More Money for the Maritimes Harbors Dredging

The Honorable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Regional Minister for Prince Edward Island, announced yesterday that the Government of Canada is investing in seven small craft harbors located in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

These projects are valued at more than $1.2 million and involve maintenance, repair, construction and dredging in order to ensure that these harbors in the Maritimes continue to operate safely and securely.

The investment supports the following Maritimes region harbor projects:

– Sambro Harbor, Nova Scotia – installation of new floating wharves;

– Cape St. Mary Harbor, Nova Scotia – initial stages of construction of a breakwater and a barrier to prevent infilling;

– Meteghan Harbor, Nova Scotia – installation of an electrical system on the floating wharves;

– Inverness Harbor, Nova Scotia – replacement of floating wharves;

– Glace Bay Harbor, Nova Scotia – installation of a concrete retaining wall, associated gangway and hardware, and two floating wharves;

– Stuart Town Harbor, New Brunswick – installation of new floating wharves;

– Seacow Pond Harbor, Prince Edward Island – channel dredging.

Funding for these projects is part of the Government of Canada’s investment of approximately $106 million in repair, construction, maintenance and dredging projects at small craft harbors across Canada.

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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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