Rochester Harbor Dredging Included in the Bill

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter last Friday helped to pass a bill to keep the government open while making targeted investments that will grow Rochester’s economy.

The government funding now includes more than $2 million for the dredging of Rochester harbor.

For months, Slaughter, along with other Congress members, had pushed the leaders to include support for the Rochester dredging project.

According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, approximately 220,000 cubic yards of material must be dredged every two years from the harbor bottom in order to keep it navigable.

Superstorm Sandy supplemental funding supported the dredging of approximately 200,000 cubic yards of material from storm-impacted harbor areas in summer 2014, however, the harbor was last routinely dredged in 2009.

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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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