Port of Wilmington Dredging Gets Approval

The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission unanimously approved a variance this week enabling the N.C. Ports Authority to go ahead with the Port of Wilmington dredging project, according to CRC Chair Frank Gorham.

The present 1,200-foot turning basin at the Port of Wilmington will be expanded to 1,400 feet so the port can service vessels in the New Panamax class that will be calling on the port in 2016, the WECT TV-6 reports.

This $16 million dredging project is estimated to take five months and about 100,000 cubic yards of material is expected to be removed during the scheme.

New Panamax vessels are expected to begin transiting the Panama Canal in 2016, and it is the objective of N.C. Ports to be prepared for these vessels by May 2016.

The full variance materials can be found here.

 

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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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