Back River marks another major milestone in the deepening of the nation’s fourth busiest container port, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, said in their latest release.  The work also returns the Back River to its natural width to enhance the area for […]

  • 8 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    BAM Nuttall reported today that funding has been secured for a £42 million upgrade to the tidal flood defense scheme in the Humber Estuary – improving flood protection to 113,000 properties. Led by the Environment Agency, the Humber Hull Frontages scheme will present an opportunity to review and improve a 19 kilometers stretch of tidal […]

  • 8 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Avon Beach Promenade improvement works in Christchurch will begin later this month, reports the Dorset County Council. As part of the council’s ongoing program of works to improve and renovate the coastal defenses, these works will see the lower section of the promenade raised by approximately 900mm and some of the promenade widened. These improvements […]

  • 8 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Being relatively new to the market, Alia Instruments – based in Twente, the Netherlands – is a builder of production monitoring equipment for the maritime and mining industry. During our first ever Dredging Today Conference, held last October in Amsterdam RAI, we took the opportunity to have a quick chat with Mr Arjan Vriend – Alia […]

  • 8 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, published a draft feasibility report and environmental assessment on Friday, marking a major milestone in the Yuba River Ecosystem Restoration feasibility study. Improvements to approximately 178 acres of existing aquatic and riparian habitat along the lower Yuba River, between Englebright Dam and the confluence of the Yuba […]

  • 4 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Bangladesh Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, today inaugurated work on the Noakhali flood control project, aimed to improve water drainage system and control intrusion of silts and saline water.  She kicked off the development scheme via video conference from her Ganabhaban residence in Dhaka, local media reports. “Our utmost goal is to ensure overall development of […]

  • 3 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    A flood prevention scheme in Somerset, which opened during autumn 2017, has been called into action three times in recent weeks, Team Van Oord (TVO) said in their latest announcement.  A new 2km-long flood alleviation channel, created as part of the Cannington Flood Defense Scheme, operated three times over the festive period – including Christmas […]

  • 3 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Construction continues to progress on the $60 million South East Flows Restoration Project (SEFRP) to reduce salinity in the Coorong, improve water flows to upper South East wetlands and reduce drainage outfall at Kingston. Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Anne Ruston and SA Minister for Water and the River Murray, Ian Hunter said […]

  • 29 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) recently finished the 2017 dredging season, having removed 1.053.042 cubic yards of dredge material from state park lakes and other state properties. Last year, a total of 1,011,458 cubic yards of sediment were removed statewide, ODNR said. “Dredging is critical at our state park lakes to improve boater […]

  • 28 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will begin renovations at Geode State Park this winter to improve water quality at Lake Geode and enhance accessibility and recreational opportunities in the park. “Lake levels at Lake Geode were lowered in October as a first step in this large-scale renovation. The lake is currently fully drawn-down,” […]

  • 28 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, is preparing to release bids for the Boston Harbor Federal Navigation Dredging Project. According to the Army Corps, they will be issuing an invitation for bids for improvement dredging of the Broad Sound North Entrance Channel, portions of the Main Ship Channel, President Roads Anchorage and portions of […]

  • 27 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Port of Dover was recognized recently for a revolutionary temporary work system that is being used for its Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development project. According to the port, the ‘walking piling gate’, which improves the safety, environmental standards and efficiency of the construction process, has been recognized as an innovation by the Considerate Constructors […]

  • 25 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) – Harbors Division last week celebrated the blessing of Hilo Harbor’s newly completed Pier 4 cargo wharf project, the Pier 1 cargo yard and passenger terminal improvements. The projects are designed to increase operational space and increase cargo handling efficiencies. According to the HDOT announcement, these improvements to the […]

  • 25 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Royal Phuket Marina has just announced that the maintenance dredging project inside the marina is now complete. According to RPM, the dredging project was completed on 9 December 2017. At the same time, the Marine Department also announced that the long-awaited dredging of Kohkaew channel started on 5 December 2017. “The dredging has begun to improve low-tide conditions outside the […]

  • 25 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Departments of Justice and the Interior recently joined the New York State Office of the Attorney General (NYSOAG) and Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to announce a proposed settlement with Honeywell International Inc. and Onondaga County related to contamination of Onondaga Lake, portions of its tributaries, and surrounding wetlands and uplands. The proposal would […]

  • 22 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has just released the latest update on the River Thames Scheme that will reduce flood risk from Datchet to Teddington. The River between Datchet and Teddington has the largest area of developed floodplain in England without flood defenses. Over 15,000 homes and businesses within the area are at risk from flooding.     […]

  • 21 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Restore the Mississippi River Delta organization said in their latest announcement that 2017 has been a busy year for coastal restoration in Louisiana. Louisiana’s 2017 Coastal Master Plan passed unanimously and progress was made on several large-scale restoration projects. In their latest post, The Restore the Mississippi River Delta presented a few of the […]

  • 21 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA) and APM Terminals have approved a $49.5 million expansion of the container facility at the Port of Mobile. The parties will deliver a Phase 3 expansion that includes a dock extension and an additional 20 acres of improved yard to maintain excess capacity to accommodate new business opportunities. When […]

  • 21 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders, Technology

    The Port of Dover has gained industry recognition after commissioning a revolutionary temporary work system for its flagship Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development. The ‘walking piling gate’, which improves the safety, environmental standards and efficiency of the construction process, has been recognized as an innovation by the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS), and is featured on […]

  • 20 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Hatfield Consultants was contracted recently to provide environmental support to the Snye River, a short waterway that once linked the Clearwater River to the Athabasca River in Fort McMurray, Alberta. An Environmental Construction Operations (ECO) Plan was developed for the project to highlight the environmental sensitivities, regulatory requirements, and erosion and sediment control mitigation to […]

  • 20 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The St. Johns River Water Management District has started work on a sump dredge project designed to help improve water quality at Lake Apopka. According to the District, the project is not expected to impede navigation on the canal or lake. “Our focus remains centered on projects that bring us closer to our goal of […]

  • 19 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Marine access to the island of Montserrat is set to improve, as the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant of £14.4 million to develop the port at Little Bay. The funds are being provided through the United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (UKCIF), and will assist in financing […]

  • 19 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Appalachian Power will temporarily close the Hardy Ford Public Access area on Smith Mountain Lake for maintenance work beginning December 20, the company said in their latest announcement.  The work will include a major underwater dredging operation in the channel adjacent to the public boat ramp and fishing area located in Bedford County. An estimated […]

  • 18 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Bangladesh Water Development Board (WDB) said in their latest announcement that they plan to dredge eight rivers in Moulvibazar and Sunamganj districts, local media reports.  The dredging program, aimed to restore navigability of waterways and save crops from floods, will be conducted under an operation named ‘Early Flood Control and Irrigation Improvement Project’ in the […]