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  • 27 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    International consultant Arcadis recently presented Hong Kong the option to create a polder as a mean to tackle the issue of land scarcity. The Hong Kong Government is working on a project that calls for the construction of a group of islands and considers the usual reclamation by infilling with sand. According to the government-appointed […]

  • 12 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian and Queensland Governments have today released the final comprehensive strategic assessment of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area addressing a key recommendation of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. The comprehensive strategic assessment, released alongside the Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report 2014, is a comprehensive analysis of issues affecting the reef and what […]

  • 25 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Work on lock gates at Kilrush Marina on the Shannon Estuary was completed this month, just in time for the first sail of the year over St Patricks weekend. “Also the long awaited news we have all been waiting for on the dredging application, has finally come through, with the licence approval being granted,” announced […]

  • 22 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Italdraghe technicians were onsite in Guyana recently to supervise the connecting up of a custom-built Italdraghe SGT 180B cutter suction dredger to an onshore gold-extraction selection plant. The 28 meter-long dismountable dredger, designed to work at a maximum depth of 15 meters, is currently working in a river basin in conjunction with a booster station, also […]

  • 26 February 2013

    A long awaited dredging program at Clam Pass in Collier County is one step closer to realization. The Pelican Bay Services Division inked a contract with Kyle Construction on Friday for the $200,000 worth dredging work at the mentioned area, reports nbc-2.com. Kyle Construction will receive a county permit to move the equipment on the […]

  • 20 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Minister of Manpower and Migration Nahed el-Ashri said that the Ministry stands fully ready to provide support to the New Suez Canal Project. Ashri said that she asked the manpower chief in Ismailia Gamal Abdel-Salam to assess the cost of the project’s needs in order to provide them. The minister made the remarks following a […]

  • 24 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Ohio EPA has approved a request by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge the Cleveland Harbor and Cuyahoga River – essential to allowing shipping traffic to continue – but with no dredged material to be placed in the open lake. Ohio EPA’s Section 401 water quality certification allows the Corps to dredge up to 225,000 […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee (WHC) has delivered a vote of confidence in Australia’s ongoing management of the iconic Great Barrier Reef (GBR). Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche said all Australians would welcome the committee’s decision in Doha, Qatar, to reject activist calls to place the reef on the World Heritage ‘in-danger’ list. “The […]

  • 4 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen (Infrastructure and the Environment) and Hubert Bruls, Mayor of Nijmegen, pulled a life-size thumb out of a dyke yesterday to illustrate the fact that the River Waal now has more room around Nijmegen. As a result, the water level of the river has dropped by 34 centimeters. The Nijmegen Room […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Portage Lake Channel dredging program is finally complete. During this cleanup project, over 25,000 cubic yards of sand was removed from the channel. The dredging area is 120 foot wide centered on the 360 foot wide channel, and it is at least 12 foot deep and 2100 foot long. “Many thanks to the Portage […]

  • 29 July 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

     MAN Energy Solutions has just released this very interesting video about the conversion of trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Samuel de Champlain to dual-fuel operations. Dragages-Ports EIG, owner of the dredger, decided in 2016 to replace the existing diesel generators of Samuel de Champlain by a dual fuel (diesel and LNG) system, in order […]

  • 5 September 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Royston Diesel Power’s advanced enginei EFMS (electronic fuel management system) has been specified as part of the new build program for the first dredging vessel commissioned in 20 years by CEMEX UK Marine. The new £30 million Damen Shipyards Group built CEMEX Go Innovation has been designed to extract sand and gravel from depths of […]

  • 24 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    As part of a team, Moffatt & Nichol recently earned honorable mention at the international FAR ROC design competition with plans to revamp 80 acres of Arverne East in the Rockaways, a coastal community hit hard by Super Storm Sandy more than a year ago. Moffatt & Nichol served as the coastal engineering leaders on […]

  • 26 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Repairs to the Salzer Creek levee commence today as U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials begin repairs to a 100-foot-long damaged segment on the levee’s right bank, adjacent to the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lewis County, Wash. The $185,000 project will repair damages from a November 2012 flood event which caused a 30-foot-long slope failure, […]

  • 11 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Professor Tim Broyd, recently witnessed first-hand the importance of the Port of Dover to national and local economic prosperity on a special visit to the port’s flagship Dover West Revival (DWDR) development, VolkerStevin said in its latest release.  Speaking about the development, Professor Broyd said: “The […]

  • 1 July 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Indofin Group, the investment company, owned by the De Bruin family, has acquired a majority shareholding of 62% In IHC Merwede. Rabo Capital (10%) and IHC Merwede management and staff (28%) are the other principal shareholders. Indofin has obtained this significant stake in IHC Merwede by partially taking out each of its coshareholders. Indofin’s Chairman, […]

  • 21 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Mayor Bill de Blasio have announced that, after their push, and following Schumer-secured vital construction funds, a greatly expedited timeline on the Rockaway Reformulation Study has been secured. According to the Army Corps of Engineers, the draft report will now be issued in August, followed by a final report […]

  • 8 June 2012

    Wasserstraßen-Neubauamt Berlin has invited bidders to submit their offers for the waterway improvement project at the Berlin area. The plan is to expand the lake route to the White Sea, to both sides of connection or transition areas) for restricted oncoming traffic in the Wastr.Kl. Vb. Therefore, the currently existing channel route in Nedlitzer and […]

  • 6 December 2013

    University of Twente announced its leadership of the RiverCare research program on intelligent river management. The program aims at self-sustaining multifunctional rivers and focusses on the consequences of measures on a river. Other participants in RiverCare are universities of Utrecht, Nijmegen, Delft and Wageningen, as well as various research institutes, companies and government bodies, such […]

  • 26 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The RI Coastal Resources Management Council has awarded funding for ten habitat restoration projects through its RI Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration Trust Fund. The Council approved the funding at the March 26 semi-monthly meeting in Providence. Projects approved for funding include five salt marsh restoration projects, two freshwater restoration projects and two anadromous fish […]

  • 4 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    A new report by the Centre for Policy Development finds that Queensland has enough coal port capacity until at least 2017, with further capacity unlikely to be necessary until 2020 at the earliest. As the mining investment boom wanes, ‘Too many ports in a storm’ finds Queensland’s port capacity has already shifted from a shortfall […]

  • 24 October 2013

    Responding to the Christie Administration’s announcement of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ schedule for critical beach and dune construction projects, Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove (all R-9) called the large-scale effort absolutely imperative to safeguard residents and property in coastal communities. Projects that include 9th Legislative […]

  • 12 September 2011

    A new £350,000 storage facility has opened at Peterhead, as part of Peterhead Port Authority’s ambitious plans for its Smith Quay development. The storage base, which covers 8,000 square metres, provides additional working space to support vessel activities at the port’s £35million deepwater berth, the Smith Quay. The Smith Embankment Project, which incorporates a 200 […]

  • 27 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Michigan Port Collaborative (MPC) applauded timely action by Governor Snyder, key agencies in his administration and legislators to secure critically needed emergency dredging funds for Great Lakes harbors. New legislation – requested by the Governor and now enroute to his desk for signature – will provide $21 million to dredge 49 harbors to keep […]

  • 1 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Work is underway on the long-awaited Army Corps of Engineers project to construct T-groins and place sand in the community of Sea Gate west of the West 37th Street Groin in Coney Island. The project will be a benefit to the larger Coney Island Coastal Storm Risk Management Project and will also include beach restoration […]