Isle of Palms Beach Replenishment Begins

Image source: City of Isle of Palms

Sand pumping operations for the City of Isle of Palms restoration project are finally underway, the city said in their latest announcement. 

This major coastal protection scheme, worth $11.8 million, is being undertaken by the Oak Brook based dredging contractor Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company (GLDD).

The sand pumping works are set to take place at Dunecrest Lane, Beach Club Villas and possibly Property Owners Beach House, the city said in its statement.

In September 2017, the city held the pre-construction meeting with representatives from the City’s Coastal Engineer, Coastal Science and Engineering, and GLDD.

Last month, an emergency beach survey and assessment of the Isle of Palms shoreline was undertaken to document beach volume changes, escarpment formation, dune erosion and debris.

Weather and maintenance may affect the project’s progress, but the goal remains that the work will be completed by approximately the end of March.

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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.

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