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  • 19 September 2013
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District awarded a $36.9 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge Dock, LLC of Oak Brook, Illinois to place approximately 1.1 million cubic yards of sand at Keansburg, New Jersey as part of an emergency shore protection project affected by Hurricane Sandy. The contract is part of the […]

  • 29 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Four of Moffatt & Nichol’s key wetland restoration projects in the San Francisco Bay Area have returned to natural marshland. The most recent is at Bair Island in San Mateo County, one of California’s largest wetland restoration projects at 1400 acres. The entire project involved placing over one million cubic yards of fill to raise […]

  • 3 April 2014

    Mayor Richard C. David announced that JAMKO Technical Solutions will begin video inspections of flood wall conduits as required by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). “Regardless of how the City missed the 2012 inspection deadline, our focus must be to complete the required […]

  • 23 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    About 40 percent of the coastal wetlands in the contiguous United States are in Louisiana, but hundreds of thousands of acres of vital habitat have been washed away by natural and man-made disasters, the NOAA Fisheries Service said in their latest announcement. Storms, erosion, and increased sea levels, combined with construction of hard levees, digging […]

  • 17 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Working on behalf of the Environment Agency, Team Van Oord is about to begin work on an innovative scheme aimed to provide improved protection from flooding to households, infrastructure and agricultural land adjacent to the West Somerset coast. The village of Stolford and surrounding area – located on the Bristol Channel, just east of Hinckley […]

  • 9 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) last week announced additional work that they plan to accomplish with the funding provided for disaster recovery in Public Law 115-123, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law February 9, 2018.  Among other things, Public Law 115-123 provided $17.398 billion for disaster recovery in six appropriations […]

  • 10 February 2012

      U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu announced that the Army Corps of Engineers will provide $22.1 million in additional funding for major waterways in Louisiana. The decision comes after Sen. Landrieu and the Louisiana congressional delegation urged the Corps to provide the necessary investments in underfunded waterway projects in Louisiana. This announcement by the Corps […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Northbound commerce with as many as 49 barges moved through the restricted portion of the river at Fair Landing during daylight hours. This helps speed the clearing of the daily queue and reduces the wait time for southbound vessels. Work is also proceeding well in the narrowest reach of the restricted area and the Corps […]

  • 29 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Kansas Senator Jerry Moran yesterday announced the inclusion of provisions he advocated for in the USACE Work Plan for FY2019, including funding for the Kansas River Reservoirs and Sediment Study, and a flood protection project in Manhattan.  “The provisions we worked for that were included in the Army Corps of Engineers’ FY2019 Work Plan are critical […]

  • 9 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Yesterday, Congressmen Bill Cassidy applauded the work of Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Senator David Vitter (R-LA) for reaching a deal on the Conference Report for the water resources authorization bill. The legislation authorizes many critical infrastructure and hurricane protection projects for Louisiana, including Morganza to the Gulf. Morganza to the Gulf is of immense […]

  • 16 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) and Colonel Paul Owen, Commander of the New York District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced that work will begin on the first phase of the Port Monmouth Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project. This $17.7 million project will reduce the risks that coastal storms pose to residents […]

  • 6 January 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Northwestern Division, releases the Final Annual Operating Plan yesterday. ‘The Final Annual Operating Plan for 2012 addresses a number of the concerns expressed by stakeholders at the fall public meetings including an emphasis on flood risk reduction and improved communication,’ said Jody Farhat, Chief of the Water Management Division. […]

  • 30 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Texas General Land Office (GLO) and the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers have announced the release of the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement. Since 2015, GLO and USACE have worked cooperatively on the feasibility study formulating risk reduction solutions to address coastal storm risks […]

  • 18 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    Environment Secretary Owen Paterson is to officially launch Europe’s most ambitious man-made coastal nature project that will guarantee a place for tens of thousands of migratory birds, and combat the threats from climate change and coastal flooding. Wallasea Island in the Thames Estuary will be transformed from levee-protected farmland into a thriving wetland, twice the size […]

  • 30 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator David Vitter, top Republican on the Senate committee that oversees the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said he is still extremely confident that the Morganza to the Gulf project will be in the final Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). Vitter is one of four top negotiators on the bill, which is currently being […]

  • 18 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    Beginning next week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, will host public meetings to discuss proposed operational procedures for the Morganza control structure in future flood events. Based on lessons learned from the historic Mississippi River Flood of 2011, the Corps of Engineers has developed proposed clarifications to the standing instructions for […]

  • 16 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    By 2030 all main Polish rivers will be used for inland navigation, announced the Deputy Minister Anna Moskwa of Maritime Economy and Inland Waterways during recent ‘Transport Connects, Water Unites’ seminar in Warsaw. The seminar was organised on October 11th on the occasion of a Dutch water and maritime trade mission to Poland. According to […]

  • 14 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Moffatt & Nichol in less than three weeks won its second Engineering News-Record Merit Award, the award winner was the company’s Bair Island Restoration project in San Mateo County. Bair Island is one of the largest wetland restoration projects in California, restoring approximately 1400 acres of tidal wetlands. The project won a Merit Award in […]

  • 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. […]

  • 28 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    CPRA Board Chairman, Johnny Bradberry, along with several federal partners signed a landmark MOU last Friday in Washington, D.C. which commits to a 2-year federal permitting timeline for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Project. “Large-scale ecosystem restoration is essential to Louisiana’s future and with today’s MOU we will be able to successfully work through the permitting […]

  • 19 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    In an effort to secure funding for navigation channel maintenance, Port of South Louisiana Executive Director, Paul Aucoin, participated in a Congressional Roundtable before the United States Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on Friday, November 13, 2015. The meeting was held in New Orleans at the Louisiana State Supreme Court and the discussion focused on “The Importance of […]

  • 8 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator David Vitter spoke on the Senate Floor yesterday urging his colleagues to take up and pass the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA). In light of last month’s devastating flooding in South Louisiana, Vitter contends that passing major water infrastructure reforms is timely and crucial. “After last month’s devastating flooding throughout South […]

  • 3 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management project just got another boost from city officials and the Army Corps’ Norfolk District. Col. Patrick Kinsman, district commander, and City Manager Doug Smith signed the design agreement Friday, clearing a path for USACE and Norfolk to share costs in funding and developing full designs for the first construction […]

  • 21 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee, announced that a key Senate panel passed two Gillibrand measures that would strengthen the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers’ disaster response by authorizing the Corps to recommend specific projects to reduce flood risks in areas hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy and […]

  • 26 April 2012

    Two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District projects took top honors at the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) awards program in Washington, D.C., Apirl 18, 2012. The Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC) Surge Barrier project won the esteemed “Grand Conceptor Award” for the most outstanding engineering achievement. The IHNC Surge Barrier project […]

  • 11 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, will begin implementing mobile Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) survey data technology along the Texas coast in November to survey dredging placement areas, assist with hydrographic surveys and collect data that will help analyze beach erosion. “The use of mobile LiDAR will aid the district’s analysis of […]