ASCE Event on Delaware River Deepening Set for This Week

American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Philadelphia Section has announced that ‘The Delaware River Deepening Project – A Thirty Year Journey (1 PDH)’ event will take place on March 9, in Philadelphia, PA.

The presenters will describe the history of the Delaware River Deepening Project, ASCE said in its announcement.

Scientific and engineering studies, performed during the Delaware dredging scheme, and details of project construction, including geology, blasting and rock removal will also be discussed.

The representatives from the Drexel and Temple University Student Sections will attend this event, ASCE said.

Confirmed speakers

  • Anthony DePasquale, PE, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District;
  • Peter Gori, PG, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District.

Background

The Delaware River Deepening Project involves dredging as needed within the existing 40-foot Delaware River federal navigation channel to deepen it to 45 feet from Philadelphia Harbor, Pa. and Beckett Street Terminal, Camden, N.J. along a 102.5-mile distance to deepwater in the Delaware Bay.

The bulk of the dredging is being performed by hopper and hydraulic pipeline dredges, with a bucket dredge used for rock removal in the Marcus Hook area.

The dredged material is being placed at five existing federal upland confined disposal facilities (CDFs) in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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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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