Dredging Operations Completed at Naval Station Kings Bay

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Dredging works at U.S. Naval Station Kings Bay wrapped up on March 31, which included maintenance dredging of the entrance channel and parts of the inner channel, returning the project to its authorized depths.

The project also included beneficial placement of beach compatible sand in the northern portion of Fernandina Beach in Nassau County.

Beach placement started near New York Avenue and ended around Jasmine Street. Due to the environmental turtle window, which only allows hopper dredging at certain times of the year, contractors were unable to complete full sand placement which goes as far south near Sadler Road.

Dutra Group will return November 1 to complete the remainder of the beach placement portion of the project.

The Corps estimates the contractor will place about 740,000 cubic yards at Fernandina Beach. The contractor will disperse about 1,020,000 cubic yards of non-beach compatible material between the approved nearshore disposal area and an offshore disposal site.

Sponsored by the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay and the City of Fernandina Beach, the project is critical to commercial cargo transiting the port and also to the Navy base, which shares the entrance channel.

Fernandina Beach, Nassau County, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection contributed $1.6 million to the project allowing sand placement in critical areas on the beach.

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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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