USACE VIDEO: Sediment Basin Tide Gate Removal

Image source: USACE

Contractors with De Moya/Continental Joint Venture have completed 32 percent of a Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) feature to remove the 1970s-era tide gate structure, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, said in its latest update.

In addition to removing the tide gate structure, contractors will return the Back River to its original width, USACE added.

To accomplish this, excavators and dump trucks collect and position material near the river’s edge, where a hydraulic cutterhead dredge pumps it across the river into a designated Dredged Material Containment Area.

This feature, expected to be completed by December 2017, is part of the flow re-routing activities included in the SHEP mitigation plan in order to protect freshwater wetlands and the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge.

USACE has just released this very interesting video update from the project, named ‘Sediment Basin Tide Gate Removal’.

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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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