Van Oord Busy in Spain

Van Oord’s Spanish subsidiary Dravo S.A. has been awarded a number of long-term beach maintenance contracts.

These projects will contribute to both coastal defenses as well the development of tourism.

This year’s beach replenishments in Barcelona and La Pineda near Tarragona have already been completed.

Activities on the beach of Playa de Castillo on the Canary Island of Fuerteventura are in full swing.

The works are being completed using the small trailing suction hopper dredger that Van Oord acquired early this year.

This new addition to the Van Oord fleet was recently named Costa Verde, after the coast of Asturia in northern Spain.

With its small dimensions and shallow draft, the ship is very well-suited to the shallow water and smaller harbors that dominate the Mediterranean market.

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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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