Picture of the Day: Ellicott Dredges in Veracruz

In order to stop future flooding of the Jamapa and Cotaxtla rivers in Veracruz, Mexico, the National Water Commission of Mexico (CONAGUA) recently decided to execute an emergency project for the purpose of cleaning, de-silting and preventing further flooding in those rivers. The project required a total of eight cutter suction dredges, all manufactured by Ellicott Dredges.

The project included works in more than 12 kms along both rivers, CONAGUA contracted separately several experienced dredging companies foe the job.

In spite of the difficulties, the project’s objectives were successfully met. In 10 months, the dredges removed an approximate total of 2 million cubic meters of silted material from the rivers and created the specified channel. The project’s results have been very positive; a proof of this is that to date, no other flooding events have occurred in this area.

The dredging, performed following the channel requirements determined by CONAGUA – dredging to depths of up to 5 m, was performed following environmental regulations by the Mexican Environmental Agency (SERMANAT). The dredged material consisted of sand, gravel and clay. This material was placed in designated areas to be utilized later on for various purposes.

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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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