IMS 7012 HP Versi-Dredge in Norway

An IMS 7012 HP Versi-Dredge was used recently to create new ponds and canals in the Slevdalsvann nature reserve in Norway.

Slevdalsvann is a natural part of the internationally important wetland system Lista (Lista RAMSAR site), and is a central location for migratory bird species.

This area has been lowered and drained several times in order to acquire agricultural land. Overgrowth of phragmites has resulted in its reduction to just 2.5 acres of the water table. It has long been an aspiration to restore this important wetland area in Lista.

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In late 2014 the County Governor awarded the restoration job to the contractor Seabed Services AS, who used their IMS 7012 HP Versi-Dredge for the project.

The work has now been completed and the County approved the new dams and canals on April 10th. The restoration comprises 14 hectares of new water surface in the form of dams and canals.

This is a significant increase compared to the last remnant of the original water table of just 2 hectares.

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Work on the first channel began in December 2014. In addition to the 7012 Versi-Dredge, a large volume was dug up with excavators and removed with tractor and trailer.

There have been few previous projects to glean experience from so this project has been somewhat pioneering in nature. The contractor focused on finding solutions for equipment as and when challenges were encountered.

This has been accomplished in an exceptional manner.

The County Governor now wants to facilitate grazing and other active management of the ponds and surrounding areas.

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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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