Staten Island Sea Wall Project Funding Announced

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Congressman Dan Donovan and Borough President James Oddo have announced $2 million in federal funding to kick start the design phase of the Staten Island Sea Wall project.

The funds have been provided to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and will go towards field surveys and geo-technical work.

“When it comes to protecting Staten Island from damaging storms and surges, we have to utilize every tool in the tool box and that is why hammering out a plan for the Island’s sea wall is so critical,” said U.S. Senator Charles Schumer.

Congressman Dan Donovan said: “This marks the beginning of an intensive design process that will lay the groundwork for one of Staten Island’s most transformative projects.

The project is divided into three phases: feasibility, design, and construction. During the feasibility phase, which concluded in 2016, the Army Corps determined whether construction was possible, estimated costs and benefits and completed preliminary engineering work.

During the design phase, engineers and architects will create detailed blueprints and construction plans. Lastly, during the construction phase, the Corps and contractors will build the seawall based on the design.

Construction is scheduled to begin in late 2018 or early 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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