Project Updates & Industry Developments
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Ministers Set to Dredge Historic Ramsgate harbour so it can Become ‘Second Dover’ in No Deal Brexit (United Kingdom)

United Kingdom

But officials fear the plans will disrupt the genteel tourist destination by turning it into an industrial hub in a matter of months.The project is set to be overseen by gaffe-prone Transport...

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Dredging Industry Commemorates Pearl Harbor by Highlighting Industry Growth

WA, United States

The U.S.-Flag dredging industry commemorated the 77th anniversary of the Japanese air raid on the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor. The event highlighted the critical need for a robust...

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$940,000 State Grant will Aid Ogdensburg Port Project, but Millions more Still Needed (USA - New York)

NY, United States

A $940,000 grant announced by state officials Monday will help whittle the costs associated with dredging Ogdensburg Harbor and extending the port’s dock, but there is still nearly a $10 million gap...

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Dredged Material to Help Rebuild Island in Beach Haven (USA - New Jersey )

NJ, United States

The Beach Haven Borough Council recently signed an agreement that authorizes the New Jersey Department of Transportation to use Parker Island as a dredge disposal facility. The area is located in the...

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Corps Move Seen as ‘Positive Step’ for Dauphin Island (USA - Alabama)

AL, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has committed $4 million to putting sand from channel dredging work into an area where it could help feed the eroding beaches of Dauphin Island.Dauphin Island Mayor...

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Officials will Consult International, Local Experts to Refine Texas Coastal Barrier Plan

TX, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Texas General Land Office will soon consult officials from other countries, local experts and public comments as they refine their Coastal Texas Study, a plan to...

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Seabed Mining and Approaches to Deep Sea Governance

Commercial seabed mining seems imminent, highlighting the urgent need for coherent, effective policy to safeguard the marine environment. Reconciling seabed mining with the United Nations Sustainable...

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Queen Máxima Christens Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger Vox Amalia

Netherlands

Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 14 December 2018 - Her Majesty Queen Máxima performed the christening ceremony for Van Oord's trailing suction hopper dredger Vox Amalia in Rotterdam this afternoon in...

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The Water Benders of Satkhira (Bangladesh)

Bangladesh

The first time I visited Satkhira, the tide country, was as a student of Environmental Science. And I remember returning with pages upon pages of focus group discussions with villagers who were living...

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A ‘Win-win’ in Effort to Bolster Town Neck Beach

MA, United States

Sandwich’s effort to quell its beach erosion problem is getting a boost from the town of Bourne.Sandwich Town Manager George “Bud” Dunham said the town would receive roughly 5,000 cubic yards of...

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Dredged Sediment Will Help Rebuild Eroding Barnegat Bay Island

NJ, United States

TMaterial dredged from Barnegat Bay channels to make navigation safer will be used to rebuild an island suffering from erosion.The SandPaper reports that New Jersey Department of Transportation will...

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Eastern County Ditch to Be Dredged (USA - Massachusetts)

MA, United States

A notice of intent has been approved by the city’s Conservation Commission to dredge the Eastern County ditch (once known as Diamond Creek), which runs from the old Wonderland property to Revere...

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Guayaquil Dredging Project Starts (Ecuador)

Ecuador

With dredging works expected to be completed within the first year of the concession, mega vessels will soon be able to enter the Port of Guayaquil – guaranteeing a new authorized draft of 12.5 meters...

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How to Ease Island Flooding? Some Jersey Shore Towns are using Bayside Islets

NJ, United States

At Thursday’s high tide, a tiny tugboat named Bonnie pulled a red barge through Great Egg Harbor Bay.It headed to Beesleys Point 2 miles away to be filled with up to 300 tons of rock before returning...

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USACE Plans Jetty Projects Along Oregon Coast

OR, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently held an Oregon Coast Jetties Industry Day, gearing up for a series of jetty and breakwater projects expected to keep construction crews working through 2022....