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  • 20 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana’s House Appropriations Committee has approved House Bill No. 2, the state’s Capital Outlay bill, the Restore the Mississippi River Delta reports.  The bill annually provides the funds for constructing projects across the state, projects that are needed more than ever because they provide jobs and stimulus to local economies. An amendment was added in […]

  • 20 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Office for Coastal Management (OCM) and Quantum Spatial, Inc have developed a new tool that will reduce dredging impacts to essential fish habitat. The team developed a cutting-edge decision-support tool, ShoalMATE, to guide wise use and dredging of offshore sand shoals. To enhance coastal resilience, scientists and […]

  • 24 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Working on behalf of the Environment Agency, Mackley is delivering emergency flood prevention works to protect the historic town of Sandwich in Kent. Sandwich lies close to the coast on the River Stour, and a short section of approximately 35 metres of the river wall at Pillory Gate Wharf was identified as being on the […]

  • 25 September 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. said in its latest announcement that their large trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Prins der Nederlanden is now powered by a biofuel blend, resulting in a substantial CO2 reduction. According to the release, Boskalis will also use a biofuel blend on the project to install the export cable to the Borssele […]

  • 20 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council (Permitting Council) has successfully reduced the permitting timetable by 22 months on the proposed Mid Barataria Sediment Diversion Project (Mid Barataria Project), allowing all permit decisions to be finalized by 2020. As the General Services Administration (GSA) announced yesterday, this expedited timeline should allow the State of Louisiana to […]

  • 16 October 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Cat® 303E CR mini hydraulic excavator has been reduced in weight to accommodate customers who require a maximum 10,000-lb (4 536-kg) transport weight – yet performance of the lighter excavator has not been compromised when compared to the current model, reports the company. In most states a loaded trailer of more than 10,000 lb (4 […]

  • 31 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    High and increasing flows along the River Murray into South Australia have improved conditions at the Murray Mouth and reduced the need for dredging, the Office of the Water and River Murray Minister, Ian Hunter, said in its latest announcement.  One of the two dredgers removing sand from the Mouth since January 2015 will be […]

  • 11 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Researchers who analyzed a history of tsunamis along the Pacific coast of Japan’s Tohoku region have learned that seawalls higher than 5 meters reduce damage and death, while coastal forests also play an important role in protecting the public. The analysis was performed by researchers at Tohoku University, Maryland Institute College of Art, the University […]

  • 11 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The River Ouseburn has been diverted as part of a major scheme to tackle flooding in Brunton Park, Newcastle. Northumbrian Water and the Environment Agency began the £7 million joint flood reduction scheme in October 2014. Work has involved installing 380 meters of new river channel to divert the flow of the Ouseburn from the […]

  • 30 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has completed a flood defense scheme to reduce the risk of flooding in parts of Tonbridge. The 320-meter long flood defense runs parallel to the River Medway, and will work in conjunction with existing flood defense walls in Tonbridge town center and the Leigh Flood Storage Area. Lisa Lennox, Asset Performance Team […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    A mild winter, combined with the early positive performance of the newly reconfigured coastal structures at Port Geographe, has seen a significant reduction in work required on the local beaches this year. Department of Transport (DoT) Coastal Infrastructure General Manager, Steve Jenkins, said that the excellent condition of the beaches at Port Geographe meant there […]

  • 18 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Draft Report and Environmental Assessment regarding navigation-related problems affecting the local users of St. Jerome Creek in St. Mary’s County is now out for public review. The purpose of this report is to identify a solution that is economically feasible with minimal environmental impacts. Currently, shoaling reduces the controlling depth of the channel below the […]

  • 15 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Urgent work is being carried out to remove gravel which is blocking the flow of water in a Gwynedd river.  Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is removing 60,000 tonnes of gravel from the River Dysynni as it enters the Dysynni Estuary, in order to protect properties in Tywyn from potential flooding. The blockage has reduced the […]

  • 24 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Congressman Jim Himes has secured $300,000 in federal funding to have the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers perform a feasibility study to examine flood damage reduction, shore protection and bank stabilization in Fairfield and New Haven Counties. The study will include coastal areas that were affected by Storms Sandy and Irene and neighborhoods susceptible to […]

