LS Marine Wins Minneapolis Gig

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, awarded a $1.9 million contract to place riprap in the Mississippi River downstream of Lock and Dam 1 in Minneapolis, on September 21.

The contractor, LS Marine, Inc., from St. Paul, Minnesota, will place nearly 20,000 tons of riprap and bedding downstream of the lock.

Work is expected to begin this fall and be completed in the fall of 2016.

The project will protect the lock and dam structure from additional scouring by placing the riprap protection from immediately downstream of the spillway to approximately 150 feet downstream.

Material and equipment will be brought to the site by barge and offloaded on the island directly south of the lock.

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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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