Meeting on Goodwin Sands Marine Licence Application This Week

An open meeting on the Port of Dover’s Marine Licence Application (MLA) to dredge the Goodwin Sands will be held on Thursday, 14th July, at Discovery Park ‘The Gateway’ venue.

At the meeting, Jack Goodhew, Port of Dover’s Special Projects Manager, will provide an update on the application.

He will be joined by John Baugh and Dave Brew who will be on hand to discuss coastal processes.

The Port of Dover application, supported by evidence contained in its detailed 1,500 page Environmental Statement, to dredge aggregate from the South Goodwin Sands for the DWDR development has concluded the following:

Thorough environmental studies:

  • Completed by world class consultants.

Small proportion to be taken:

  • 0.22% of the total volume leaving over 99.7% untouched.

No coastal impacts:

  • Wave heights, tidal current velocities, coastal erosion;
  • Modeled on 160% of required extraction.

Option with the least overall environmental impact.

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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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