All Set for Tweed River Entrance Dredging

The NSW Government’s Roads and Maritime Services has just announced that the Tweed River entrance dredging scheme is set to begin next week.

This maintenance cleanup opeartions will be undertaken by the 49.5m shallow draught trailing suction hopper dredger ‘Port Frederick’.

“These works will be undertaken between sunrise and sunset from Tuesday 10 January to Monday 30 January 2017 inclusive depending on suitable conditions,” Roads and Maritime said in its announcement.

“Vessel operators are advised to exercise extreme caution when navigating in this vicinity and to pay particular attention to the dredge’s anchoring cables, pipeline, lighting and any temporary signage. The dredger will be marked in accordance with the requirements of the Collision Regulations.”

The project’s objectives are to establish and maintain a safe, navigable entrance to the Tweed River and restore and maintain the coastal sand drift to the beaches on the southern Gold Coast of Queensland.

 

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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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