Port of Everett Dredging Project About to Begin

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Seattle District, in partnership with local sponsor Port of Everett, will begin maintenance dredging of the upper and lower channel of the Everett Harbor and Snohomish River on November 18.

USACE awarded a contract to Portable Hydraulic Dredging, LLC. of Anchorage, Alaska., for $1.5 million.

During the project, approximately 100,000 cubic yards of material will be dredged from the upper channel and placed on an adjacent upland site. The Corps will also dredge 40,000 cubic yards from the lower channel, which will be beneficially placed on Jetty Island’s west shore.

Prior to dredging, the material is tested and the Corps prepares a biological evaluation in accordance with the Endangered Species Act. The Corps assures full compliance with the act prior to starting, and potential impacts are avoided through implementing timing restrictions designated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The work should be complete by mid-January, said USACE.

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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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