Australia: Port of Melbourne Maintenance Dredging Kicks Off

Port of Melbourne Corporation yesterday commenced maintenance dredging as a routine part of port operations to remove a build-up of sediment and clear silt traps in port waters in the Yarra River.

These works will focus principally on port berths including Appleton Dock, Swanson Dock, Yarraville berths and Station Pier.

As part of a 10-year program, the current dredging program will remove around 260,000 cubic meters of sediment over a period of 20 weeks.

Port of Melbourne Maintenance Dredging

Work in the berth pockets will be undertaken using a backhoe dredge called the Storken which has previously worked in the port. The 84-metre long trailer suction hopper dredge, Brisbane, will be in operation for around 6 weeks and clear sediment from silt traps.

All dredged material in the north of the bay will be placed within the Port of Melbourne Dredged Material Ground in the north.

Press Release, February 24, 2014

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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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