Savannah Dredging Kicks Off

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company of Oak Brook, Illinois, last Thursday, 11 September, began dredging of the Savannah’s outer harbor.

The dredging was originally scheduled to begin in December but dredge ‘Alaska’, which was working in Louisiana, became available earlier, reported the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District.

The outer harbor dredging project, part of Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP), is a $134.5 million contract awarded March 4 to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company. The contract includes deepening the outer harbor which extends 18.5 miles from Fort Pulaski into the Atlantic Ocean.

Dredging the outer harbor is the first step to deepening the entire 40-mile shipping channel and harbor from deep ocean to the Georgia Ports Authority terminal in Garden City.

The SHEP will deepen the Savannah Harbor federal shipping channel from a depth of -42 feet to -47 feet. The total project cost estimate is currently $706 million.

Shown on the photos are GLDD’s dredge Alaska and its spider barge and scout vessel.

Alaska and its spider barge and scout vessel

Alaska and its spider barge and scout vessel 2

 

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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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