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  • 31 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Over the next fortnight, the North Portsea Island Coastal Defense Scheme will reach two major milestones, Portsmouth City Council said in its latest announcement.  The first of these is the re-opening of the coastal path at the Tipner Lake site between the Mountbatten Centre and Horsea Lane allotments at the beginning of November, with landscaping continuing for the […]

  • 3 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Located between Camber Sands and Jury’s Gap, the £30 million Broomhill Sands coastal defense scheme is part of the Folkestone to Cliff End Strategy. Once complete, it will reduce flood risk for 14,500 homes, numerous businesses, a nuclear power station, significant areas of designated habitat and 2 Ministry of Defense firing ranges. It will increase […]

  • 4 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    A joint £80 million project by South Gloucestershire and Bristol City Councils and the Environment Agency, is being designed to protect the Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area (ASEA) and 2,500 homes against the possibility of rare but severe flooding. The scheme will also create at least 80 hectares of new wetland habitats for internationally important birdlife. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency is working with Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Adur District Council and West Sussex County Council to reduce the risk of flooding to Shoreham-by-Sea and Lancing. The scheme is separated into 10 reaches, or lengths of the estuarine bank. The design of the defenses varies between the reaches as they […]

  • 13 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    A multi-million pound program of coastal protection works looks set to reduce the risk of flooding and coastal erosion to more than 1,000 Island homes and businesses, the Isle of Wight Council reports. The Isle of Wight Council and the Environment Agency have agreed to work together over the next six years on several flood […]

  • 20 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, and Congressman Frank Pallone have announced the awarding of a $28,3 million Sandy relief grant to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to repair the seawall protecting Monmouth Beach and Sea Bright that was damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The funding, made through the Federal Emergency Management Agency […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    SeaRock, a new joint venture between Aggregate Industries and Earlcoate construction, has completed delivery of armor stone to protect Dorset’s West Bay, for principle contractor BAM Nuttall. The project was part of a £9 million coastal defense project, funded by Defra, West Dorset Council and Wessex Regional Flood Defence Committee. West Bay, on Dorset’s Jurassic […]

  • 27 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    Residents and businesses in Lowestoft are invited to have their say on proposals to reduce flooding from rivers and extreme rainfall, as well comment on the appearance of the permanent defenses, the Waveney District Council said in their latest release.  The Lowestoft Flood Risk Management Project aims to reduce the risk of flooding from the sea, rivers […]

  • 24 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency Executive Director of Flood and Coastal Risk Management John Curtin recently explained how engineers and the environment are fighting together for a more flood resilient nation. Mr Curtin began by saying that in January, the Prime Minister launched the Government’s new national 25 year environment plan, “quite a moment for those of […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Lessons learnt from last winter’s floods have helped build a new approach so the nation is better prepared and more resilient to flooding, according to the UK Government’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. Improved rain and flood modelling, a significant increase in new temporary flood defenses and greater protection to infrastructure were all outlined […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    UK Transport Secretary Chris Grayling today (15 February) announced further funding of up to £80 million in the south-west to deliver a new sea wall at Dawlish, providing better protection for the railway and homes behind it. Upgrades to the sea wall will increase its height by 2.5 meters and include wave returns to reduce […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]