Boskalis Introduces Ocean Reef I on Punta Pacifica

Boskalis has unveiled a sculpture on the man-made island Punta Pacifica, constructed off the coast of Panama City.

The sculpture called Ocean Reef I was presented by Boskalis CEO Peter Berdowski to José Isabel Blandón (alcalde del Distrito de Panamá) in the presence of Alfredo Aleman (CEO Ocean Reef Marina).

Boskalis constructed the first Punta Pacifica island in the period 2011-2013.

Construction of the second island commenced in April this year when the Dutch Prime Minister placed the first stones. At the ceremony held earlier this week, the land of the second island was blessed by a rabbi, priest and vicar.

The sculpture stands 13.75 meters tall and weighs 35 tons and will be accompanied by a smaller sculpture on the second island early next year.

The ceremony was attended by various representatives from Boskalis and the client, as well as by Sr. José Isabel Blandón (alcalde del Distrito de Panamá), Sr. Ivan Zarak (Economía y Finanzas), Sr. Manuel Grimaldo (Comercio e Industrias), Sr. Jorge Barakat (Autoridad Marítima de Panamá) and Mr Dirk Janssen (Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Panama).

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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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