VIDEO: Climb Aboard Dredge Alaska

As part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP), dredging for the outer harbor began September 10th onboard the cutter head dredge Alaska.

The vessel is situated approximately four miles offshore from Tybee Island in the entrance channel to Savannah harbor.

Alaska’s three-section crew will work around the clock until a pair of hopper dredges, which are more mobile and efficient, begin dredging in December because of restrictions due to the local turtle population.

As the cutter head dredges, material moves up through the ladder pump to the main pump. The main pump pushes dredged material off the cutter head dredge through floating pipes to a spider barge, which disperses the material into scow vessels.

Tugboats move scow vessels laden with dredged material to an EPA-designated disposal site, where the material is released. The tugboat then returns the empty scow vessel to the slot next to the spider barge, where it is filled with more dredged material.

Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District

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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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