Hastings Coastal Defense Scheme Underway

Tonnes of granite arrived in Hastings on Tuesday, November 8th as the phase 1 of the town’s coastal defense improvement plan starts.

Two new rock groynes will be created with 45,000 tonnes of granite, which will be delivered in stages from Norway by barge.

Once the new rock groynes have been completed, 25,000 tonnes of shingle from the beach will be moved back from Hastings’ harbor arm to protect the sea wall.

The £4 million scheme is expected to take around 10 weeks to complete, depending on the weather.

Andrew Martin, Mackley Project Manager, said: “Delivery of the rock boulders can only take place at high tide while conversely, construction of the rock groynes and moving shingle on the beach can only take place at low tide.

As such we will be working at any time of the day or night, including Sundays, according to the state of the tide, in order to maintain momentum and progress works as quickly as possible.”

The project is almost entirely funded by a Flood Defense Grant in Aid, from Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), with Hastings Council contributing £30,000 towards the scheme.

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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.

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To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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