Herbert Hoover Dike Contract Awarded

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has awarded its second contract over the last 30 days to replace water control structures at Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) surrounding Lake Okeechobee.

The Corps awarded the $27.7 million contract to Harry Pepper & Associates of Jacksonville, Fla.

The contract calls for replacement of Culverts IP-1 (S-292) and IP-2 (S-290) along the Indian Prairie Canal in Glades County northwest of the lake.

These water control structures provide irrigation and drainage to landowners in the area. Work on this project is expected to be complete in early 2019.

We have now taken action on 24 of the 32 structures we needed to address as part of rehabilitation,” said Tim Willadsen, Herbert Hoover Dike Rehabilitation Project Manager. “We will continue to award contracts in the coming years to address the remaining eight structures as part of our strategy for completing all rehabilitation work on the dike around 2025.”

This summer, the Corps finalized its rehabilitation plan for the dike. It includes installation of an additional 35 miles of cutoff wall, replacement or abandonment of eight water control structures, construction of floodwall at two water control structures, and armoring of an embankment near a bridge on State Route 78. The Corps estimates the remain work will cost about $830 million.

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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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