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  • 29 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Bangladesh Government’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the appointment of Jan De Nul to dredge the inner and outer channels of the Rabnabad Channel at Payra Port in Patuakhali. A meeting chaired by Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday approved the proposal on a direct purchase basis. After the meeting, Additional […]

  • 28 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    The USACE St. Paul District, will host a virtual public meeting on November 4, from 1-2 p.m., to introduce an island-building project the agency is proposing for the Mississippi River in Hastings, Minnesota. The plan includes constructing a protective island near the Lock and Dam 2 upstream embankment to prevent erosion. The island would reduce […]

  • 20 October 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District is currently working on a feasibility study that will evaluate coastal storm and flood risk management alternatives for the 7.5 miles long San Francisco Waterfront. Specifically, the study area runs from Aquatic Park to Herons Head Park. This highly urbanized area supports commercial, residential, recreation, tourism […]

  • 16 October 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The 2021 WEDA Midwest Chapter meeting has been rescheduled until March 16-18, 2021 in Green Bay, WI at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, informs the Western Dredging Association. The event will offer individuals and firms an opportunity to make presentations in the following areas: sediment investigation, environmental dredging, navigational dredging, coast/shoreline protection and restoration, sediment management […]

  • 15 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    Following a meeting of the Deputy Premier’s Stockton Beach Taskforce, City of Newcastle will meet with the Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation, and Regional NSW to explore the possibility of using sand from the south arm of the Hunter River to replenish Stockton Beach. Chair of the Stockton Community Liaison Group, Barbara Whitcher, spoke […]

  • 15 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Collier County 2020 Beach Renourishment Project roll out is being planned to start in early November.  At yesterday’s Board of County Commissioners (BCC) meeting, they approved Earth Tech Enterprises to place sand on Naples Beach. These areas include Doctors Pass to near Lowdermilk Park. Construction Engineering Inspection will be performed by Collier County Coastal […]

  • 7 October 2020
    Technology

    U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler has announced a series of Great Lakes-related accomplishments in Ohio and across the Midwest. In fact, these include the removal of the final beneficial use impairment at the Ashtabula River Area of Concern (AOC), and the completion of all management actions at the Black River AOC. “I’m proud to announce […]

  • 5 October 2020
    Business & Finance

    For the health and safety of all attendees, WEDA’s Pacific Chapter Board has decided to postpone the 2020 Meeting. The Western Dredging Association announced that the due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting is now postponed until October 27-29, 2021. However, the venue stays the same, at the MOTIF Hotel in Seattle, WA. The show […]

  • 25 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    Barge-mounted excavators will start dredging the Gowanus Canal in mid-November, reports Brooklyn Paper. “We are on schedule for mid-November start of dredging,” said the Environmental Protection Agency’s Christos Tsiamis at the September 22 Gowanus Canal Advisory Group meeting. “We have made a lot of progress – we’re getting ready.” The federally-supervised cleanup is split into […]

  • 24 September 2020
    Technology

    International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has officially released its ‘Annual Report 2019’. The annual report outlines the Association’s state of affairs, as well the broad spectrum of activities it undertook over the course of the year. One of the major highlights from the year was the conference ‘Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure’ in October 2019 […]

  • 22 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Barnstable County Dredge season officially started its 25th season yesterday, continuing in its mission to improve the recreational, environmental and economic value of changing coastline and estuaries. The program experienced impediments over the past three years to its schedule due to several breakdowns of one of its dredges. This year, the coronavirus pandemic also […]

  • 14 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    Warrnambool City Council, Victoria, said in their latest release that they will seek funding to dredge the Port of Warrnambool to create a safer environment for boat users. At its September meeting, the council endorsed a proposal to develop a plan to dredge Lady Bay and dispose of the dredging spoil near the shore several […]

