USA: Corps Awards Contract for Geotechnical Services at Dredging Placement Area

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount of $178,798.11 to Quaternary Resource Investigations LLC for routine soil sampling and laboratory testing at the Alexander Island Dredge Material Placement Area adjacent to the Houston Ship Channel.

The contractor will provide labor and equipment to obtain subsurface soil samples and perform laboratory testing on selected samples.

“This geotechnical services contract allows us to analyze the soils’ physical characteristics and engineering properties, data that will be used by engineers to design improvements to the existing placement area,” said Andrew Weber, a geotechnical engineer in the USACE Galveston District’s Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Section. “Improvements typically involve increasing the height of the perimeter containment dike to create additional capacity for the placement area to hold dredged material from future dredging of the Houston Ship Channel.”

According to Weber, this work directly supports the district’s mission of maintaining navigable waterways and benefits the nation by providing consistent and uninterrupted access for marine commerce to the Port of Houston.

Work is scheduled to begin this month with an estimated completion date of March 2014.

Press Release, November 1, 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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