PHOTO: LNG TSHD Minerva Busy in Nieuwpoort

Image source: DEME

DEME Group said in its latest post that their dual fuel (diesel and LNG) trailing suction hopper dredger ‘Minerva’ is conducting sand renourishing works at the Belgian coast in Nieuwpoort.

These shoreline reinforcement works are combined with maintenance dredging works in the access channel to the Port of Ostend, DEME said.

In the shallow waters along the coastline, the rainbowing technique is used to discharge dredged sediments.

To make the access to the Port of Ostend safer and allow for larger vessels to call at the port, the Flemish government decided to widen and straighthen the fairway.

The TSHD Minerva, launched on December 3rd 2016, at Royal IHC’s shipyard in Kinderdijk, is the first vessel of this kind in the world.

This vessel is equipped with 80cm suction tube, suitable for dredging to a depth of 30m.

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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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