GEC Wins Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Scheme

Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has selected Gulf Engineers & Consultants (GEC) to conduct the third party Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion (MBSD).

According to CPRA, an updated permit application was submitted to the New Orleans District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in June, 2016, and the EIS prepared by GEC will disclose and analyze the impacts of the project to the human and natural environment as required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as well as incorporate significant public engagement.

The MBSD, a cornerstone project of Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan, will provide sediment and freshwater to the Barataria Basin, which is suffering from significant land loss, reported CPRA.

They also added that once implemented, this project will reconnect and reestablish the natural or deltaic sediment deposition process between the Mississippi River and Barataria Basin.

GEC will work in coordination with the USACE to prepare a public involvement plan and conduct public scoping meetings and hearings, conduct alternative screening analyses and evaluate impacts, and prepare documentation in compliance with other laws, regulations, and Executive Orders as required by the permitting process.

The contract execution is estimated for early February of 2017.

 

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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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