Flinders Ports Dredging Project on the Table

One of South Australia’s largest port operators, the Flinders Ports has applied to the State Planning Commission to widen the existing shipping channel at the Outer Harbor, Adelaide.

The project involves widening the Outer Harbor Channel by approximately 40 meters for a distance of 7 kilometers.

This will require dredging approximately 1.55 million cubic meters of material and placing it 30 kilometers off shore in the same area used for the previous 2005 Port Adelaide Channel Deepening project.

According to Flinders Ports, the project is necessary because the number of ships calling into Outer Harbor has quadrupled this year and is expected to double again in 2018.

If approved, the proposed Outer Harbor Channel Widening Project is expected to occur on a 24 hour, 7 days a week basis.

 

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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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