All Set for Maintenance Dredging at Port of Weipa

North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) has just announced that maintenance dredging at the Port of Weipa will start in the following days.

The dredge vessel ‘Brisbane’ will work within the port’s south channel and inner harbor between 24 June and 15 July 2016 inclusive.

NQBP Chief Executive Officer, Steve Lewis, said that the dredging works are an integral part of the port’s operations.

“NQBP manages the annual maintenance dredging program at the Port of Weipa, a program which has run for more than 30 years,” Mr Lewis said.

“Regular maintenance dredging is required to ensure that safe, navigable shipping depths are maintained for our port users such as Rio Tinto,” he added.

While the maintenance dredging works are being completed we ask that local and visiting boaties take extra care when on the water during this time.”

“The ‘Brisbane’, as well as support vessels ‘Norfolk’ and ‘Pacific Conquest’, have restricted manoeuvring capability so we ask that boaties take note of the displayed warning flags and lights.”

Strict environmental controls and management measures will be implemented throughout the campaign to minimize the risk of any potential impacts on the marine environment.

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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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