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  • 28 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $1 million in grants to strengthen the capacity of states and tribes to protect and restore wetlands.  “Wetlands are part of the foundation of our nation’s water resources and are vital to the health of waterways and communities that are downstream,” said Ken Kopocis, Deputy Assistant Administrator […]

  • 26 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Work to remove a portion of the artificially created ‘island’ of sand in the Lake St Lucia mouth area will begin in 2015. This follows the completion of iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority’s Global Environment Facility (GEF) study aimed at finding long term solutions to improve the hydrological and ecological functioning of the Lake St Lucia […]

  • 23 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    A series of public workshops are being sponsored by the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Working Group to facilitate public participation in the 2015 update of the Integrated Delivery Schedule (IDS).   The first Working Group-sponsored workshop will be held Monday, January 26th from 1 – 5 p.m. at the South Florida Water Management […]

  • 12 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The MacArtney Underwater Technology Group has announced the inauguration of its fifth dedicated business unit in North America. Located in Jupiter, Florida, just north of West Palm Beach, the new MacArtney ‘Southeast Operations’ will cover a six-state area including Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. Headed by General Manager, Lou Dennis, the […]

  • 11 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis), a leading global services provider operating in the dredging, maritime infrastructure and maritime services sectors, has increased its holding in Fugro N.V. to 20.01%. Boskalis has stressed that this is not a step towards making an offer. Boskalis views Fugro as an interesting company with strong market positions in its core […]

  • 8 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Amboy Aggregates, a joint venture between Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC, and Ralph Clayton and Sons Materials, L.P., announced yesterday the sale of real estate owned by the joint venture on December 31, 2014. Great Lakes LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation that has a 50% interest […]

  • 6 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) has announced a financing agreement with Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) for the development of Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT). This AED 300 million ($81.6 million) agreement marks the first long-term finance solution for ADT and extends ADCB’s relationship with the terminal operator to support ADT’s ambitious growth strategy and contribute […]

  • 5 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Royal IHC (IHC) has acquired a majority stake in Brastec Technologies, based in Brazil. Brastec Technologies designs and builds value-added, tailor-made production lines for the production of umbilicals and flexible pipes. This agreement fulfills two important elements of IHC business strategy: a foothold in the important Brazilian market; and the acquisition of Dutch-based SAS Offshore, which […]

  • 9 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    A draft of the Environmental Assessment/Environmental Impact Report for maintenance dredging of the Federal Navigation Channels in San Francisco Bay is now available for review.  The Draft EA/EIR was prepared by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Water Board) to address the potential environmental effects of the maintenance dredging of […]

  • 5 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Thanks to a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Washington Department of Ecology is developing a statewide plan to better manage wetlands. Once regarded as wastelands, wetlands are now recognized as important features of the landscape. Healthy wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems on the planet. Ecology’s proposed plan includes developing a statewide […]

  • 5 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Piedroba Consulting Group (PCG), a leading provider of technical consultancy services throughout the Americas, has had an exceptional 2014, filled with lots of activities and great accomplishments. Dredging Today caught up with Piedroba partners Jelle Prins and Luis Prieto y Munoz to discuss their 2014 business year, the company’s experiences as well as new developments that have marked the […]

  • 4 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has just published the latest issue of Terra et Aqua, the official quarterly publication of IADC. The magazine is supported solely by the IADC as a service to the world-wide dredging community and represents IADC’s commitment to the highest standards of professional conduct.     Articles in this Terra […]

  • 3 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the final cleanup plan for the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund site, a major industrial waterway that includes the mouth of the Duwamish River on the south end of Elliott Bay. As part of the cleanup plan, the Washington State Department of Ecology will continue leading source control efforts […]

  • 2 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    New flood defenses will benefit Kent, Hampshire and Sussex to the tune of over £330 million, the government announced today. Homes in Sandwich, Whitstable, Yalding and Shoreham-by-Sea will be better protected from floods thanks to an unprecedented six-year £2.3 billion flood defense program. The new flood defense scheme in Shoreham-by-Sea, just one of 170 schemes […]

  • 2 December 2014
    Business & Finance

      Homes in Central Anglia, which covers Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and surrounding areas, will be better protected from floods thanks to an unprecedented six-year £2.3 billion national flood defense program in England announced by the government today. £47 million is set to be invested in Central Anglia alone where new flood defense schemes will help protect […]

  • 1 December 2014
    Business & Finance

      A new report into managing the impact of seas level rise was released today by the Local Government Association of South Australia (LGASA) and the Coast Protection Board. The report, Defining the Sea Level Rise Problem in South Australia, was co-funded by the State Government, Local Government Association and the Coast Protection Board and […]

  • 1 December 2014
    Business & Finance

      The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has expressed alarm at the extent to which the Queensland government is putting the interests of the mining sector over the interests of ordinary Queenslanders and the Great Barrier Reef. Felicity Wishart, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said Mr Newman was completely wrong to say the Reef […]

  • 30 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Dunkerque-Port has produced its strategic plan for the 2014-2018 period. This major document sets out the main guidelines and the procedure for implementation of the Port’s development policy over 5 years, following on from the first strategic plan of 2009-2013 and its financial trajectory. It also prepares the future for longer-term projects. This strategic plan […]

  • 28 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The British Marine Aggregate Producers Association (BMAPA) has published its eighth annual Sustainable Development (SD) report covering the year 2013. This builds upon the wider sustainable development initiative established by BMAPA’s parent organisation, the Mineral Products Association (MPA). The publication of BMAPA’s eighth SD Report follows the launch of the sector’s sustainable development strategy in […]

  • 27 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Ports Bill introduced to Queensland Parliament two days ago will have serious ramifications for the protection of the Great Barrier Reef and does nothing to meet the World Heritage Committee’s recommendations for protecting the most precious natural icon, says the Australian Marine Conservation Society. “The Queensland Government’s reassurances to the World Heritage Committee that its […]

  • 25 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Queensland Resources Council welcomed proposed new ports laws, introduced into parliament today, which will increase reef protection while giving certainty to existing and future port operations. The QRC Chief Executive Michael Roche said the Port Planning Guideline and Ports Bill 2014 would enshrine in legislation the Queensland Ports Strategy and add further protections to […]

  • 21 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is drawing attention to the rumoured release of the Cairns Port Dredging proposal Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) over the holiday/Christmas period. While the State and Federal Governments have had the completed EIS for weeks, the release of the document for public comment has been delayed. Most observers […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The NSW Government will provide $1 million in funding to undertake work to improve boating safety, environmental and tourism outcomes at key waterways across the State, Minister for Natural Resources, Lands and Water Kevin Humphries and Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay announced today. Mr Humphries said applications for funding under the third round […]

  • 16 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this week awarded a $57.6-million contract to reconstruct beaches and dunes in Ocean City, Strathmere and Sea Isle City as part of a joint state and federal partnership that is making New Jersey’s coastline more resilient following Superstorm Sandy, the Christie Administration announced. The contract, which entails the construction […]

  • 14 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The State Interagency Missouri River Authority (SIMRA) will meet in Des Moines on November 17. Representatives of six state agencies will discuss ongoing science and upcoming weather expected to affect river levels and water quality in the Missouri River. Federal and state agency staff will update participants on the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, shallow water […]

  • 11 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Following the press release issued last Friday, Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) announced that it has fractionally increased its stake in Fugro N.V. to 15.0%. Boskalis views Fugro as an interesting company with activities that fit very well with its own activities. The strategy of Boskalis is focused on offshore and (maritime) infrastructure, making use […]