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  • 13 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The World Bank will support India with a $375 million loan in their plans to develop its first modern inland water transport fairway on a 1,360 km-stretch of the Ganga River between Varanasi and the seaport of Haldia. The World Bank’s Board yesterday approved this loan loan to help the Inland Waterways Authority of India […]

  • 13 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    New Jersey American Water (NJAW) yesterday kicked off a long-term flood protection project at its Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plant. This $65 million investment will help ensure protection from the increased risk of flooding during extreme weather events and maintain a sustainable water supply for more than 1 million people in Central New Jersey, NJAW said. […]

  • 12 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The New South Wales Government today announced an $8 million coastal dredging strategy, aimed at improving the state’s ports and harbors. “These waterways are the lifeblood of many communities and the NSW Liberal & Nationals Government is pleased to fund this essential dredging,” New South Wales Minister for Lands and Forestry, Paul Toole, said in […]

  • 5 April 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) yesterday briefed officials from a variety of local, state, and federal agencies regarding a draft initial operations plan for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion. A cornerstone project of Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan, the sediment diversion is key to a long-term sustainable strategy to reduce land loss rates and sustain […]

  • 5 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    Top river restoration experts from Royal HaskoningDHV are actively taking part in the River Restoration Center’s Annual Conference in Brighton. With this year’s conference theme of River Restoration: Facing Uncertainty, Ian Dennis and Clare Rodgers will be examining different perspectives on detailed design and the EcoCo Life+ project respectively, the company said. The conference, taking place this […]

  • 3 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District, is hosting a public workshop on April 17 to present information on the draft report and accept comments on the Integrated Feasibility Study Report Environmental Assessment for the Three River Feasibility Study. The drop-in style workshop will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the […]

  • 30 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Jan De Nul Group has just released a photo from the steel cutting ceremony for three new trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs) at Keppel Singmarine. The vessels, ordered earlier this month, combine a shallow draught with high manoeuvrability, making them very suitable for working in confined areas, Jan De Nul said. The TSHDs are in diesel-electric execution: […]

  • 24 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Senators Maria Cantwell, Patty Murray and Reps. Rick Larsen, Jaime Herrera Beutler, Suzan DelBene and Derek Kilmer have sent a letter to USACE and the Office of Management and Budget to request funding to fulfill critical dredging and maintenance needs at six small ports and harbors in Washington state. Ports and harbors, crucial economic drivers […]

  • 21 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Recent trials of different dredging methods on the River Parrett produced promising initial results for Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA). Few months ago, tests of water injection dredging and agitation dredging, in combination with sophisticated monitoring, were carried out for the SRA by the Parrett Internal Drainage Board and contractors Van Oord, on sections of river […]

  • 15 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Jan De Nul Group has ordered three 3,500m³ trailing suction hopper dredgers from Keppel Singmarine. The design of these vessels is based on the 3,400m³ TSHD Alvar Nuñez Cabeça de Vaca and Sebastiano Caboto, built in 2011, and successfully operating since. The vessels combine a shallow draught with high manoeuvrability, making them very suitable for […]

  • 14 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Eastern Dredging Association EADA (India) has announced that their conference ‘Dredging: Ports, Harbors and Inland Waterways’ will take place on March 24, 2017 at ITC Kakatiya Hotel in Begumpet, Hyderabad. This workshop aims to develop, amongst contracting partners, a constructive approach for planning, design and execution of dredging and maritime construction projects, EADA said […]

  • 14 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The seemingly simple question of what governs the shapes of river channels has been a longstanding challenge for geologists and civil engineers. A new study led by scientists at University of California, Santa Cruz, shows that the amount of sediment a river transports is a key factor in determining river channel geometry and the size […]

  • 3 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Work on the Shoreham Adur Tidal Walls scheme is well underway, with piling works at two of the project’s 10 reaches now finished. The project is being carried out by Mackley, working as part of Team Van Oord and on behalf of the Environment Agency, Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, Adur District Council and West […]

