Next Stage of the River Parrett Dredging Underway

The next stage of maintenance dredging on the Somerset Levels, designed to prevent future flooding in the area, is in full swing now.

The new dredging will take place along the 750m long section of the Parrett River downstream of Northmoor Pumping Station.

The scheme is being managed and run jointly by the Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) and the Environment Agency. The agency awarded the new dredging contract to Galliford Try, Black & Veatch and Land & Water, the companies who successfully completed 8km dredge of the Parrett and Tone back in 2014.

According to the SRA notice, the project will mostly be done from floating platforms, although 150m will have to be dredged from the riverside.

Some of the equipment to be used for the works include a 45-tonne excavator with a reach of 22 meters, tug boat for pushing and pulling hopper barges loaded with silt by machines placed on floating pontoons, other excavators and trucks, etc.

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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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