USA: Wilmington Harbor Navigation Channel in Need of Dredging

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, will soon undertake a massive dredging scheme.

This project will consist of maintenance dredging of the Wilmington Harbor federal navigation channel reaches including the Anchorage Basin, Between Channel, Upper Brunswick Channel, Lower Brunswick Channel, 32-ft Turning Basin, Engineer Repair Yard Boat Basin and the North Carolina State Ports Authority berth areas.

According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the work will require a hydraulic cutterhead suction dredger.

Approximately 1,500,000 cubic yards of material will be dredged from the mentioned spots and placed at the Government furnished disposal location – the Eagle Island Cell No. 2 upland diked disposal area.

The environmental window for dredging is 1 August 2014 through 31 January 2015.

This project will cost between $5 mln and $10 mln, and the solicitation will be available on or about 19 May 2014.

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Source: fbo.gov, April 25, 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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