River Parrett Dredging Operations Move Forward

The dredging operations are currently underway along the River Parrett, with the main goal to provide extra protection against flooding in Somerset.

This flood protection work along 3 km of the River Parrett started at the end of November, with two contracts for dredging being funded by Somerset Rivers Authority.

One contract – awarded by the Parrett Internal Drainage Board, acting on behalf of the Somerset Rivers Authority, to WM Longreach– is for 2.2 km of maintenance dredging upstream of Northmoor pumping station, and the other – due to be awarded imminently by the Environment Agency – is for 750 m of new dredging downstream of Northmoor pumping station.

The work follows the 8 km dredge of the Parrett and Tone in 2014 that was identified as producing the biggest reduction in flood risk on the Somerset Levels & Moors.

The two new contracts are designed to produce even greater benefits, particularly when combined with a wide range of other improvements, such as the Environment Agency’s £2.5 million investment in temporary pumps and pumping facilities.

 

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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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