USACE Reports Completion of Rochester Harbor Dredging

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, completed a two-year, $1.7 million dredging project in Rochester Harbor Wednesday, June 14.

According to the Corps, the contractor removed a total of 390,000 cubic yards of sediment material to allow for safer passage for commercial and recreational traffic.

The contract was awarded to Luedtke Engineering Company of Frankfort, MI and dredging began on May 17, 2016.

Dredging the Rochester Harbor has been an important part of my efforts to improve our region’s transportation infrastructure for years. If we didn’t maintain this harbor, our businesses that count on it would run the risk of closing, threatening jobs and the livelihoods of families in our community,” said Congresswoman Louise Slaughter.

Completion of this project opens the harbor to greater commercial traffic and provides safer navigation for commercial and recreational vessels,” said Lt. Col. Adam Czekanski, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District commander. “We are grateful for the advocacy of Congresswoman Slaughter and Mayor Warren, as well as other state and local partners, who have worked hard to secure funding for the effort. We look forward to assisting the community with any future projects to improve harbor infrastructure.

The frequency of dredging in Rochester is subject to the availability of funds and when sufficient funding is in place, the Corps of Engineers schedules dredging every other year in order to maintain federally authorized depths.

The Genesee River channel has an authorized depth of 23 feet at the entrance and 21 feet throughout the channel.

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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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