Engineers Tour £350 Million Aberdeen Harbor Expansion Project

Image source: British Ports

Senior Port engineers from across the UK met in Aberdeen this week to hear from experts in planning, design and construction about how the Harbor’s ambitious £350 million expansion has materialized.

Members of the British Ports Association and the UK Major Ports Group’s joint Port Infrastructure Group saw progress on construction of the north breakwater, a temporary Accropode Production Facility and the new visitor center.

Dredging began in September, designed to increase the water depth within the bay ahead of the construction of quays over the next three years. The dredging phase of the project is scheduled to be completed in September 2018 and the construction is due to be completed in 2020.

After touring the construction site and existing harbor, the group heard more details about the design and specifications as well as some of the lessons learned during the process.

Commenting on the visit, Alan Todd, Port Director at the Port of Blyth, and Chair of the Infrastructure Group, said: “British Ports are continuously looking to invest and improve their infrastructure and it was fascinating to get an overview of the journey from idea to inception that the Harbor has been through. Investment of this kind keeps the industry competitive and productive.”

The expansion will be complete in 2020 and will provide 1,400 meters of quay at water depths of up to 10.5 meters. The Port Infrastructure Group, which is  made up of 75 senior port engineers from ports all over the UK, announced that it will return to the site when the project is complete.

 

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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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