Coast Guard: Pipe-Removal Operations in Billingsport Range

The U.S. Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone from this month until October 31, 2017 in the waters of Billingsport Range, on the Delaware River, within 150 yards of diving and pipe-removal operations. 

To facilitate the widening and deepening of the Delaware River main navigational channel, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers has requested Paulsboro Natural Gas Pipeline Company, LLC and Buckeye Partners, L.P. remove their existing pipelines across the river that could cause hazards to mariners in the expanded shipping channel.

“This specifically pertains to PBF’s 8” natural gas pipeline and BPL’s 10” and 12” pipelines that run from the area adjacent to Philadelphia International Airport to the Paulsboro Refinery,” the official release stated.

Diving and removal operations for the 425 foot sections of pipe will be conducted in close proximity to the main navigational channel and at times may impede one side of the channel.

At least one side of the main navigational channel will be kept clear for safe passage of vessels in the vicinity of the safety zone, according to the announcement.

 

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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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