Project Updates & Industry Developments
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October Chesapeake Bay Dredging Action

MD, United States

DredgeWire exclusive - DredgeWire spotted two dredging contractors hard at work on the Chesapeake this week.Southern Maryland Dredging is mobilizing for channel work at Lake Ogleton near Annapolis,...

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Offshore Wind Project Completes Final Step, Ready to Deliver Renewable Energy to Virginians

VA, United States

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Dominion Energy announced Wednesday that the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot project has completed the final stage of testing and is ready to enter...

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Baldwin reintroduces Made in America Shipbuilding Act

United States

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) has reintroduced legislation—the Made in America Shipbuilding Act (S. 4687)—that seeks to strengthen Buy American requirements for the federal...

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Feds pick cut-and-dredge option to improve flood flows

TX, United States

HARLINGEN — A long-awaited proposal to improve the Arroyo Colorado to lessen flooding in the city is moving forward with the most aggressive option.The International Boundary and Water...

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East Branch Dam Safety Modification Project Returning to normal operations, weather permitting

PA, United States

PITTSBURGH -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District announces its intent to return East Branch Dam, located in Wilcox, Pennsylvania, to pre-2008 normal operations.The...

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Dam gates opened as Lakemont dredging project begins

PA, United States

Lake water level lowered by 3-4 feetWork has begun on the Lakemont dredging project.County employees this week opened the gates of the dam there, lowering the water level by 3 or 4 feet, according to...

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$2.1 Million Awarded for Sea Grant Research on NY's Coastal Environment

NY, United States

New York Sea Grant (NYSG) has awarded more than $2.1 million to support six coastal science research projects —three of which are being led by Stony Brook University faculty — that...

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Engineers' Report Bolsters Miss. Pump Project

MS, United States

A previous report said huge pumps at the confluence of the Yazoo and Mississippi rivers would hurt wetlands.JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday published a draft of...

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Florida megayacht yard project moves ahead

FL, United States

Derecktor Shipyards reports that it is moving ahead at full speed on its plans to convert the nearly 100-year-old Port of Fort Pierce, Fla., into a full-service repair and refit facility for the...

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Residents want clogged entrance to Cow Creek dredged

Canada

The mouth of Cow Creek is so backed up with sand and silt it’s a hazard to boaters and upstream landowners alike, Bright’s Grove residents say.One of them, Mark Moran, is asking Sarnia to dredge the...

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Federal funds finally make good on dredging project

United States

U.S. Fourth District Congressman John Rutherford visited the Port of Fernandina last Thursday to observe and discuss long-awaited federally funded dredging work being done to deepen the turning area...

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Offshore Wind Takes off in China

China

China’s offshore wind sector, like solar and onshore wind before it, is soaring, boosted by policy support and improved technology.In the past two years, China’s offshore wind power has increased...

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Nelson Dam removal project set to start in 2021

WA, United States

Work on a Yakima dam removal project that aims to improve fish passage and water reliability is slated to start next year.Nelson Dam, on the Naches tributary of the Yakima River, was built in the...

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States Vie To Become Suppliers To A Future Offshore Wind Boom

VA, United States

Dominion Energy said Wednesday that a wind energy pilot project off the Virginia coast is ready for commercial service. The utility wants to make the port of Hampton Roads the hub for building future...

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How Planting 70 Million Eelgrass Seeds Led to an Ecosystem’s Rapid Recovery

VA, United States

The study is a blueprint for capitalizing on this habitat’s capacity to store carbon In the world’s largest seagrass restoration project, scientists have observed an ecosystem from birth to full...