Gladstone Harbour: Turbidity Management Plan in Action (Australia)

Gladstone Harbour Turbidity Management Plan in Action

The seasonal king tides of 4.48m coupled with extremely low tides of 0.61m, and strong winds are contributing to natural water turbidity in Gladstone Harbour.

The Western Basin Dredging and Disposal Project has put the Turbidity Management Plan in action to assist in mitigating these natural variations.

The TMP reduces Al Mahaar Cutter Suction dredging operations on the ebb and peak tides, when natural turbidity recordings are highest.

The decision to reduce dredging has been taken to assist water conditions return to normal as soon as possible.

Dredging Today Staff, January 23, 2012; Image: westernbasinportdevelopment

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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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