Dredging at HMNB Devonport in Plymouth Begins

Just two weeks after permission was given to begin dumping silt in Whitsand Bay, the maintenance dredging operations in and adjacent to Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB) Devonport in Plymouth already started.

According to Queens Harbor Master Plymouth and Cattewater Harbor Master, dredging operations will take place at Weston Mill Lake, 9 Wharf and the approaches to 5, 6, 7, 8 Wharves and Cattedown Wharves, Cattewater, for about seven days.

This work is being undertaken by the Freeway, Boskalis’ 4,500 m³ trailing suction hopper dredger.

The dredger is allowed to dump the dredged material from high water until two hours before low water, in an attempt to ensure that the silt is carried out to sea, the Plymouth Herald reports.

The dredged material will be disposed at the Rame Head South (PL031) disposal site, according to the Marine Management Organisation.

 

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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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