GLPC Signs Agreement with Corps of Engineers

The Greater Lafourche Port Commission (GLPC) is moving forward with its plans to develop the next generation of deepwater port facilities at Port Fourchon.

A separate Memorandum of Understanding between GLPC and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New Orleans District, was signed recently after nearly two years of discussion and negotiation, allowing GLPC to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of a deeper draft channel into Port Fourchon.

Coupled with the Corps study, this new property agreement will usher in a new era of growth for the port.

The USACE study is set to consider deepening the main channel of Bayou Lafourche through Belle Pass, from its intersection with Pass Fourchon out into the Gulf of Mexico, to a depth of between 35 and 50 feet and to a distance of approximately six miles.

The study will also look at the economics of developing the Fourchon Island area as a rig repair and refurbishment facility, which will presumably enable Port Fourchon’s tenants to bring in deepwater rigs and assets for significant maintenance and repair work which can only be accommodated currently in other states or overseas.

This next-generation project will add up to about 900 acres of slips and industrial land when fully developed.

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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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