Hulhumale Phase II Starts in Late December

The second phase of the Hulhumalé Dredging & Reclamation project in the Maldives is about to begin in the next few weeks. The $50 million project was awarded to Dredging International NV, Belgium earlier this year. 

Arrival of Dredging International’s vessel that will take part in the project has been set for late December. Preparations for the vessel’s arrival, including laying pipes, are already on the way, according to Suhail Ahmed, the Housing Development Corporation (HDC)’s Managing Director.

It is estimated that the Hulhumalé Phase II reclamation and coastal protection works will be completed by the end of December 2015.

The Hulhumalé Phase II comprises of 240 hectares of land with a target population of 100,000 people. This development consists of Residential Developments, Business District & Commercial Spine, Light Industrial Park, Yatch Marina & Cruise Terminal, Knowledge Park & Technology Park, Heritage Island and a Tourism District.

Both Hulhumalé Phase I & Phase II developments are planned in line with the Government’s overall vision to bring about sustainable youth related developments.

Dredging International, one of the primary operating companies of the DEME Group, was officially established in 1974. The company was created from the dredging division of Ackermans & van Haaren (founded as early as 1852) and Société Générale de Dragage. Working on every continent, the company is specialized in the construction and development of harbors, artificial islands, estuarial dams, canals and inland waterways, dyke construction and reinforcement, beach replenishment and coastal protection, supply of dredged aggregates and salvage activities.

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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