Exmouth to Get New £1.2M Mamhead Slipway

Exmouth’s new £1.2 million Mamhead Slipway is almost finished and contractor working on behalf of East Devon District Council is aiming to complete this engineering feat in the late autumn.

The council is funding the restoration of the slipway on the River Exe which will be larger and more practical than the previous structure and will bring more maritime business to the town.

Work on the new slipway started in late February this year. The old slipway – which was closed in 2012 due to public safety – was demolished and contractor Raymond Brown Ltd has been working against the clock to build the new one.

Since early May, the contractor has built a sheet pile coffer dam in the estuary, installing a granular fill and have cast the slipway slabs. Huge piles – large interlocking metal sheets – have been installed. The longest piles used were 15.7m. Piling is now complete, and the slabs for the lower half of the slipway have been cast.

The next phase of the works, before completion, will involve casting the remaining slabs, installing flood gates and reinstating the footway, street lighting and signing. When completed, the new slipway will be 38 meters long, and 12 meters wide.

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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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