Melbourne Dredging Operations About to Begin

The maintenance dredging operations are scheduled to begin on or about 15 January 2016 for all major berths and swing basins within port of Melbourne waters, according to the Victorian Regional Channels Authority (VRCA).

Short Road Wharf has been established as the base for all plant and all dredged material will be transferred to the northern Dredged Material Ground located in Port Phillip throughout the period of operation.

Works are scheduled to conclude on or about 30 May 2016, the VRCA reports.

The dredging works will be conducted on a 24 hours/7 days per week basis outside commercial shipping movements and be undertaken by the following equipment:

  • Backhoe dredge Storken;
  • Non propelled hopper barges BKA Discovery and Endeavour;
  • Tug Kythira;
  • Crew vessel;
  • Sweep tug.

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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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