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  • 26 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount of $4,610,600 to Manson Construction Company for maintenance dredging of the Freeport Harbor Entrance and Jetty channels in Brazoria County, Texas. The contractor is required to remove approximately 1,723,000 cubic yards of shoal material using a hopper dredge, with material being […]

  • 11 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Chairman Bob Gibbs (R-OH) will convene the panel’s first hearing on developing a Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). One of the Committee’s top priorities this Congress, WRDA legislation focuses on developing, maintaining, and supporting the Nation’s port and waterway infrastructure, as well as addressing targeted flood protection and environmental […]

  • 15 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Last week saw CH2M pick up prestigious awards at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) South West Awards ceremony for two of its regional environmental and flood management programs. CH2M’s European water team picked up the Major Project of the Year Award for the Lyme Regis Environmental Improvements Phase IV program as well as the […]

  • 8 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    West Dorset District Council’s engineers have scooped one of the top awards at a recent ceremony hosted by the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) in Bristol. The pioneering Lyme Regis Environmental Improvements Phase IV scheme beat off 14 competitors to take home the ICE South West Major Project of the Year award at the ceremony […]

  • 6 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Fugro is participating in a nearshore replenishment trial that aims to reduce the cost of beach maintenance. Sustaining Poole Bay’s wide sandy beach is hugely important for the protection of seafront properties and infrastructure against regional coastal flooding and erosion. Maintaining these sands has historically relied on traditional replenishment schemes; dredging material from the harbor […]

  • 17 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Kiewit and Pittman joint venture has won a $65.8 million worth Empire Flood Gate project that will help cut the risk of future flooding, protecting homes and businesses in the Plaquemines Parish. Works on the project are expected to take approximately three years with completion scheduled for summer 2017. The construction on the project should begin […]

  • 11 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Fargo, North Dakota/Moorhead, Minnesota, diversion channel project achieved another milestone yesterday, when President Barack Obama signed the Water Resource Reform and Development Act of 2014 into law, authorizing construction of the project. This act, last passed in 2000 and 2007, provides authorization for development of projects by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers across […]

  • 20 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana), issued the following statement after hearing of key details included in the Water Resources Development Act (WRRDA) final conference report: “This legislation will directly impact much of South Louisiana’s communities located in flood zones along the coast by providing protection against hurricanes and flooding. The legislation also […]

  • 9 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Recreational fishers will have a new place to drop their lines, with the creation of a 20 hectare artificial reef off Scarborough in the Moreton Bay Marine Park. National Parks Minister Steve Dickson said it was part of the Government’s $50 million Marine Infrastructure Fund and would boost tourism and the local economy as promised […]

  • 1 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Construction of the new detached breakwater for Cowes is set to commence in early May. The initial construction phase will be completed this autumn, at which point the gravel core will be visible approximately 5 metres clear of Low Water spring tides. Following a settlement period, Boskalis Westminster will return in spring 2015 to level […]

  • 10 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Broomhill Sands coastal defense scheme has been completed and the opening ceremony will take place on Friday, May 13. The £30 million coastal program, which will provide protection to more than 1,300 homes and 100 businesses, spans from The Suttons in Camber to Lydd Ranges. It will increase the standard of protection from coastal flooding to […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    WWF-Australia today stood by its call for a full Environmental Impact Statement to be done into the land dumping of dredge spoil on the Caley Valley wetlands at Abbot Point. “Calling for a full environmental assessment process is not ‘scaremongering’ or ‘hysterics’ as Queensland Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney has alleged. It is the responsible action […]

  • 26 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    As the II International Forum of Dredging Companies nears, preparations for the conference are progressing well and are on schedule. The event will be organized by the “PortNews” Media-Group and held in Moscow, Russia on February 19th 2015. Participation of top managers representing the world’s major dredging companies like Van Oord, DAMEN, Jan de Nul, Mordraga, Dredge Yard, Boskalis, HYDROMEC, EKOHIDROTECHNIKA is expected […]

  • 5 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Looking back at the Port of Portland’s maritime trade statistics and industrial development projects over the past year, two notable trends emerged: increased export activity and facility investment. With the successful start of Ford vehicle exports to China and Korea, increased demand for mineral exports, investment in new ship loaders, and a $40 million expansion […]

  • 11 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A new national poll shows the majority of Australians believe the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef has lost out to industrial development over past decades. Two-thirds of the community (66%) holds the view that the national icon’s World Heritage status makes it more important for protection by Australian governments. The polling of more than […]

  • 17 January 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the Army Corps yesterday announced measures to reverse flood damage west of Shinnecock Inlet after two storms in October 2019 resulted in severe erosion and large losses of sand along the shoreline. The damage threatened properties west of the Shinnecock Inlet, including Dune Road, an evacuation route, commercial fishing plants, […]

  • 5 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    Top river restoration experts from Royal HaskoningDHV are actively taking part in the River Restoration Center’s Annual Conference in Brighton. With this year’s conference theme of River Restoration: Facing Uncertainty, Ian Dennis and Clare Rodgers will be examining different perspectives on detailed design and the EcoCo Life+ project respectively, the company said. The conference, taking place this […]

  • 25 May 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    James Fisher Subsea Excavation (JFSE) recently completed a challenging project for underwater services company Seatek in the Kandla Gujarat region of North-west India. Experts deployed its shallow water Twin R2000 tool for post-lay trenching and backfilling of an HDPE pipeline with concrete sinker blocks over a distance of 7.5km. The pipeline was trenched to 1.5m […]

  • 14 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency is about to begin constructing the new flood defense works at Westonzoyland in Somerset this week. The Agency has worked closely on the design with the local community over the past few months, particularly those residents most affected by flooding. After listening to their views, it has finalized the details of a […]

  • 9 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. has announced that New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium (NJSGC) has been awarded $567,776 for research, extension and education programs on coastal issues. NJSGC will also receive an additional $333,281 in non-federal matching funds. Sea Grant is a nationwide network administered through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of 33 programs […]

  • 30 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A re-elected Napthine Government will invest more than $500,000 to make Carrum Beach an even better destination for families, recreational boaters, swimmers and fishing enthusiasts. Premier Denis Napthine was today joined by Member for Carrum Donna Bauer at the Carrum foreshore to announce a $540,000 funding commitment to deliver a coastal infrastructure upgrade program. “This […]

  • 21 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, will open a new £12 million flood defense scheme in Dawlish Warren today, aimed to reduce flood risk to 2800 homes and businesses around the Exe Estuary, as well as the main rail line into South Devon and Cornwall. With elements including a new 100 meter long flood wall and […]

  • 2 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in its latest release that their dredging and capping pilot project will begin this week as part of its overall cleanup of the Gowanus Canal Superfund site in Brooklyn, New York. Starting in the next couple of days, equipment will be brought in to support the dredging and removal […]

  • 23 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers last week to prioritize the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project.  The project, which will deepen the 36-mile ship channel to 52 feet (MLT) Mean Low Tide from the current 45 feet MLT, is critically important to the people of Texas, America’s […]

  • 14 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    State Senator Andrew Maynard (D-Stonington) joined State Representative Diana Urban (D-North Stonington) and State Representative Elissa Wright (D-Groton) in praising the State Bond Commission’s expected approval today of funds to finance dredging of shoal areas of the Mystic River in Stonington and Groton near the Mystic Seaport. The project is anticipated to create or retain […]

  • 2 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, intends to issue an Invitation for Bid (IFB) for restoration and stabilization of a side channel/island complex located on the Wisconsin side of the Mississippi River navigation channel in Pool 9, 5 miles downstream of Lansing, IA. The project site is located in the Upper Mississippi […]