Dare County Nourishment Update: R.N. Weeks Returns to Buxton

Dare County has just released the latest update on their Buxton Beach nourishment project, saying that the hopper dredger R.N. Weeks returned to Buxton on October 26 and already started sand pumping operations. 

Crews will continue working, moving to the south, as long as the weather and wave heights allow for safe operations, the county said.

Over the past week, the dredger completed 37 loads (compared to 22 loads the week before) and placed approximately 75,000 cubic yards of sand on the beach.

The county said in its update that 1.055.337 cubic yards of sand has been placed on the beach since the beginning of construction, which is about 40% of the total project volume.

Weeks Marine plans to finish the southern portion of the project in front of Buxton, and then the dredger will move back to the landing site north of the village and complete the beach along the National Seashore.

The estimated date for the arrival of the new hopper dredger Magdalen, which has double capacity of R.N. Weeks, has been yet been determined.

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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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