Bald Head Island Project OK’d

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, has issued an initial proffered permit to the Village of Bald Head Island for the construction of a 1900 foot terminal groin at the western end of South Beach. 

This project is the first of four proposed terminal groins to be permitted in North Carolina following the passage of Senate Bill 110 in 2011. This project was coordinated with the general public, and representatives from local, state and federal agencies in the development of a final environmental impact statement (EIS).

The terminal groin is designed to protect property and prevent further erosion along south beach. As a component of the terminal groin project, the permit authorizes the construction of a fillet with periodic beach nourishment to be completed in tandem with the Corps sand management plan.

Construction on the terminal groin is expected to begin in spring 2015.

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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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