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  • 11 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    New York Senator Charles E. Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative John Katko are pushing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to provide funding for repairs to the West Pier and West Barrier Bar of Little Sodus Bay Harbor in the Village of Fair Haven. Little Sodus Bay is a harbor that provides […]

  • 2 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The first phase of major improvement works along the Crinan Canal gets underway this winter, informs the Scottish Canals. This £3.7 million investment in the Crinan Canal is part of Scottish Canals’ Asset Management Strategy 2018-30. It prioritises improvements on all canal infrastructure in Scotland, based on condition and risk. Peter Robinson, Head of Engineering […]

  • 2 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    One of the world’s largest non self-propelled cutter dredger vessels, which is also one of the largest of all cutter dredgers in the world with 5200 kW of cutter power, will feature Wärtsilä engines, both to generate power and to drive the dredging pump. The ship has been designed by the Design & Research Institute […]

  • 3 September 2020
    Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District Public Affairs staff recently visited the Dredge Merritt while it was conducting operations on the Oregon Inlet. Dredging in this area has many benefits for Dare County fishermen, both economic and recreational. The significance of the Oregon Inlet is that it is “a critical harbor of refuge.” […]

  • 28 August 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ contractors launched a 27 ton dredger last Thursday into the San Jacinto River as preparations continue for emergency dredging and debris removal along the West Fork of the river. Two dredgers, measuring 90 feet long, 25 feet wide, were transported in and are being reassembled with dredging set to […]

  • 24 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    Atkins – a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group – has won a place on a new Environment Agency (EA) framework which will continue to deliver a £2.6 billion program to better protect homes from flooding and coastal erosion. Effective from April 2019, the EA’s Next Generation Supplier Arrangements (NGSA) will form the basis of new […]

  • 13 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Otago Regional Council today acknowledged the long and dedicated service of Geoff Plunket – a man behind the recent harbor dredging project – who retired recently as chief executive of Port Otago Group. The acknowledgment coincided with the port company’s presentation to ORC councilors of its annual report. The group achieved a $38.7 million tax-paid profit […]

  • 25 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Engineering and consulting firms setec and Royal HaskoningDHV have been selected by VNF, the French navigable waterways authority, to jointly provide program management assistance over 12 years for a canal link extending from France to Belgium. The vast new Canal Seine-Nord Europe will connect the basin of the Seine near Paris, to the Scheldt, near […]

  • 20 July 2011

    Congressman Jon Runyan voted to support H.R. 2354, the fiscal year 2012 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill, which among other things, restores the funding level for the Army Corps of Engineers Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies (FCCE) account to $27 million for fiscal year 2012. In April, Runyan submitted testimony to the House Appropriations […]

  • 16 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) yesterday welcomed news that the House-Senate conference committee has completed negotiations and issued its report on the long-awaited and critically-needed water resources development legislation. “Having waited seven long years since passage of the last water resources authorization bill, our U.S. member ports are extremely pleased to see a […]

  • 12 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Queensland Government has welcomed Commonwealth endorsement of the state’s long-term plan to preserve the Great Barrier Reef. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said the Federal Government approval recognizes Queensland’s planning and development framework is effective in protecting the Great Barrier Reef, while ensuring the continued prosperity of […]

  • 8 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) has developed and is administering a Biodiversity Offset Strategy (BOS) to provide for the long-term conservation of threatened and migratory species, including their habitats in the Western Basin area. TAngler bins have recently been deployed at various boat ramps and fishing structures throughout Central Queensland. The initiative forms part of th […]

  • 1 August 2013

    United States Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that, after his push, the U.S. Coast Guard will replace the main navigational light tower at the end of the rocky jetty at Jones Inlet that was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in a highly expedited fashion. Originally, the Army Corps and Coast Guard hadn’t been slated to […]

  • 29 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    Fingal County Council is set to carry out emergency works in Portrane including protection works at Quay Road and the relocation of Seabees at Burrow beach. The works are required following serious coastal erosion caused by storm force winds and strong tidal surges during the summer. Engineering experts have recommended an extension of the existing […]

  • 20 May 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, has awarded a $2.486 million contract for the sand nourishment of Presque Isle, located in Erie, Pennsylvania. The contractor – PPW Builders, Inc., based in Cleveland, Ohio – is anticipated to start work in June 2019 with approximately 68,000 cubic yards of sand to be placed between […]

  • 18 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Toms River Township, New Jersey, said in their latest announcement that following a long stretch of bad weather, dredging operations have resumed in Ortley and have begun in the North Beaches. The latest estimates from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are that Ortley will be complete around this December and the North Beaches […]

  • 19 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Jan De Nul Group has finished dredging the 76 km long navigational channel that leads to the Port of Maputo in Mozambique. The company’s cutter dredger J.F.J. De Nul, hopper dredger De Lapérouse, along with some other dredgers, delivered the project several months ahead of schedule. According to Jan De Nul, the company is presently finishing the […]

  • 30 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Dare County has just released the latest update on their Buxton Beach nourishment project, saying that the hopper dredger R.N. Weeks returned to Buxton on October 26 and already started sand pumping operations.  Crews will continue working, moving to the south, as long as the weather and wave heights allow for safe operations, the county said. Over […]

  • 17 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, is evaluating a Department of the Army (DA) permit application from the City of Grafton for the proposed Grafton Flood Risk Reduction Project. The application is being evaluated under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act which regulates the discharge of dredged or fill material in waters of the […]

  • 13 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    General Electric is working aggressively to refine plans for the sixth and final season of the Hudson River dredging program, which will be performed later this year, from May through November. When dredging is completed this year, GE will have removed 100 percent of the PCBs targeted by EPA for removal — more than 2.65 […]

  • 30 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Northumberland County Council is due to adopt a local flood risk management strategy for the county. The council will work to further develop flood resistance and resilience measures to protect residents and home owners against the effects of severe weather incidents in the future. The strategy will complement the council’s current flood risk management approach, […]

  • 14 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has chosen the New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Administration’s preferred remedy as its proposed remediation plan for the Lower Passaic River, a plan that could kick-start a long-overdue cleanup of a contaminated eight-mile section of this vital waterway that was once an economic engine for the state and nation, […]

  • 29 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Yesterday, 28 January, was the first day of a week-long promotion trip through Japan by representatives of the Municipality of Rotterdam and the Port of Rotterdam Authority. Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb and President and CEO of the Port Authority, Hans Smits are leading the delegation. There are two parallel programmes: one emphasising shipping companies, shippers and […]

  • 16 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The largest accropode ever to have been produced by automated factory process has been successfully completed in Aberdeen. The temporary building, which is 15 meters high and 120 meters long, has been specially constructed to support the £350 million Aberdeen Harbor Expansion Project, which is due for completion in 2020. The facility is home to […]

  • 28 December 2011

    Oakajee Port and Rail (OPR) will continue to be central to the development of mid-west port and rail infrastructure, with the State Government today confirming its support for the existing State Development Agreement (SDA) beyond 2011. The SDA is the key agreement between the State and OPR, for the design, construction, commissioning and financing of […]

  • 2 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Tony Abbott’s Great Barrier Reef policy, reported on today, completely ignores the impacts of mining industrialisation, just like Kevin Rudd’s does, say the Australian Greens. “Tony Abbott has joined Kevin Rudd today with a toothless Great Barrier Reef policy that does nothing to stand in the way of the reef being turned into a dumping […]