Dredging Underway at Port Hedland (Australia)

The Port Hedland Port Authority has begun annual maintenance dredging of the inner harbor, swing basin, berth pockets and the main shipping channel, according to the port notice.

Operations will be conducted on a 24/7 basis and are estimated to be completed by the 30th October 2014.

The following vessels will be utilized:

  • Sebastiano Caboto- Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger
  • Boolathana – Plough Vessel
  • GO PURIYA – Survey Vessel

All mariners and recreational boaters are requested to remain clear of the dredge and dredging operations and exercise extreme caution when transiting inner harbor areas. All communication regarding dredging activity and associated vessels should be made via the Shipping Control Tower on Channel 12 or 16.

To avoid close quarter situations, designated holding areas have been established for dredge use, whilst shipping movements are being conducted within the inner harbor.

Press Release, September 11, 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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