London Heavy River Maintenance by LAWS

Land and Water Services (LAWS) were contracted at short notice by the Environment Agency to carry out dredging works at four sites around London.

These locations were sections of brooks or small streams which were classified as main rivers and presented a flood risk.

Two of the schemes involved the application of a longer term approach whereby previously over dredged areas were infilled with gravel to give a steady gradient in order to limit material settling in those areas.

All of the sites had restricted access and it took careful planning in order to get material and machinery in and out of site. All of the work was carried out from the bankside using a range of long reach excavators.

Other challenges to overcome involved working under overhead power lines, presence of active vole populations, forming a temporary access bridge and the discovery of asbestos.

 

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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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