Australia: Swansea Channel in Need of Dredging

The New South Wales Government has announced a tender for dredging of the Swansea Channel in Lake Macquarie.

According to the government, the dredging project will remove up to 100,000 cubic metres of sand from the channel. The project also includes pumping of material via pipes to Blacksmiths Beach and spreading of spoil along Blacksmiths Beach to provide beach nourishment.

Swansea Channel has a history of navigation issues going back to the earliest days of European settlement at Lake Macquarie. So far, over $35 million has been invested in estuary health and waterway user programs (including dredging campaigns) in Lake Macquarie since 2000, including approximately $6.5 million in Swansea Channel.

The purpose of the project is to keep Swansea Channel navigable in the long term. The $2.5 million worth project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2014.

Dredging Today Staff, July 28, 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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