VIDEO: Tylers Beach Dredging Project

In terms of size and scope, the $788,700 dredging operation at Tylers Beach in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, are relatively small for a Norfolk District, U.S Army Corps of Engineers project.

But for the people who operate commercial vessels out of this harbor of refuge along the James River, removing the estimated 23,300 cubic yards of material has a huge impact.

The last dredging of the channel was done in 1991. In recent years, the Corps attempted to dredge this project, but disposal site woes and funding issues kept the plan on the shelf. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Congress made funds available to dredge the project.

Dredging, which should wrap up in mid-January, will bring the channel depth back to about 8 feet, ensuring safe passage to and from the harbor at any time.

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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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