Navarre Beach Dune Restoration About to Begin

The Navarre Beach Dune Restoration project could begin as early as late April and will include placing of approximately 1.6 million cubic yards of sand east of the Gulf Islands National Seashore to the eastern limits of the beach Marine Park.

According to the Santa Rosa County, the project construction will make use of the same offshore borrow area used for the initial 2006 restoration project.

Works will restore the dune crest to a width of 30 feet with native dune plants and increase the width of the beach berm by 100 to 200 feet.

On December 10, 2015, the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners awarded a construction contract to Weeks Marine Inc.

The contractor’s most recent “Order of Work & Project Schedule” cites Weeks Marine’s intent (subject to possible changes) to:

  • begin mobilization of men and equipment in early April 2016;
  • use the east portion of the Pier parking lot and the beach access at South Carolina Street to stage land-based equipment;
  • start the estimated 50 days of sand placement by late-April with completion by mid-June.

For the project, Weeks Marine will use two trailing suction hopper dredges – the “R.N. Weeks” and the “B.E. Lindholm” – to excavate sand from the offshore borrow area.

Following completion of sand placement in Navarre Beach, the contractor has also indicated his intent to use the same two dredges to construct the Pensacola Beach project.

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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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