Bandon Flood Relief Scheme in Full Swing

Works on the €16 million Bandon Flood Relief Scheme have been progressing over the past month, with activity taking place in a number of areas, Byrne Looby said in its latest project update.

Dredging works are continuing between O’Driscoll’s Bridge and the Waste Water Treatment Plant. Currently the works comprise of the placement of rip-rap (rock armour) along the dredged bank face of the excavation, to protect the newly formed river bank.

These works have been completed in full on the south side of the river, from O’Driscoll’s Bridge to the Waste Water Treatment plant, and works are on-going on the north side of the river.

Rock-breaking works and bulk dredging works have continued downstream of Bandon Weir as far as Bandon Bridge, and attention turned to installed the piles for the footbridge foundations in the past weeks.

The in-river piles are now complete and works on the bridge abutments at Mill Place and McSwiney Quay will begin shortly.

The complete works are set to continue until the autumn of 2018 subject to adequate progress being made during the critical instream working periods.

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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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