BCPeabody Wins Kissimmee Contract

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has awarded its second construction contract this year for the Kissimmee River Restoration project, a large-scale Everglades restoration project spanning through Highlands and Okeechobee counties.

The $4.7 million construction contract was awarded to BCPeabody Construction Services Inc. of Tampa, Fla. on Monday, September 28.

The contract, known as the C-38 Reach 3 Backfill and Bass Embankment Degrade contract, will involve backfilling a portion of the channelized Kissimmee River (C-38 Canal) within the upcoming months.

Backfilling portions of the C-38 Canal will restore pre-channelized conditions along the Kissimmee River and provide valuable ecological benefits,” said April Patterson, Jacksonville District project manager.It will enable native plants and animals to return to the area and also restore the floodplain to its natural hydrologic function.”

Once backfilling begins, navigation will be interrupted for approximately 1.5 miles along the channelized Kissimmee River beginning at the US 98 bridge and extending south. It is anticipated that backfilling operations will take approximately one year to complete.

Access to the river will remain open at the Istokpoga, S-65C and S-65D boat ramps. However, navigation through the construction zone will be prohibited during this time period.

This is the second construction contract awarded for the Kissimmee River Restoration project this year. The MacArthur Ditch Backfill construction contract was awarded January 15, 2015 to Herve Cody Contractor from Robbinsville, North Carolina and is currently 22 percent 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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