Oregon Inlet Dredging Resumes

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ hopper dredger Currituck has resumed operations in Oregon Inlet, The Outer Banks Voice reports.

According to the Corps’ Outer Banks Field Office team leader, Steven S. Shriver, the dredger began working 12 hours a day in the area on Monday, and is scheduled to stay until at least September 20.

The main goal of this dredging program is to stop shoaling east of the Bonner Bridge that continues to fill in the main channel of the troublesome waterway.

The Currituck will work on straightening the channel back out so boats don’t have to navigate a hard starboard turn so close to the bridge.

No definite plans have been set for when more dredging will take place once the Currituck finishes its latest turn, but the funding is in place to pay for it, according to Shriver.

There might be a short break, and then another dredger will come in,” Shriver concluded.

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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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