USA: Keel-Laying Ceremony for MV Magdalen

Keel-Laying Ceremony for MV Magdalen

According to al.com, BAE Systems and Weeks Marine Inc. marked a major milestone in the life of the MV Magdalen, an 8,500 cubic yard capacity trailing suction hopper dredger.

BAE Systems Southeast Shipyard Alabama LLC in Mobile hosted the traditional keel-laying ceremony for the ship, during which Weeks Marine Chairman Richard Weeks welded his initials into an aluminum panel on the hull of the vessel.

Building a vessel like this is a very substantial challenge. It really requires a lot of attention. Because of the large and competent workforce at BAE, we’re confident that this yard can deliver,” he stated.

About 150 people gathered at BAE’s shipyard to witness the event for the US$90 million dredger.

Al.com reports that BAE Systems’ Mobile shipyard began construction on Magdalen in early June and expects to complete it in 2014.

Dredging Today Staff, September 12, 2012

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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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