Maria Creek Channel Update: Kingston Council’s Dredger Ready for Work

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The Kingston District Council has just released the latest update on their Maria Creek Channel dredging project, saying that the excavation of seagrass in the waterway continued this week with approximately 10,000 cubic meters removed.

Council’s dredger is now in the water and will begin operations on Saturday, 13 January, in conjunction with the long reach excavator.

The dredger will concentrate on seagrass removal surrounding the boat ramp pontoons and then work its way to the sandbar at the entrance of the channel, said the council.

Subject to favorable conditions, it is hoped that the boat ramp facility will be re-opened sometime in February.

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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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