Murray Mouth Dredging Progresses Well

Despite recent setbacks in the operations, the Murray Mouth dredging works are progressing well and are on schedule to be completed by the end of June 2015.

Dredging at the Murray Mouth began on 9 January 2015 to maintain connectivity (exchange of water) between the river and the Southern Ocean. In late January, works were stopped for a few days due to a mechanical breakdown of a dredger.

After repairing the damaged dredger and arrival of the second one, dredging operation was resumed in early February. Dredges are currently operating in the Tauwitchere and Goolwa Channels.

By the end of February, the dredging was successful in removing approx. 50,000 cubic meters of sand from the Tauwitchere channel.

The works continue day and night with the dredgers displaying the appropriate lights and shapes as prescribed by the River Murray Traffic Regulations. Mariners are advised to navigate with caution in the area.

 

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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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