USA: Corps Awards USD 5 M Contract to Dredge GIWW

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $5,180,000 to RLB Contracting Inc. to perform maintenance dredging within the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, specifically from Corpus Christi Bay to Port Isabel, Texas.

The contractor is required to remove approximately 1 million cubic yards of shoaled material from the channel reaches to provide sufficient channel depth for the transit of shallow-draft vessels. The dredge material will be placed in partially emergent placement areas along the Intracoastal.

“Throughout the year, sediments within the water column will settle and accumulate within the channel, a process known as shoaling,” said Operations Manager Capt. Derek Thornton, USACE Galveston District. “We will remove the shoaled material to the authorized project depth to allow for safe navigation between dredging cycles.”

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

“Staff keeps environmental considerations at the forefront when undertaking the design, construction and execution of projects that are crucial to keeping the nation’s waterways safe for navigation,” said Thornton. “Maintaining a balance between development and minimizing the impact on our environment is in keeping with our commitment to remaining good stewards of our environment.”

Press Release, December 5, 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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