USACE and SCPA Sign Design Agreement for Post 45

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, last night signed the design agreement with the South Carolina Ports Authority, officially kicking off the Pre-construction Engineering and Design (PED) Phase of the Charleston Harbor Post-45 Deepening Project.

The agreement was signed by the Charleston Corps Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Luzzatto and SC Ports CEO Jim Newsome.

The PED phase will finalize the design of the recommended modifications to the federal channel within Charleston Harbor. Work completed during this phase will include ship simulations, finalizing cost estimates, and generating plans and specifications, as well as project refinements.

Total PED costs for Charleston’s deepening project are estimated at $4.5 million, divided equally between federal and state government.

The Post-45 Deepening Project began in 2011 and has moved expeditiously through the US Army Corps of Engineers’ accelerated planning process.

Upon completion of the 52 foot deepening, Charleston will offer the deepest harbor on the East Coast with unrestricted capability to handle post-Panamax vessel calls.

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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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