Land & Water Services Bags 10-Year Dredging Contract

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The Canal & River Trust has awarded its national dredging contract to carry out essential dredging works on its 200-year-old waterway network in England and Wales to Land & Water Services Ltd following a competitive tender process.   

Dredging is vital to keep the waterways open for navigation, as well as ensuring the canals are safe, combating unruly vegetation and improving wildlife habitats, the Trust said.

In 2015/16 the Trust spent over £7 million on dredging the 2,000 miles of waterways in its care.

Simon Bamford, asset delivery director at Canal & River Trust, said: “This contract is the result of 18 months of hard work, care and attention as we’ve reviewed how we manage our overall dredging program and looked at how we can improve things. We’re delighted with the way in which Land & Water Services has understood the challenges we face and the need for making things more efficient.

“The contract will play a major part in what the Trust is trying to achieve: putting our customers at the heart of what we do and making sure that our waterways remain special places alive with people, boats and wildlife.”

This is one of the Trust’s largest single contracts and will replace the current mainline and hydrodynamic dredging contracts currently held by Land & Water, the official announcement said.

The contract will be for a period of 10 years and will start on 1 July 2017 when the existing contracts expire and the intervening period will be used to plan works for next year.

 

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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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