Abbot Point Plan Sent to Federal Government

The expansion of the Abbot Point coal terminal in north Queensland is a step closer, with the latest dredging plans sent to the Federal Government for approval, ABC News announced.

Dredge spoil from the project will be dumped on unused land at the port, instead of in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park or on nearby wetlands.

The former Newman government planned to dump dredge spoil on an adjacent area known as the West Site, despite a warning from consultants that it would result in “the greatest impact on the Caley Valley Wetland and cultural heritage values of Abbot Point.”

Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt said the amount of dredging in the proposal was significantly smaller than previous proposals.

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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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