Dragados Moves Forward with Aberdeen Harbor Construction

Dragados UK, part of the Dragados Group – a key construction arm of the ACS Group, has started caissons construction for the Aberdeen Harbor Expansion Project.

According to the company, the first of 22 giant caisson units has been fabricated in support of Aberdeen’s South Harbor Construction Project.

The units, which are up to 51 meters long and 16 meters high, will form the ‘closed quay’ to be constructed within the new harbor and, due to their size, these units are being fabricated in the Port of La Coruna in North West Spain, before being relocated to Scotland.

Dragados also added that the benefits of caisson use are several. This form of modular construction not only creates quay which can accommodate far heavier loads than conventional construction methods but, due to the units being hollow chambers, use considerably less concrete in their fabrication.

We are very pleased to announce that the fist caisson has rolled off what is an incredibly large-scale and sophisticated production line in La Coruna. The benefits of this very modern form of construction are both operational and environmental, whilst the commencement of their fabrication marks another important milestone for the project,” the company said.

Once positioned within the new harbor, the units will be filled with a granular material, which will cause the units to sink into their prescribed locations on the harbor floor, locking them in place. Forms of open and closed quay construction will take place within the project until 2020.

 

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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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