Southwind Construction Bags $4.9M AIWW Dredging Contract

Southwind Construction Corporation has won a $4.9 million maintenance dredging contract for the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW) channel between Morehead City and the South Carolina state line and the U.S. Coast Guard Oak Island (USCG) channels and basin.

The work will consist of removal and disposal of shoaled material that has accumulated in the channels since the various areas were last dredged.

The dredging will be performed by a hydraulic cutter suction dredge to a depth of 12′ plus 2′ of allowable overdepth for the AIWW and 9′ plus 2′ of allowable overdepth for the USCG channels and basin.

The estimated quantity of material to be dredged is 500,000 cubic yards. Disposal of dredged material will be on ocean beaches and disposal islands.

The is an environmental window for placement of dredged material on ocean beaches extends from 16 November to 31 March or from 16 November to 30 April, depending on the beach disposal area location.

There is no environmental dredging window for the AIWW channels. The environmental dredging window for the USCG basin and channels is 1 October to 31 March.

 

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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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