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News in Photos: Keel Laying for New IHC Dredger

The keel laying event for the 1,840 m3 trailing suction hopper dredger took place at MTG Dolphin Shipyard in Varna, Bulgaria, on 22nd of April, 2015.

DEME Orders Two ‘Green’ Dredgers

DEME has just confirmed its order for two new trailing suction hopper dredgers to enhance its fleet. Built according to a ‘green’ design, the two vessels will have a ‘Green Passport’ and a ‘Clean Design’ notation.

Panama: Final Gate for the New Locks 

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has announced a key milestone in the Expansion Program, with the installation of the sixteenth and final gate for the new locks on the Pacific side of the Canal.

NOAA Study on Coastal Resilience 

The resilience of U.S. coastal communities to storms, flooding, erosion and other threats can be strengthened when they are protected by natural infrastructure such as marshes, reefs and beaches, or with hybrid approaches, such as a “living shoreline” — a combination of natural habitat and built infrastructure, according to a new NOAA study.

USACE on Track for the Sandy Recovery Work 

In testimony on Capitol Hill before the House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, April 22, Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick praised The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proficiency in the Sandy recovery work.

 

 

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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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