Lake Superior Harbor Dredging Starts (USA)

The Lake Superior Harbor dredging project has officially commenced, according to northlandsnewscenter.com.

During this $1.4 million cleanup program, nearly 115,000 cubic yards of sediment will be removed from the harbor shipping channel and placed at the 21st avenue West embayment.

Regarding this very important deepening project, Corey Weston, the project engineer with the Duluth Army Corp of Engineers, said: “If we don’t continue to dredge and maintain the shipping channel then there’s potential that ships could get grounded on the bottom, or it just causes a lot of problems with the local shipping industry.

The Lake Superior Harbor dredging is expected to be completed in November, informs northlandsnewscenter.com.

Dredging Today Staff, August 27, 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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