Jamaica Shows Big Interest for the Sand Motor

Jamaica has indicated that it is interested in the Sand Motor, an innovative method of coast protection and maintenance.

The beach near the holiday resort of Negril is being affected by erosion. The government has proposed a ‘hard solution’ to tackle the erosion: two large breakwaters measuring 800-1000 meters. But the resort and the local community are in favor of a natural solution.

They recently asked Arjen Luijendijk of Deltares and two other post-doctorate researchers from the Nature Coast research program to come to Jamaica.

The team of three talked to hotel owners, the press, the local inhabitants and the lifeguard service about the Dutch sand replenishment strategy and the Sand Motor.

Press Release, September 23, 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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