UK: Trial Dredging of Falmouth Harbour Starts

Trial Dredging of Falmouth Harbour Starts

BBC News reports that the controversial Falmouth Harbour dredging trial has begun.

The work, commissioned by the Falmouth Harbour Commissioners, will be undertaken by specialist dredging contractors, GPS Marine.

800 jobs could be created if more cruise ships use the harbour,” say Falmouth Harbour Commissioners.

Environmentalists and fishermen are concerned that the fishing beds and a rare algae would be damaged by the dredging.

The £200,000 trial will measure the potential environmental impact of the work.

The results will be crucial in deciding if the controversial move can go ahead.

Dredging Today Staff, September 25, 2012; Image: ap-group

 

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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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