American Construction Wins Grays Harbor Deal

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, has awarded a contract for the Grays Harbor channel deepening project to American Construction Company.

The Grays Harbor navigation project is a large coastal inlet on the central coast of Washington.

Twin jetties (17,200 feet and 13,734 feet) secure the mouth of the harbor with a deep draft 22-mile channel from the Pacific Ocean to the city of Aberdeen.

During the two year scheme, American Construction will remove approximately 4,000,000 cubic yards of material from this area.

The contract will involve clamshell dredging operations and open water disposal, according to the Tacoma based dredging company.

This project is necessary to keep the federal navigation channel open for increasing exports from the harbor.

The contract, worth around $25.6 million, was awarded on June 23, 2016.

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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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