Hilton Head Island Beach Nourishment Suspended

The Town of Hilton Head Island has just announced that all works on the town’s beach nourishment project have been suspended because of the coming storm.

As a result of the forecast track of Tropical Depression Nine (Tropical Storm Hermine), the town’s contractor Weeks Marine Inc., suspended beach fill operations on Wednesday August 31, 2016 and began their preparations for the deteriorating weather conditions associated with the advancing storm.

The dredge CR McCaskill and its supporting booster pump will be taken off station and towed inshore to sheltered waters.

The shore pipe currently assembled on the beach will be broken down and consolidated near North Forest Beach.

Some equipment and supporting material may be relocated to the town’s Collier Beach Property.

According to the latest weather forecast, the storm will roughly parallel the Carolina coast on Friday morning and into the afternoon.

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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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