Mackay Breakwater Reopens This Month

The Mackay breakwater is set to reopen to the public this month. 

North Queensland Bulk Ports Chief Operating Officer Jeff Stewart-Harris said that a public event will be held on Sunday 23 August to celebrate the breakwater reopening.

Mr Stewart-Harris added that public access to the breakwater has been restricted owing to repair and upgrade works. This included repair of the damage caused by Cyclone Ului in 2010 and later Cyclone Dylan in 2014.

The breakwater bore substantial damage during Cyclone Dylan, which was made worse as it coincided with a king tide,” Mr Stewart-Harris said.

“In addition to these repairs we undertook a major upgrade to improve protection of the Mackay Marina and extend the design life.

“This has resulted in a much improved breakwater for the public.”

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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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