KIASMA Takes Part in Magdalena River Project

KIASMA and Odebrecht, through their Colombian subsidiary – Consortium Navelena Construction, have signed a cooperation agreement under which KIASMA will supply the HDPE floating pipelines with KFC system (for abrasion reduction) to be used for dredging operations on the Magdalena River in Colombia.

Odebrecht was recently awarded major project to retrain and improve the navigability along the 560 miles of the 950-mile Magdalena River.

The dredging operations will be carried out for the next 10 years with approximately 2,3 million of cubic meters of soil to be dredger per year.

KIASMA is already organizing the production activities and will start shipping the floating pipeline from the port of Venice to Cartagena starting from this May.

Magdalena River

Colombia’s plan to dredge its biggest river is aimed to reduce the cost of transporting commodities and other goods to the Caribbean coast and will generate huge economical and social benefits to the country.

 

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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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