  • 28 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham, officially opened Selkirk’s new flood protection scheme yesterday. The scheme provides protection to around 600 homes and businesses from major flood events, with the Scottish Government providing 80 per cent of the funding for the project. A total of two kilometers of flood defenses […]

  • 28 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Pointe Mouillee Confined Disposal Facility, located in Berlin Charter Township, Michigan, is currently in the beginning stages of creating an intermediate cell to facilitate future disposal operations, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit district, just announced. This facility was originally constructed with a coarse aggregate embankment and rip-rap wave protection. The primary purpose […]

  • 23 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    After five years of construction, new 8 km long flood channel by-passing the Dutch river IJssel was officially commissioned today by Dutch Transport Minister, Melanie Schultz van Haegen, and the Chairman of Vallei and Veluwe Regional Water Authority, Tanja Klip-Martin. The new by-pass is one of the last in a series of 30 projects of the […]

  • 23 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency today released an update on the Marlow flood alleviation scheme. The Marlow scheme will reduce the impact of flooding to 287 properties during a flood with a 1.33% annual probability of flooding (also known as a 1 in 75 year standard of protection). The design of the scheme includes construction of raised walls […]

  • 22 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation today released its financial results for the three months ended December 31, 2016, reporting revenue of $213.4 million, net loss of $7.0 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $11.6 million.  “The following non-recurring items totaling $7.3 million negatively impacted results during the fourth quarter of 2016: a loss on an asset held for sale […]

  • 20 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reissuing Nationwide Permits (NWPs), authorizing work in streams, wetlands and other waters of the United States under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. According to the Corps, the new NWPs take effect March 19, 2017 replacing […]

  • 20 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Stephan van der Biezen has been nominated by the Board of Directors of Witteveen+Bos as a new director of the engineering and consultancy firm. The announcement was made at a meeting of the entire workforce on 16 February 2017. Van der Biezen will succeed Henk Nieboer who has served as a board member since 12 […]

  • 17 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, has just released a video about their TSHDs Essayons and Yaquina, named ‘Drydock: Repairing the Massive Ships that Dredge the Columbia River’. These Portland District’s hopper dredgers work to ensure a safe ‘highway’ for container ships and other vessels. The Essayons, operated by a merchant marine crew, […]

  • 16 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Dutch Research Institute Deltares has just released Annual Report 2016: a selection of the company’s most interesting moments and high-priority projects. In the report, the company shows how it has contributed to safe and sustainable deltas, coastal regions and rivers in 2016. According to Deltares, the report presents a selection of Dutch and international highlights based on […]

  • 15 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    In 2016, Damen delivered 250 vessels including 16 vessels delivered to Russia, IAA PortNews correspondent cited Olivier Marcus, Product Director Dredging at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem. Marcus said this at today’s 4th International Forum of Dredging Companies which was opened earlier this morning in Moscow. “We delivered 4 TSHD ships (one TSHD 2000 ship with hopper capacity of 2,000 cub. […]

  • 8 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    A new general permit that streamlines approvals for small scale dredging in the Wisconsin’s lakes, rivers and streams has been drafted and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking public comment on the language. The public comment period on the general permit runs until the close of business March 3, 2017. The proposed […]

  • 7 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District initiated use of the new Louisiana Wetland Rapid Assessment Method (LRAM) in February 2016 as part of a yearlong interim evaluation and is now seeking public feedback. “Feedback will be used to make any additions, updates, corrections or clarifications to LRAM,” said Martin Mayer, Regulatory chief, […]

  • 25 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    JacksonHyder has begun construction works on the £18 million Newhaven flood alleviation scheme. The Environment Agency, in partnership with Lewes District Council, developed the Newhaven flood alleviation scheme in order to reduce flood risk from the sea and the river along the Ouse valley. The majority of funding for this project is coming from the Environment Agency […]