Another Contract for SOL Engineering

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, has awarded a contract to SOL Engineering Service LLC for environmental services to include the collection and analyses of water and sediment samples from the federally-maintained Gulf Intracoastal Waterway’s Channel to Victoria Middle Reach.

According to Lisa Finn, an environmental project manager with the USACE Galveston District’s Navigation Branch, the contract requires a chemical screening of sediment from the channel.

The Corps routinely conducts chemical analysis on maintenance dredging projects throughout the USACE Galveston District in order to evaluate for a range of analytes including pesticides and metals,” said Finn.

“Routine testing allows staff to analyze and evaluate shoal material to determine whether unacceptable impacts would result from dredging operations prior to maintenance of the channel.”

According to Finn, through sampling analysis, the Corps is able to review data to make certain we remain in compliance with multiple federal regulations, including the Clean Water Act.

Work is expected to begin in October 2015 and is anticipated to take about six months to complete.

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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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