Duck Beach Nourishment Project to Start in Late May

Great Lakes Dredge and Dock (GLDD), the contractor for the Town of Duck Beach Nourishment Project and for the Towns of Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk projects, has provided an updated projected schedule for the beach nourishment work. 

The construction dates for Duck, originally scheduled for April 1 to approximately June 1, 2017, is now projected to begin mid to late May and continue through mid to late July, the release said.

Mobilization operations, including laying sub-line and assembling land based machinery, will begin approximately one month prior to construction to be ready once the dredge is on site.

The Liberty Island, the dredger proposed by the contractor to undertake the Duck project, is currently in the GLDD’s shipyard, undergoing maintenance.

Once it leaves the shipyard, it is scheduled to complete work on another project and then mobilize for the Town of Duck Beach Nourishment Project.

A second dredger, the larger Ellis Island, is scheduled to mobilize for the Town of Kitty Hawk Project in mid-June. The Liberty Island will work jointly with the Ellis Island once it completes work in Duck.

A presentation with question and answer session by and with the Beach Nourishment Consultants, Coastal Planning and Engineering and GLDD, is scheduled at the Town Council’s Annual Retreat.

This presentation will take place on Wednesday, February 15 at 1:30 p.m. in the Paul F. Keller Meeting Hall.

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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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