VIDEO: MegaPEX Experiment on the Sand Motor

By depositing a large amount of sand in a single operation, between March 2011 and November 2011, Rijkswaterstaat together with contractors and the provincial authority of Zuid-Holland created the hook-shaped peninsula, the Sand Motor.

This innovative method for coastal protection is the first experiment of its kind in the world.

During the project, trailing suction hopper dredgers picked up the sand ten kilometers off the coast of Ter Heijde to create the hook-shaped peninsula 2km wide and 1km into the sea.

Now a new phase has started in the research of the Sand Motor, a project called MegaPEX. Within the period of six weeks, a group of approximately 20 researchers follows the developments more closely.

The researchers hope to create high-resolution data of multiple research disciplines, varying from hydrodynamics to biodiversity.

 

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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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