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  • 6 January 2021
    Technology

    The U.S. EPA will hold a virtual public meeting next week, January 13, on the next phase of the decades-long cleanup to remove harmful chemicals from the New Bedford Harbor and its shorelines.  The meeting presentation details what the agency accomplished in 2020 and what work it has planned for 2021.  Last year, EPA completed subtidal dredging and shoreline remediation of […]

  • 21 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    No foreign contractors will be allowed to dredge the Cagayan River even for free, Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary, Roy Cimatu, said last week. “We have a ruling that there will be no foreign contractors here, they should be all Filipinos who have a construction company and this is really a part of […]

  • 17 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District has just reported the completion of preparatory maintenance and repair works on board the hopper dredge Yaquina. “USACE is having maintenance done on engines and draghead winches, along with numerous other items on the dredge Yaquina in wet berth in Seattle,” the Army Corps said. Over the […]

  • 16 December 2020
    Technology

    Residents of Cheptiret/Kipchamo, Kesses Sub-County in Kenya, are set to have a steady supply of water as the desilting of Kerita dam nears completion. Once wrapped up, the dam has the potential of serving approximately 24,000 households for domestic and irrigation purposes. The water will be connected to serve the downstream community through gravity and […]

  • 11 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and two operator-dredgers for the rehabilitation of the Cagayan River was inked earlier this week, meaning that this very important project will start soon, reports the Philippine News Agency. The MOA on the Cagayan River Restoration Project was signed by DENR […]

  • 9 December 2020

    We are all increasingly sensitive to the need for economic development compatible with environmental protection in managing our behaviour in relation to ecosystems. Approximately 80% of world trade by volume and over 70% of world trade by value is transported by sea and managed from ports around the world. Countries are increasingly faced with the […]

  • 8 December 2020
    Vessels

    Lotos Shipyard (Southern Center of Shipbuilding and Ship Repair of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) recently held a keel-laying ceremony for two dredgers of Project 93.159. The vessels are part of the contract signed by Lotos Shipyard and State Transport Leasing Company for construction of four self-propelled bucket-wheel dredgers for Ob-Irtysh and North-Dvina Basins of IWW. […]

  • 1 December 2020
    Vessels

    The hopper dredge Yaquina has just finished up a busy dredging season and is now docked at Terminal 2, managed by the Port of Portland. According to the Army Corps’ Portland District, she and her younger sister, the Essayons, will spend the next week or two there prepping for several months in drydock at Vigor […]

  • 27 November 2020
    Environment

    As the environmental impact and regulatory constraints associated with water pollution become an increasingly growing concern, silt curtains are being used for a range of environmental purposes. Originally designed to contain the spread of sediment during dredging and reclamation, today, they are used for processes including dewatering, outfall containment to intake protection, stormwater management, agriculture […]

  • 23 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The USACE Walla Walla District completed repairs for the Dayton Levee Project on November 16 and began repairs on the Milton-Freewater Levee Project on November 18. The Touchet River and Walla Walla River had near record flood events in early February 2020, causing extensive erosion damage to both levee systems in multiple locations. Damage to […]

  • 23 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Victorian Government is improving access to Western Port Bay for fishers and boaters, thanks to the completion of the first stage the $1.6 million Hastings Boat Ramp upgrade. Minister for Fishing and Boating, Melissa Horne, last week opened the upgraded facility, which features four lanes extending deeper into the bay than the previous structure. […]

  • 19 November 2020
    Collaboration, Outlook & strategy

    The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) yesterday announced the creation of the Sustainable Rivers Program (SRP) Atchafalaya River Project. The SRP is a national program in which the USACE partners with TNC to develop environmental flow regimes to benefit ecosystems downstream of […]

  • 18 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and NOAA yesterday announced more than $37 million in new grants from the National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF) that will support coastal resilience projects in 25 states and U.S. territories. The 46 grants will generate $55 million in matching contributions for a total conservation impact of $92 million. […]