  • 8 September 2020
    Technology

    The Great Lakes Dredging Team will hold an informational webinar starting at 10:00 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. During the webinar, speakers will discuss beneficial use of dredge material, fate and effects of microcystin in the nearshore environment, and the effect of dredge material on soil health. Agenda In collaboration with its partners, […]

  • 31 August 2020
    Business development

    The University Lakes Project is slated to resume in September, restarting progress to rehabilitate the six lakes surrounding the LSU campus: City Park Lake, Erie Lake, College Lake, Campus Lake, University Lake, and Crest Lake. The University Lakes Project is a major contributor to stimulating and supporting the economic growth of Baton Rouge and providing […]

  • 4 August 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has updated the status and shared the implementation timeline of the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion on the Federal Permitting Dashboard. The update indicates that the expected release of the draft environmental impact statement for this project will be November 2022, and a record of decision is expected by February 2024. […]

  • 22 July 2020
    Authorities & Government, Environment

    The Pacific Chapter WEDA Fall 2020 Conference is set to take place at the Motif Hotel in Downtown Seattle from Wednesday, October 28th to Friday, October 30th 2020, according to the Western Dredging Association. Presentations on all aspects of dredging and disposal, navigation structures, environmental restoration, and related topics specifically relevant to West Coast issues […]

  • 7 July 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA) has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for permits and permission to construct, maintain and operate the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion project on the east bank of the Mississippi River near Willis Point in Plaquemines Parish. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the […]

  • 2 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking public comments on a draft Environmental Assessment, or EA, released yesterday, July 1, for the drain 27 wetland restoration project in Fargo, North Dakota. Corps staff are proposing to restore 320 acres of farmland to wetland and upland prairie. The project would mitigate unavoidable […]

  • 29 June 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Monroe County, its nonfederal sponsor, recently released the Florida Keys Coastal Storm Risk Management Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement. The Draft IFR and EIS, prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, identifies coastal storm flood risks to residents, industries and businesses; develops risk-management measures, […]

  • 25 June 2020
    Business development

    South Carolina Ports Authority said in its latest release that their long-term planning for infrastructure and business has prepared the port to thrive for years to come as it pushes through current economic challenges. “We are in the final year of a six-year capital improvement plan,” S.C. Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome said. […]

  • 18 June 2020
    Authorities & Government, Safety

    For several years, IADC has granted its Safety Award annually to innovations made to improve safety in the dredging industry. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the IADC Board has to decide to cancel the 2020 competition and award ceremony. “The IADC Safety Award is a well-known initiative in the dredging industry and every year, […]

  • 17 June 2020
    Business development

    At a meeting chaired by Water Resources Minister K. Krishnankutty at the district collectorate earlier this week, it was decided to expedite the dredging works on the leading channel of the Thottappally spillway, The Hindu reports. According to Krishnankutty, three more dredgers would be deployed in the area by June 18. “At present, three dredgers […]

  • 12 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has decided not to pursue a $2 million project to build an erosion control barrier, called a groin, near the department’s boating access site on Oman Creek, the State of Michigan informs. Instead, the DNR will continue to maintain the boating access site through routine dredging operations, which have […]

  • 12 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    The USACE Sacramento District and Central Valley Flood Protection Board will co-host a virtual public meeting June 15 to discuss the draft environmental documents related to proposed erosion work along the lower American River in Sacramento.  The draft supplemental environmental assessment/environmental impact Report for American River Contract 1, which was released for public review on […]

  • 8 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Southern Shores Town Council, NC, is now taking public input later this month on whether or not to move forward with a beach nourishment project in 2022. A public hearing on the project is scheduled for June 16, 2020 at 9:00 a.m in the Pitts Center located at 5377 N. Virginia Dare Trail. The […]

  • 4 June 2020

    The Port of San Diego is about to begin a beach replenishment project at Kellogg Beach. The project is anticipated to kick off sometime next week, and most of the work is anticipated to be completed by July. According to the port, replenishing the sand will enhance the experience for visitors and help protect the […]