UK: MMO Approves Repair Work at Beesands

The Marine Management Organisation has approved an application from South Hams District Council for urgent repair work at Beesands, Devon.

Following recent bad weather the existing rock armour coastal defence at Beesands was breached resulting in a 130 metre by 30 metre section of coastal erosion and the distance between nearby properties and the beach edge reducing by around 30%.

The project will construct a realigned coastal defence using existing and around 300 new boulders to form new rock armour.

It was considered an emergency due to the potential risk to property and infrastructure from any future storms.

Press Release, March 3, 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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