No Injuries in New Suez Canal Accident

The construction works on the New Suez Canal came to a halt last weekend after the wall protecting dry basin site partially collapsed due to an overload of dredged material, reported the Suez Canal Authority today.

The head of the authority, Mohab Mamish, said in the statement that the force of a drainage pipe resulted in a water leak of one of the bridges leading to the precipitation basin, adding that there were no casualties or injuries, after rumors were reported that the accident had claimed the lives of hundreds.

According to the statement, some of the equipment was pushed and immersed under the water. Recovery operations are underway with one car already been salvaged.

The news of the accident comes just days after the announcement was made that the first phase of dry dredging works on the New Suez Canal had been completed.

Source: suezcanal.gov

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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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