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  • 9 November 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The first UK sale of the unique Komatsu HB215LC-1 hybrid excavator was completed in July, with the machine’s first deployment being the prestigious Crossrail transport project in Central London. Marubeni-Komatsu Ltd, the sole UK distributor of Komatsu heavy machinery, supplied five HB215LC-1 machines to Ridgway Rentals, a company based in Shropshire, in the West Midlands […]

  • 22 April 2010

    State officials are proposing the financially troubled Port of Richmond become part of the Virginia Port Authority, a move that could significantly reduce freight traffic on highways and save millions in road construction along Interstate 64… [mappress] Source:styleweekly,April 22,2010;

  • 19 October 2011

    Spending an extra $5 million on the St. Lucie Inlet dredging project could save Martin County more than $2 million in the long run, county o… By George Andreassi (tcpalm) [mappress] Source: tcpalm, October 19, 2011;

  • 18 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

                    Picture of the Day: Vox Maxima in Indonesia Vox Maxima, Van Oord’s largest trailing suction hopper dredging vessel, recently started the dredging operations for the creation of Pluit City, an artificial island in the bay of Jakarta, Indonesia.   Ellicott Dredges to Restore Prime Hook Two Ellicott […]

  • 18 June 2012

    The Queensland Government has reaffirmed its support for the Great Barrier Reef announcing all financial commitments for improving its water quality are on track to be delivered. Premier Campbell Newman said the Government was dedicated to restoring the Reef’s health. “The Great Barrier Reef is a Queensland icon, worth around $5 billion a year to […]

  • 5 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement yesterday regarding a $3.2 million Center of Excellence Research Grant for the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA)’s partnership with the Water Institute of the Gulf (the Water Institute). The grant is funded under the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies […]

  • 31 December 2009

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, hoping that a get-tough approach can turn around the failing effort to save the Chesapeake Bay, outlined Tuesday ideas for punishing states that don’t do their part… Source:washingtonpost,December 30,2009;

  • 31 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    A community meeting on the ongoing erosion issue of Stockton Beach in Newcastle, New South Wales, will take place at the Stockton Surf Club on November 2 from 6:30pm, Save Stockton Beach said in its latest announcement. Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Nuatali Nelmes, is expected to attend the meeting, and an open invitation has been extended to all […]

  • 9 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) has signed an agreement to implement a dredging project at Ukraine’s southern Black Sea port of Chornomorsk. The contract was signed at the Ukrainian Infrastructure Ministry on April 6, 2018, by Lin Tao, the head of the CHEC office in Ukraine, and Maksym Shyrokov, the head of the Yuzhny Port […]

  • 13 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Council for Dredging and Marine Construction Safety (CDMCS) has unveiled Pipeline Incident Prevention (PIP), a recommended best practices guide for safe dredging near underwater gas and hazardous liquid pipelines located in the Army Corps federal navigation channels. According to CDMCS, this completes a milestone project for the dredging and pipeline industries that will raise […]

  • 14 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    A mixture of soft and hard engineering measures has been employed to save the eastern coastline of Tongatapu, the main island of the Kingdom of Tonga. Measures like constructing permeable groynes and short offshore breakwaters supplemented with beach replenishment and coastal planting is being trialled to save Tongatapu’s east coast from gradual erosion and land […]

  • 27 December 2009

    Canals in Dhaka, Narayanganj, Gazipur and Munshiganj will soon become non-existent unless the authorities concerned immediately bring them under the ongoing river-saving drive, said district administration officials and environmentalists of the four districts… Source: The Daily Star, December 28, 2009; [mappress]

  • 14 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The West Virginia House of Delegates last week introduced legislation to establish a State Flood Protection Planning Council and Joint Legislative Committee on Flooding. “This council and committee would work to create a comprehensive and coordinated statewide flood protection planning program to save lives and reduce or mitigate flood damage,” the West Virginia Legislature’s release stated. […]

