Intracoastal Waterway Dredging Scheme Begins

The Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND) began the Intracoastal Waterway deepening this week to allow for better passage of commercial and private vessels.

A deeper Intracoastal will result in an increased economic benefit to the commercial and recreational marine industry, which will benefit all South Florida residents and help secure the region’s position as an international marine hub.

In order to remain a leading marine destination, Fort Lauderdale’s waterways must remain open and accessible to boats of all sizes.

The dredging of the Intracoastal from 10 feet to an overall depth of 17 feet should help protect the 110,000 Broward residents who are employed by the marine industry and 136,000 in South Florida.

“Vessels are getting larger, and they can go anywhere in the world,” said Mark Crosley, executive director of FIND, explaining how the project will benefit South Florida’s marine industry.

The FIND’s $17 million dredging scheme started at the 17th Street Causeway and Intracoastal with work continuing to Sunrise Boulevard.

Benefits of this dredge include allowing vessels with deeper drafts more options when visiting Greater Fort Lauderdale in addition to providing a significant economic impact for local businesses.

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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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