  • 17 November 2020
    Business development, Equipment, Technology

    HID Dredging Equipment Company has over the years developed to become one of the leaders in dredge manufacturing industry. This success was built on a platform of extreme commitment to its customers, meeting their specific application needs through the design and engineering customization. A lot of successful deliveries and some other important business achievements gave us enough good reasons […]

  • 12 November 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    The Environment Agency is making good progress on the £30 million Burton-upon-Trent flood defence project. According to the EA, a further section of the flood defence scheme has been opened to the public. “Members of the public are now able to access the embankment between the Riverside Hotel and the edge of the golf course. […]

  • 11 November 2020
    Business development, Equipment, Technology

    Hansel marine, a Chinese company involved in the production of dredgers and dredging equipment, has reported a very busy 2020, filled with lots of activities, challenges and also great accomplishments. Enough reasons for Dredging Today to catch up with Mr. Alex Tong, Dredging and Shipbuilding Specialist, Sales and Marketing Director at Hansel Marine, to review the […]

  • 11 November 2020
    Project & Tenders

    Northbank Civil and Marine, Inc. has won a $1.5 million contract to repair eroded sections of the Waitsburg Levee System, located on the Touchet River near Waitsburg, Washington. In early February 2020, the Touchet River had a near record flood event. This caused extensive erosion damage to the levee system in multiple locations. The post-flood […]

  • 9 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The USACE’s Kansas City District floating plant headed up the Missouri River Friday morning to work shoaling issues at River Mile 282, also known as Cranberry Bend. “Our teams have been working, along with contractors, different areas of concern on the river to repair river training structures which help direct the current to self-scour the […]

  • 5 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Independent TD Seán Canney said he has met with Minister Patrick O’Donovan to “flesh out a proposal” to create a Local Improvement Scheme for rivers and channels in need of dredging. “I have requested the Minister for the OPW Patrick O ’Donovan TD to organize a meeting of all TD’s along the River Shannon basin […]

  • 4 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, is calling for capital dredging of all the country’s rivers to bring back the water flow.  She gave the directive at a meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) yesterday, local media reports. The Prime Minister took part in the ECNEC meeting via video conference […]

  • 30 October 2020
    Equipment

    Dredge Goetz, MV Gen. Warren, Quarters Boat Taggatz and the rest of USACE’s dredging fleet returned to the St. Paul District after spending four months working on the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. During their brief tenure downriver, the crew removed approximately 500,000 cubic yards of material from the navigation channel. This work ensures the continued […]

  • 27 October 2020
    Equipment

    USACE Portland District has just released this amazing photo of their dredger Yaquina, taken during her recent work near Port of Kalama. The Yaquina is one of two Portland District’s hopper dredges. The hopper dredge is a specialized sea-going vessel, ready to dredge and transport material from ocean bars, fast flowing rivers and harbors to […]

  • 30 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    The USACE Omaha District recently awarded a contract for a levee restoration work at Camp Ashland, Nebraska. The purpose of the contract is to fully rehabilitate levee system and flood wall from damages caused by the spring 2019 flooding. The work will also make improvements to increase the overtopping erosion and breach resistance of the […]

  • 18 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Canal & River Trust will carry out a £45.1 million program of repairs on waterways across England & Wales this winter. These works include replacing lock gates, dredging to ensure the water is deep enough for boats, and carrying out a host of tasks to keep the 200-year old network open and help ensure […]

  • 9 September 2020
    Technology

    The Bureau of Reclamation’s Guardians of the Reservoir Challenge webinar will take place this Thursday, September 10th, at noon EST. Reservoirs are bodies of stored fresh water that typically form behind dams. They are a critical water source, supplying farms with irrigation and providing potable water to people and homes.  Increasingly, they are also an important […]

  • 3 September 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The Environment Agency is about to begin work in the river channel in Sheffield this month (September) to help reduce the risk of flooding in the city. According to the EA, gravel and debris will be removed from rivers in Malinbridge and Hillsborough to help reduce the risk of flooding in Sheffield. These works will […]