Preparations Underway for Canning Silt Removal Project

Work to remove around 14,000 tonnes of silt from Canning Half Tide Dock in Liverpool is due to start next week, ensuring the vital amenity is accessible for the many deep-drafted vessels and international boating events that use the city’s docks.

The Canal and River Trust, the charity that cares for Liverpool South Docks, said in their latest release that they have been carefully planning the £1 million project for the last 18 months, working with agencies and landowners including Marine Management Organisation and Peel Ports.

Silt has been building up in the dock, coming in from the River Mersey through the lock gates, since the last time it was dredged in the 1990s and is now several meters thick.

The trust plans to remove silt from across the whole area of the dock to increase the water depth to around 7 meters.

The material will be pumped back into the River Mersey, with the set up ensuring that the rate and particle suspension will have minimal impact on the existing concentration and flows.

According to the official release, the work is expected to take around six weeks.

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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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