St Mary’s Harbor Dredging Wrapped Up

Dredging works at St Mary’s Harbor are now finished, reported the Harbor on its Twitter page two days ago. 

The dredging was part of an overall project to improve the sea link between the mainland and the Isles of Scilly. The project included carrying out pier widening, dredging and improving freight handling facilities at St Mary’s.

The existing passenger and freight vessels are coming to the end of their economic lives but there is a lack of suitable alternative replacement vessels due to the shallow draft requirements of the Harbor. The performed works will increase the available water depth at the Harbor, providing flexibility in future vessel choice.

St Mary’s Harbor improvement project has been developed by Cornwall Council in consultation with the Isles of Scilly, Duchy of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company.

 

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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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