USACE Detroit District Receives $22.4 Million in Work Plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, has announced additions to its fiscal year 2016 program based on the recently approved Work Plan.

This additional $22.4 million will be used in 2016 to repair breakwaters, dredge harbors and complete various projects throughout the Great Lakes.

We recognize and are committed to spending these resources responsibly in order to ensure that taxpayer-provided funds are maximized within the Great Lakes,” said Lt. Col. Michael Sellers, district engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District.

Projects that will be executed as a result of the fiscal year 2016 work plan include the following:

New dredging projects:

Michigan:

  • Alpena Harbor – $850,000;
  • Manistique Harbor – $1.1 million;
  •  Monroe Harbor – $300,000.

Repair, replacement or construction projects:

Operations and Maintenance

  • Grand Haven Harbor, Michigan – $1.8 million;
  • St. Marys River, Soo Locks, Michigan (2) – $10.6 million;
  • Ludington Harbor – $750,000.

Construction

  • N. Wisconsin Environmental Infrastructure – $867,000;
  • Oakland County, Mich., Environmental Infrastructure – $880,000.

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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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