Governor Larry Hogan Tours Ocean City Renourishment Project

Image source: Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Maryland Governor, Larry Hogan, and Secretary of Natural Resources, Mark Belton, joined members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Baltimore District team yesterday to observe beach renourishment at Ocean City, MD.

During the visit, Governor Hogan said: “Now most people are aware of how great the beaches are here, but what most visitors don’t realize is Ocean City’s prime attraction, this legendary beach, is also a very important part of a massive project to protect Ocean City and our coastal shoreline from powerful coastal storms and hurricanes.”

The $12.7 million renourishment scheme, conducted by Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD), involves the placement of roughly 900,000 cubic yards of sand on the Ocean City beaches to restore the engineered beach berm to its full design elevation.

This massive effort is part of an ongoing project to protect the barrier island from Atlantic storms; it’s credited with saving hundreds of millions of dollars in damage since the 1990s, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

The coastal storm risk management project at Ocean City consists primarily of the 8-plus mile-long wide, flat beach berm constructed to 7 feet above mean high tide, backstopped by a concrete-capped steel sheet pile bulkhead along the boardwalk and a vegetated sand dune north of the boardwalk to the Maryland-Delaware state line.

Renourishment of the beach is part of the long-term construction schedule of the coastal storm risk management project.

 

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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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