Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Underway

The Dutra Group’s clamshell dredger The Paula Lee makes the first scoop of the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that the Jacksonville Harbor deepening project is officially underway as contractors began dredging Contract “A” – the first of multiple construction contracts that will deepen the existing federal navigation channel from 40 to 47 feet.

The Dutra Group was recently awarded the contract to construct the project’s first three mile segment.

We are very pleased to initiate construction on this nationally significant project,” said Jacksonville District Commander Col. Jason Kirk. “Extensive work has been done to prepare for this project, including modeling and project studies containing the best scientific information available.”

Contract A includes dredging around three-million cubic yards of material from the entrance channel (Bar Cut-3) to slightly west of the Mayport Ferry (Cut 7).

The contractor will transport the excavated material and place it in the Jacksonville Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site located about six miles southeast of the entrance channel jetties.

The current contract completion date for Contract A is July 31, 2019.

In addition to dredging, the work involves turbidity/sedimentation monitoring (environmental monitoring before and during construction to determine direct and indirect effects associated with construction activities), endangered species and marine life observers, said USACE.

 

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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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