Morro Bay Harbor Dredging Project Well Underway

The $4.37 million Morro Bay Harbor dredging project is well underway, reports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District.

Under this project, which USACE awarded to Ahtna Design-build Corporation earlier in 2016, crews will remove approximately 240,000 cubic yards of clean sand and gravel from the entrance channel, sand trap and main channels at Morro Bay Harbor.

According to the Corps, the contractor is currently pumping about 400 cubic yards of sand p/hour out of the navigational channel. The pipeline extends north from Coleman Beach down to State Parks Property on Morro Strand State Beach.

The City of Morro Bay expects that the entire project should take approximately 2-3 months to complete, depending on the production rates.

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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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