Dawlish Warren Beach Recharge Project in Full Swing

The Dawlish Warren beach recharge project, aimed to reduce the risk of flooding to over 2,900 properties around the River Exe, is well underway.

The £14 million engineering project – led by the Environment Agency, the contractor BMMJV (BAM Nuttall and Mott MacDonald) and Teignbridge Council – comes as a part of the Exe Estuary Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy.

The scheme is designed to reduce the risk of erosion to the narrow section of the spit (the Neck) and includes dredging works to replenish the beach, the repair and replacement of timber groynes and the installation of a geotube hard defense within the dune system.

According to Teignbridge District Council, the trailing suction hopper dredger Mahury arrived on the site and started with the recharge of the beach on Thursday, June 1.

Work on the beach project is due to be completed by mid-July.

Image source: Dawlish Warren Beach Management Scheme

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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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