Heron Wraps Up First Phase of Port Otago Dredging

Heron Construction Co. recently completed stage one of the Next Generation Capital Dredging on Port Otago allowing large container ships like the Laust Maersk to make full use of the extra channel depth to carry more cargo.

The port’s TSHD “New Era” dredged the sand and Heron Construction’s backhoe ‘Kimihia’ dredged the silty and rocky areas the of the channel.

For the rocky areas Heron utilized the Xcentric XR60 Ripper to break the rock.

Survey Department of Heron will be carrying out the Hydrographic Survey of the port and entrance of Port Otago as part of a survey campaign along the east coast of New Zealand.

During this campaign the ports of Auckland, Timaru, Lyttleton, Port Otago and Marlborough (TBC) will be surveyed.

The surveys will be carried out according and using the latest hydrographic survey equipment to comply with the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO) standard ‘Special Order Surveys’.

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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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