VIDEO: Repairing USACE’s TSHDs Essayons and Yaquina

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, has just released a video about their TSHDs Essayons and Yaquina, named ‘Drydock: Repairing the Massive Ships that Dredge the Columbia River’.

These Portland District’s hopper dredgers work to ensure a safe ‘highway’ for container ships and other vessels.

The Essayons, operated by a merchant marine crew, helps maintain the entrance bars, rivers and harbors on the coasts of California, Oregon, Hawaii, Alaska and, in emergencies, the Mississippi River. Because of its size and dredging depth, the Essayons is well-suited for dredging work in larger coastal entrances.

The Yaquina helps to maintain the entrance bars, rivers and harbors on the coasts of Oregon, California and Washington.

This hopper dredger is well-suited for dredging operations in small, shallow coastal entrances, USACE said.

In the video, Chris Gibbons, port engineer for dredger Essayons, explains what dredging is, why it is important to maintain the waterways and how the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ dredgers are taken into drydock to keep the Columbia River clear for more than $20 billion worth of commerce every 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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