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  • 19 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Gold Coast’s Sand Bypass System is about to receive a new lease of life with work underway on upgrading its high voltage switch gear. “We’ll invest about $1.9 million in upgrade works over the next 12 months,” said Gold Coast Waterways Authority in their latest release. The upgrade is expected to generate about 20 […]

  • 18 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Sandusky Harbor dredging program, conducted by Ryba Marine Construction Company, is nearing its completion, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Buffalo District informs. “Our work will help operations at the Port, supporting thousands of jobs and making it safer for transportation,” USACE said. The frequency of dredging in Sandusky is subject to the availability […]

  • 15 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    Sand nourishment is underway at Presque Isle State Park, PA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, said in their latest announcement. District places approximately 55,000 tons of sand each year to offset erosion. Presque Isle Peninsula is located on the southern shore of Lake Erie in the City of Erie, PA. The peninsula […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 June 2020

    New York District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has just released the latest update on their Fire Island coastal protection program, saying that the works to widen the shoreline at Point O’Woods are currently underway. According to USACE, it’s part of a larger effort reducing risk of coastal flooding for shoreline communities. The […]

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  • 27 May 2020

    Rowes Bay beach in Townsville will be replenished using sand from the mouth of the Ross River as part of Townsville City Council’s annual beach renourishment works. The work is based on the recommendations of the Rowes Bay Shoreline Erosion Management Plan and is expected to take 7 to 8 weeks to complete. Commenting the latest […]

  • 21 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) officials have published report on the investigation of the man overboard from the dredger Cherry Sand that resulted in one fatality in the non-tidal basin at Port Babcock Rosyth, Scotland on 28 February 2019. According to the report, on 28 February 2019, the master of Cherry Sand was […]

  • 18 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Keweenaw Stamp Sands Dredging Project in Lake Superior is scheduled to complete this summer season, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, reports. Peterson Companies, Inc. and their subcontractor, Newt Marine, re-mobilized equipment to the project site and began dredging in April. “Dredging will buy time for the Buffalo Reef Task Force to […]

  • 5 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Urgent sand replenishment works are now underway to restore the beach near Rockingham Street at West Beach, the City of Charles Sturt, SA, informs.  Recent weather conditions including high tides and winds have escalated erosion of the dunes at the location, prompting the South Australian Government Coastal Protection Board to begin an immediate replenishment program. […]

  • 29 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Kingston District Council, South Australia, said in their latest release that they have been successful in receiving grant funding from the Coast Protection Board to implement strategies to minimize erosion risk in vulnerable areas at Wyomi Beach. This funding had originally been sourced for the installation and extension of sandbags to both ends of the […]

  • 28 April 2020
    Business & Finance

     Damen Shipyards has just released a video named ”How to Empty Sand Barges Using a DOP Dredge Pump”, recorded during a project in Haringvliet, the Netherlands.  Under the contract, for a newly created island 5.000m³ of coarse sand had to be transported. This new island is located in a very shallow area where the […]

  • 27 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Work to rebuild eroded sand dunes along Semaphore Beach and stabilize the area with vegetation is officially underway, Government of South Australia reports.  The Government’s Department for Environment and Water (DEW) has been working closely with the City of Port Adelaide Enfield and community representatives on how to best manage the area with a recent […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    City of Newcastle, NSW, said in their latest release that they have welcomed a long-term plan to address erosion at Stockton Beach using large-scale sand nourishment.  Councils across NSW are preparing plans to manage coastal areas in line with the NSW Government’s Coastal Management Act 2016, with City of Newcastle working through COVID-19 isolation arrangements to […]

  • 22 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Sandbridge Beach Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Project’s 2020 renourishment cycle kicked off sand-borrow and placement operations earlier this month. The project is crucial in lessening storm-damage risk to this section of Virginia Beach’s infrastructure, according to USACE. “The nourishment project at Sandbridge is a critical project for both the Corps and the city of […]

  • 14 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    City of Del Mar, CA, is advancing a program to streamline the placement of high-quality sand on the city beaches and has released an environmental document for public review. With mitigation and monitoring, the Sand Compatibility Opportunistic Use Program – or SCOUP – would not cause significant impacts to the environment, according to the Mitigated […]

  • 6 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Bayside City Council, Victoria, is currently undertaking works in Sandringham to reduce erosion and protect the coastal environment. These works are taking place along the coastal path and Trey Bit Reserve during April and May. Key improvements include: Extending existing fencing along the coastal path to protect flora and fauna; New drainage at Trey Bit […]

  • 2 April 2020
    Business & Finance

     Virtual Surveyor has just released this amazing video, showing how to use drone surveying to support sand pit dredging operations. Sand pits are often wet and certainly dynamic environments. Frequent monitoring is a must, and drone surveying is the right tool for that job. Drone surveying provides a regular snapshot of the water extent […]

  • 1 April 2020
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Van den Herik’s trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Charlock has been back at the Niestern Sander shipyard in Farmsum, the Netherlands. Last weekend various priority maintenance works were executed at the dock location, after which the dredger left again. Among various maintenance works, a store crane had been positioned on the fore ship. Also, a […]

  • 30 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    A major upgrade to the Gold Coast’s Sand Bypass System jetty has just passed the half-way mark, with 5 out of the 10 concrete slabs poured, informs the Gold Coast Waterways Authority. Once complete, the $3.35 million project will enable critical maintenance works to be carried out effectively and safely on the System’s jet pumps. […]

  • 10 March 2020
    Business & Finance

     Eko Atlantic has just released this amazing video, named ‘How Does Eko Atlantic City Get Its Sand?’ Eko Atlantic is a new coastal city being built on Victoria Island adjacent to Lagos, Nigeria, to solve the chronic shortage of real estate in the world’s fastest-growing megacity. It is a focal point for investors capitalizing […]