Germany: Hamburg Dredging Plan on Hold

Hamburg Dredging Plan on Hold
HHM/M.Lindner

As a result of the worries that the planned Elbe river dredging would harm the environment, a court in Leipzig ordered a stop on the Hamburg port expansion program.

The Elbe dredging project has been delayed for years over concerns of its environmental impact.

In the official statement, Hamburg Port said that to limit the effects of the channel adjustment on the flora and fauna and the surrounding environment as much as possible, an engineering concept has been developed enabling the hydrological and therefore the ecological consequences to be considerably minimized.

According to europeonline-magazine.eu, opening up the channel along the 60 kilometres on the planned route will make the water flow faster and it would reduce feeding space for fish, the environmental groups say.

Dredging Today Staff, October 18, 2012; Image: HHM/M.Lindner

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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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