The Deep Dredge to Be Completed this Summer

PortMiami’s Deep Dredge project, that will deepen the Port’s existing channel from its current 42-foot depth to minus 50-52’, will be completed this summer.

This was announced yesterday by the Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez during the annual State of the County Address at Florida International University’s west Miami-Dade campus.

Mayor Carlos Gimenez said that the Deep Dredge project at PortMiami is expected to wrap up this summer. “Once completed, our port will be one of only four U.S. Atlantic ports to be ‘Big Ship Ready’ and able to berth deep draft megaships capable of accessing the expanded Panama Canal, which is expected to be completed sometime in 2016.

Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company (GLDD), the contractor selected for the project, began dredging operations at the end of November 2013. The $220 million worth project will result in the removal of approximately 2.1 million cubic yards of dredged material.

The Deep Dredge is one of the most important projects in the Port’s history. The deepening of Miami’s channel will create over 30,000 new jobs and increase cargo throughput, allowing the port  to accommodate new, larger Post-Panamax vessels.

 

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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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