East Bank Levee Project Moves Ahead

The East Bank levee project for Plaquemines Parish is well underway. Contract A which deals with the six mile stretch of East Bank back levee from Braithwaite to Scarsdale is under construction.

This stretch is about 45% complete at the elevation of 12.5 feet, which is the design grade of this levee. This section is expected to be completed by June 1, 2015, weather permitting.

Contract B and C from Braithwaite to Belair are both currently under design, and they are both approximately 90% complete in those design phases.

Contract D of the East Bank levee project from Belair to White Ditch is currently under construction. The fabric for this levee is in the process of being delivered. The project has experienced some short term delays, but it is also expected to be completed by June 1, 2015, weather permitting.

The East Bank levee is a crucial part to levee improvements for the entire parish, and by having this levee constructed to the federal specifications we hope to achieve federal accreditation to provide better protection for the parish as a whole,” said Plaquemines Parish President Amos Cormier, Jr. This levee is critical to protection for both sides of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish.”

 

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Nov 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 1

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

read more >

Jobs>

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply