Another Important Contract for Grontmij

Water board Noorderzijlvest has contracted Dutch-based consultancy firm Grontmij to make a preliminary design and contract for a 12 km sea dike improvement between Eemshaven and Delfzijl, on the north coast of the Netherlands.

The flood defense project is part of a nationwide program to reinforce dikes to withstand heavier wave loads. The authorities decided to accelerate this particular project because of increasing frequency of earthquakes caused by local gas extraction activities.

Specific for this section, the sea dike also has to be made earthquake proof which is very unusual for flood defenses in the Netherlands.

The preliminary design and contract have to be ready by November 2015.

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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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