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  • 28 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    There is widespread, bipartisan support for action in addressing Louisiana’s coastal land loss crisis, according to a new poll released today by BDPC, LLC + Pinsonat and Restore the Mississippi River Delta. Of note, 79 percent of coastal voters said they support sediment diversions, large-scale engineering projects that would be strategically operated to direct sediment and fresh water from the […]

  • 20 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Port of Corpus Christi’s Ship Channel Improvement Project (CIP) received additional support from bipartisan Members of the Texas Congressional Delegation in a recent letter sent to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging that more funds be designated to it this year. U.S. Reps. Kevin Brady, Chairman of the Ways & Means Committee, Mike Conaway, Chairman […]

  • 20 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Greater Chennai Corporation recently acquired an amphibious multipurpose Watermaster dredger to counter the water hyacinth problem plaguing the Chennai’s water canals in Kodungaiyur.  Hyacinth can be a real problem in many ways: it restricts water flow, blocks sunlight for aquatic plants, starves water of oxygen and kills fish. For years, the Chennai Corporation has […]

  • 31 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    The USACE Detroit District’s dredge material disposal facility on Cat Island is proving to be an environmental success as wildlife begins to return to the area. Since 2014, just one year into the project, over 385,000 cubic yards of clean dredge material from the Green Bay Harbor (outer) has been placed on Cat Island in […]

  • 5 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Nawah Energy Company have announced that their most recent marine environmental survey off the coast of the Barakah nuclear energy plant has shown the presence of several marine species as a result of the artificial reef which was created there in 2014. The results reveal that a diverse […]

  • 15 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    On the heels of larger vessel deployment and the opening of the expanded Panama Canal, South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) yesterday welcomed an 8,200 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) “K” Line vessel, the Hannover Bridge. “SCPA is already benefiting from the upsizing of vessels in response to the expansion, with 16 of the 26 weekly container vessel […]

  • 25 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    Bulkheads and seawalls along the shores of Puget Sound help ease erosion and stabilize bluffs to protect waterfront properties, according to the University of Washington. But these walled structures also shrink beaches, reduce habitat for invertebrates and spawning fish and, indirectly, degrade conditions for iconic species like salmon and orcas. Many studies have shown this pattern […]

  • 11 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Wasa Dredging Ltd, a Finland based marine offshore and inland water construction company, is in full action at the Sommarøya harbor deepening project in Norway. This demanding project consists of a lot of different stages, including 60 000 m3 of underwater blasting, dredging of 170 000 m3 of blasted bedrock and 160 000 m3 of hard soil dredging. In addition some […]

  • 25 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Dredge Synthesis Panel Report confirms that dredging has damaging impacts and the full extent of the long-term impacts is unknown. “The report confirms there are still significant knowledge gaps and uncertainty about the impacts of dredging in the Great Barrier Reef,” said Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson. […]

  • 30 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    An initiative to provide sanitary sewer systems to 40 villages in the southern district of New Chimbote was being delayed by a series of overfilled treatment/oxidation ponds. Excess soil accumulation combined with high sludge levels reduced the ponds’ original design capacities and created a toxic flooding hazard in the event of heavy rains. The solution […]

  • 21 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The SC Ports Authority has received the first ship call of a new consolidated East Coast South America service that brings additional post-Panamax vessels to Charleston. The newly-formed “New Tango” weekly service includes Hamburg Süd/Aliança, Hapag-Lloyd/CSAV, as well as two carriers new to this trade in the Port of Charleston, NYK and Yang Ming. The […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Orion Marine Group, Inc., a heavy civil marine contractor serving the infrastructure sector, has announced an update on the Company’s outlook and end markets. The Company’s outlook for the second half of 2014 continues to show positive development. Delayed projects from the second quarter have now fully begun and are contributing to higher levels of […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Jamaica has indicated that it is interested in the Sand Motor, an innovative method of coast protection and maintenance. The beach near the holiday resort of Negril is being affected by erosion. The government has proposed a ‘hard solution’ to tackle the erosion: two large breakwaters measuring 800-1000 meters. But the resort and the local […]

  • 8 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Water lubricated Thordon Composite cutterhead shaft bearings have performed well for 9 years on one of the largest cutter suction dredgers in the world – Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering N.V. (DEME)’s D’Artagnan (28,200 kW total installed power). The vessel had a major dry docking at Drydocks World-Dubai in February 2014 where the shaft was […]

  • 15 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Charleston District’s survey section is no stranger to using advanced visualization technologies to support the District’s decision makers. Recently, while hosting a seafloor mapping S.T.E.M. outreach event with the College of Charleston’s Marine Geology Mapping Group, the survey team was introduced to the Dynascan mobile Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) mapping system. The District’s […]

  • 14 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Italdraghe is currently working with an Italian dredging company on a beach replenishment project at the mouth of the Tagliamento River in north east Italy. All the equipment for the job, including a BDC 250 dredging head (fitted on a Fiat Kobelco excavator) and an SF BDC 150 cutter suction dredger, has been supplied by […]

  • 22 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dagupan City Mayor Belen Fernandez today expressed optimism that the ongoing dredging of shallow rivers with the use of three dredging machines loaned by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will not only ease flooding but will boost the production of milkfish, which is Dagupan’s number one agricultural product. Fernandez said that a […]

  • 20 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The release of a new online report card shows that the Victorian Coalition Government continues to improve the health of Port Phillip Bay and the Yarra River. Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith said the launch of the new online report card provides Victorians with comprehensive water quality information, as part of the […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Coastal communities will have another tool to understand the impact of opening tidal inlets in terms of the abundance of marine life and tourist dollars with the latest data from Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies. “There are areas all along the Gulf Coast experiencing this problem of closed tidal inlets due to […]

  • 9 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Greens are calling on the Abbott Government to revoke the Abbot Point dredging and dumping approval and to increase compliance staff, following today’s report into Gladstone Harbour slamming poor compliance and monitoring with environmental conditions. “This report is an indictment on Australia’s environmental management, compliance monitoring was inadequate, records weren’t kept, and complaints […]

  • 3 April 2014

    The Sand Motor appears to be doing its job: strengthening the coast in a natural way by using the wind, waves and currents. The sand from the man-made peninsula on the coast near Ter Heijde (in South Holland) is spreading as predicted by the Deltares models. That was the picture that emerged during a congress […]

  • 25 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Astika Holdings Inc. plans to enter the growing China dredging sector as part of the strategy through the acquisition of service, agriculture and industrial companies with Nantong Dredging Machinery Co. Ltd. “The growth of shipping commerce in conjunction with the population increasing throughout the Nantong Region offers Astika Holdings additional growth potential in pursuing Nantong […]

  • 16 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Clive Palmer’s Galilee Basin mega mine, due for decision this week, should be refused, for economic reasons, as well as environmental and climate ones, say the Australian Greens. “With an Oxford University study out today finding Australia’s coal mines and related infrastructure could become stranded assets, the Abbott Government needs to refuse Mr Palmer’s coal […]

  • 11 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Comparing dredged and undredged sections of the Allegheny River, reduced populations of fish and less variety of aquatic life occurred in areas where gravel extraction took place, according to researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. The researchers investigated navigation pools 7 and 8 near Kittanning and Templeton and published their results in the […]

  • 23 January 2013

    Throughput levels in the Port of Sohar have surged across all cargo types during 2012. Total cargo volumes handled by the port soared 51% to reach 43,936,193 freight registered tons (FRT) in 2012, from 29,134,240 FRT a year earlier. Vessel traffic jumped 29% to 1,918 calls, against 1,487 vessel movements a year earlier. Growth in […]

  • 17 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Toxic releases into surface waters in the Great Lakes Basin increased by 12 percent from 2010 to 2011, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s annual Toxics Release Inventory report published yesterday. Nationwide, toxic surface water discharges decreased by 3 percent. “This is a significant increase in toxic releases to our waters – and an […]

  • 13 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    Highly sophisticated computer models of the turbidity from material disturbed during extraction of rock phosphate nodules by Chatham Rock Phosphate have shown encouraging results. The modelling work is being undertaken by Dutch applied research organisation Deltares using complex modelling techniques developed at their Delft headquarters. Deltares was asked to look at the dispersion behaviour of […]

  • 11 June 2012

    It was established on the 8th of June 2012 that the company „Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors BV“ has already excavated 1 027 354 cubic meters of soil pursuant to the contract agreement on Klaipeda Port channel dredging and widening. These dredging works were launched on the 22 nd of April. „What‘s worth noting, […]

  • 6 June 2012

      The Corps’ flawed final analysis shows that the proposed deepening of the Savannah River would be a $650 million waste of valuable public resources and leave the river forever dependent on giant mechanical lungs, according to comments submitted yesterday to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by the Southern Environmental Law Center. The law […]