Picture of the Day: USACE Delegation Tours Miami Dredging Project

Brig. Gen. C. David Turner (fifth from left) and Col. Alan M. Dodd, Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commander (fourth from left) on board the vessel

Yesterday, Brig. Gen. C. David Turner toured a dredge with other USACE representatives, including Col. Alan M. Dodd, Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commander, while learning about the Miami Harbor expansion project.

Located in the heart of downtown Miami, PortMiami is the second largest revenue producing department in Miami-Dade County. It is expected that the project will create 33,000 new jobs, double cargo throughput, and increase PortMiami’s annual economic impact to more than $34 billion.

PortMiami’s the Deep Dredge project will deepen the Port’s existing channel from its current 42-foot depth to minus 50-52’ in preparation for the Panama Canal Expansion. The project is scheduled for completion in 2015.

Dredging Today Staff, July 18, 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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