The Next Season of Oceanside Harbor Dredging

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, awarded a $10.77 million contract to Manson Construction Company from Seattle, Washington, on March 13 to conduct maintenance dredging at Oceanside Harbor.

The lowest price technically acceptable firm fixed price contract includes a base year plus two option years. It calls for the removal of about 280,000 cubic yards of beach quality sand from the harbor’s entrance channel and its placement along Oceanside’s beaches, reported the Corps.

The award served as an important backdrop for Col. Peter Helmlinger’s March 15 visit to meet with the city of Oceanside, the project’s sponsor.

Helmlinger, commander of the Corps’ South Pacific Division, and Col. Kirk Gibbs, the Los Angeles District commander, met with Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood, along with Deanna Lorson, the assistant city manager, and Paul Lawrence, the Oceanside Harbor manager, to discuss issues that affected recent dredging at the harbor and how the upcoming contract will address them. The group took a boat tour of the harbor, getting a close-up view of the narrowing and shallow harbor entrance.

Jim Fields, the project manager, showed the colonels the placement site for the dredged material and discussed some of the challenges the contractor will face, including placing a pipeline across the San Luis Rey River which is now flowing.

Manson will start dredging the harbor in early April and expects to complete the project prior to Memorial Day.

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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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