Picture of the Day: Van Oord’s Dredger at Koper

Van Oord recently wrapped up the first phase of the Port of Koper dredging project.

During this deepening program, Van Oord removed approximately 230,000 m3 of sea sediments (silt), allowing larger vessels, with a draft of up to 13.5, to enter the port’s Northern part of Basin I.

In addition, a new stacking area of 6.480 m² close to the berthing place for containers vessels also became operational, providing some 600 TEUs of additional storage space.

The mentioned projects are part of the Pier I extension project, which also includes seabed dredging in Basin I to 15 m and construction of an additional 100 m of quayside together with all the equipment. The project, with the estimated value of 78 million euros, will be executed in stages by 2018.

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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