River Parrett Dredging Program Wrapped Up

The latest phase of the River Parrett dredging scheme was successfully wrapped up last week, according to thisisthewestcountry.co.uk.

Contractors have spent the past three months removing 13,000 cubic meters of material from a 750 m stretch of the Parrett between Northmoor Pumping Station and Linden Farm.

Some of the equipment that was used for the works included a 45-tonne excavator with a reach of 22 meters, tug boat for pushing and pulling hopper barges loaded with silt by machines placed on floating pontoons, other excavators and trucks, etc.

This cleanup scheme, funded and commissioned by the Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA), was carried out by the Environment Agency and its contractors Land & Water and Black and Veitch.

“We’re delighted that another important piece of work to reduce flood risk in the county has been completed,” said John Osman, Chair of the Somerset Rivers Authority.

“The work of the SRA is tackling the flood issue in lots of different ways, from land management to improving drainage, and dredging is an important part of the picture.”

This project follows earlier phase one dredging work, completed in October 2014, when the Environment Agency removed 130,000 cubic meters of material from an 8 km stretch of the Rivers Tone and Parrett around Burrowbridge.

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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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