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  • 26 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Port of Vancouver recently presented the latest update on the Centerm Expansion Project. According to the port officials, infilling for the first phase of the preload in the western expansion area is complete. However, infilling of the northeast perimeter dyke and in the eastern lagoon is still ongoing. This work is expected to be […]

  • 25 August 2020
    Safety, Vessels

    Orion Group Holdings, Inc. (ORN) has provided an update on the explosion and fire in the Port of Corpus Christi involving its dredge Waymon Boyd. On Friday morning a fire occurred in the Port of Corpus Christi Ship Channel near one of the company’s dredges, the Waymon Boyd, and the vessel caught fire. The Coast […]

  • 24 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    Maldives Transport and Contracting Company Plc (MTCC) successfully completed work on the construction of L. Maabaidhoo Harbour New Channel project on 18th August 2020. For this project, MTCC dredged 17,503 cbm of soil to create a new harbour channel. Additionally, the existing harbour channel was closed. Works on the project, which was awarded to MTCC […]

  • 18 August 2020
    Environment

    After almost fourteen years, the Boskalis Environmental has successfully completed the Fox River Cleanup Project. This project in Green Bay, Wisconsin is one of the largest US sediment remediation projects. The scheme consisted of dredging, processing and capping of PCB-contaminated sediment from the riverbed. The job of Boskalis Environmental was to design, build and operate […]

  • 17 August 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, has released its draft Upper Mississippi River master plan and environmental assessment and is seeking public comments. The master plan encompasses the Upper Mississippi River from the Twin Cities to Lock and Dam 10 in Guttenberg, Iowa. According to the Corps, the 2020 master plan is […]

  • 14 August 2020
    Business development

    The latest round of funding under the NSW Government’s Coastal and Estuary Grants Program was officially opened on 11 August 2020. Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock said that she encouraged the State’s 56 coastal councils to apply for funding to assist with planning and managing the State’s coastline. “Our coastline and estuaries are critical […]

  • 13 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, yesterday wrapped up his visit to the Badger State making a series of announcements related to the Superfund program, aimed to cleanup highly polluted sites across the country. At the Fox River Superfund Site in Green Bay, Administrator Wheeler announced the completion of more than two decades […]

  • 12 August 2020
    Outlook & strategy

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the deadline for public comments to be submitted on EPA’s proposed modifications to the 2016 cleanup plan for the “Rest of River” portion of the Housatonic River. EPA has also added a second session for the Public Hearing on August 26 and an additional Public Hearing for […]

  • 11 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    The harbor development and upgrade works at Sh. Komandoo are well underway, with overall 73% project progress, the Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) reports. “The installation of quay wall blocks is now complete, and concreting work is ongoing on the insitu wall & capping beam of quay wall structures,” said MTCC in their latest […]

  • 10 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    J. F. Brennan Company Inc., from La Crosse, Wisconsin, has won a $13.6 million firm-fixed-price contract for dredging of Duluth-Superior Harbor. Bids were solicited via the internet with three received, according to the latest U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) release. Work will be performed in Superior, Wisconsin, with an estimated completion date of November 22, 2022. Under […]

  • 6 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, has just released this beautiful photo of a large piece of jacobsville sandstone removed from the upper approach channel by Trade West Construction Co. as part of the Upstream Channel Deepening of the New Lock at the Soo project on in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Trade West […]

  • 6 August 2020
    Business development

    A Construction Working Group has been established to provide direct community input during the early works and breakwater construction phases of the Ocean Reef Marina, the Government of Western Australia reports. Through an expression of interest process, 23 people have been selected to form the group, comprised of 18 local organisation and community group members […]

  • 4 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    American Construction Company is working away in the Upper Bay this morning, completing dredging between River Miles 12 and 15, Port of Coos Bay reports. Contracted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, American will remove approximately 1,000,000 cubic yards of material between now and October 31st of this year. The project will take the […]

