The Sand Motor Results Presented

After five years of monitoring, the interim results for the Sand Motor pilot project are now available.

The results were presented at an international conference ‘The Sand Motor, 5 years of Building with Nature’ in the Kurhaus in Scheveningen.

The Sand Motor, run by Rijkswaterstaat, the provincial authority of South Holland, research institutes and the private sector – provides natural coastal maintenance, creating at the same time space where recreation and nature can thrive.

Wind, waves, tides and sea currents will gradually spread the sand from this man-made peninsula, predominantly northwards along the Delfland coast between Ter Heijde and Kijkduin.

In 2012, 2 million cubic meters of sand started moving: 500,000 cubic meters spread along dunes and on the deep seabed (outside monitored area); 600,000 cubic meters on the Sand Motor itself; 900,000 cubic meters spread in the monitored area.

The monitoring of the Sand Motor will continue through to 2021 with Rijkswaterstaat leading the effort. In 2021, there will be a solid scientific evaluation of the Sand Motor concept because the contractors will then have a firmer understanding of how the Sand Motor works.

 

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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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