Ferry Landing Wharf Plan Moves Forward

The restoration of the Ferry Landing Stone Wharf in Whitianga is taking another step with Auckland Stone Masons coming down to start rebuilding sections of the wharf wall.

This work is planned to start in late October and is expected to last six weeks.

The Ferry Landing Wharf is one of the oldest working stone wharves in the Southern Hemisphere and is classified as a Grade One structure by Historic Places Trust.

It is in need of restoration and through a community partnership with our Council, Historic Places Trust, iwi, the community and the Institute of Engineers, the plan is to restore it to its former state,” said Sam Marshall, Mercury Bay Area Office Manager. “The stones, estimated to weigh between 100 and 1000kg, will be used to rebuild the original stone steps and sections of a missing wall.”

The Whitianga ferry service will keep operating during the works.

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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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