Repairs Begin on Fairport East Breakwater

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Buffalo District has begun restoring the Fairport Harbor East Breakwater, Lake County, Ohio to repair the $5.5 million worth of damages caused by Superstorm Sandy, October 2012.

The Fairport Harbor East Breakwater experienced extensive damage during Sandy because of the oversized waves and the extreme angle they were hitting the structure,” said Geoff Hintz, USACE project manager. Because the damage was caused by Sandy, the breakwater was eligible of funding to repair the structure using Superstorm Sandy appropriations.

Repair work includes two navigation light structures and 1,380 linear feet of breakwater to be completed by Huffman Equipment Rental Inc., Willoughby, Ohio through the placement of armor stone mined from Hanson Aggregates, Sandusky, Ohio.

 

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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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