East Coast Maritime Nets Boyne River Dredging Contract

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) has awarded the tender for works at the Boyne River, aimed to restore a safe passage and navigable channel for boaties.

Local company East Coast Maritime has been appointed to undertake the works, with activity at the river mouth to begin by mid-February, GPC said in their release.

Material will be removed from the 15 meter wide channel, clearing the way for vessels to have safe passage through the mouth of the river at all tides,” according to the official statement.

Gladstone Ports Corporation CEO, Peter O’Sullivan, said that significant flood events floods in 2011 and 2013 caused significant shoaling at the channel entrance, posing restrictions and risks for vessel operators and their passengers.

This will be the first maintenance dredging program since the Boyne River entrance channel was constructed,” Mr O’Sullivan said.

Image source: East Coast Maritime

“We are confident this project will significantly improve safety and navigation for those out on the water.”

Member for Gladstone, Glenn Butcher, said that the project will be completed in time for the Boyne Tannum Hook Up.

We are thrilled this project will be delivered for our region to host Australia’s Biggest Family Fishing Competition in May,” Mr Butcher said.

The work will now be undertaken using a backhoe and barge method, with the material to be taken via barge to existing marine facilities near the Gladstone Marina and unloaded at designated fill areas adjacent to the RG Tanna Terminal.

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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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