Scilly Isles Harbor Project Wins Award

An award-winning harbor improvement project successfully completed by Team Van Oord partner Kier, will be the subject of a presentation at the forthcoming ICE Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters 2017 Conference.

The St Mary harbor work has previously been the recipient of a ‘Gold’ Green Apple Environmental Award, and a CEEQUAL ‘Gold’ Outstanding Achievement Award.

The works consisted of a quay extension and widening to form a new 40m long quay and wave wall. The project future proofed the harbor for a proposed new passenger vessel and increased the capacity of the quay for both passengers and freight.

For the quay extension Kier proposed the construction of a modular caisson gravity structure as this required the use of less marine plant and yielded the best environmental outcome. This solution required minimal disruption of the seabed to secure the extension into position, with considerably less risk to program and improved safety of the workforce.

In the quay widening area high levels of contamination within the marine sediments were found, requiring a radical rethink of the construction methodology.

The project has also been awarded a CEEQUAL Gold Outstanding Achievement Award, in recognition of its drive towards sustainability in civil engineering and infrastructure in public spaces.

 

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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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