Weeks Marine Secures Southwest Pass Dredging Contract

Weeks Marine Inc. will be busy over the next couple of months with the maintenance dredging of the Southwest Pass in Plaquemines, Louisiana.

The $12.2 million contract was awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, the Department of Defense reported yesterday.

According to the Corps, the work will be completed with the use of a cutter head or hopper dredge. The material dredged from Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River will be used for wetland development.

USACE expects the project to be completed by July 5, 2017.

To ensure safe, efficient navigation through the lower Mississippi River channel, the Corps’ New Orleans District works from an annually appropriated budget to dredge the Mississippi River.

From the Gulf of Mexico, through Southwest Pass, up to River Mile 10 AHP, USACE removes approximately 17 million cubic yards of sediment each year from the deep draft navigation channel.

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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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