All Set for Maintenance Dredging of Cumberland River

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District announced yesterday that maintenance dredging of the Cumberland River will begin January 9, 2017.

According to the Corps, channel maintenance is set at the river mile 102-104 near Cumberland City Island January 9 through March 31, 2017.

During the works, around 250,000 CY of dredge material will be removed from the navigational channel.

USACE also added that mariners should expect to see two to three tow boats and deck barges with cranes, and one or two crew vessels and material barges moving within the work area.

The contract for Cumberland River maintenance dredging was awarded in September to Amherst Madison, Inc. of Charleston (WV).

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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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