Australia: Government Announces Coomera River Dredging Program

Government Announces Coomera River Dredging Program

The State Government has announced a $1.8 million dredging program of the Coomera River which could generate up to $60 million over the next two to three years as the big boats come to town.

Ryan Leigh-Smith, the Director of the Gold Coast City Marina and Shipyard at Coomera stated: “The industry had been lobbying the State Government since 1998 for the river to be dredged to 3.5m at low tide so that vessels up to 1500 tonnes could get to their shipyards. We have all the cranes and the facilities ready and waiting to handle 1500-tonne vessels, but we have been hamstrung by a lack of access.

According to goldcoast.com, this plan could create up to 500 new jobs and increase the number of people employed there to 2500.

This dredging program is great, great news for our industry and the Gold Coast,” Mr Leigh-Smith concluded.

Dredging Today Staff, September 10, 2012; Image: hallcontracting

 

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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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