USA: Piedroba Marine Construction (PMC) Completes Dredging of Tributaries in Manatee Pocket

Florida based dredging and marine contractor Piedroba Marine Construction (PMC) announced today the succesfull completion of its portion of the Manatee Pocket Dredging Project. PMC was hired by Dickerson of Florida earlier this year to dredge several tributaries surrounding the main channel. PMC’s 2009 8″ Ellicott swinging ladder dredge was used to dredge canals as narrow as 20-feet wide. The dredged material was transferred via two booster stations over a maximum distance of 14,000 feet.

PMC’s CEO and principal, Dr. Prieto-Portar is extremely pleased with the succesful completion of the work and praised the teamwork of both crews: “It has been a true pleasure working with the professional and experienced contractor Dickerson of Florida on a challenging job like the Manatee Pocket Dredging Project. Our crew, led by superintendent Wayne Riley, did an excellent job working through all the challenges this project presented.” Dickerson of Florida’s president, Larry Dale commended PMC for its outstanding performance: “Our firm’s team is grateful for PMC’s project management’s skills and expertise, and the enthusiasm exhibited by your field crews. PMC is both productive and cost efficient and we look forward to continue to work together”.

Luis Prieto y Munoz, president of PMC added: “Manatee Pocket is one of the biggest boating communities in the US. A few days ago, we were dredging in front of the Chapman School of Seamanship. It’s satisfying to see people fully enjoy the results of our work”.

About Piedroba Marine Construction:

Piedroba Marine Construction (PMC) is a self-certified small business and woman-owned marine contractor based in South Florida. PMC offers comprehensive construction and environmental engineering services including marine construction, and dredging throughout the Southeastern United States.

Source: Piedroba Marine Construction, January 18, 2011

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews ( 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.

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