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International Dredging Review

Despite Delays, Bathtub Beach Renourishment Is Complete

A beach renourishment project at Bathtub Beach/Sailfish Point in Stuart, Florida, was completed at the end of April. The project is part of the 2018 Federal Emergency Management Act (FEMA) Storm Damage Recovery Project to restore beaches lost to Hurricane Irma. FEMA funds are covering the majority of the $2.6… Read More

Maintenance Dredging at Knapps Narrows Completed

Southwind Construction of Evansville, Indiana, completed maintenance dredging at Knapps Narrows near Tilghman Island in Maryland on April 12. This maintenance project was overseen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District. The channel is used by watermen and recreational boaters and is also the main access to Poplar… Read More

Norfolk Dredging Company Conducts Beach Renourishment in Florida

Norfolk Dredging Company was awarded a $5.1 million contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for beach renourishment in Pinnellas County, Florida. The contractor began dredging April 15 at Treasure Island, first filling Sunshine Beach and Sunset Beach with sand dredged from John’s Pass. The next section to receive… Read More

Colombian Finance Ministry Approves Modeling for New Dredging PPP

Colombia’s Finance Ministry has approved a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) modeling proposal by the nation’s river management authority, Cormagdalena, to recover navigability at the Magdalena River. Colombia expects a new private partner for the massive dredging project, following a contract termination with the original contractor. A massive dredging project involving nine… Read More

Marinex Preparing Pipeline for Folly Beach Re-nourishment, Will Repair Hurricane Damage

Marinex Construction has begun mobilizing for the Folly Beach (South Carolina) Shore Protection Project, in an area that was badly eroded by three hurricanes, including Joaquin in 2015, Matthew in 2016, and Irma in 2017. The Corps of Engineers Federal Emergency Beach Rehabilitation Funding will pay for the $11 million… Read More

St. Paul District Uses Federal Beneficial Use Program to Study Island Creation in Upper Mississippi

In March 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District released the Draft Feasibility Study Report and Integrated Environmental Assessment for the Pigs Eye Lake project in Ramsey County, Minnesota. For the last two years, under the Continuing Authorities Program (CAP) Section 204, the Corps has studied the… Read More

Emergency Dredging Approved for Moriches Inlet

Under a request from Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-NY), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New York District has approved the emergency dredging of Moriches Inlet which connects Moriches Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The emergency declaration allows for expedited coordination between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service,… Read More