Clearwater Dredging Scheme About to Begin

Gator Dredging, a Florida based dredging contractor, will begin dredge operations on or about September 15 within the Clearwater Pass Federal Navigation Channel, east of Clearwater Point. 

A hydraulic swing dredger will be used from a shallow draft barge with submerged pipeline to the dewatering site located under the 699-Gulf Blvd Bridge or the vacant upland property immediately west of the bridge.

The only floating pipeline will be directly behind the dredger to allow for vessel mobility.

“The pipeline will be marked and lighted per USCG regulations and mariners are urged to use extreme caution and transit the area at their slowest safe speed to create minimum wake,” the officials stated.

The Clearwater Pass dredging scheme is expected to be completed around November 30, 2016.

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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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