Van Oord: Access to the Port of Rio de Janeiro Improved

Dutch dredging contractor Van Oord has just shared this interesting photo of the company’s backhoe Simson and split hopper barge Pieter Caland working in the Bay of Guanabara, Brazil.

The company has been active in Brazil for decades and has completed more than forty dredging and marine engineering projects along the Brazilian coast.

One of these projects was dredging of the Guanabara Bay located in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

From June 2016 to March 2017, Van Oord has been deploying a range of modern equipment to widen the access channel in the bay over a distance of 5.5 kilometers.

The company reported that in the course of several months, more than 2.8 million cubic meters of material was dredged on the instructions of the federal government of Brazil. As a result of the widening, the port of Rio de Janeiro is now accessible to super post panama vessels.

According to Van Oord’s Area Manager South America, Tim Helbo, the widening of the access channel now offers the port of Rio de Janeiro the opportunity for further expansion, contributing to the region’s economic growth.

 

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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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