Kennebec River Dredging Project up for Comment

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, is seeking comments for the proposed maintenance dredging of the lower Kennebec River.

According to the announcement, USACE calls for emergency maintenance dredging of portions of the Federal navigation project in the lower Kennebec River, between Phippsburg and Bath, Maine.

The emergency dredging is needed to provide safe passage of the USS Rafael Peralta, a United States Navy Destroyer scheduled to transit the channel on or about April 27, 2017.

The Corps reported that recent hydrographic surveys of the Doubling Point and Popham Beach areas indicate that the channel has shoaled to -18.4 feet below Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW) across almost the entire 500 feet wide channel at Doubling Point and to -16.7 feet below MLLW across more than half the authorized channel near Popham Beach.

The aim of this dredging campaign is restore the channel to its authorized dimensions and provide safe operating depths for the USS Rafael Peralta and subsequent future transits by other vessels of this type.

USACE plan calls for a hopper dredge to remove about 70,000 cubic yards (cy) of clean sand. Approximately 50,000 cy of material will be removed from the Doubling Point area and approximately 20,000 cy of material will be removed from the Popham Beach area.

The deadline for sending comments on the proposed work is March 28, 2017.

 

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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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