Tunheim Wins USACE Contract

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, awarded recently contract to Tunheim Construction of Moorhead, Minnesota, to make repairs to Mississippi River Locks and Dams 4 and 5.

Lock and Dam 4 is located near Alma, Wisconsin. Lock and Dam 5 is located near Winona, Minnesota.

At each of these locks, the work will include making repairs and adding around 200 feet of riprap to the embankments from the storage yard and spillway.

The existing rock protection at these sites is well past its intended design life and is being reinforced to protect against erosion due to wave action and overtopping from high waters.

The project is expected to begin next spring after the snow melts and be completed by October.

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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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