Picture of the Day: USACE’s Dredger Yaquina

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, has just posted on its official facebook page this beautiful photo of their trailing suction hopper dredger Yaquina.

So far this season, the vessel has traveled more than 4,500 miles while removing nearly a half million cubic yards of sediment from navigation channels on the Oregon Coast and in California.

Designed by USACE and built by Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corp., the Yaquina mission is to maintain federal navigation channels in the Pacific Northwest.

With the length of 200 ft and height of 100 ft, the vessel has hopper volume of 1,050 cubic yards and is purposely built to dredge and transport sandy material to an open-water relocation area.

 

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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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