  • 3 August 2020
    Environment

    J.E. McAmis, Inc., has completed pile removal and in water sand capping of the Astoria Marine Construction Company (AMMCO) site in Astoria, OR. The site was contaminated with hazardous chemicals from historical ship manufacturing and repair operations. Contamination was in soil on the property and in nearby riverbed sediment in the Lewis and Clark River […]

  • 30 July 2020
    Business development, Infrastructure

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will use a $1.1 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to support the work of Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program, fund three significant local projects and continue the program’s quarterly Short Term Action Request (STAR) grants. Project funding includes: Shore Protection Structure Assessment. The […]

  • 29 July 2020
    Business development, Infrastructure

    VBA, a joint venture between VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and SNC Lavalin’s Atkins business, has completed the final section of the sea defense works at Fairhaven Lake, and the promenade is now open to the public. The Fairhaven coastal protection scheme involved the replacement of the sea defense walls, as the existing coastal defences were time […]

  • 29 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. EPA yesterday released its final plan for the cleanup of Quendall Terminals in Renton, a former creosote manufacturing plant and oil storage facility along Lake Washington, where for decades creosote, coal tar, and other hazardous chemicals accumulated on the land, in groundwater, and in lake sediments. EPA divided the site into two “operable […]

  • 29 July 2020
    Environment

    J.E. McAmis, Inc., has just announced that the company is working on pile removal and in water sand capping of the Astoria Marine Construction Company (AMMCO) site in Astoria, OR. The site is contaminated with hazardous chemicals from historical ship manufacturing and repair operations. Contamination is in soil on the property and in nearby riverbed […]

  • 28 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    Maldives Transport and Contracting Company Plc (MTCC) successfully completed their work on the coastal protection structures at N. Fohdhoo on 26th July 2020. The scheme, aimed to solve increasing erosion issues, involved laying of geo-bags along a 180m area and approximately 5,000cbm of sand backfilling works. The Maldives’ Ministry of National Planning, Housing and Infrastructure […]

  • 28 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, recently awarded a contract for dredging at Duluth-Superior Harbor in western Lake Superior on the Minnesota-Wisconsin border. The more than $2 million contract was awarded to Roen Salvage Co., from Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. The contract (award number W911XK20C0014) is to dredge approximately 120,000 cubic yards of material […]

  • 24 July 2020
    Business development

    Whitsunday Regional Council has just released the latest update on the Shute Harbor Restoration Project. According to the announcement, there are major works currently occurring along the seawall to install 9800m2 of geofabric underwater below the rock wall. In order to fit between the 58 piles for the new wharf, panels of geofabric are being […]

  • 23 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The final section of the sea defence project at Fairhaven Lake is now complete and open to the public, reports the Fylde Council. The project that will protect over 2,400 properties from coastal erosion stretches from Fairhaven Lake to Church Scar promenade on Seafield Road. According to the Council, the contractor – VBA (a joint […]

  • 23 July 2020
    Business development, Infrastructure

    The first load of bedrock arrived from the Upstream Channel Deepening of the New Lock at the Soo project on Thursday, July 16, in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, reports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division. Phase one of the project, upstream channel deepening, will facilitate the construction of a […]

  • 23 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    Mackley has successfully completed a beach management scheme in the East Sussex town of Eastbourne. The project, carried out by Mackley on behalf of Eastbourne Borough Council, was split into two phases and took approximately 6-7 weeks to complete. The first phase involved re-charging the beach with 11,500m³ of new shingle, delivered to the site […]

  • 21 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    With dredging work now complete to increase water depth at Market Slip, the City of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, now has increased dock space for small pleasure crafts to drop anchor on the Port Saint John side of Reversing Falls.  As of Friday afternoon, July 17, the docks have been set in the water, […]

  • 21 July 2020
    Business development, Infrastructure

    Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) today released the latest update on their F. Dharanboodhoo harbor upgrade, saying that the work is moving ahead, with overall 33% project progress. Currently, dredging and excavating operations of 46,600 cbm of the existing harbor and a new harbor basin are ongoing. The F. Dharanboodhoo harbor upgrade project consists […]