Hill Head Coastal Protection Project Kicks Off

Hill Head Coastal Protection Project

Phase 1 of the Hill Head Coastal Protection Project is underway with contractors already on the site.

As a part of the Phase 1 of the Hill Head project, re-nourishment of historically low beach levels at the beach will take place, protecting the promenade from further exposure to wave damage.

Extensive maintenance on the 13 Fareham Borough Council (FBC) owned groynes will improve beach material retention and help protect the seawalls.

The works, funded by FBC, involve bringing in approximately 3,000m³ of beach material by road to top up the beach in the first 5 groyne bays from the car park. The beach material being used for Phase 1 will be dredged from the Solent and then bought ashore in Portsmouth for processing and transportation.

Works on the Phase 1 are due for completion on 30th September 2016.

Phase 2, subject to obtaining consents and funding, is due to start in summer 2017 and will replace failing sea defenses and promenade.

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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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