New South Quay Project on Schedule

Piling work on the Poole Harbor’s £10 million new South Quay is in full swing and on schedule, reports the main contractor BAM Nuttall Ltd.

The sole purpose of the project, according to Poole Harbor Commissioners (PHC) who awarded the contract, is to ensure that the port remains competitive with facilities that can accommodate a much wider range of shipping and marine activities.

It will take approximately 1,800 tons of steel piles, all of which will be delivered by sea, to build this 200m long deep water quay. In addition, the majority of the material reclamation fill is to be taken directly from the port’s maintenance dredging scheme.

This approach removes the need for road deliveries and uses a ‘waste’ product in the new construction. And, in order to ensure that local companies benefit from this project, all marine plant has been sourced from suppliers in Poole and Southampton.

The project is due for completion by the end of 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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