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  • 19 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Rhode Island Senator, Sheldon Whitehouse, announced yesterday that the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has received a $75,000 award from the National Coastal Resilience Fund to restore and strengthen the natural infrastructure that protects coastal communities.  According to Whitehouse, DEM will use the funding to advance resiliency efforts along the shore of Quonochontaug […]

  • 5 January 2015

    Rhyl will receive additional £1.9 million from the Welsh government for the improvement of its coastal defenses. The additional investment for this north Wales town brings the total funding for the flood defense scheme to £6.3 million. The announcement was made today by Welsh Government Minister for Natural Resources Carl Sargeant. According to the BBC News, the scheme includes improvements to the original vulnerable […]

  • 25 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company LLC, (GLDD) from Oak Brook, Illinois, has won a $113.1 million contract for the Jacksonville Harbor Federal Channel development project. According to the latest U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) announcement, this capital project will include two new turning basins, widening, dredging and construction for the deepening and strategic widening of […]

  • 1 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP) together with its partners is working to develop the Portchester to Paulsgrove coastal defense scheme. The scheme, aimed to reduce the risk of flooding and erosion from the sea for the next 100 years, will cover 2.4km of coastline along Portsmouth Harbor from Portchester Castle, along the A27 to Paulsgrove. […]

  • 7 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The works, undertaken by VolkerStevin to upgrade Kirkcaldy sea wall and improve the promenade area on behalf of Fife Council, have been recognized with the Integrated Transport Project of the Year accolade at the Scottish Transport Awards. Completed in November 2014, and costing just over £9 million, the upgraded sea wall and refurbished promenade now […]

  • 29 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    A section of Southsea seafront has been closed while work is carried out to repair coastal defenses, according to the Portsmouth City Council. An area directly behind the Pyramids Center has been cordoned off following the breakdown of part of the sea wall. Portsmouth City Council is working with the Environment Agency and East Solent […]

  • 17 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Plans for improved coastal defenses to reduce the risk of flooding and coastal erosion to 470 homes in East Rhyl are moving to their next stage of development after the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, announced over £1m for Denbighshire County Council. The money will be used for design work for […]

  • 5 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is working in partnership with Arun District Council to improve the coastal defenses at Elmer and to reduce the risk of flooding and erosion to people and property. The shoreline at Elmer, West Sussex has a range of coastal defenses such as the offshore rock breakwaters (islands), shingle beaches and rock revetment. […]

  • 1 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership has announced that the new coastal defenses at Anchorage Park are open for the public.  “Over the past six months we have achieved a great deal and have completed the coastal defense works, forming the first phase of the wider North Portsea Island scheme,” the Partnership said. “Our new embankments […]

  • 28 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Team Van Oord has started work on phase one of a £44m, 10-year flood protection scheme for the north of Portsea Island which will reduce the risk of coastal flooding and erosion to the area over the next 100 years. The contract has been awarded to Team Van Oord by the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership, and […]

  • 15 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Deltares is working with the Technital & Saunders group on the design of a new coastal defense system to protect the Batumi Coast in Georgia against erosion. The coast near Batumi has been struggling with coastal erosion for four years now, with more than one meter a year being lost to the sea in some […]

  • 15 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (April 9-15, 2018).   IJmuiden Sea Lock Project Takes Shape The most visible construction work at the new IJmuiden sea lock this month will be at the lock gate chambers of the outer head and the inner head, according to the […]

  • 11 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Work is underway to determine the best way to manage the risk of tidal flooding at Starcross and Cockwood on the Exe Estuary in Devon. The scheme is being accelerated as part of the March 2015 Budget announcement regarding the 6-year flood defense program. The coastal villages of Starcross and Cockwood lie on the west […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    A delegation from Team Van Oord and the Environment Agency visited the House of Commons in Westminster earlier this week to collect a Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice. The Green Apple Award was presented to the Environment Agency and Team Van Oord for the Medmerry Managed Realignment Scheme which has received a host […]

  • 22 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Construction work on the IJmuiden Sea Lock Project has continued during the summer holidays, reports the Port of Amsterdam. According to the port, OpenIJ has worked hard in August, placing reinforcement steel for the lock gate recesses in order to start concreting in September. “Concreting of the floors of both inner and outer lock gate recesses […]

  • 16 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Royal HaskoningDHV, together with South Tyneside Council, Oobe and Galliford Try is adding yet another high profile recognition to its Littlehaven Promenade and Sea Wall project. Following awards from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Institution of Civil Engineers and a commendation from the Concrete Society in 2014 and hot on the heels […]

  • 11 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Totnes’ improved flood defense scheme had its opening ribbon cut by Philip Rees, Chairman of the South West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee, and South Hams District councilor John Tucker on Friday, 7 December, 2018. The Environment Agency’s £3.8 million improvements were needed to reduce the significant risk of river and tidal flooding. The scheme […]

  • 10 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Transport and Technical Services Department (TTS) is asking for public input on a scheme to raise the sea wall near the Gunsite slipway, according to the Information and Public Services for the Island of Jersey. TTS recently announced proposals to raise the sea wall between the Gunsite slip and Le Perquage car park. The Department is […]

  • 12 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Construction work is set to start on coastal risk management works as part of a £150 million program of investment over three years across Wales, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths announced today. The Coastal Risk Management Program allocates funding for schemes to reduce risk to over 18,000 properties through projects to […]

  • 23 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Minister for Environment, Hannah Blythyn has approved funding of nearly £700,000 in an important step towards protecting one of South Wales’ most popular seaside villages, Mumbles, from flooding. The Welsh Government funding of £682,500 will contribute 75% towards the cost of carrying out detailed design work for a coastal defense scheme to reduce the flood […]

  • 9 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Balfour Beatty, an international infrastructure group, has been appointed as the civil contractor for an integrated team that will deliver the ten-year Thames Estuary Asset Management Program for CH2M Hill, on behalf of the Environment Agency, and anticipated to be worth up to £250 million to Balfour Beatty. The £300 million program is the largest […]

  • 29 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The UK’s first investigation into the use of beach widening to reduce coastal flooding and erosion is being led by the National Oceanography Center (NOC) in partnership with the University of Liverpool. Dr. Jenny Brown, who is leading this project from the NOC, said: “Rising sea levels and the expansion of built up areas around […]

  • 9 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency, in partnership with Lewes District Council, is continuing works on a £9 million Newhaven flood alleviation scheme that is aimed to reduce flood risk from the sea and the river along the Ouse valley. In May, the Agency’s contractors carried out some ground investigation works to help them better understand the ground conditions where defenses […]

  • 18 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The second and final phase of vital flood defense works in West Bay will begin on 23 February and will last between five and six weeks, announced West Dorset District Council. This work will coincide with the annual dredge of the outer harbor which will begin in mid March and last five days. The work will involve […]

  • 14 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    Wells MP James Heappey last week completed a series of tours with the Environment Agency to see the work being done to reduce the risk of flooding within the Wells Constituency. On previous visits, Mr Heappey had visited the coastal flood defenses at Burnham-on-Sea, Berrow and Brean as well as key sites on the River […]

  • 4 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has started work on the £11 million project that will increase flood protection from Greatham Creek in Teesside and create around 30 hectares of extra habitat. The first phase of the project, which saw new flood defenses built at Port Clarence to reduce flood risk from the River Tees at a cost […]