Port of Weipa Dredging About to Begin

North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) will, over the next few days, begin maintenance dredging at the Port of Weipa.

According to the NQBP announcement, the dredge vessel TSHD Brisbane will work within the port’s south channel and inner harbor between 5 April and 30 April 2018 inclusive.

NQBP Acting Chief Executive Officer, Dr Rochelle Macdonald, said that the maintenance dredging works are an integral part of the port’s operations. “In the same way that we maintain roads and rail lines for freight transport, we need to look after our port infrastructure to keep trade flowing.

NQBP manages the annual maintenance dredging program at the Port of Weipa – a program that has run for more than 30 years,” added Dr Macdonald. “Regular maintenance dredging ensures safe, navigable shipping depths for our port users.”

Regular maintenance dredging works are undertaken by port authorities around the world and are critical for maintaining port infrastructure.

While the maintenance dredging works are being completed, we urge local and visiting boaties to take extra care when on the water. The Brisbane, with support vessels Norfolk and Pacific Conquest, have restricted maneuvering capability. So we urge people on the water to pay close attention to displayed warning flags and lights,” concluded Dr Macdonald.

NQBP also announced that strict environmental controls and management measures will be implemented throughout the campaign to minimize the risk of any potential impacts on the marine environment.

 

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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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