Mianus River Dredging Scheme Kicks Off

The Mianus River dredging project, which will be completed under the terms of a $2.2 million contract recently awarded by the USACE’s New England District, officially started last week.

Work will be accomplished by Coastline Consulting and Development, LLC of Branford, Conn.

This cleanup scheme was set to begin earlier but was delayed because of bad weather.

“This project consists of mechanically dredging approximately 50,000 cubic yards of fine-grain clay and silt from the authorized 6-foot deep, by 100-foot wide Federal channel,” said Project Manager Jack Karalius, of the Corps’ New England District, Programs and Project Management Division in Concord, Mass.

“The dredged material will be disposed of using open water placement approximately 8 miles from the project site.”

The dredging window, due to environmental constraints, is October 1 to January 31.

The state of Connecticut is funding the entire project.

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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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