South Paray Bay Dredging Works Wrapped Up

Navigational accessibility between South Paray Bay and Iririki Island has been greatly improved following recent completion of the dredging works, Hall Contracting said in its latest announcement. 

Cameron Hall, Managing Director of Hall Pacific – the company contracted by New Zealand contractor Hawkins to undertake the works – said his team had dredged a 50 meter wide channel that stretched over 200 meters in length and 5.5 meters deep.

“The channel will provide access to the new inter-island shipping wharf in South Paray Bay and is one of many wharf and jetty rehabilitation and construction projects across the country being funded by the Asian Development Bank and New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs,” Mr Hall said.

“The hard limestone material dredged as part of the works was pumped to a reclamation area and will be used in constructing the new interisland shipping terminal and access roads.”

“The material was also used to create additional space for containers at the port, essentially allowing 60 meter long cargo ships to now use the channel.”

Mr Hall said that a team of 18 staff had been tasked with carrying out the dredging works, with a number of Pacific Islanders trained as workboat operators, engine watch-keepers and deckhands as part of the $3 million project.

The project is the first the company has undertaken in Vanuatu.

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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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