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  • 29 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    U.S. members of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) said in their latest release that they are pleased that many port-related programs championed by AAPA and its members are included in the FY 2021 Omnibus appropriation package and in the FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Among the most noteworthy port-related programs in the year-end […]

  • 28 December 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    Maintenance dredging at the Port of Mackay has been successfully completed on schedule, reports the North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation. According to NQBP Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Fertin, the hopper dredger ‘Brisbane’ has departed the port after commencing dredging operations earlier this month. “Completing the maintenance dredging on schedule was no mean feat in a […]

  • 24 December 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley — who serves on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and on the Senate Appropriations Committee — and Ron Wyden have announced that after last-minute legislative push, the WRDA 2020 bill will increase funding to nearly all Oregon ports. “As we continue to work to beat back the coronavirus and […]

  • 24 December 2020
    Authorities & Government

    A consultation has been launched for a flood defence scheme at Penketh and Whittle Brooks that could reduce the risk of flooding to 221 properties. The Environment Agency is encouraging residents to share their views on proposals for this £3.3m flood risk management scheme. Peter Costello, Area Flood and Coastal Risk Manager for the Environment […]

  • 23 December 2020
    Business development

    Huelva Port Authority is currently considering the construction of an Urban Marina in Levante Dock, in the upstream area of the estuary, Siport21 reports. In order to construct the new marina and improve the access to Astilleros de Huelva, Siport21 is carrying out -in their Real-Time Ship Manoeuvring Simulator- the navigability study to determinate the […]

  • 23 December 2020
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics, Vessels

    North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation announced recently that they have reached the half-way point for the maintenance dredging at the Port of Mackay. Maintenance dredging at the Port of Mackay last occurred in 2013. Since then, NQBP has managed siltation through regular bed-levelling. But, recent surveys showed increased siltation that now requires maintenance dredging. NQBP […]

  • 22 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    New York Congressman, Lee Zeldin, issued the following statement following House passage of the Senate Amendment to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (H.R. 133), which includes government funding through September 30, 2021, and additional coronavirus relief: “Throughout December, as Congress’ new COVID-19 relief and annual appropriations legislation was being negotiated, I worked closely with House and […]

  • 21 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    After 10 years of planning and executing, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District’s Mississippi Coastal Improvements Program (MsCIP) completed the second largest restoration project in the history of the National Park Service, the restoration of Ship Island. Ship Island, a barrier island on the western tip of Gulf Islands National Seashore, 10 miles […]

  • 17 December 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    Cavache, Inc., of Pompano Beach, Florida, has won a maintenance dredging contract for the Okeechobee Waterway in sections of the St. Lucie River in Martin County. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District awarded the Okeechobee Waterway, Reach 3 and 4 contract on December 8, 2020. The project work consists of dredging shoal material […]

  • 17 December 2020
    Business development

    The £350 million Aberdeen Harbor Expansion Project is in the “final sprint” towards a phased opening next year. The project, which is the largest marine infrastructure project underway in the UK, is 70 per cent through construction, following commencement at the start of 2017.  Once complete, Aberdeen Harbor will be the largest berthage port in […]

  • 17 December 2020
    Equipment

    Moran Iron Works and Ann Arbor-based Watermaster NA have partnered in a venture to manufacture the Finnish-engineered AMD 5000 amphibious dredging machine in North America.  The Watermaster machine has been sold worldwide for thirty years but not in the U.S.A. due to an import policy called the Jones Act.  Because the AMD 5000 is now […]

  • 16 December 2020
    Technology

    Residents of Cheptiret/Kipchamo, Kesses Sub-County in Kenya, are set to have a steady supply of water as the desilting of Kerita dam nears completion. Once wrapped up, the dam has the potential of serving approximately 24,000 households for domestic and irrigation purposes. The water will be connected to serve the downstream community through gravity and […]

  • 16 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Small Craft Harbors Program will soon be dredging seafloor at the entrance to Lax Kw’alaams Harbor to allow for safe navigation. The project will be completed before February 15, 2021 to reduce risk to fish and fish habitat, and an environmental monitor will be on site at all times to ensure […]

