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  • 11 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain (LTMCP) and partners will celebrate the opening of the Coastal Restoration and Nature Education Study Area at Weeks Bayou in Ocean Springs tomorrow, at the site on the west end of East Beach. During this project, approximately 2.3 acres at Weeks Bayou were restored as a green […]

  • 10 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    Balfour Beatty has scooped twenty Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) awards this year with five Gold, seven Silver and eight Bronze awards. These annual, national awards recognize companies’ efforts to raise standards in the consideration for the communities in which they work and to improve the performance and overall perception of the industry. Balfour Beatty’s awards, […]

  • 9 April 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (April 3-9, 2017).   Kingston Harbor Dredging Project Half Way Done The Kingston Harbor dredging scheme, undertaken by concessionaire Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL), is now 50% complete, according to the minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth […]

  • 7 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The construction of three new flood alleviation schemes that will help protect Calderdale homes and businesses from future flooding has now started on site. The schemes at Pin Hill Lane in Midgley, Woodland View in Hebden Bridge and Burnt Acres Wood in Eastwood, Todmorden are designed to reduce the risk of flooding during severe weather events, […]

  • 6 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    Royal HaskoningDHV has been awarded the contract for the detailed design of the Marginal da Corimba reclamation and shore protection project in Luanda, Angola. This major contract was awarded by the consortium of Urbinveste and Van Oord. Royal HaskoningDHV has been commissioned to prepare the detailed design for the 400 hectares Marginal da Corimba project, […]

  • 6 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Texas Senate has unanimously passed Senate Bill 28, the Texas Port Expansion Act, authored by Senator Brandon Creighton and co-authored by Senator Lois Kolkhorst, to provide opportunities for investments and enhancements at Texas Ports. “Texas ports are estimated to be responsible for 25 percent of Texas’ gross domestic product,” said Kolkhorst. “Our ports are […]

  • 5 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    Top river restoration experts from Royal HaskoningDHV are actively taking part in the River Restoration Center’s Annual Conference in Brighton. With this year’s conference theme of River Restoration: Facing Uncertainty, Ian Dennis and Clare Rodgers will be examining different perspectives on detailed design and the EcoCo Life+ project respectively, the company said. The conference, taking place this […]

  • 5 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    Vilano Beach is receiving beach-compatible sand through the beneficial use of dredged material, helping to reduce vulnerabilities and improve coastal resiliency in a community north of the St. Augustine Inlet. The injection of much needed sand was made possible in a partnering between St. Johns County, the Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND) and the U.S. […]

  • 5 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, joined by the Prime Minister of Denmark, Lars Lokke Rasmussen, yesterday inaugurated APM Terminals Lazaro Cardenas. The terminal represents an investment of more than US$900 million and will offer a new gateway for trade between Mexico, a core growth market, and the rest of the world, APM said. […]

  • 4 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Muddy River Flood Risk Management and Environmental Restoration Project in Boston, Massachusetts, recently received the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America’s Alliant Build America Award, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, said. The 3.5 mile long Muddy River is a small waterway located in the Boston metropolitan area. Most of the […]

  • 3 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Shell Rock River Watershed District (SRRWD) held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the new Confined Disposal Facility (CDF) on March 31, 2017.  A CDF is a dewatering site in the dredging process. When dredging takes place, there will be a mixture of water and sediment pumped to the disposal facility and the […]

  • 31 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Wyre Council, Balfour Beatty and the Environment Agency have been awarded a Bronze Award at the Considerate Constructors Scheme awards, in recognition of work to build new sea defenses at Rossall. The annual national awards recognize sites that have raised the bar for considerate construction. Wyre Council is replacing two kilometers of sea defenses, from […]

  • 31 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Cowes Harbor Commission (CHC) is working on a ‘Sustainable Maintenance Dredging Management Plan’, which will be suitable for, and involve all dredging stakeholders in the harbor. According to CHC, the main aim is to develop the plan by the end of the year. All dredging stakeholders will be invited to contribute to the development of the […]

