HKIA Land Reclamation Scheme Gets Green Light

A massive land reclamation scheme around the Chek Lap Kok Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), aimed to enable the addition of the third runway, has received the green light.

The works, being carried out on behalf of the Hong Kong Airport Authority (HKAA), include formation of 650 ha of land by ground improvement and seabed filling, seawall construction, approach lights and beacons, and diversion of one set of existing 11 kV, 6 km-long submarine cables.

The HKAA will start work at the earliest opportunity and the entire three-runway system project is expected to take about eight years to complete.

This expansion program, designed by Mott MacDonald, will allow 620,000 flight movements, enabling over 102 million passengers and approximately nine million tonnes of cargo to pass through the airport every year.

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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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