Palm Beach Harbor Dredging Scheme About to Begin

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, announced yesterday that maintenance operations on Palm Beach Harbor (Lake Worth Inlet) will start early next week and continue through mid-April. 

The work includes placing all dredged materials on the beach immediately south of the southern jetty, extending the beach (between monuments R76-R79) seaward approximately 60 feet.

Beneficially using dredged materials on the shoreline helps to reduce risk and promotes coastal resilience. The additional beach area also has inherent benefits in restoring critical habitat for shorebirds and marine turtles.

The maintenance work includes dredging the entrance channel, south turning basin and all the settling basins, and placing all materials onto the beach. The Town of Palm Beach will conduct escarpment removal and monitoring activities following the placement.

The maintenance dredging will remove approximately 200,000 cubic yards of shoal material from harbor. The work entails dredging the entrance channel to depths varying from 37 to 39 feet plus 2 feet of allowable over-depth; the settling basin to depths varying from 33 to 35 feet plus 2 feet of allowable over-depth; and, the southern turning basin to 33 feet plus 2 feet of allowable over-depth.

The Corps awarded the contract on January 14, 2016 to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC, of Oak Brook, Illinois for approximately $5.35 million.

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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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