Moray Council’s New Dredger Begins Sea Trials

Moray Council photo
Moray Council photo

A new Moray Council’s dredging vessel, called Selkie, is expected to begin sea trials later this week.

The £2.4 million vessel, built by Macduff Shipyard Ltd, will be the only dredger in Scotland operated by a local council.

It will service the council-owned harbors at Buckie, Burghead, Hopeman, Findochty, Portknockie and Cullen as well as being available for hire to coastal councils across Scotland.

A key feature of the new dredger is that it can access and clean out smaller harbors that have silted up.

Selkie was built as a replacement for the Shearwater, which the council scrapped and sold two years ago after many years of service.

 

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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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