Quelimane Port Dredging About to Begin

The dredging of the Mozambique’s Quelimane port that will last until January 2016 is about to begin later this month.

According to the country’s Minister of Transport and Communications, Carlos Mesquita, the dredging will remove around 320,000 cubic meters of sediment from the site, creating an average port depth of five meters.

By comparison, the port depth at Maputo has been increased from 9 to 14 meters, while the tidal port of Beira – which has reasonable conditions for berthing ships – has an average depth of eight meters along its access channel.

The minister stressed that because of discharges from the Pungué river, dredging at the port of Beira totals 2.5 million cubic meters per year and in the first half of the year Empresa Moçambicana de Dragagem (Emodraga) removed approx 1.25 million cubic meters of sediment.

 

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2019 Western Dredging Association Gulf Coast Chapter Annual Meeting

The meeting will provide a forum for the exchange of information of interest to the dredging industry and its associates.

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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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