USA: Corps Unveils West Coast Maintenance Dredging Plan

The Portland District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers intends to issue an Invitation for Bid, No. W9127N-13-B-0001 for West Coast Hopper Maintenance Dredging 2013.

This dredging project includes maintenance dredging at the mouth of the Columbia River, select Columbia River bars from RM 3+00 to 105+00, Coos Bay, San Francisco Main Ship Channel, Richmond, and Pinole.

Approximately 2,500,000 cubic yards shall be dredged as mandatory bid items. Additional funding is being sought to dredge an additional 4,500,000 cubic yards to meet mission requirements. If additional funding is received, it is the intent of the Government to increase the mandatory bid items during the solicitation advertise period. The additional work is subject to the availability of funds.

Placement of maintenance material will be located at designated in-water placement sites, including ocean and river disposal. Dredging will occur in Oregon, Washington State, and California. Water Quality Monitoring will be required in conjunction with the current water quality certificates. Anticipated dredging start date is May 2013 with an anticipated completion date of 30 November 2013.

This solicitation will be available for download on or about 21 January 2013 with bid opening approximately 30 days after issue.

Dredging Today Staff, November 25, 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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