  • 31 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Maintenance dredging of the lower portion of the Housatonic River Federal Navigation Channel in Stratford and Milford, Conn., will be completed under the terms of a $9.3 million contract recently awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District. Work will be accomplished by Cashman Dredging and Marine Contracting Company, LLC of Quincy, […]

  • 31 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Shell Rock River Watershed District (SRRWD) will today host a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Fountain Lake Restoration Project Confined Disposal Facility (CDF). “This is a historic day for the Shell Rock River Watershed District and our community. Years of planning, designing and engineering have gone into the construction of the CDF and this marks […]

  • 29 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has just released this very interesting video about recently completed restoration project at Delaware’s Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Beginning in 2015, the federally funded project increased storm resiliency and remediated damage to the marsh from Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Specifically, the project aimed to restore over 4,000 acres of […]

  • 29 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The King County Flood Control District will hold a community meeting in Carnation on April 18 to discuss results of a study about historical flooding patterns in the Snoqualmie River basin. “Flood Control District Supervisor Kathy Lambert plans to attend. The consultant who conducted the study and Ed McCarthy, PhD, who provided an independent review, […]

  • 28 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Gov. John Bel Edwards has just released details on proposed legislation for protecting and restoring Louisiana’s coast. These proposals are part of the governor’s legislative package that will be considered in the Regular Session that is set to begin on April 10. “This is a plan for all of Louisiana, not just one agency and […]

  • 28 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    In order to streamline the Antwerp Port Authority’s technical and nautical departments and improve the service to customers, these departments are being centralized to form a joint cluster, the port said in its latest announcement.  Three large new facilities will be set up at the site on quays 602-612: a central workshop (for the technical […]

  • 27 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Waterking BV, a Dutch company involved in the production of amphibious excavators, recently delivered a new WK 220 NG-5 to a Hungarian customer. “The machine is equipped with a DAMEN dredge pump and directly driven by a custom made power-pack,” said Waterking in its release. “Our mechanic and operator went to Hungary this month. They […]

  • 27 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Work on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District’s largest navigation scheme, the Post 45 Deepening Project has entered the final phase, according to the Lt. Col. Matthew Luzzatto, the District Engineer. The project recently received authorization to proceed under the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act. The WIIN Act was signed into law in […]

  • 27 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Universities in Wales and Ireland are joining forces to investigate how coastal defense schemes can be improved by more eco-friendly designs, reported the Welsh Government. More than €3 million of EU funds is being invested in the Ecostructure project, which will develop and trial new methods to enhance the quality of coastal structures, including sea-walls […]

  • 27 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Senators Edward J. Markey and Elizabeth Warren, along with state representatives Bill Strauss, Paul Schmid, Christopher Markey, Robert Koczera and Antonio Cabral, last week visited New Bedford, MA, to discuss how to improve the Port of New Bedford. Mayor of New Bedford, Jon Mitchell, City Council President, Joe Lopes, and Ward 4 Council, Dana Rebeiro, hosted […]

  • 23 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The River Don flood defense scheme, which started in design in 2014, is progressing well with construction and is due to be completed later this year, according to the Sheffield City Council. The Lower Don Valley (LDV) scheme is one of six flood protection programs taking place across Sheffield, which together aim to significantly reduce the […]

  • 23 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    North Tyneside Council has just announced that works are underway to prepare for a scheme to give a stretch of the seafront at Whitley Bay a new lease of life. The council’s project to strengthen and safeguard sea defenses will see vital refurbishment works carried out at Central Lower Promenade. The scheme, which has saved […]

  • 23 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Contractors (IADC) has just announced that submissions for their annual IADC Safety Award are open. The Award seeks to identify the exceptional safety performance of a particular project, product, ship, team or employee. “The Award is open to all companies active in the dredging and related industry. Companies may submit […]