Orion Marine About to Complete Bayport Channel Dredging

Orion Marine Group is about to complete the dredging of the Bayport Ship Channel, according to the Port of Houston.

The Bayport Channel is being dredged to match the current 45 feet depth of the Houston Ship Channel.

With the Barbours Cut dredging completed nearly a year ago, completion of the Bayport Channel works is expected in the next couple of weeks.

The channel deepening and widening improvements on the Bayport and Barbours Cut are a major component of the port’s overall development program, which will allow the Port of Houston to service the next generation of larger container vessels being deployed on all trade lanes.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – being responsible for dredging of the Houston Ship Channel while the Port Houston is responsible for its berths and other public facilities – is currently conducting a feasibility study for potential improvements to the Houston Ship Channel.

The study encompasses evaluating selective widening and deepening of the federal channel, construction or rehabilitation of turning basins, construction of a harbor of refuge or mid-bay anchorage basin, rehabilitation of existing turns and other safety related features.

The congressionally authorized study, which started with the signing of a cost share agreement in November 2015, is expected to be completed at the end of 2019.

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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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