Venice Flood Barrier Successfully Tested

The test closure of the first completed storm-surge barrier in Venice at the Lido location was a success. The Lido barrier is one of the three movable barriers that will protect the city of Venice from flooding.

The barriers are being built at the Lido, Malamocco and Chioggia inlets to the lagoon. The system will be closed only at extremely high water on the lines of the Maeslant barrier in the Netherlands.

Deltares has been closely involved with the Venice barrier for years. In the 1990s, the company engaged in research and consultancy about the barriers and the flap gates in the tidal barrier.

The company also looked at the impact of the barriers on water flows, waves, ecology and morphology. Last year, Deltares conducted scale tests looking at the submersion of the caissons supporting the barrier at the Chioggia inlet.

It is expected that the Lido barrier will go operational in 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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