Picture of the Day: Dredger on Its Way Home

Dutch Offshore Contractors, an independent company serving the heavy transport needs of clients in the global maritime offshore industry (DOC), has successfully loaded the first of two shipments of dredging equipment in Suez onto HLV Xiang Yun Kou for COSCO Heavy Transport.

The modernized Suez Canal was officially opened on August 6, 2015.

This capital project was a challenge because of its size but above all because of the very tight deadline.

The government stated that the project, funded entirely by Egyptian investors, will more than double the canal’s annual revenue to $13.2bn by 2023.

The Suez Canal is the shortest shipping route between Europe and Asia and is about 170 km long. In order to increase the capacity of the canal and expand the industrial activity in the region, the canal was doubled over a length of 50 km.

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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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