Picture of the Day: Terrapin Island at Work

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company’s dredge “Terrapin Island” is moored offshore, discharging a load of sand from her 6,400 cubic yard hopper through a submerged pipeline during one of her various dredging projects.

The dredge discharge from the pipeline is shown in the foreground and dozers are used to grade and shape the discharged sand along the restored beach area.

The “Terrapin Island” is ready for the next project, the maintenance dredging of the Galveston inner and outer bar, entrance channel and extended entrance channel as well as the Houston Ship Channel between Bolivar Road and Redfish Island.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded the $11.5 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company in late May. The project is expected to be completed by November 2015.

 

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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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