USA: Corps Awards Emergency Work Contracts for Fargo and Grafton

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, awarded contracts to build temporary emergency levees in Fargo, N.D.

On April 18, the St. Paul District, Corps of Engineers awarded two contracts for the Fargo area. H&S Contracting Inc. and Tunheim Construction LLC, both of Moorhead, Minn., were awarded contracts to build to a levee height of 44 feet. Construction of these levees began on April 22.

Depending on actual river crests, the Corps could build anywhere from 4 to 7 miles of levees. In addition, the St. Paul District awarded a contract to R.J. Zavoral & Sons on April 22 for temporary levee construction in Grafton, N.D. Construction of those levees began today.

While there are inherent risks associated with all levee systems, emergency levees constructed during a flood fight are not engineered structures and are intended to be temporary. Local officials should still have evacuation plans in place in the event of an emergency.

Press Release, April 24, 2013

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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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