Omokoroa to Get New Rock Walls

Three new rock walls are being built along the Omokoroa foreshore to prevent further erosion and protect the community’s much-loved seaside walkway.

More than 4000 tonnes of rock is currently stockpiled at the Omokoroa Reserve, as contractors begin efforts to transport it, which is not an easy task, said Council Procurement and Projects Manager, Peter Clark.

About 200m of wall will be constructed in total, which will join up with three walls already in place, built in 2006, 2010, and 2013.

The popular walkway along the coastline has already been damaged by erosion, and some of the piping is at risk. These rock walls will help prevent further erosion, and help protect the sandbanks,” Clark said.

Work is expected to be complete by 1 October, 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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