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Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company of Oak Brook, Illinois, a few days ago started a major shoreline protection project in the City of Tybee Island. The project was officially opened with a Sand Throwing Ceremony on the beach side of Marlin Monroe.

Tybee Island beach renourishment project was jointly sponsored by the city and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District.

Approximately 1.3 million cubic yards of sand will be added to approximately 3 miles of beach front from the north beach near Old Fort Screven to 18th Street, south of the public fishing pier.

The project includes a small portion along Tybee Creek, known locally as the Back River.

As with similar past projects, sections of the beach will be closed to the public while workers operate in those locations. As workers move to another section of beach, the newly renourished portions of the beach will reopen.

Dredging Today Staff

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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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