USA: Corps Provides Update on Palm Beach County Dredging Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, announced today that construction activities are ongoing with the Palm Beach County Beach Erosion Control Project. The work is in response to impacts from Hurricane Sandy’s passage in 2012. Beach renourishment provides significant storm damage protection benefits for upland structures in addition to restoring shorebird and marine turtle habitat.

In total, crews will dredge and place approximately two-million cubic-yards of beach quality sand on approximately 6.5 miles of Palm Beach County beaches at an estimated cost of $20 million. Jacksonville District is placing a total of 7.5 million cubic yards of sand on 38.5 miles of eroded beaches in Florida as part of the Flood Control and Coastal Emergency (FCCE) program.

The Corps awarded two contracts for four segments within Palm Beach County that will be renourished as a result of the hurricane. The first contract is for the Jupiter/Carlin segment and is 100% federally funded under the FCCE program. The second is a combined contract for the Ocean Ridge, Delray Beach and North Boca Raton segments. These segments are jointly funded by the FCCE program and cost shared with the local sponsors for each segment.

Cashman’s’s Dredge Atchafalaya is collecting sand from offshore and piping it onto the Jupiter/Carlin segment. This work is scheduled for completion at the end of January 2014. Marinex’s Dredge Savannah will start collecting sand soon from offshore and pipe it onto the Ocean Ridge segment first, followed by Delray Beach and North Boca Raton segments.

All work is scheduled for completion at the end of April 2014. Once sand is piped on the beach, crews are using moderate to heavy equipment to move the new sand until it matches the design profile.

Press Release, December 11, 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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