Port of Galway Expansion Plans Still on Hold

The Port of Galway is still waiting for an official decision from An Bord Pleanala on the proposed multi million euro harbor extension plan.

The planning application for the €126 million worth port expansion project was submitted in January 2014, almost two and a half years ago.

According to the Galway Independent, An Bord Pleanala announced earlier this week that they will be holding meetings with the National Parks and Wildlife Service and the port regarding the issue, but did not disclose the date of the meetings.

The proposed extension of the harbor at Renmore and Townparks Townlands is a four-phase development that involves reclaiming 27 hectares from the foreshore and the sea in Galway Bay to the south of the existing Galway Harbor Enterprise Park.

The proposed development also includes: quay walls, breakwaters and wave walls to create commercial quays and a deep water docking facility, extending southwards into Galway Bay; dredging to create a new approach channel to the commercial quays and deep water docking facility berths; and construction of new oil and bitumen transfer pipelines, road improvements, rail link, harbor related buildings and landscaped areas.

If the decision is reached to proceed with the project, works on the phase 1 could begin before the end of 2017 with the completion in 2020.

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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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