RAK Ports: Cutter Suction Dredger Athena Busy at Saqr Port

The second phase of dredging operations in connection with the berth extension project at Ra’s al-Khaimah’s Saqr Port is set to begin today, according to a Notice to Mariners issued by the Harbor Master of RAK Ports.

The work will be conducted by the cutter suction dredger Athena and is expected to last around two weeks, subject to weather conditions.

Dredging operations will take place over an area of approximately 750 metres radius and the existing project exclusion zone, which shipping is not allowed to enter, will be extended temporarily towards the western side of the Saqr Port breakwater.

The Notice advised shipping to be aware of the temporary exclusion zone while entering and leaving RAK Maritime City and the Stevin Rock Harbor to exercise extreme caution while transiting in the vicinity.

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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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