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  • 13 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has denied a Department of the Army permit application, requested by the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners, to construct a county park with boat access to the Gulf of Mexico. If constructed, the proposed project, called SunWest County Park, would have impacted nearly four acres of […]

  • 16 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) has awarded Brevard County an additional $21.5 million legislative appropriation grant for Phase II of the Brevard County Muck Dredging project. This latest funding builds on the previous $20 million awarded in the past two years for muck removal in the Indian River Lagoon, for a total investment of $41.5 million to date. Muck build-up is […]

  • 14 March 2012

    As the UNESCO mission draws to a close after investigating impacts of mining infrastructure on the Great Barrier Reef, WWF calls on Minister Burke to place a moratorium on approving new large-scale industrial developments until a comprehensive assessment of environmental impacts has been completed. While WWF welcomed the federal government’s decision to press the pause […]

  • 30 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    WAMSI Dredging Science Node researchers have, for the first time, quantified dredging effects on seawater quality conditions, which is critical to realistic testing in the laboratory. The literature review along with the examination of some large environmental monitoring datasets from recent dredging projects provided by Chevron Australia, Woodside Energy and Rio Tinto Iron Ore, have […]

  • 26 July 2010
    Business & Finance

    Five thousand hectares of coastal land will be protected as part of a state approval of a key dredging project to facilitate Queensland’s emerging LNG industry and other future port facilities. Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Stirling Hinchliffe welcomed Coordinator-General Colin Jensen’s conditional approval of the Western Basin Dredging and Disposal ( WBDD ) project […]

  • 22 November 2012

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has unveiled details about the Miami Harbor dredging project (Phase 3). The project work consists of construction dredging to provide for the Federally authorized project improvements and Local Sponsor Berthing Areas of Miami Harbor, Florida. To facilitate the authorized project, the Phase 3 deepening contract will dredge the following features: […]

  • 28 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Broward County’s Port Everglades has received a signed Chief of Engineers Report from the USACE that clears the way for the Port to begin the next phase of deepening and widening its channels, and allows the project to be included in federal legislation expected in 2016 that will authorize similar water and navigation-related projects. “After […]

  • 4 June 2012

    Monitoring stations at Gladstone Harbour recorded dangerously high turbidity levels at the same time as UNESCO was issuing dire warnings about the possible degradation of the Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status last week. Queensland Greens spokesperson, Dr Libby Connors says the turbidity caused by dredging in the harbour stirs up sediments containing toxic heavy […]

  • 11 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) awards a contract for the crucial next stage of New Parallel Runway; work is to begin within weeks. BAC Chairman Bill Grant said that the Corporation had signed a contract for the next important milestone of the New Parallel Runway – the dredging and reclamation – and work would commence on […]

  • 11 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Over the years government agencies, and industry for that matter, amass a huge amount of survey information in the process of completing individual projects. It is information that invariably never sees the light of day again. But one project team working with the Department of Transport (DoT), Fremantle has brought together an extraordinary online picture […]

  • 7 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A new report has revealed that the impact of dredging and dumping in the Great Barrier Reef is much worse than the mining industry or state-owned ports have indicated, raising concerns over plans to dredge and dump more than 100 million tonnes in the Reef’s waters. The report’s key findings include: – The World Heritage […]

  • 1 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Royal HaskoningDHV and knowledge institute Deltares have completed a study that will help to restore nature along the northern Gulf of Mexico and reduce effects of hurricanes on the Mississippi Mainland Coast. The study, with a contract value of 1.5 million US dollars, was carried out over a period of two years. The two Dutch […]

  • 6 June 2012

    Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) is not breaching turbidity levels in the Gladstone harbour, nature is. Western Basin Dredging and Disposal Project (WBDDP) Manager Peter O’Sullivan said all current data reveals the current Spring and King tides primarily drive turbidity levels in the Gladstone harbour. “Turbidity is a natural phenomenon that occurs in most bodies of […]

  • 10 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Queensland Ports Association has announced its “Options to manage dredged material” fact sheet. What do Queensland ports do with dredge material now? In most cases, material is placed at sea. Dredges or barges relocate the material to a designated placement site where it is placed according to dredging permit conditions. Most dredge placement sites […]

  • 16 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Today’s ‘fly-over’ of Abbot Point coal terminal by the Greens leader is symptomatic of a party blissfully remote from north Queenslanders and the reality of working alongside the Great Barrier Reef, according to Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche. ‘Senator Milne’s choice of Airlie Beach to launch a policy aimed at shutting down the […]

  • 28 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    PortMiami’s Deep Dredge project has entered a new phase with commencement this week of the actual dredging that will deepen the Port’s main harbor channel to a depth of -50 feet. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is managing the project that will be completed in approximately 18 months at the same time that the […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The discovery of an early 18th century cannon during work on the Miami Harbor Deepening Project was certainly an exciting moment for crew members of the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock (GLDD) LLC Company.  Their discovery was made in August while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ contractor was working at the seagrass mitigation site […]

  • 22 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Expert advice provided to WWF-Australia has raised alarming concerns about the plan to dump dredge spoil on the Caley Valley wetlands at Abbot Point. These include that the ponds may be too small to hold the dredge spoil, that sediment flowing to Reef waters has been seriously underestimated, and that acid sulphate impacts have not […]

  • 31 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    After rigorous assessment, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has approved an application by North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation to dispose of dredge spoil at a deepwater location offshore of Abbot Point, subject to strict environmental conditions. Authority Chairman, Dr Russell Reichelt, said he recognised the amount of debate and community concern that the […]

  • 15 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The head of North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) stated that the Great Barrier Reef is not under threat by proposed port development. In an opinion piece (see below), NQBP chief executive Brad Fish says port operations and shipping in the marine park are well regulated and the scale of the activity is minor compared to […]

  • 8 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Conservation groups amended an existing lawsuit yesterday to challenge U.S. funding for a second fossil fuel production and transport facility located inside Australia’s Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. The U.S. Export-Import Bank has now committed nearly $5 billion in loans to support construction and operation of the two massive liquefied natural gas facilities. Located […]

  • 10 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Progress is on schedule with the Miami Harbor deepening and widening project, including the successful construction of artificial reefs and relocation of about a thousand healthy corals. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, and its contractors are at the 35 percent completion mark, with more than one million cubic yards of material safely […]

  • 27 July 2010

    Fremantle Harbour and its approach channels are being deepened so that bigger ships now servicing Australian trade can call fully loaded. In the first phase of dredging earlier this year, the softer material from the harbour and its approach channels was successfully removed. Phase 2 of the Inner Harbour deepening project is to remove harder […]

  • 16 July 2012

    The Browse Liquefied Natural Gas precinct at James Price Point has been recommended for strict conditional approval, Environmental Protection Authority Chairman Paul Vogel announced today. Dr Vogel said the assessment of the Minister for State Development’s strategic proposal was the largest and most multi-faceted ever conducted in the EPA’s 40 year history. “The level of […]