Agreement for the Second LCA BUDMAT Project Inked

Clancy and Cormier at the signing ceremony, Image source: USACE

Col. Michael Clancy, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ New Orleans District, and Amos Cormier, president of Plaquemines Parish, have signed an agreement for the second LCA BUDMAT (Beneficial Use of Dredged Material) project which will create a 1 mile ridge and 55 acres of marsh at Tiger Pass.

The restoration project has been delayed for several years, but is set to break ground next month, the KEDM Public Radio reports.

Darrell Broussard, the project manager, said that this development scheme is consistent with the state’s Coastal Master Plan, and that when complete, will build about 40 acres of land.

“The idea is that we start protecting the marsh areas that’s behind it,” said Broussard. “Then that area will regenerate itself.”

The $18 million project was originally funded in the 2016 federal budget, but was delayed by land-ownership issues.

USACE will use sand and silt from the bottom of the Mississippi River to build new marshes.

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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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