Cyclone Causes Damage to Coromandel Coast

Thames-Coromandel District Council staff and contractors on Monday and Tuesday quickly carried out repair work to the coastline around Mercury Bay, caused by Tropical Cyclone Pam.

The four areas that were affected were Cooks Beach, Buffalo Beach, Brophy’s Beach and Whangapoua.

Council put in some geofabric, rock and sand push-up as a temporary repair,” said Area Manager Len Whittaker.

There are plans to extend the existing seawall by about 100 meters but those plans are still going through the consenting process, added Whittaker.

Work on a geotextile seawall to replace the existing rock seawall at Brophy’s Beach is expected to start late April/May.

A footing will be excavated and geotextile bags will be laid on top of each other to form a wall. Sand will then be pushed over the bags and eventually planted with native species that will help keep the sand in place and help resist erosion.

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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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