Yorke Peninsula Reef Project in Full Swing

Sixty custom-made reef structures and more than 800 tonnes of locally sourced limestone is being deployed off the coast of Ardrossan, as part of the Yorke Peninsula shellfish reef project.

Port Adelaide-based Maritime Constructions’ deployment vessel MV Andrew Wilson is currently out on the reef site building South Australia’s reef – the first of its kind for the state and Australia.

The reef structures have been purpose built using specially designed concrete molds and weigh almost a tonne, standing at nearly 1 meter high.

Once complete, the reef will provide food and habitat for fish production, increase water quality, assist with coastal erosion, and contribute to a healthier marine environment.

Background

Port Adelaide based Maritime Constructions was awarded the $550 000 contract in May to build the first phase four-hectare trial reef.

Construction of the reef will occur in two phases. Phase one will be completed by July 2017, which includes four hectares of reef. Phase two will involve expansion of up to 20 hectares of shellfish reef, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.

The State Government has partnered with the Nature Conservancy, a not-for-profit conservation organisation and international leaders in shellfish restoration, to deliver the project, along with Yorke Peninsula Council, RecFish SA, University of Adelaide and community stakeholders.

 

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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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