Preparations Underway for Lancaster Dredging

Over 1,500 tonnes of silt are to be dredged from the northern reaches of the Lancaster Canal in advance of the national three day Trailboat Festival to be held from Saturday 30 May until Monday 1 June, announced Canal and River Trust.

Dredging is a vital part of keeping the waterways clear for boaters, but also has a positive impact on the flora and fauna. The dredging of the northern reaches, the unrestored northern stretch of the Lancaster Canal, will also have the added benefit of improving the water supply to the remainder of the canal.

The work is being carried out to enable the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) Trailboat festival to take place alongside Countryfest – a celebration of food and the countryside on the Westmorland Show site at Crookland.

The dredging has been carefully planned to avoid what is believed to be a hospital barge used during the 1920 diphtheria epidemic and is now a submerged wreck at Field End Bridge. The Lancaster Canal Trust engaged divers who located the wreck and now the dredging has been planned to prevent it being disturbed.

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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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