  • 16 December 2020
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) has announced the successful delivery of another trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) to Jan De Nul Group with a perfect safety record. The 6000m3 TSHD Ortelius is the fifth dredger that Keppel O&M has delivered to Jan De Nul Group, following the delivery of three 3500m3 TSHDs and […]

  • 15 December 2020
    Business development

    Boskalis has received a Letter of Confirmation of Acceptance of Bid for the Land Development Design and Construction of the Manila International Airport (MIA) in the Philippines. The Letter of Confirmation was issued by San Miguel Aerocity Inc (SMAI), a subsidiary of San Miguel Corporation (SMC). SMAI is the concession holder of MIA, which is […]

  • 15 December 2020
    Technology

    J.F. Brennan Company has announced the asset acquisition of New England-based Specialty Diving Services, Inc (SDS). The acquisition combines two established union companies that specialize in commercial diving and heavy marine construction. Founded in 1986, SDS is headquartered at the Port of Davisville in North Kingstown, Rhode Island within a short range of Boston and […]

  • 14 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Utilizing Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding under the EPA’s Great Lakes Legacy Act Authority, USACE continues remediation of contaminated sediment from Howard’s Bay in the Duluth-Superior Harbor at Superior, Wisconsin. “Construction started this fall and, once complete next calendar year, we will dredge approximately 132,000 cubic yards of material, 52,000 cy of non-contaminated navigation dredging […]

  • 14 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Hawke’s Bay coastal hazards project is re-engaging with the community to build solutions for the coast between Clifton and Tangoio. The Joint Committee met to discuss a series of community workshops, aimed at testing the project workstream outputs ahead of formal consultation in 2021, as well as a proposed funding review. “This is complex […]

  • 14 December 2020
    Business development

    After years in the planning, Eastland Port in Gisborne has received the official go ahead to proceed with two major infrastructure projects. On December 2, the Environment Court advised that they had signed off the resource consents for the rebuild of Wharf 7 and the slipway. “This is the culmination of a process we started […]

  • 11 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and two operator-dredgers for the rehabilitation of the Cagayan River was inked earlier this week, meaning that this very important project will start soon, reports the Philippine News Agency. The MOA on the Cagayan River Restoration Project was signed by DENR […]

  • 11 December 2020
    Business development

    North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) announced today that the Port of Mackay is buzzing with hi-vis activity in the run-up to Christmas, with up to 100 jobs being supported across three infrastructure projects currently underway. Commenting the latest news, Member for Mackay, Julieanne Gilbert, said that it was part of the state’s economic recovery plan, […]

  • 10 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Houma Navigation Canal (HNC) Lock Complex Project is advancing to construction using an alternative financing solution, reports the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA). CPRA is utilizing recent legislative authority via Act 89 of the 2020 Regular Legislative Session, giving CPRA the authority to finance coastal restoration projects by entering into debt obligations […]

  • 10 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Netherlands Enterprise Agency has appointed a consortium comprising Royal HaskoningDHV, Deltares, Witteveen+Bos, Metier, and Partners for Resilience to enhance the Mozambican City of Beira’s coastal resilience to extreme climate events. In 2019, Beira was devastated by Cyclone Idai, which killed more than 750 people, damaged 90% of the City’s infrastructure, including the country’s main […]

  • 9 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Hall Contracting has won the largest contract in Port of Townsville’s $232 million Channel Upgrade Project. The works include capital dredging to widen 14.9 kilometers of sea channels over two years and reclamation of 62 hectares of land through beneficial reuse of dredged material. Employing a local workforce of more than 70 full-time employees, the contract […]

  • 9 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan issued the following statements after the House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020, biennial legislation that authorizes water infrastructure projects around the country. WRDA contains several New Hampshire priorities Shaheen and Hassan helped secure that would: Direct the Secretary of the Army to provide a status […]

  • 9 December 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    American Construction Co. is getting ready to begin maintenance dredging of the Kenmore Federal Channel in Washington. According to the Army Corps, the maintenance dredging of the Kenmore Federal Channel will begin next week, December 14. During the works, the contractor will use a clamshell dredge to remove approximately 35,000 cubic yards of material from […]