USA: Wicomico River Dredging to Take Place in Fall

According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, the Wicomico River maintenance dredging program is scheduled for the fall and winter of 2014.

During this project, located between Upper Ferry and Salisbury, Maryland, approximately 100,000 cubic yards of material will be removed by a hydraulic pipeline dredger and placed at an upland placement site, known as Sharp’s Point.

The Wicomico River will be dredged to the authorized depth of 14 feet mean lower low water (MLLW), plus one foot of allowable overdepth.

The period of performance will be approximately 90-120 days, and the total cost is estimated between $1 mln and $5 mln.

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Source: fbo.gov, March 28, 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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