Dredging at Able Seaton Port Completed (UK)

A major dredging operation by Able UK means greatly improved access to its Able Seaton Port facility on the Tees.

The operation, which took 12 days to complete at a cost of over a quarter of a million pounds, saw two vessels dredge the Seaton Channel providing access to Able Seaton Port – the 126 acre facility that has benefited from over £60m of investment since being acquired.

Able UK Group Development Director, Neil Etherington, said: “We are undertaking a further £25million investment program at Able Seaton Port which includes an additional 187 metres of new quays to ensure that we continue to maintain our position as a world leader in the fields of marine decommissioning and the maintenance and upgrading of offshore rigs…as well as providing facilities for other activities such as offshore wind turbine installation and handling a wide range of large project cargoes.

“Earlier this year we took delivery of the largest mobile harbor crane in the Europe, with a hook height of 64 metres, reach of 54 metres and able to lift over 200 tonnes .

“The dredging operation we have just completed now ensures that vessels with a draft of 11 metres will be able to access Able Seaton Port.”

Press Release, July 30, 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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