  • 25 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    Singapore will reclaim land through the development of a polder at the north-western tip of Pulau Tekong, an island north-east of mainland Singapore. This cost-saving method, to be used for the first time in Singapore, will be adopted by the Housing & Development Board (HDB) for the upcoming land reclamation project. This was announced by […]

  • 8 August 2013

    The words “faster, better, cheaper” are sweet music to the ears of any serious steward of the taxpayers’ money, and this summer the Hurley delivered. “Historical dredging costs have averaged $16.75 per cubic yard, and the Hurley cost $6.41 per cubic yard,” explained Olmsted resident engineer Brad Bradley. “The cost savings on the material it […]

  • 17 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    Flagler County officials reported last week that some of the money saved by bringing the county’s 11.4 mile dunes restoration project in-house will be used as the local match for the Army Corps project in the City of Flagler Beach. “This is very exciting news,” said County Engineer Faith Alkhatib, who received a letter Tuesday […]

  • 28 November 2011

    The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has reached a decision according to which it will not ask the Florida Cabinet to grant “conceptual approval” to utilize the dredged muck for the purpose of building Naples Bay islands for wildlife natural habitat. DEP will first have to carry out its regular environmental permitting review process […]

  • 18 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The largest infrastructure project since the waterway’s original construction, the Panama Canal Expansion Program, will soon become a reality. With the project 93% completed, the Panama Canal Expansion has reached its final stretch. The massive Expansion Program will create a new lane of traffic along the Canal through the construction of a new set of locks, increasing […]

  • 23 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

     For 1,5 years now, the vessel “Willem B Sr” of the towage company BMS, has been using Thorn-D® antifouling. Thorn-D® is a worldwide patented, 100% environmental friendly protection for the boat bottom. By using micro fibers, Thorn-D® creates a physical barrier against barnacles, mussels etc. In the following interview Mr. Wout Bouwman, the owner, will […]

  • 18 March 2010

    The city and port authority don’t always agree, but both are happy with a dredging deal that promises to save millions of Hamilton tax dollars.Instead of the city dredging shallow Windermere Basin at the far east end of the harbour — as it is obliged to do — sediment will be allowed to wash into […]

  • 24 October 2013

    Rep. Tom Reed and the House of Representatives voted Wednesday to reauthorize the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). WRRDA authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to facilitate waterway infrastructure improvements and environmental restoration. Priorities in the bill include strengthening water transportation networks, streamlining the environmental review process, and saving taxpayer dollars. “Upstate […]

  • 9 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Anthony D Bates Partnership (ADBP) announced today that the company has received dumping at sea permit for Dunmore East Harbor project. The maintenance dredging contract for the Dunmore East Harbor in South East Ireland, was awarded earlier this year to L&M Keating Ltd. L&M Keating, in association with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Marine, engaged ADBP to […]

  • 30 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has developed a new conservation tool to identify opportunities for the beneficial use of clean dredged sediments.  Beneficial Use – Identifying Locations for Dredge (BUILD) is a mapping tool that will support the state’s Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts, protect infrastructure and investment, and enhance coastal resiliency. The tool was inspired by […]

  • 28 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The first-ever Panama Canal Expansion is a vision that will soon become a reality. With the project 91% completed, the Panama Canal Expansion has reached its final stretch. The massive Expansion Program will create a new lane of traffic along the Canal through the construction of a new set of locks, increasing the waterway’s capacity. The […]

  • 13 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Canal & River Trust has managed to avoid the costly removal of over 1,000 tons of sand generated by the recent dredging work on the River Weaver. The sand will now be used as construction material for a nearby waterfront development. “We started dredging the River Weaver in May to maintain its depth for […]

  • 15 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Members of the Diversion Authority voted unanimously on Thursday to recommend building 500 year flood protection for communities upstream of the Fargo-Moorhead area. A ring dike would be built around Oxbow, Hickson and Bakke. Homes in that area would be located in the Diversion Project’s Staging Area, but would be protected from flooding to a […]