Altona Harbor Dredging Underway

The Hobson Bay City Council has just started annual dredging and maintenance of Altona Safe Harbor.

The project, aimed to ensure a safe depth for boats, involves a section of the intertidal zone of the Seaholme Foreshore.

According to the city council, it will take approximately five to six weeks to complete the project, beach and weather conditions permitting.

Dredging will be undertaken by a vessel-mounted cutter suction pump. Dredged material will be disposed along Seaholme foreshore the Altona Dog Beach.

The first phase of the project includes dredged sediment being pumped into a storage bund on the beach at PA Burns Reserve. After that, the sediment will drain off, returning to the usual sandy color.

Last phase involves redistribution of the new sand along the Dog Beach, one of the best dog beaches in Melbourne.

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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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