Another Setback for Ocean City Replenishment

The Ocean City beach replenishment project grinds to a halt and will be delayed for at least six weeks, according to Richard Pearsall, a spokesman with Army Corps Philadelphia District.

The Liberty Island, a hopper dredger owned by Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, is undergoing engine replacement in Norfolk, Va. after it broke down on Saturday, May 30.

Before the dredger was towed from the area, it had been replenishing the beach at 51st Street and work between 37th and 47th streets had been completed.

This is the second time work has stopped on the Ocean City project since it started. The first stoppage lasted a week from April 29 to May 6 as crews sought to find and repair a leak in the submerged pipeline leading from the dredger to the beach.

Ocean City business administrator Jim Mallon said that the administration is optimistic that once the dredger is repaired, operations will resume at the pace they were going prior to the engine failure.

 

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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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