RLB Contracting Wins Houston Dewatering Deal

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded recently a $1.3 million contract to RLB Contracting Inc., for dewatering of Houston Ship Channel Lost Lake Placement Area.

Dewatering allows for the outflow of excess water which helps to consolidate material within the site and increase the placement area’s capacity to hold more dredge material from the Houston Ship Channel,” said Tricia Campbell, an operations manager with the USACE Galveston District’s Navigation Branch.

According to Campbell, the process is part of the district’s Disposal Area Management Practices which ensures placement areas are prepared for future dredging activities.

Campbell added that dewatering contracts are a key component of the Corps’ overall management of dredged material placement areas.

Each year, USACE Galveston District dredges approximately 30 to 40 million cubic yards of material from Texas channels to fulfill its mission of keeping waterways open for navigation and commerce (benefiting 28 ports handling 500 million tons of commerce annually).

Work is scheduled to begin in May 2017 and is expected to be completed by October 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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