Dredging News Online http://www.sandandgravel.com/ A publication for the worldwide dredging industry published by Clarkons since 1999 en Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:36:02 +0200 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:35:02 +0200 FoxwellD@aol.com (DNO) Great Barrier Reef plan "like saving a sinking ship with a thimble" http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp?v1=18777 http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp?v1=18777 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:36:03 +0200 A plan to save the Great Barrier Reef in Australia has been likened to "saving a sinking ship with a thimble," according to an article in the Brisbane Times. The 35-year plan is designed to stave off UNESCO's 'in danger' r UK: refurbishment work underway in King's Lynn http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp?v1=18776 http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp?v1=18776 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:32:38 +0200 The Environment Agency, and its contractors Team Van Oord, have started refurbishment of the tidal flood defences in King’s Lynn. After months of preparation, the work will involve refurbishing over 50 flood gates to ensure they are water tight Meeting scheduled on draft Mount St Helens sediment plan http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp?v1=18775 http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp?v1=18775 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:30:34 +0200 A public meeting on a Mount St Helens long-term sediment management plan for the Toutle and Cowlitz rivers will begin at 5pm on 17 September at Toutle High School, 5050 Spirit Lake Highway. The US Army Corps of Engineers is evaluating se Profits down at NMDC http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp?v1=18774 http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp?v1=18774 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:28:14 +0200 The National newspaper in the UAE reports that National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) has experienced a slump in profits for the second quarter of the year, citing delays to the start of recently awarded dredging projects in Qatar and Bahrain. TID to hold Project Staff Training Course in November http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp?v1=18773 http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp?v1=18773 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:25:40 +0200 There are still places available on the Training Institute for Dredging’s (TID) Project Staff Training Course, which that will take place 3-7 November 2014 at the company’s premises in Kinderdijk, The Netherlands. The fiv Intelligence agencies "tracking Chinese dredger" http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp?v1=18772 http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp?v1=18772 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:24:29 +0200 The Australian newspaper reports that intelligence agencies in the US and Asia are “intensively” tracking the movements of a "vast Chinese dredging ship" whose land reclamation mission in the South China Sea is redrawing th Australia: report finds wetlands at risk from latest Abbot Point dumping plan http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp?v1=18771 http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp?v1=18771 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:47:33 +0200 The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has released a wide-ranging report into the natural values of the Caley Valley wetlands that, it claims, will be at risk if dredge spoil from expansion of the world’s largest coal Contract awarded to dredge Texas City Channel http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp?v1=18770 http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp?v1=18770 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:45:42 +0200 The US Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a contract in the amount of US$3,583,500 to Orion Marine Construction for maintenance dredging of the Texas City Channel in Galveston County, Texas. The contractor i Sweden: Peab to extend the Port of Kapellskar http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp?v1=18769 http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp?v1=18769 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:41:56 +0200 Peab has been contracted to construct Kapellskar harbour in Sweden. The client is Stockholms Hamnar/ Kapellskärs Hamn AB and the contract is valued at SEK 200 million. Under the terms of the contract, Peab will expand the port pla UK: dredging operations taking place at Grangemouth http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp?v1=18768 http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp?v1=18768 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:39:05 +0200 Mariners are advised that dredging operations recently commenced in Eyemouth Harbour (Gunsgreen basin and harbour entrance ‘canyon’). The hopper barge Shearwater and dredging unit Forth Reclaimer</ ABPmer identifies dredging solutions for http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp?v1=18767 http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp?v1=18767 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:37:53 +0200 Marine environmental consultancy ABPmer has identified cost effective dredging solutions for the Port of Grangemouth which has experienced increased siltation around the entrance to the impounded port in recent years.  The maintenan Weeks Marine wins Mississippi River contract http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp?v1=18766 http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp?v1=18766 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:35:59 +0200 Weeks Marine has been awarded a US$18,700,000 firm-fixed-price contract with options for Mississippi River hopper dredge disposal from Baton Rouge to the Gulf of Mexico. The work will be performed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with an Abbot Point disposal decision applauded http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp?v1=18765 http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp?v1=18765 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:22:24 +0200 The Whitsunday Times reports that a decision by the Newman government to use three million cubic metres of dredge material produced at Abbot Point for landfill, instead of dumping it in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, has been desc Sturgeon deaths prompt change in Delaware River dredge project http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp?v1=18764 http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp?v1=18764 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:14:52 +0200 Delaware Online reports that dredging work on the Delaware River has been relocated after two endangered Atlantic sturgeon were killed during maintenance dredging. Because the fish are so rare and are listed as an endangered sp US: dredging to take palce on Cayuga-Seneca Canal http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp?v1=18763 http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp?v1=18763 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:12:30 +0200 Mariners are advised that environmental dredging will be occurring between navigation markers R 90 and G 97 on the Cayuga-Seneca Canal in Waterloo, starting 15 September through the end of the 2014 navigation season.  During th