Gippsland Lakes’ New TSHD Tommy Norton (VIDEO)

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, Victoria, Australia, yesterday released a video of the 60-meter trailing suction hopper dredger Tommy Norton’ arriving at his home port of Gippsland Lakes.

The recently delivered hopper dredger has already started work to deliver safe and reliable ocean access for the commercial vessels that cross the entrance bar.

Maintenance dredging at Lakes Entrance has been going on for more than 120 years and is vital to provide a reliable entrance to the Gippsland Lakes. Maintaining ocean access also reduces the risk and severity of flooding for local communities at Lakes Entrance, Paynesville and Metung and the surrounding agricultural regions.

The newbuild will replace the New Zealand based dredge, Pelican, which was operated by Dutch company, Van Oord, for the past eight years.

The new $23 million dredge was built by Dutch company Damen at its Yichang Shipyard in Hubei province, China.

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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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