Ross Island Dredger No. 10 Ready for Solana Beach Work

The City of Solana Beach has just announced the latest update on their beach renourishment project, saying that the Ross Island Dredger No. 10 – now fully assembled – is in the Central Basin, ready to begin its work in delivering sands from the lagoon overdredge pit to Cardiff State Beach.

Set to kick off its work this week, the dredger will operate 24 hours a day, 6 days a week (except Sundays) for approximately 6 weeks.

Beginning with Cardiff State Beach, approximately 300,000-cubic yards of sand will replenish the coastline. Sand will first be placed south of the lagoon’s inlet, its connection to the ocean. Sections will be filled as sand replenishment moves south along the coast.

The sand will be an approximate 20% sand and 80% water mixture, which is like the consistency of a smoothie. Sand will be gradually placed at about 8,000-cubic yards a day, or like the amount of two Olympic size pools,” the city said.

Following beach sand replenishment, water quality will be improved by removing and burying high-nutrient sediments in this overdredge pit that will ultimately be capped by sand.

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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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