Grand Encampment Island Dredging Scheme About to Commence (USA)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will remove about 500,000 cubic yards of dredged material from the Grand Encampment island placement site in Buffalo County, starting this week.

The Corps’ contractor, Black River Constructors Joint Venture, is scheduled to work throughout the summer. The joint venture includes JF Brennan Marine from La Crosse, Wis., and Hoffman Construction from Black River Falls, Wis.

The contractor has indicated they will route the dredged material through the Alma Marina prior to placing it at two separate contractor-selected locations outside of Alma, Wis. The contractor will use approximately 30 trucks per hour to move the material to the two locations, Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., and occasionally on Saturdays. Prior to moving the material, the contractor will be responsible for acquiring all necessary permits.

The Corps needs to remove the dredged material from the island in order to continue using it as a placement site for maintenance of the 9-foot navigation channel. The channel provides the necessary depth for commercial navigation to transport goods to and from the Upper Midwest.

Press Release, May 21, 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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