New Suez Canal Nearing End

With the recent arrival of Royal Boskalis’ trailing suction hopper dredger “Oranje” at the site, a total of 242.1 million cubic meters of sand has been dredged from the New Suez Canal so far.

According to the government latest report, the figure represents around 93 percent of the targeted 258 million cubic meters that should be dredged by the end of the project.

With the addition of TSHD “Oranje”, some 40 vessels are working on the project in order to complete all dredging activities before the mid-July, after which the experimental operation of the new canal will start.

Official inauguration of the new waterway has been set for August 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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