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  • 13 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Duke Energy’s contractor spent its first full day yesterday removing the deposit of coal ash and sediment found in the Dan River across from Abreu-Grogan Park on Memorial Drive, which is just upstream from the Schoolfield Dam. The operation took place in view of local and North Carolina media who gathered Monday to tour the […]

  • 11 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In early 2014 the Somerset Levels and Moors experienced widespread flooding, particularly within the Parrett and Tone river catchments. The Environment Agency estimated there were more than 65 million cubic meters of floodwater covering an area of 65 square kilometers. Residents of Northmoor (Moorland, Chadmead and Fordgate) had to leave their homes at the height […]

  • 29 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, has wrapped up the final contract awards for fiscal year 2017. The Civil Works mission is to provide quality, responsive service to the nation and assist with water resource development activities including flood risk management, navigation, recreation and infrastructure and environmental stewardship, including emergency response. “The […]

  • 20 September 2013

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure today unanimously approved bipartisan water resources reform legislation that cuts federal red tape and bureaucracy, streamlines the infrastructure project delivery process, fosters fiscal responsibility, and strengthens our water transportation networks to promote America’s competitiveness, prosperity, and economic growth. H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 […]

  • 11 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The rise in Great Lakes water levels has yet to translate into full loads for the U.S.-flag freighters moving iron ore, coal, limestone, cement and other cargos. Vessels continue to routinely leave port with less than a full load on board. The largest iron ore cargo moved by a U.S.-flag laker through the Soo Locks […]

  • 24 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Although global container volumes are not projected to grow as rapidly over the next five years as they have over the past decade, the expansion of modern port and containerized operations concentrated in high-growth emerging markets such as Africa, Latin America and South and Southeast Asia will require higher levels of productivity and rely heavily […]

  • 26 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced yesterday that dredging will begin in April to clean up sediment contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at the Grasse River Superfund Site (aka Alcoa Aggregation) in Massena, New York. PCB contamination is the result of past waste disposal practices at the Alcoa West (now Arconic) facility. In 2013, […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $20.3 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co., LLC of Oak Brook, Ill. for the beach nourishment project north of Rodanthe on Hatteras Island to protect this vulnerable stretch of N.C.12. The contractor will use two dredges to expedite the project, which is expected […]

  • 24 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    During a ceremony in Atlanta, EPA Region 4 and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) marked the renewal of Clemson University’s Center of Excellence for Watershed Management (Center). Representatives from EPA, DHEC and Clemson University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) renewing the Center for another 5 years. There are 10 […]

  • 18 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Stone Harbor’s major beach reconstruction project has reached its final stages and could finish before the end of July. Mayor Suzanne Walters and other Borough officials attended a weekly progress meeting at the Stone Harbor Fire House on Wednesday, July 17th and learned that the beach fill project may finish 011 or before July 31st. […]

  • 6 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter announced that he has officially been selected to be on the Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) conference committee. In March, the Senate passed its version 83 to 14. Last week the House passed its version 417 to 3. Vitter is the lead sponsor of the Senate bill and the top […]

  • 30 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The House of Representatives voted in a strong bipartisan manner to pass the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 (WRRDA) by a margin of 417 to 3. This legislation would authorize flood protection projects across the nation; and at Congresswoman Matsui’s urging, includes several of the Sacramento region’s primary flood protection priorities. “Today’s […]

  • 9 February 2012

    O’Brien & Gere, along with joint-venture partner Kokosing Construction Company, has been awarded a $60.4 million Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Chicago District. The Kokosing Construction|O’Brien & Gere JV will provide engineering and dredging services in support of the Indiana Harbor and Canal Dredging and Disposal Project in East […]

  • 15 November 2012

    Canal & River Trust started a major overhaul of our waterways this November, as part of a five-month, £50 million restoration programme of canals and rivers across the country. The programme of essential maintenance will include the replacement of worn-out lock gates, brick work repairs, relining of channels and repair of aqueducts, reservoirs and other […]

  • 24 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Louisiana-based DSC Dredge, LLC, will have its experts on hand in booth #1558 at AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo, March 17-19, 2015, in Baltimore, Maryland, to discuss how its customized dredging technology ultimately results in precisely the right dredge for each unique application, boosting efficiency and lowering cost. For more than 20 years, the company […]

  • 25 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Jan De Nul Group has just released an update on two projects which stood out in 2018; at 15,500 kilometers from each other, in the far north and in the far south, JDN employees and vessels were working for the deepening of the ports of Ushuaia (Argentina) and Oulu (Finland). In the southernmost port of Argentina, […]

  • 19 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    As part of its ongoing commitment to helping New Jersey’s communities recover and rebuild from the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy, the Christie Administration yesterday took action to streamline state permits for various types of vital rebuilding projects, a move that will aid reconstruction of impacted homes and businesses, assist the recovery of marinas and […]

  • 12 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators David Vitter and Bill Cassidy, M.D. have applauded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fiscal Year 2016 Work Plan that included increased funding for additional Louisiana projects and priorities.  “Louisiana’s ports and waterways are at the core of our state’s economic prosperity, which is why ensuring their safety and efficiency is so vitally […]

  • 15 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senators Thad Cochran, R-Miss., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., said that a House-Senate agreement on a new water resources bill would benefit Mississippi’s flood-control projects and modernize many of the state’s ports and waterways. The deal is likely to be voted on by the House and Senate as early as next week. “The WRDA bill […]

  • 25 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressmen Chris Collins (NY-27) and Brian Higgins (NY-26) are objecting to efforts by the United States Army Corps of Engineers to move functions performed in the Buffalo region to Louisville and Detroit. “The Army Corps of Engineers continues to play a critical role in the success of several projects of both local and regional significance,” […]

  • 20 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved $1.2 million in emergency dredging to re-open the Saginaw River to shipping. This year’s heavy spring rains sent sediment down the river and restricted shipping to and from businesses in Saginaw County and the Region. Prior to the excessive rain, the Saginaw River turning basin was in the […]

  • 31 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Coast Guard has completed cleanup construction activity at the Curtis Bay Yard Superfund site in Anne Arundel County, Md., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced yesterday. EPA provided oversight of the massive 11-year cleanup project and the U.S. Coast Guard led the cleanup effort, which included excavating thousands of tons of contaminated soil […]

  • 11 July 2013

    Stone Harbor’s massive reconstruction of its entire beachfront is more than 50 percent complete and could finish at the end of July. Borough officials received an update on the project during a meeting on Wednesday, July 10th in Stone Harbor involving the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, […]

  • 20 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    For Delaware River Ports, dredging has always been first and foremost about navigation, and that’s not about to change, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District said in its latest release. What is changing is that more and more, dredging’s benefits are extending to other areas as well. “Why dredge? In the maritime community, the […]

  • 20 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) is seeking comments through April 18 on a proposed agreed order for cleaning up the Western Port Angeles Harbor site. Toxics Cleanup Program regional section manager Rebecca Lawson said: “Entering into this agreed order will be a critical step toward cleaning up Port Angeles Harbor, and supports the broader […]

  • 15 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The President’s proposed fiscal 2020 Civil Works Budget released March 12 includes $4.827 billion in gross discretionary funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works program. The overall Civil Works Budget includes $2.308 billion for commercial navigation; $1.011 billion for flood and storm risk management; $249 million for recreation; $187 million for aquatic […]