Scottish Canals Ready for Dredging of High Spots

As the final winter works are being carried out, the Scottish Canals unveiled yesterday a new pilot scheme to increase the amount of staff time and resources devoted to dredging in the Lowland Canals.

In recent years the Scottish Canals seen an average of 80 boats transit the Forth & Clyde, and whilst interest in the Kelpies and the Falkirk Wheel have ensured the east side of the canal remains popular with boaters throughout the week, transits on the Maryhill to Bowling stretch of the canal mostly take place over the weekend (Friday to Monday).

With this in mind, from Friday 23rd March Scottish Canals will be piloting a four day, Friday to Monday, operation from Maryhill to Bowling (Locks 21-38). The sea locks will continue to operate seven days.

The savings made from mid-week opening will be re-invested in dredging key sites along the Lowland Canals and the Scottish Canals will be prioritizing high spots that have been identified by the boating customers.

 

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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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