Picture of the Day: Construction of Berm System

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has recently awarded a $9.9-million contract to the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company for a coastal and storm damage reduction project at Oakwood Beach, N.J. 

This project, which entails the construction of a 50-foot wide berm, or beach, is a joint effort of the Army Corps’ Philadelphia District and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

The cost of construction will be shared between the federal government and the state on a 65/35 basis.

Following the initial construction, the project will be renourished periodically over a span of 50 years under the same spending formula.

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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