EU Supports Dutch Inland Dredging Study

The EU’s TEN-T Program will co-fund with over €1 million a study on deepening the waterways and constructing a new lock on Lake IJssel in the Netherlands.

The project will improve the connection between the North Sea and the Dutch inland waterway network, to open it up to larger vessels.

The depth of Lake Ijssel (Ijsselmeer), the largest lake in the Netherlands, is not sufficient for container vessels and coasters to pass through, and the Lorentz Locks controlling the entry to the lake through the Afsluitdijk are too small to allow large ships to pass through.

Making large vessel transport possible through Lake Ijssel would improve the connections between the North Sea and the northern Dutch inland waterway network – in particular the inland ports of Kampen, Zwolle and Meppel. Better connections would in turn lead to an increase in intermodal transport and a larger share of more sustainable transport modes.

This study will look into construction of a new lock at the current location, the deepening of the Lake Ijssel waterway, as well as the creation of a fish migration river.

The project is to prepare the construction phase in 2016 by carrying out design, an environmental impact analysis, a fish migration river study, permits and strategic procurement plan, and project management.

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2019 Western Dredging Association Gulf Coast Chapter Annual Meeting

The meeting will provide a forum for the exchange of information of interest to the dredging industry and its associates.

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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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