  • 7 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    As part of a maintenance dredging scheme planned for the entrance to Wells Harbor, the Army Corps of Engineers dredger “Currituck” returned to Wells this week. The Corps will dredge approximately 5,000 cubic yards of sandy sediment to reduce shoaling conditions and will place the material at a nearshore site off Wells Beach, approximately one […]

  • 22 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Congressman Tom Reed announced a major dredging project Monday in Chautauqua County at Barcelona Harbor in Westfield. The dredging, getting underway shortly, will help to mitigate flood risks and improve overall harbor operations from boat mobility to recreation opportunities. Reed gathered at Barcelona Harbor Monday alongside Lake Erie Management Commission Member Doug Richmond, Assemblyman Andy […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday announced the launch of an all-electric dredge tender work boat on the Erie Canal in the Utica area. The project is the result of a partnership with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). Additionally, the New York […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Global Underwater Explorers divers visited three popular dive sites in Bimini, the Bahamas, where dredging is currently underway. The divers are working on the initiative of Project Baseline under the nonprofit organization Global Underwater Explorers, GUE. As can be seen in the video, the first dive site, Sharkshood, has good visibility and a pretty water […]

  • 6 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The State of Florida and St. Lucie County together have committed more than $1 million to stormwater system improvement projects that will help reduce nutrient pollution reaching the St. Lucie River. Specific projects include upgrades to the existing stormwater conveyance system and the construction of a 4-acre detention lake, which will reduce both erosion and […]

  • 14 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, has conducted a feasibility investigation to examine coastal storm damage reduction alternatives for the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Reservation at Nantasket Beach in Hull, Massachusetts. The Corps’ proposed recommended plan is to build a 2,100-foot stone revetment to reduce coastal storm damage. “The study […]

  • 30 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Town of Ridgefield is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, to conduct work in waters of the United States in conjunction with stabilizing Third Lane Stream to reduce streambank erosion in Ridgefield, Connecticut. The town of Ridgefield is proposing to stabilize a segment of Third Lane Stream […]

  • 14 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Truckee River Flood Management Authority are closer to moving forward with a $280.8 million plan to reduce flood risk along the Truckee River after Corps Commanding General Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick signed off on the project April 11 at Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C. The approved plan […]

  • 3 February 2014
    Equipment, Technology

    The Abbott Government’s State Party report to the World Heritage Committee on the Great Barrier Reef, released over the weekend, is shameless spin and raises concerns that Reef Rescue funding will be decreased, say the Australian Greens. “The government is using greenwash and spin to try and distract from the Reef dredging, dumping and shipping […]

  • 9 January 2014

    The Environment Agency is beginning work with Leicester City Council on a new plan to reduce flood risk in Leicester. This follows additional funding released by the Government after last winter’s floods. As part of the project, the Environment Agency will begin a four week programme of exploratory ground investigations early in January. A significant […]

  • 11 November 2013

    A landmark agreement improving co-ordination of the consenting process for coastal development in England has been launched today. The coastal concordat sets out key principles which marine regulators and advisors and estuarine/coastal planning authorities will follow when working together to enable coastal development in England. These principles include reducing unnecessary regulatory duplication, providing better sign-posting, […]

  • 17 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Victorian Coalition Government will work with communities to help reduce the impact of flooding by clarifying the responsibility and management of levees throughout Victoria. Minister for Water Peter Walsh today released the Coalition Government’s response to the Environment and Natural Resource Committee (ENRC) inquiry into flood mitigation infrastructure, which was conducted following severe floods […]

  • 15 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    A scheme to reduce flood risk to hundreds of homes on two Grimsby housing estates is to be completed in the next few days. Over the past 11 months, the Environment Agency has created a new flood defence bank on the New Cut Drain as part of its Freshney Washland Flood Alleviation Scheme. The defence […]

  • 13 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Analysts at Barclays Capital reduced their target price on shares of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp. from $9.00 to $8.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, StockRatingsNetwork reports. Barclays Capital’s target price points to a potential upside of 15.94% from the stock’s previous close. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock […]