Vizag Port Expansion Contract Awarded to Leighton Holdings (India)

Leighton will undertake the construction work, which includes widening the existing 350 metre long general cargo berth by 21 metres for coal unloading, as well as providing foundations for 2.5 kilometres of conveyor gallery and the construction of a new stockyard and administration building.

Leighton India’s construction work is worth US$45 million. Work is expected to begin in July and be completed by mid 2012.

“The Indian market presents enormous opportunities for Leighton, and we are well positioned with a strong mix of international experience and local knowledge to capitalise on the pipeline of projects coming forward over the coming years ”.Said Mr Russell Waugh The Managing Director of Leighton India.

Source: Leighton, July 1, 2010

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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