Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Surge Barrier Wins OCEA Award

The largest civil works design-build project in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ history, the $1.35 billion Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC) Surge Barrier, was named the winner of the 2014 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) award at this year’s Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) gala.

At 2 miles long and 26 feet high, the state-of-the-art barrier is designed to defend against the effects of a future storm surge event in southeast Louisiana’s vulnerable areas from Lake Borgne and the Gulf of Mexico.

Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Surge Barrier Wins OCEA Award.

The OCEA award, which “recognizes a project that makes a significant contribution to both the civil engineering profession and society as a whole,” is the highest and most prestigious honor ASCE can bestow on an infrastructure project.

The IHNC Surge Barrier is located at the confluence of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO), about 12 miles east of downtown New Orleans.

Press Release, April 22, 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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