Dredging of Manatee Pocket Moves Ahead (USA)

The hydraulic dredge that has pumped 300,000 cubic yards of muck from the bottom of the Manatee Pocket in Port Salerno soon will fall silent.

In another month or two, the mechanical dredge that has been working alongside the hydraulic pump — removing muck from creeks and tight areas the massive pump couldn’t reach — will complete its work, too.

The $13 million dredging operation expanded the channel to 100 feet wide and 10 feet deep. Before dredging, the channel was as shallow as three feet in spots, making it difficult for big boats to get in and out, and hurting local businesses that cater to the marine industry.

“I think there’s a noticeable increase in clarity of the water (already),” said John Hennessee, owner of the Fish House Art Center on the pocket.

Dredging Today Staff, December 25, 2011;

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Feb 2020 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 1

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

read more >

Jobs>

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply