Stornoway Development Plan Includes Dredging

The Stornoway Port Authority has invited bidders to submit their offers for the Newton Basin development project.

The scheme will consist of a significant amount of dredging works, aimed to create a navigation channel, pontoons for berthing and storage for up to 70 vessels, along with rock armoring protection to the pontoons and areas that are to be reclaimed for new hard standing, the authority said in its announcement.

The deadline for submitting the bids is August 18, 2017 and the estimated construction value is £6 million.

Stornoway is situated 30 miles off the north-west coast of Scotland. It is the main seaport of the Hebridean Islands and provides a vital link to mainland Britain.

The port is the main entry/exit point for all goods imported to and exported from the island.

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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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