TSHD Pelican to Dredge Lakes Entrance Bar

Trailing suction hopper dredge Pelican is about to begin a maintenance dredging of the Lakes Entrance Bar in Victoria, Australia.

According to the Gippsland Ports notice to mariners (NO. 260T – 2016), the Pelican will be carrying out dredging operations on the Lakes Entrance Bar for a period of approximately 6 weeks starting Friday 9th September 2016.

The Pelican will be distributing sand spoil offshore behind the surf zone and within the spoil ground areas located approximately two nautical miles to the East and two nautical miles to the West of the Entrance.

During the works, the Pelican will remove over 200,000m³ of clean oceanic sand from the area.

Lakes Entrance is home to the largest commercial fishing fleet in Victoria and is increasingly used by local and visiting recreational vessels. Wyong Shire Council is committed to keeping the Entrance Channel open to the ocean through its dredging program and will continue to do so in the future.

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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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