News in Photos: Taking Samples for Harbor Expansion

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District’s multi-functional debris vessel SNELL is in Florida providing support to the Jackson District’s Jacksonville Harbor Expansion Project.

The crew of the SNELL is working with Jacksonville District Geotechical Engineers to gather sediment samples for an environmental assessment for widening the harbor.

 

Onboard the SNELL is a vibracore, a device that drills tubes into into the harbor floor to gather sediment for environmental analysis.

Jackson District's Jacksonville Harbor Expansion Project

Jackson District's Jacksonville Harbor Expansion

Jackson District's Jacksonville Harbor

Jackson District's Harbor Expansion Project

Jacksonville Harbor Expansion Project

Jacksonville Harbor deepening project will modernize and expand the port to strengthen its competitive position in the global economy. The initial engineering and design work is expected to take 18 months. Deepening construction could begin as early as 2016.

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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