Delfzijl Marconi Project Finally Underway

After some years of preparation, the Delfzijl Marconi project in the Netherlands, is finally on.

In this project, clean dredged sediment is being used to improve the local ecology and to create recreational benefits.

The project is situated along the Ems-Dollard estuary and is one of the two remaining open estuaries in the Netherlands.

It lies close to the Unesco heritage site of the Wadden Sea. Among the challenges here are a declining ecological state and rising sediment concentrations.

Ecoshape was already involved in the feasibility phase of the project with an eco-engineered design for development of the area. This eco-engineered design is an inclusive design where recreational facilities (beach and salt marsh park) are combined with nature development in the form of salt marshes and smart use of dredged sediment.

In the next phase, starting this November, Ecoshape will be involved as a partner in designing, developing and monitoring the salt marsh that will be created with sediment from the harbor of Delfzijl.

The aim is to gain practical experience and to develop knowledge about creating and enhancing salt marsh growth.

As the contract is now signed, the project partners Wageningen Marine Research, Royal HaskoningDHV, Arcadis and Deltares will start setting up the final design within the next months.

By the end of 2017, the contractor will start creating the salt marsh. Until 2019, monitoring and analysis will take place, leading to a better understanding and practical design rules for salt marsh development and enhancement.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews ( 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:

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