PHOTO: Clamshell Dredge Peter de Jong in Charleston

The clamshell dredge Peter de Jong is currently completing maintenance dredging in the lower section of Charleston Harbor.

The Corps has maintained Charleston Harbor for more than 140 years, dredging it every year in order to ensure the channel is at the required federal project depth.

During that time, USACE annually dredged 2-3 million cubic yards of material from the harbor, spending approximately $10-15 million each year.

The Charleston Harbor includes public terminals owned and operated by the South Carolina State Ports Authority, as well as private terminals.

Existing federal channels are dredged to an authorized depth of 45 feet below mean lower low water.

 

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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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