Jan De Nul Active in Namibia

Maintenance dredging at both the port of Walvis Bay and the port of Lüderitz, undertaken by Jan De Nul, is progressing according to schedule, the Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) reports.

This cleanup scheme, worth around $8 million, involves the removal of the fine silts which settle in these areas over time as part of a natural process.

If periodic maintenance dredging is not conducted, the depths in the ports could become too shallow for safe navigation.

Namport’s maintenance dredging plan also includes the Port of Walvis Bay fishing harbor, but excludes the water area in between the fishing harbor jetties.

The scope of dredging operations:

  • Port of Walvis Bay Tanker Berth to -10.4 m;
  • Port of Walvis Bay fishing harbor basin and channel to -7 m;
  • Port of Luderitz dredged areas to its various designed depths.

The trailer suction hopper dredger De Laperouse is being used for maintenance dredging in both ports.

The last maintenance dredging was carried out in 2004.

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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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