Top News – June 17 to 23, 2013

Russia: Boskalis Signs Contract for St Petersburg Port Project

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. announces the contract award for the construction of the Bronka Port in St Petersburg.

 

Australia: Infrastructure Heavyweights Compete for Melbourne Port Project

The $1.6 billion redevelopment of the Port of Melbourne has attracted a high calibre list of civil and maritime construction specialists all competing for two significant work packages.

 

AMCS: Minister Ignores Greatest New Threat to Reef (Australia)

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has challenged the Minister for the Environment Tony Burke to address the core concerns of the World Heritage Committee over the issue that could ruin the Great Barrier Reef – industrialisation including port development, thousands more coal ships and dredging and dumping in the Reef’s waters.

 

Thailand, Myanmar Create Company to Invest in Dawei Project

Thailand and Myanmar have signed an agreement to create a joint venture for developing the Dawei Special Economic Zone in Myanmar, which will draw capital from investors from Japan as well as other countries.

 

VIDEO: Cape Lambert Port Expansion (Australia)

Cape Lambert is a port facility operated by Rio Tinto Iron Ore in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. It is located 40 kilometres north of Karratha.

Dredging Today Staff, June 23, 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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