Ashland Dredging Project Continues

Officials from Northern States Power Company-Wisconsin have received authorization from the Environmental Protection Agency and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to continue work on the wet dredge pilot project at the Ashland Lakefront Project Site through this fall.

Crews will continue work in areas adjacent to those that have already been dredged and are expected to finish the dredging in these areas by late November.

During this ongoing work for the pilot wet dredge, crews use excavators with specially designed environmental buckets with closed lids to remove impacted sediment and wood debris.

The removed sediments and debris are placed within an enclosed structure on shore, sorted and then transported off-site to an approved landfill.

A series of “curtains” and water quality monitors are arranged throughout the pilot study area.

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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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