Bathtub Reef Beach Renourishment Project Almost Finished

The construction project to rebuild the Bathtub Beach/Sailfish Point beach area is entering its final phase, with construction expected to continue through mid-May, Martin County said in its latest project update. 

The 86,000 cubic yards of sand, needed for the project, is being borrowed from the Sailfish Point Navigational Channel.

Martin County has contracted with Ferreira Construction for this beach fill scheme.

“We need to dredge built-up sand out of Sailfish Point’s navigational channel, or eventually boats won’t be able to get through. Fortunately, that gives us the sand we need to repair the damage to Bathtub Reef Beach from Hurricane Matthew and the storms from the fall of 2016,” said Jessica Garland, Project Specialist with Martin County’s Engineering Department.

Funding for this project will come from multiple sources, including, a grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection that was included in this year’s state legislative budget and a 50 percent cost share with the Sailfish Point Property Owners Association.

 

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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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