Luedtke Bags Black Rock Channel Dredging

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District will conduct strategic navigation dredging of the Black Rock Channel, starting in mid November and continuing through January 2015.

The $2.2 million contract, funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), has been awarded to Luedtke Engineering Co., Frankfort, Mich., and will target 250,000 cubic yards of legacy sediment in the Black Rock Channel.

Legacy sediment refers to sediment that may be holding contaminants from decades of industrial, residential, and/or municipal use of the river and could be having a negative impact on the aquatic environment.

The removal of the legacy sediment will make significant progress towards restoring beneficial uses in the Niagara River Area of Concern.

Sediment removed during dredging will be placed in the USACE Buffalo Harbor Dike 4 Confined Disposal Facility, located at the south entrance to Buffalo Harbor, adjacent to the Bethlehem Steel property, Buffalo, NY.

Dredging the Black Rock Channel will help to restore the Great Lakes and will ensure the lake’s viability for generations to come,” said CPT Kelly Polashenski, USACE project manager.Thanks to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s GLRI funding we are able to make this dredging happen.”

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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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