Squalicum Dredging Project Included in FY16 Plan

Recent plans to dredge the Squalicum Waterway in Bellingham will move forward, according to the announcement of Rep. Rick Larsen.

Larsen yesterday announced that the project is moving forward after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers included $436,000 for the first phase of the project in its FY16 work plan.

The Corps is funding the sediment characterization portion of the project, which is required before carrying out the larger maintenance dredging project.

The Squalicum Waterway enables commerce to flow in Northwest Washington, supporting about 2,000 jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. I am pleased the Corps recognizes that maintaining this waterway is critical to the Pacific Northwest economy,” Larsen said.

The Army Corps’ commitment to maintaining the Squalicum Waterway is great news for jobs and the economy in Whatcom County and the greater region, because our working waterfront businesses depend on the waterway to sell their goods both domestically and internationally,” said Port of Bellingham Executive Director Rob Fix.

Larsen worked on the project for quite some time now, holding meetings with the Port of Bellingham and pressing the Corps to invest in the dredging project that is critical to the Northwest Washington economy.

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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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