New Control Tower for Port Hedland

​A new marine control tower and operations center will be built in Port Hedland to allow for the safe and efficient movement of increasing numbers of vessels through the port. 

It will cater for the harbor master operations, dredging management, port security, vessel traffic services and equipment, marine pilot briefing facilities and incident control.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder said when the existing control tower was built more than 45 years ago, fewer than 1,000 vessels moved through the port each year.

This is a significant project for the port.  The new $70.7 million operations center will control the marine operations of the port, including vessel movements through the channel and offshore anchorages,” Mr Nalder said.

By the time the new Integrated Marine Operations Center is operational in early 2018, the number of vessel movements through Port Hedland will have grown to 6,000 a year.

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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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