France: EU to Improve Seine River Capacity

With a grant of over €1.6 million from the TEN-T Program, the European Union will support a project to modernise the Seine River in France in order to improve the economic efficiency and competitiveness of inland navigation in the region.

The project, selected for funding under the 2012 TEN-T Annual Program, consists of modernisation works to five main locks located in Le Coudray, Vive-Eaux, La Cave, Varennes and Evry (currently not in operation), with the objective to increase their availability and reliability.

The works will consist of upgrading the different structural parts of the locks, such as their sluice chambers, aqueducts, hydraulic units and electrical cabinets, piers and control rooms.

As a result, the existing bottleneck in inland navigation of the Haute Seine will be overcome and its accessibility will be improved, which will boost intermodality and increase the competitiveness of inland waterways as a whole.

Press Release, April 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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