CCT Update: Bowbridge Dredging Progresses

The Cotswold Canals Trust (CCT) has just announced that the dredging team volunteers completed the first pass of the Thames and Severn Canal section between Bowbridge Lock and Stanton’s Bridge last week. 

The ‘Dredger No. 5’ moved the thick mat of reeds and accumulated silt to one side of the channel as a temporary measure. This created a navigable channel that enabled work-boat ‘Wookey Hole’ to move the mud hoppers ‘Warp & Weft’ eastwards through the bridge, said the trust.

With all the required vessels positioned beyond Stanton’s Bridge, the dredger then turned around and began to work back towards Bowbridge Lock.

The aim is to dredge the whole pound from Stanton’s Bridge back to Bowbridge Lock to a navigable depth of 1.5 meters.

The dredged material will be loaded into the mud barges. Work-boat ‘Wookey Hole’ will then move the loaded mud barges back through Stanton’s Bridge to the offloading point, according to the trust.

The long reach excavator will unload the mud barges and transfer the material to the two tracked excavators. Using their now well-honed landscaping skills the excavator operators will distribute the material onto the field between the railway and canal.

 

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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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