Project Updates & Industry Developments
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Experts Blame Deadly Vale Dam Collapse on Drainage Problems

Brazil

By Samantha Pearson and Luciana Magalhaes, WSJ Team hired by Brazilian miner says original design prevented correct drainage at the base, allowing water to build up over timeSÃO...

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GALLERY: Strabag progressing with Croatian LNG terminal construction

Croatia (Hrvatska)

Austrian construction company Strabag has provided an update on its work on the liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal on the Croatian island of Krk in the northern Adriatic Sea. Strabag...

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Fiji Navy Boosts Completion of Nawi Island Marina and Channel by May 2020

Fiji

Plans to have the Nawi Island Marina operational by May 2020 has received a major boost with the involvement of the Fiji Navy and its Hydrographic Unit. The Fiji hydrographic office is the national...

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Cities Around the Globe Are Eagerly Importing a Dutch Speciality—Flood Prevention

Architects and planners from the Netherlands are advising coastal cities worldwide on how to live with waterNorfolk, Virginia, was founded on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in the 17th century, but...

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Battle to save Sado from ‘catastrophic’ dredging digs in

Portugal

With Belgian suction dredger ‘Pearl River’ ready to start scooping up millions of tons of sand from the estuary of Sado river, local opposition to the plan has intensified.“It’s time to go to...

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Companies sign major transport agreement

Belgium

Seven leading Belgian companies have signed a cooperation agreement for the transport of hydrogen.By 2050, Belgium is aiming to reduce CO2 emissions by 80 per cent compared to 2005 levels through a...

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The community is lobbying to have it re-dredged

Australia

The mouth of the Myall River at Tea Gardens urgently needs to be dredged to prevent a deterioration in water quality throughout the estuary, locals believe. The 'short cut' channel was last dredged...

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Millions poured into beach sand

Australia

MILLIONS of dollars in taxpayers’ money is being spent restoring two Mornington Peninsula beaches despite experts being unable to find a permanent solution to sand loss.At Portsea, heavy machinery...

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The government is working to ensure 25 percent forest cover

Bangladesh

Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin on Saturday said the government is engaged in creating forest on 25 percent area of the country as it is needed to check climate...

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UK - Sand dune plan could prove explosive to wildlife

United Kingdom

It was once the site of the largest explosives factory in the world and was where Sir Alfred Nobel first produced dynamite. At its peak the plant employed more than 13,000 workers.But now the vast...

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Kenya - What price progress? Port expansion dredging costs residents their livelihoods

Kenya

NO STOPPING LAPSSET JUGGERNAUT. Beaches destroyed and 'moved' back, coral dying, fish disappearing , turnoff for tourists but it's all for the greater good. Mombasa Port will handle 10 million...

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Rise In Shipbuilding ‘Patent Protection’

A major maritime study has revealed a rapid rise in shipbuilding patent applications as superpowers look to protect and commercially exploit new innovations in technology.Analysis demonstrated...

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South Africa - Watch How Durban's beaches gets its sand

South Africa

Durban - Every year, thousands of holiday makers descend on Durban - not just for its warm weather but for its beaches along the famed Golden Mile. But little do people know that the sand on the...

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Gas find kick-starts dredging operations at Port of Mossel Bay

South Africa

An extensive maintenance dredging campaign is under way at South Africa’s Port of Mossel Bay in anticipation of an increased volume of shipping serving the offshore oil and gas exploration sector. In...

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Beach makeover for festive season

South Africa

Durban - Beaches along Durban’s popular Golden Mile received their annual makeover just in time to welcome thousands of holidaymakers this festive season.Every year, the dredging services division...