USACE: Sandwich Beaches Get New Sand

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Town Neck Beach in Sandwich, Massachusetts received a significant amount of new sand recently.

Approximately 130,000 cubic yards of sand was dredged from six areas in the authorized, 32-foot-deep by 500-foot-wide main ship channel and the 25-foot deep East Mooring Basin portions of the Cape Cod Canal.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District’s contractor, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, LLC of Oak Brook, Illinois, used the Dodge Island, a hydraulic hopper dredge with pump out capability and ancillary equipment necessary for direct beach placement of the dredged material.

The contractor pumped the material directly on the 2,500-foot-long eroded section of Town Neck Beach.

Originally scheduled to take 2-3 months to complete, the entire dredging and sand placement only took two and a half weeks and concluded on January 20.

In addition to adding sand to the beach, New England District and its contractor are also going to add dune grass plantings.

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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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