USACE SHEP Project: Speece Cones Delivered to Savannah River

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, has announced that the workers successfully unloaded four Speece cones delivered on December 14, 2016, to an USACE site along the Savannah River.

The Speece cones, each about 22 feet tall when installed, will dissolve pure oxygen into water extracted from the river, then push the water back into the river.

The process will replace dissolved oxygen in the river lost as the Corps of Engineers deepens the harbor from its current 42-foot authorized depth to 47 feet.

The replacement of dissolved oxygen lost to the deepening of the Savannah River forms one of the environmental mitigation actions taken by the Corps for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP).

Deepening the harbor will allow new, larger, more efficient container ships to call on Savannah’s port with heavier loads and with fewer tidal restrictions, USACE said.

These cones will be installed at a site across from the Port of Savannah. An additional set of Speece cones will be installed upstream of the harbor in Effingham County.

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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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