McMillan Island Scheme About to Begin

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is scheduled to begin a dredged material unloading project this week at McMillan Island, near Guttenberg, Iowa.

J.F. Brennan Marine from La Crosse, Wisconsin, the Corps’ contractor, will soon mobilize to the site and should complete the unloading project by the end of November.

The contractor is removing 150,000 cubic yards of dredged material from the island and permanently placing it at the Corps’ Buck Creek Upland Placement Site near Guttenberg.

The Corps is asking everyone near the site to exercise caution during the unloading project.

The nearly 650 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employees working at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states serve the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response.

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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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